Ombre Weddings

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I’ve been in love with ombre since I first laid eyes on Gwen Stefani’s pink silk faille John Galliano wedding dress almost 10 years ago. Back then, I had no clue this had a name!  The word ombre comes from fashion and means a graduated variation in color. Basically, a color fades from a light shade to a darker shade gradually or from a dark shade to a light shade of the same color family.

Within the last year or so, we’re seeing this more and more in weddings and events. I love some of the cool ways ombre is being incorporated from wedding cakes to nails to wedding invitations and of course to floral!

Here are some beautiful examples of ombre in weddings.

From pale pink to fuchsia: sweet peas, hyacinths, and nerines culminates in a deluge of fuchsia peonies, ruby fringe tulips, and raspberry cyclamens.

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An elegant yet simple ivory to mocha 5 tier wedding cake.

Photo Credit: The Schultzes; Cake: Ballantyne Hotel from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Dress from Atelier Versace Collection Spring/Summer 2011; Wedding cake by Maggie Austin. From Bella Magazine.

Ombre seating chart via Wedding Chicks; Photo credit: Rebecca Hansen

Stunning purple ombre wedding cake from inspiration shoot by Kate Miller Events. Cake: Sweet Cakes by Rebecca. Photo credit: Sarah Maren Photographers

Ombre flower petal wedding aisle via Luxe Finds. Photo courtesy: Martha Stewart

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