9 Ideas for Using Lemon and Mint As Your Wedding Color Scheme
This big, buoyant bouquet of tulips, ranunculus, astrantias, and Japanese anemones, bound with a pale green ribbon, will brighten any celebration.
She is wearing a Rodarte for Opening Ceremony dress (openingceremony.us).
Pop Art Photo Op
To turn a snapshot of you and your fiance into a swoon-worthy statement, give it a Warhol effect: Make black-and-white copies of your favorite photo on 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of paper, and then fill in a few details with colored pencils (stick to accenting with just two shades). Fold each one in quarters, secure with a sticker (we used Layer Cake Shop's round labels), and address the front; no envelope required.
What's not to love about a handy pocket, whether it's hidden within the folds of a dress or organizing all the pieces of your stationery? Regas NY's "Modern Mint" makes it easy to inform guests about multipart events, as you can simply slip the details for the rehearsal dinner or next-day brunch inside. If you're hosting a single-date affair, use the flap for your reception and RSVP cards instead.
Surrounded by Lilies
Trade "I do"s with your groom in a faux field of glorious yellow flowers. It's one garden setting that you don't need a green thumb to cultivate.
She is wearing a Carmen Marc Valvo dress (nordstrom.com) and McTeigue & McClelland "Flora" ring. He is in a Doyle Mueser suit, Lord Willy's tie and pocket square, and Dieppa "Lupe" Restrepo boots (diepparestrepo.com).
Bring On the Baubles
Three Jane by Katie Schloss "Pistachio Macaron" quartz necklace (Gesamtkunstwerk, 646-476-9100).
Lemon-quartz-and-diamond earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs.
"Minty" chrysoprase earrings by Jo Nayor.
Lemon-quartz "Sharone Ezra" ring by Dana Rebecca Designs.
Mint-green quartz "Addison" earrings by KEP Designs.
Peruvian opal ring by Coralia Leets.
Beaded necklace by KEP Designs.
Chrysoprase "Halo Aurora" bangle by Caleo (Hamilton Jewelers, 732-741-9600).
Raise the Bar
Make a splash with two delicious libations: a booze-free Honeydew-Jasmine Seltzer (far left), which gets its green tint from melon balls, and a Lemon Drop (left) that contains vodka, limoncello, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. For a modern approach to bridesmaid dresses, go with yellow and green in a couple of coordinating styles. Ditch the wrist version, and wear a blossom as a brooch instead. A vibrant tree peony is especially gorgeous.
Shiny, Happy Centerpieces
Mood-boosting tulips, clustered by variety (from left: French, parrot, and double-petal), cast a golden glow in Bauer Pottery Company vases (bauerpottery.com). If you live near a good flower market, you or a pal can DIY this project. Buy the blossoms -- at least 30 per vessel -- a day before (just keep them cool and give them plenty of water). Tying the knot in another season? Go for dahlias in summer and amaryllis in fall or winter.
Armed with spray paint and peel-off letters, you can transform a chalkboard into a guidepost. First, protect the edges with painters' tape, prime the black background, and then apply yellow paint. After it's dry, stick on the letters and spray with green. Once that dries, pull off letters and tape, cover the front with paper and tape, and finish by painting the edges.
Mint-chocolate-chip Nuts.com "Astronaut Ice Cream" in Nashville Wraps bags G204 (get the favor tag clip-art).
Choco-mint whoopie pies in B.T. Elements "Token" boxes.
Nuts.com lemon drops in Glerup Revere box T101 (get the favor tag clip-art).
Pastiglie Leone's lemon pastilles (economycandy.com).
Lemon-curd cookies with lime zest in Layer Cake Shop mini tulip baking cups set in Glerup Revere boxes C331.
Necco Canada Mints (groovycandies.com) in Specialty Bottle Supply tins THN4 (get the tin wrapper and lining clip-art).