Emerald Green: 2013 Color Of The Year – The Ultimate Wedding Guide

Pantone recently crowned Emerald as its 2013 Color of the Year. We think it’s a brilliant choice. From  show-stopping emerald wedding dresses to chevron patterned napkins we promise you’d never want to take off, we have enough inspiration to leave you green with envy today. Enjoy!
Why is this important for weddings?
Emerald represents much of what weddings do. According to Pantone, the color is energizing, positive, luxurious, radiant, harmonious, striking, luminous, and sophisticated, among other things.
Well, expect to see a lot of green inspiration all over the wedding blogs and magazines. Over the past several years, green has grown in popularity and acceptance among brides and designers alike. A provocative attention-getter, Emerald Green is especially appealing in fashion and accessories.
If you’re an uber-trendy Bride, you can’t fail to feature Emerald Green on your nuptials. Invitations, bridesmaid dresses and shoes on this shade would be easy to find this year. (image source)

How to incorporate Emerald Green into your wedding?

1. Shoes. For a fashion statement choose some fabulous heels like these Louboutins, and for a conservative look opt for an emerald brooch clip in a classic ivory pair.  

2. Engagement Ring + Wedding Band. Bring emerald to your rings and you'll never forget that 2013 is the year that you got married. Rings by EraGem

3. Your Dress. Are you and adventurous bride looking to get married in something totally unique? Then choose an Emerald Green wedding gown, like these brides. (1 | 2)

4. Accessories and/or Bouquet Wrap. These are other more pretty ideas to add a touch of emerald green to your look. (image source)

5. Bridesmaid Dresses. To accomplish a cohesive look with your look and/or your reception decor incorporate the green on your bridesmaids, as well. (image source)

Dessy has some cute choices on green bridesmaid dresses

6. Bridesmaid Accessories. For only a touch of Emerald Green to your girl's outfits, choose something like this clutch and/or this headband from the Dessy Group.

7. Ties. To match the boys outfit with you and the girls get some Emerald Green Ties.

I believe that a few touches of Emerald Green go a long way on a reception decor.
8. Wedding Cake (1 | 23)

9. Decorative Details (napkins | chairs | cups and favors)

10. Wedding Stationary. I found this awesome Emerald Green invitation from Minted.com

If green isn't quite the color you have in mind for your wedding, bringing a pop of Emerald into your engagement pictures, your engagement party and/or rehearsal dinner not only looks super stylish, but is also a great way to celebrate and remember 2013 forever.
11. Your e-session (image source)

12. Your Engagement Party or Rehearsal Dinner  (image source)

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