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Peacock Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Need help choosing a color scheme or theme for your wedding?  Choosing your wedding colors may seem like something easy to do, however some brides and grooms find it very difficult to narrow down a wedding theme or wedding colors, or find colors that both the bride and the groom like collectively together.

One of the larger trends in the wedding world over the past few years is a peacock themed wedding.  You may be thinking, a peacock?  That’ an odd bird for a wedding theme, no pun intended!  However, a peacock themed wedding lends itself to an absolutely striking color palette of hues that create a beautiful backdrop for your big day.  Perfect for fall weddings, a peacock themed wedding offers bright, bold colors featuring deep turquoise blue, plum or purple and also shades of green.  Accentuate these deep and dark colors with antique or classic gold to really make your event elegant.  If feathers are your thing, you can incorporate your wedding colors with an actual peacock feather accent, whether it is by peacock feather chair decorations at the end of your ceremony aisle, a peacock feathered hair piece for the bride, a peacock feathered detail on your wedding cake or a gorgeous table centerpiece with a feather holding the base of your vase.

One of our high-end wedding vendors, Checkerboard, has a line of wedding invitations that was created collectively with BRIDES magazine, which offers bold color choices and wedding themes, with contemporary paper styles, prints and colors. The invitation in the upper left corner of the blog has inspired me today for this blog and wedding theme. It is the Pluma Invitation with Swiss Envelope, (and peacock envelope liner), by Checkerboard.  This entire collection, which features two invitation styles, a save the date card, informal note, menu card and response card, incorporates the peacock wedding theme in a classy theme of stocks and colors, however offering bold contemporary accents with it’s ensemble pieces.  The feather on this card is printed in striking gold thermography, which is raised on the paper.  Add a plum, purple or green ink to offset the gold feather, and create your peacock wedding theme.

Below I compiled a gorgeous block of peacock wedding theme items to help inspire you and your unique wedding theme.  From the brides shoes and garter, you’ll see this gorgeous theme come to life with hues of deep blue, turquoise, teal, gold, brown and purple.  I chose a black bridesmaids dress which features a peacock feather across the bodice, along with a coordinating wedding gown with a feather sweetheart neckline, by St. Patrick.  The flower girl dress shown is actually from the wonderful handmade website, Etsy, in which this amazing vendor creates tulle dresses, which are just adorable for your little flower girl, (and something tells me she will LOVE it too)!  I chose an elegant and dimly set reception hall with dark teal table linens and gold place settings for a rich organic look.  The triple tiered wedding cake in the bottom left corner features a seamless white cake wrapped with teal ribbon edges.  Feeling inspired?  Share your thoughts and ideas with us and we might just feature your wedding on our next wedding inspiration blog!