Emerald Bridesmaid Dresses

I gravitate toward soft pinks and deep blues any day of the week, but since green has never really appealed to me much, I wasn’t too excited about Pantone’s choice for the color of 2013–emerald. It wasn’t till I started looking for emerald gowns that I began picturing a winter wedding at a gorgeous cathedral, complete with a bride carrying a vintage muff, a groom in a sharp black tuxedo, and bridesmaids in deep emerald carrying white bouquets full of texture (maybe something like this). And well, emerald grew on me a little :) Here are a few emerald dresses I’m loving for bridesmaids or party guests.

Emerald bridesmaid dresses

1. Badgely Mischka via Rent the Runway
2. Ruche
3. Loft
4. Badgley Mischa
6. J. C. Penney
7. Prabal Gurung via Rent the Runway

How did you feel about the color of the year?

Love, Lisa

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I’ve been home from school for a week now and it has already been so rejuvenating. My mom put up our Christmas decorations this week, we’re getting our tree today, and my sister will be home from Pittsburgh tomorrow, so it feels more and more like the holidays every day. A few more things I’m planning to do before Christmas are going to the Houston Ballet performance of The Nutcracker with my mom, baking madeleines (anyone have a favorite recipe?), and watching A Christmas Story. Anyone else have fun plans to get into the holiday spirit?

Swedish wedding inspiration{Did you know that yesterday was St. Lucia day in Sweden? This absolutely gorgeous, detailed shoot had me reminiscing about my little sister’s Kirsten doll :) By Brittany Dow Photography/Stacey Bishop Photography via Green Wedding Shoes}

Ryan Ray{I feel like I should add a section to my About page that says every time Ryan Ray’s work is posted, it will end up on a Love List. His portraits are way too beautiful not to re-feature! By Ryan Ray via Once Wed}

Emerald wedding jewelry |A Brit & A Blonde{My lovely friend Lena shared a Provence-inspired wedding this week, and I was smitten with the emerald gems, elegant fashion, and perfectly understated rustic details. I would not mind a pair of these gorgeous earrings to wear during Pantone’s emerald year! By A Brit & A Blonde via A Crimson Kiss}

Rebecca Amber Photography{Polka dots, stripes, gold details, and coral blooms…yes please! By Rebecca Amber Photography via Ruffled}

Have a merry weekend :)

Love, Lisa