Emerald Green – The It Color of the Year

Love is in the air! 
 June is the month best known for weddings, thanks 
to “Juno” a goddess of marriage.   

In ancient Rome, Juno was the goddess

 who watched over women and marriage. The month of June was named for her. It’s a month for weddings and handfasting, so one could easily honor Juno at this time of the summer solstice.

photo by Easton 

The Pacific North West is the perfect backdrop to celebrate the union of two families no matter where you are from.  That is of course, if you don’t mind the weather changing from a mild rain storm with a slight breeze, to bright sunny skies in a matter of minutes.  No joke!  If you don’t believe me, ask the locals.  We are well trained to embrace the inconsistencies by “layering up” when it comes to our daily dress.  We are extremely fortunate to live in a place where we get to enjoy the four seasons.  Also, keep in mind that the rain is what keeps our surrounding area green.   

A popular trend today is getting married outdoors, especially at the beach. The romance and magic of it all can sweep you away. Oregon’s coastline is one of the most beautiful in the world.

photo by wedinator.com on pinterest

Another popular trend we are currently seeing is the bridal party choosing their own wedding attire. This allows flexibility in style and budget while obtaining tradition by staying within the selected color pallet. These Bridesmaid dresses above are a perfect example of how to incorporate the multiple shades and variations the vibrant emerald color has to offer. 

Sacha London Tasha $169

Emerald just happens to be this years “it” color of choice for weddings. Funny enough, in the Medieval and Renaissance era the bride wore a green dress to represent her youth, fertility and harmony. Queen Victoria was married in a white dress in 1840, which started the trend that we have been familiar with in the past century.  In reccent years however, all colors have been used in weddings from everything from the décor, to the bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen ties.  The modern brides dress has traditionally been white or ivory but this year we are seeing her in a very modern emerald color.

– post by Jessica C. Hernandez

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