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Jan 6, 201510:09 AM
Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

Color inspiration

Cornflower Blue is a can’t-miss hue

If you don’t already have a favorite color, considering a color theme for your wedding can be a daunting prospect. If that’s the case, think about your interests, inspirations, passions and, if all else fails, the dominate color in your closet. One of the beautiful things about the patroness — which is how we’ve come to think of her — of the “Let Them Eat Cake,” blog Marie Antoinette is that in the whirlwind of her lavish life, she loved adding color into everything around her. Silk hangings on the wall, porcelain dinner services, furniture, you name it and it had bright, beautiful colors.

One of her favorite colors to use throughout her life and her home was Cornflower Blue. This blue hue is soft, pretty and easy to combine with other colors, such as melon, buttery yellow and teal, for a more monotone look. Great for summer or springtime weddings, the color is found in many different types of flowers.

Here are a few favorites:

Blue Cornflower


Hepatica Nobilis

Blue Anemones


Add these to compliment a fantastic outdoor garden party wedding in the botanical gardens or under a big oak at a historic plantation. 

The best part about incorporating this color into your wedding is that now you’re all set for your something blue!



Here are a few more images to show how infuse your Big Day with beautiful blue hues:  




P.S. Mark your calendar for New Orleans Bride Magazine's January Bridal Show at 6 p.m., Jan. 20, at the Hyatt Regency. Meet photographers, wedding cake makers, bridal boutique proprietors and more of the area's top bridal vendors, while enjoying complimentary champagne, wine and snacks. Click here for details and to register for tickets. 


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The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings


“Let Them Eat Cake,” is the official wedding blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. The LTEC blog is the joint labor of love for Kelly Massicot and Melanie Warner Spencer. Massicot is web and social media editor for Renaissance Publishing, a contributing writer for New Orleans Bride Magazine, wedding junkie and fond lover of cake, especially petit fours from Chateau Coffee Cafe. Spencer is the editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, writer of the “Bon Vivant” blog and a Francophile obsessed with Marie Antoinette and those tiny cakes from Chateau Coffee Café. You can reach Kelly at Kelly@myneworleans.com and Melanie at Melanie@myneworleans.com.




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