Emerald is the color of the moment in both fashion and home dĂ©cor, but itâ€™s always been a classic to us. We've paired it with jade for celebration ideas thatâ€™ll have you reconsidering what it means to go green.
If you thought tropical plants only belong beachside, these rich centerpieces will help you see them in a new way. Floral designer Ariella Chezar grouped ferns, cyclamen leaves, and Christmas cactus in glass vases placed along Mood Fabrics' softly printed "Flamestitch Heart Beat" runner. Gilt-rimmed Herend chargers in mint, beeswax tapers, and gold flatware complete the pretty scene.
Let your ladies take cover in an LGD (thatâ€™s little green dress) theyâ€™ll love now and hold onto forever as a cocktail-party go-to. Choose a few hues and a good mix of styles to steer clear of the clone zone.
From left: Shoshanna "Margot" dress; House of Lavande necklace. Twobirds Bridesmaid "Classic Collection" in kelly green; Isharya "Vendome" bangle and "Lily" cuff. Amsale dress; Philippe Ferrandis "Elegance" earrings (swarovski-crystallized.com). Martinique BH wallpaper, (designerwallcoverings.com).
Get your guests talking about your upcoming affair with Art Decoâ€“inspired stationery that the great Jay Gatsby and his Champagne-swilling crowd surely wouldâ€™ve loved. With its gold lettering and patterned envelope liners, the â€śPresidioâ€ť invitation suite by Dauphine Press announces an event reminiscent of a Roaring twenties gala, while their sunburst coasters and tasseled tags keep the gilded party going.
Tightly packed floral bundles are a popular shape, but thereâ€™s something especially romantic and modern about a fall-as-it-may bouquet. For this one, mini phalaenopsis, Christmas cactus, and white hydrangeas pop against tropical ferns and dark green stephanotis vines. Go with this flow and add a loosely tied ribbon.
These fresh fragrances will grab your guestsâ€™ attention and leave a gorgeous trail in your wake.
From left: Penhaligonâ€™s English Fern (beautyhabit.com). HermĂ¨s Un Jardin Sur le Toit. Heeley Figuier (aedes.com). Miller et Bertaux Green, Green, Green, and Green #3 (aedes.com). Lâ€™occitane ThĂ© Vert & Bigarade. Bulgari Eau ParfumĂ©e au ThĂ© Vert (nordstrom.com). Comme des Garcons Amazingreen.
This project couldnâ€™t be simpler. Hit the flea market for a frame, paint it green, then cut a â€śMalachite Mineralâ€ť sticker to fit (wallmonkeys.com). Apply it to a piece of foam core, insert into the frame, then pin guestsâ€™ names to the front.
To make this snazzy drinks tray, cut the decal to size, stick it to the bottom of a tray, and voilĂ ! Next, add signature drinks that play up the palette. Cucumber purĂ©e gives the Stealth Margarita its hue. White rum, basil simple syrup, and honeydew melon liven up the Garden Daiquiri. This Apple and Rosemary Fizz puts a nonalcoholic spin on the real thing. Garnish Sangria Blanco with slices of star fruit, kiwi, green apple, lime, and whole grapes. An Oyster Shooter gets a kick from Agua Verde (juiced celery, tomatillos, and cucumber) and green-pepper tabasco.
I Love Lucite tray (310-966-0740).
Nothing elevates a white or ivory gown like a burst of color. Step out in dazzling heels, carry a brilliant bag, or swathe yourself in verdant jewels thatâ€™ll enliven your look.
Les NĂ©rĂ©ides for Bhldn â€śCoolmintâ€ť bracelet. Marcia Moran cuff. Anya Hindmarch â€śJubilee Bespoke Maudâ€ť clutch. Mulberry wallet. Rebecca Minkoff â€śVincentâ€ť minaudiĂ¨re. Jill Alberts green-onyx-and-diamond earrings (fragments.com). Manolo Blahnik â€śHangisiâ€ť pump (for special order at 212-582-3007). Oscar de la Renta â€śGoaâ€ť clutch. Casadei suede sandal.
Need proof that simple can be spectacular? Look up! This flower-free canopy requires only tropical foliageâ€”ferns, philodendron, and jungle fronds, to be exactâ€”to make a striking ceremony marker. Floral wire was used to wrap bunches of leaves around green-painted 4-by-4s. Asymmetry keeps it interesting, and rows of polycarbonate chairs allow for a clear view.
Philippe Starck â€śVictoria Ghostâ€ť chairs, rented from taylorcreativeinc.com