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Valentine's Day has always been about crimson red and hot pink, but one of this year's Pantone Colors of the Year—Rose Quartz—has us re-thinking the colorful tradition. Even if you're not a girly girl, you'll find yourself incorporating the soft shade into your nuptials. From desserts to décor to flowers, here's how this year's hottest hue will elevate your wedding-day style.
Rose Quartz bridesmaid dresses are the perfect complement to a white wedding dress.
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A Rose Quartz and light gold color palette can bring an air of elegance to the dessert table. Case in point: this multi-tiered cake that playfully teases your eye with its alternating designs and patterns on each level. Play with lighter and darker shades with the table cloth and dinnerware around the statement confection that's sure to invite guests to grab every last bite.
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Rose Quartz has an undoubtedly calming effect, but it's also versatile, in that it pairs well with brighter accents—like this flower crown coupled fuchsia pinks and forest greens worn at a Rome elopement in 2015.
Photography: Christie Lanzilotti
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If the urge strikes, it's OK to make your accent color the statement color, i.e. your wedding dress! For civil wedding ceremony to the youngest son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, Beatrice Borromeo wore a Rose Quartz Valentino Haute Couture dress.
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When the temperature rises during your summer wedding, keep guests cool with a pink lemonade!
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Combine mix-and-match candlesticks with candles of 2016's trendiest hue an elegant addition to your tablescape.
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Preview your wedding's theme with these multi-page invitations tied together delicately with lace.
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These pink petit fours, topped with gum paste cherry blossoms and filled with cherry preserves, taste as good as they look.