the colour of royalty…

March 19, 2012

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martha stewart weddings & crumbs and doilies

Purple has long been a popular choice of colour for a wedding and while it is most commonly associated with royalty, when used in a wedding it symbolises passion, wisdom and happiness. I think purple, especially darker shades of purple look beautiful contrasted against bright shades of green. It’s also a really flattering colour that suits most complexions so you won’t need to worry about finding a colour to suit all your bridesmaids. In fact, soft shades of lilac have proved a popular choice for brides with some even opting for a wedding dress in this shade – a great example is Sophia Coppola’s wedding dress which is perfect for a more informal and relaxed wedding.

spring greens…

March 17, 2012

image courtesy of domestic ease

So all around the world people are celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Add a bit of the Irish charm and luck to your wedding with some gorgeous shades of green. But rather than opting for an emerald hue, try a brighter green like lime mixed with pink or white – perfect for a Springtime wedding.

save the date…

March 16, 2012

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Couples are finding more and more creative ways to send out their save the date and invites. With the popularity of engagement shoots gaining momentum, many couples use those photographs as the basis of their invitation for a sweet and nostalgic invite. Others opt to put together a CD which includes favourite songs and all the info on the wedding and send that as an invite. Personally I like the idea of incorporating the date in a fun and stylish way like this idea above and send that out as the save the date card.

all in a row…

March 15, 2012

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This gorgeous wedding reception caught my eye for its unusual seating arrangement. A lot of brides and grooms are dispelling with the traditional seating arrangement of a head table for the bridal party for a more relaxed layout. I doubt many venues would have the option and space for a seating arrangement like this but it sure does look super stylish under the canopy of fairy lights! What type of seating arrangement did you go for?

tiffany blue weddings…

March 13, 2012

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brides, style me pretty, & georgica pond

Perhaps you were lucky enough to receive your engagement ring in a coveted little Tiffany’s blue box, but even if you didn’t why not include this gorgeous hue in your colour scheme. Did you know that the Tiffany Blue colour is actually protected as a colour trademark by Tiffany & Co and its Pantone code 1837 derives from the year of Tiffany’s foundation. This does not stop you incorporating this robin egg blue into your wedding. Play it up with other shades of blue like this pretty table setting from Martha Stewart Weddings or simply complement it with ivory for a chic look.

the polka dot bride…

March 12, 2012

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 bhldn, my sweet and saucy & the knot

There is nothing cuter than polka dots so why not consider opting for a polka dot themed wedding. It’s retro, fun yet still elegant and puts your own personal touch on the day. Go for full on polka dot glamour by adding it to the invitations, cake and tablecloths and the blue polka dot shoes from bhldn will have your ‘something blue’ covered!

If you’re not keen on adding polka dots in colour, then look to these beautiful dresses and veils with subtle white on white polka dots.  And monochrome is always a chic colour scheme for a wedding and this black and white polka dot cocktail dress would be a gorgeous choice for your bridesmaids.

images courtesy of wet paint

The fairytale wedding of Blair and her prince finally took place (in the UK!) after months of build-up and of course the only wedding designer that was fit to design the dresses was Vera Wang. With a colour scheme of pink and black, Serena wore a stunning floor length Vera Wang Spring 2011 blush pink gown while the other three bridesmaids wore dresses from the more attainable collection ‘White by Vera Wang’ at David’s Bridal. The stylish dress features beautiful organza roses and is available in other colourways including the pale pink as seen on Gossip Girl. Do you like this look?

images courtesy of vera wang and david’s bridal