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.

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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.

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.

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 

pretty peonies…

March 8, 2012

images courtesy of pinterest

I adore peonies and whenever I see them it makes me think how romantic these full soft blooms are and how perfect they are for a bridal bouquet or within a table setting. These gorgeous flowers are a very popular choice for weddings as they mean ‘happy life’ and ‘happy marriage.’

Peonies are one of the more expensive choices of flower so if a bouquet full of them is out of the question, don’t worry as they complement other smaller flowers beautifully. Peonies come in a wide range of colours from the classic white and pale pink to vibrant fuchsia and coral –  simply mix with greenery, roses or tulips for a stylish bouquet.

pretty hydrangea cupcakes…

January 31, 2012

image courtesy of glorious treats

Blue hydrangeas are a popular choice of flower for weddings so why not extend this gorgeous flower and colour scheme to your cake. These cupcakes I found on Glorious Treats are amazing with their intricate petal details and this techique could be applied to a whole cake as well, if you didn’t fancy cupcakes for your wedding. Can you imagine what a beautiful centrepiece a cake like this would make?

it’s christmas time…

January 10, 2012

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 one fine day & etsy

I know Christmas has been and gone but if you recently got engaged and are thinking of a winter wedding, some of these ideas might help to convince you how romantic it could be. Opt for berries and greenery in your floral arrangements and give your wedding a rich colour scheme of red and green or go with wintery whites and silver for a romantic winter wonderland feel. And I simply love the idea from Etsy of the wedding invite or perhaps table setting in the form of a Christmas bauble.