tiffany blue weddings…

March 13, 2012

images courtesy of martha stewart weddings, etsy, sweet bliss weddings,

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.

shoes, shoes, shoes…

January 17, 2012

images courtesy of style me pretty, esty, pinterest and bhldn

Shopping for wedding shoes can be a bit of a dilemma. Unless you are wearing a short or three quarter length dress, where you are quite happy to spend a bit of extra money on shoes and make them a statement, then you don’t generally want to spend too much on them. But is it worth spending money if you are wearing a long dress and you know they won’t be seen that much especially when more than anything you need them to be comfortable.

The bride to be was lucky enough to find a gorgeous pair of shoes on sale which is a great piece of advice for any brides on the hunt for shoes at the moment. Another great piece of advice is to consider two pairs of shoes – heels for the ceremony and the dinner and then flats for the party and dancing. Do you have any advice for brides to be shopping for shoes?

alice in wonderland…

September 13, 2011

images courtesy of recycled bride, we heart itspearmint wedding, etsy & pinterest

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding. These gorgeous pictures show just how to take your favourite storybook and turn it into an eclectic wedding with some cool twists. Either take a retro approach with a white, red and black colour scheme using the ‘queen of hearts’ as your inspiration or just go for Alice inspired details like pale blue bridesmaid dresses, mix and match teacups and saucers and eat and drink me tags like these adorable ones pictured above. For more Alice in Wonderland inspired details make sure you check out Style Me Pretty.

 

emerald, aqua and cream…

September 3, 2011

images courtesy of martha stewart weddings, style me pretty, my sweet and saucy, lovely bride

Whoever said blue and green don’t mix only have to take a look at the gorgeous colour combo. Emerald and cream is cited as a popular choice of colour at weddings this year but for a fresh take why not add in aqua which balances the deep emerald hue. I particularly love the mix and match hued ties for the grooms which would look gorgeous with a grey suit. According to my gran, wearing green at a wedding is considered bad luck but I think emerald green bridesmaid dresses would look so stunning with cream bouquets. And just look at these cute mini cakes from Martha Stewart Wedding that illustrate just how well this colour scheme works.

dessert bars…

August 24, 2011

images courtesy of martha stewart weddings, style me pretty, my sweet and saucy & voyage toutle monde

How amazing do these dessert bars look? Why should you restrict yourself to simply one dessert or one cake at your wedding? Apparently Kate and William didn’t and had two separate cakes. Choose from retro candy in vintage apothecary jars – visit Borrowed and Blue  for a choice of jars.

Alternatively go for lots of mini versions of all your favourite desserts from cucpcakes, chocolate nibbles, cookies and lemon meringue (my favourite) And if you’re going for an American style 4th of July wedding why not serve a selection of homemade pies from apple to blueberry and peacon – yum!

wedding ceremony ideas…

August 14, 2011

image courtesy of valley and co

For a bit of inspiration this Sunday afternoon I’m rather taken with this breathtakingly beautiful white aisle from a wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. With the use of only one colour, the whole room is transformed into the most sophisticated of ceremonies. With the dark wood floors contrasted against ivory rose petals, white candles and white chairs strung with ribbons, there is a lot going on yet by keeping it all one colour it actually has the effect of effortless simplicity as well as incredibly romantic.