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The Wedding Palette – Tiffany Blue

We’ve all dreamed of that little box from Tiffany & Co whether it’s the classic Tiffany necklace, a pair of pearl earrings or maybe even a sparkly ring!

So why Tiffany blue for a wedding (aside from wanting to wear one of their necklaces, earrings or rings)? Well, because it’s fun! Although I admit, the use of “Tiffany Blue” is a bit cliche these days, let’s not let the connotation take away from the actual color! When used in the right color palette (among more muted colors – think off-whites and dulled silvers), it serves as the perfect “wow” color that every wedding desperately needs.

Now you may be asking, what are the right places to incorporate such a vibrant color. There are many muted and loud options, but here are a few of my favorites in pictures (see below)

1. Tiffany & Co. bridesmaids gifts!
2. Your gift card collector (a Tiffany blue painted birdcage)
3. Desserts (an entirely Tiffany blue frosted cake is a bit much so try cupcakes or macaroons)
4. Wedding Invitations
5. Wedding day shoes
6. A touch of Tiffany blue on the garter
7. A little gift for yourself… pearls for your wedding day (from Tiffany’s of course)

So with all these Tiffany Blue ideas, it’s easy to understand why Tiffany & Co has stuck with it’s trademark color for so long… it works!

 

  

Credits:  My own photo, Save on CraftsPinterest, Flickr, Etsy, Etsy, Etsy, Aruna Seth, Romona Keveza, Garters by Tania, my own photo

Something Blue

There’s an old English rhyme that goes something like this…

“Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

I’m sure we’ve all heard this before, but how about the last line? Somehow the sixpence in her shoe seems to have been dropped from our modern day versions but the “something blue” has remained a popular wedding tradition for today’s brides. So what does it mean anyway? The “something blue” was meant to symbolize love and good fortune, the object being a little something blue (of course) that the bride could have with her on her wedding day.

I’ve picked a few common (and some other not so common) “something blues” for all the lovely brides-to-be thinking of that special something they’ll have with them throughout the day…. Garters seem to always be the default “blue” accessory, so here are two fun options. For something a little more custom, how about adding sprinkles of blue into the brides bouquet, or wearing sapphire earrings instead of the typical pearls or diamonds? If you want something even more unique, you can use an accessory like the beautiful comb below to add that hint of blue. And for the statement blue piece? The shoes! My favorites are the bright blue satin Manolo Blahnik’s below!

And if you haven’t already noticed, today we have our own piece of the poem on One to Wed… something new (an updated image that is!) Hope you like it!!

 

Credits:  Jadaco GemsChristian Louboutin, Seasons Florist, Manolo Blahnik, EtsyWhimsical Wonderland Weddings, The Garter Girl

Enchanted – For a Fairy Tale Wedding

Whether you like them or not, we all grew up with fairy tales. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel have all made their way into our hearts and still inspire us to dream about our own happy ending. And isn’t your wedding day supposed to be just that?

Every bride deserves an enchanted wedding day whether it’s big or small, so here are some “fairy tale inspired” ideas to bring out the Sleeping Beauties in each of us…

I imagine colors in fairy tales to be light, airy and delicate which is why a pale pink and light turquoise are so fitting. The setting doesn’t need to be in the middle of a pink enchanted forest (first photo), but your photos can be done in a unique and enchanted place of your own. How about your reception venue? Well, a castle may be more realistic than you think..   Although the Egeskov Castle in Denmark (second photo) may not be available for your reception, there are so many castle-like venues that can help to create your fairy tale wedding. And the dresses…. I picked a light blue for the bridesmaids (forth photo), and yes although the dramatic staircase below isn’t necessarily realistic, it is meant to inspire the type of wedding photos that you would find only in fairy tales. Finally, the wedding gowns (fifth and sixth photos) are of course romantic but strong and simply perfect for an enchanted affair.

 

Credits:  Afinidades Eletivas, Denmark Travel GuideSugar Plum Invitations, Douglas Hannant via Martha Stewart Weddings, Monique Lhuillier via Martha Stewart Weddings, Piccsy, Etsy, Unable to find source, Unable to find source, Enchanted Florist,

The Perfect (Spring Wedding) Palette

With Easter just barely behind us, I couldn’t help but channel all of my Easter related wedding thoughts into something other than another post revolving mainly around nests. So instead, I’ve decided to focus on the perfect Easter (and Spring) color palette!

For a wedding this time of year, and especially around Easter, you’ve probably strayed away from the darks… blacks, browns, eggplants, even silver? I’m guessing instead you are juggling a bright palette of colors that you aren’t quite sure how to blend together. The answer? The right colors! Bright spring colors can be used perfectly together with the right palette and today we’re going with three of my favorites, we’ll call them light (but bright) blue, baby pink, and pale orange for lack of the exact color shade names. By blending the pale pink and orange with a sharp and vibrant blue, you can achieve a perfect mix of bright + light + spring all at once. So to do this, make sure there are elements of your wedding where the colors tie in together like the table setting and bouquet below, but that they also stand alone like in your choice of the bridesmaids dress color or for your signature drink!

 

Credits: Style Me PrettyProject Wedding, The Perfect PaletteAmsale, Jenny Woo, Pinterest

Into the Garden

The garden. There is no more enchanted of a setting than a peaceful outdoor garden. With spring in full swing, there are so many opportunities to host even just a bit of your wedding outdoors, and April is the perfect time of the year for a garden wedding.

There are plenty of options depending on the actual outdoor space, the color palette, the number of guests, and of course all of the “embellishments” (think flower choices, table setting, place cards)… But today I’m focusing on what I would imagine a “traditional garden wedding” to be (and if you aren’t the traditionalist, then we will have plenty more garden-esque ideas to come). So what actually is a traditional garden wedding? I’m envisioning the basics… a romantic and lush, green outdoor setting nestled within the country + wedding accessories that are both elegant and earthy at the same time.

So, I’ve picked a strong contrast between the elegant and the earthy with a few of my favorite wedding pieces. The plant place cards below set the garden tone and are unique and fun at the same time. Contrast those with very elegant, light silvery blue bridesmaids dresses and beautiful white and blue bouquets. The tables will be more elegant; imagine being surrounded by ivy coated walls and delicate hardware for the place settings. The bridal gown… always my favorite part. I picked this Allure Bridal charmeuse satin and lace gown with a key hole back. It is incredible… The reception of course will be in the country and I love the idea of this ivy covered mansion, back to the earthy theme. And my favorite accessory for this wedding? The rustic white birdcage for the gift cards…

 

 

Credits: Pinterest, Melissa SweetMelissa Sweet, Best Wedding Decor, Allure Bridal Style 8764Allure Bridal Back, Allure Bridal CloseFlickr, Etsy, House Beautiful