Tag Archives: Patterns

Crazy For Stripes

Back to the old school patterns today lovelies.. stripes, stripes, and more stripes. With the dullness of winter in full swing I needed a little pick me up to get me into the weekend, so I figure you might too. Is it really only Thursday?? So here’s to hoping some summery/happy/bright strips can get us past today and tomorrow! I actually love stripes, especially this year. It feels like I’m not the only one out there either… haven’t you read that this (well, patterns in general) is predicted to be one of the wedding trends this year? Yep, I’m sure you already knew all about it! Hope you are loving these fabulous stripey ideas (bow ties, table runners, invites, dresses and even some pretty straws) as much as I do in the middle of January…!


Credits: Green Wedding Shoes, Pinterest via Belle Gala, Luv and I Do, Palm Papers, I Love Southern Weddings Magazine, United With Love via Red Shoes PhotographyI Love Southern Weddings Magazine, I Love Southern Weddings Magazine, Etsy, Elizabeth Anne DesignsElizabeth Anne Desgins, United With Love via Red Shoes Photography, Pinterest via I Love Southern Weddings Magazine, Brooklyn Bride

Blue Gingham Galore

There’s not much better than a bold pattern like gingham for a summer country wedding. Although it may evoke visions of picnic table cloths or Dorothy’s dress from the Wizard of Oz, don’t let that lead you astray! Gingham is cool and modern for a wedding in the summer (and in the country…please no city weddings ladies!)

While there may be many more “trendier” and maybe bolder patterns on the bridal market these days (think chevron), gingham will always give that classic feel and remains a perfect choice for an outdoor celebration. While I actually really like using the pattern on your tables (you can tone it down with the actual place settings and centerpieces you choose as well as dress it up by picking a high end fabric), there are plenty of other ways to incorporate a little pattern on your wedding day…. like what you may ask? Well the grooms wardrobe for starters; how about a checkered (gingham) tie or even bow tie for the more daring (see below photo). For the boldest of grooms, a full suit jacket also works (see below!) If you aren’t looking to dress your husband-to-be in assorted patterns and colors how about incorporating them into your invitations or just on a small accent table? As usual, there are always ways to incorporate the bits and pieces of colors and patterns that you love in your wedding day; it’s just about finding the right balance. And my number #1 rule with bold patterns; choose only one color… that will be enough! Blue is the gingham color of the day this time around…


Credits: Martha Stewart Weddings, Bride FindsPinterest, Martha Stewart WeddingsWedding Paper DivasStyle Me Pretty, Southern LivingBrides of North Texas