Something Blue: Wedding Design in Three Blue Palettes
The old wedding day adage still rings true. Pay homage to the tradition with pops of the azure hue on your wedding day.
Muted Blue with Soft Yellow & Pink:
Tradition marries romance in this sweetly charming tablescape by Sweet Beginnings. An assemblage of old and new vases, julep cups and glassware rest atop cornflower raw silk linen and hold baby's breath, antique pink and cream roses, fringed tulips and hydrangea. A hand-embroidered table runner and matching napkins complement the antique silver flatware, clear Victorian motif charger plates and pink depression-era wine glasses. Butter yellow enamel napkin holders add a final flourish.
Edge-painted stationery by Kerri Efendi Designs sits on a bed of delicate ivory lace. Around the invitation, a belly band of steel grey gross grain ribbon is embellished with a beaded lace starburst. All stationery hand-lettered by Pascale Collins.
A sweet table of delightful goodies. A dainty wedding cake by Aeyra Cakes features lemon sour cream and vanilla bean cake, layered between mango-passionfruit and raspberry buttercreams. Marc de Champagne truffles of milk chocolate ganache perfumed with champagne and eau de vie from champagne grapes and macarons of creamy ganache and buttercream made by Thomas Haas; rose-flavoured pink marshmallows and vanilla cupcakes with fondant roses by Butter Bakery; vanilla cake lollipops with creamcheese icing and mini orange bundt cakes, all organic by Sweet Naturally Baked Goods; glitter truffle pops by Culinary Capers are dark chocolate truffles coated with edible glitter.
(Tableware courtesy The Cross Decor & Design.)
Light Blue With Bright Citrus & Vibrant Greens:
Sky's the Limit
An outdoors-inspired palette of heavenly blue, tangerine and fresh green creates a playful, informal mood. David Yanchuck of PartyArt Decor & Design laid a table of light blue shantung silk runners, modern square china with fresh vibernum, parrot and Le Rem tulips. The tall, curly willow centrepiece flaunts cheeky white apple blossoms and hanging teardrop vases, each holding a single parrot tulip. A miniature wedding cake of blue fondant graces each place setting and is topped with a handmade, tangerine sugar peonie and green leaf nametag. Chiavari chairs are embellished with handmade tulle rosettes and draping silk ribbons.
His and Her signature drinks—classics with a twist. Hers: The Garden Gimlet, a refreshing pick-me-up. Gin, cucumber, and fresh basil are fused with cherry, honey syrup and squeezed lime. His: The Vita, for the modern gentleman. Equal parts Antica Formula vermouth, Aperol and Victoria Gin with a zest of orange. Created by Amy Elliott Cocktails.
This hand-tied bridal bouquet incorporates orange, white and green parrot tulips, Alstromeria, vibernum and Queen Anne's lace. The boutonniere consists of a white and orange tulip with a single head of vibernum, detailed with curly willow and loops of fine silver wire. Designed by PartyArt Design.
Mini cake by Eve Lacabanne of Culinary Cakes.
Surprise gifts await in these playful favour boxes. Try an assortment of coordinating colours and patterns for variety. Designed by Paper Poet.
Midnight Blue + Neutrals:
A deep midnight hue sets the tone for an opulent formal evening soiree. Atop blue-black brocade linen, Debut Event Design placed gold filigree plates on square, gold resin chargers. Menus are adorned with peach crystals and a personalized monogram. Mirrors reflect candlelight onto dendrobium and white cattleya orchids, white hydrangeas, and peach roses with white pearls, diamond dots and gold wire set in square mirrored vases. Louis Ghost Chairs are embellished with lace and crystal. Above hangs a square chandelier of glittering drop crystals.
Elegance define: Alvina Valenta duchess silk ball gown with sweetheart neckline and jewelled embroidered bodice, available at Bisou Bridal. Skirt has side pockets and a chapel train. Bridesmaids needn't look uniform: midnight, rosette embellished one-shoulder crinkled chiffon dress by Lela Rose, macadamia taffeta dress with pleated halter neckline by Watters WTOO, "Maggie" spaghetti-strap silk shantung dress with bow sash by Jenny Yoo, "Day Lily" convertible strap matte silk dress by Simple Silhouettes. All available at Frocks Modern Bridesmaids.