5 Chic Ideas for 'Something Blue' On Your Wedding Day
Looking for a fresh way to get your “something blue?” Here, the experts weigh in on updated ways to include it in your bridal aesthetic.
Fashion-forward brides could certainly swap out classic white for a dress in pretty pale blue from the likes of Angel Sanchez or Lazaro. Or simply employ it as an aquatic-colored embellishment. “Beading, lace, embroidery and sashes continue to be in high demand, and it’s even more fun when a bride chooses to use blue in these details,” says Christine Ringuette, owner of Down The Aisle Wedding Planning & Design in New Hartford, Connecticut. But her personal favorite is when brides wear a blue crinoline that “peeks” out beneath the gown – try it with a tea-length for big impact.
Holly Patton, owner of Seattle-based Perfectly Posh Events, is especially fond of brides donning an amazing pair of photo op-friendly blue pumps. Or save the blue for a pair of “change-into-after” ballet flats, says Ringuette.
Rather than a flower bouquet, consider an on-trend brooch version, suggests Patton. “This summer I gave a simple silver brooch with four small blue gems on it to one of my brides who collected brooches from family and friends to create her bouquet,” she says.
Showcase blue up top with a birdcage veil or fascinator, or on your fingertips with nail polish, says Juliet Douglas, owner of Las Vegas-based Green Orchid Events. And keep in mind that diamonds aren’t a girl’s only best friend, adds Ringuette. Thanks in part to Duchess Kate, sapphires are currently a popular choice for engagement rings and wedding bands. But blue stones, enamel and fabric are also great options for statement necklaces, bangles or earrings.
Who says your “something blue” is limited to attire? Go big with a detail like blue uplighting, suggests Douglas, or keep it small by offering a blue cocktail, blue-hued sweets (cakepops, anyone?) or having a blue monogram on the cake.
Keep in mind that blue can be a little overpowering on its own, says Patton, so instead of piling on the blue flowers or linen, use it as an accent color in vases or ribbons. Some of Patton’s favorite palettes: navy and sage green with pops of yellow and white for a classy, preppy and somewhat vintage vibe; vibrant blues with purples, greens and yellows (inspired by peacock feathers) for a stylish and fun feel; and cobalt and bronze for a beachfront wedding.
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