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Monday Mood Board: Your Ultimate Bridal Style Guide for 2018
Hello, everyone! I hope you all had the most wonderful weekend, what did you get up to? We’re super duper busy this week as we have two of our largest events of the season just over the horizon, I feel like I could sleep for a good week! January is certainly taking it’s toll on me and this awful weather is not doing it any favours, either.
For today’s oh-so pretty feature we have has a whole load of wedding inspiration that is due to sparkle even the dullest of Monday mornings up, a full bridal style guide for the year ahead. Yes, that includes an in depth description of trends for every season with styling tips, floral idea’s and just about everything in between.
So without further adu, I suggest you sit back and relax with a cuppa’ or a coffee and just take in the pretty goings on in today’s feature courtesy of Easy Weddings. Be sure to take notes on the season that you’re thinking of getting wed in, too!
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Your wedding invitation plays an important part in giving your guests’ a first glimpse into the magical evening they will be kissed in.
For your wedding stationary, think of a darling blushing water coloured card, lush floral patterns, laser cut designs and pair it with a touch of rose gold foil for that touch of luxury every couple seeks.
A rustic, Boho, elegantly traditional or pastel themed wedding is perfect for this colour palette! We are envisioning an outdoor garden party or a courtyard celebration where natural lighting will be your best friend, only bringing to life the true softness of this dreamy colour selection.
Spoil your guests with a wedding swing covered in bursting blooms and fresh green leaves, lovely lush bouquets, a photo booth frame with fresh flowers adorning the edges, petals gorgeously flung on the ground and romantic fairy lights hanging from the trees – make use of the natural sources around you! Bring them to life.
If you’re all about keeping up with the trend, naked cakes are destined to be a big hit in 2017 and you can top it off with an ombre finish! It’s spring time, so make the most of seasonal blooms and add them as a decoration to your wedding cake for that extra special finish!
Drape the tables with white or blue linen and cover it with crystal clear, rose gold and white tableware and decorations. For the touch of pink, add rose quartz flowers and don’t forget to add a touch of freshness and contrast with bright green leaves as part of the centerpiece arrangement.
Dress your bridesmaids in off-the-shoulder baby blue or blush gowns and have yourself in a strapless sweetheart gown and top it off with a tulle finish! For the groom and groomsmen, consider a grey or cream beige suit with a serenity tie or a baby blue tailored suit with a pink rose pinked to the pocket.
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Announce your wedding day with a fresh and minimal design – something clean cut and simple to be paired with a blush-coloured envelope or choose something that will give your guests a taste of the floral wonderland they will be treated to with one of Adorn’s floral laser cut designs, embossed prints or one of our 2017 luxe foil wedding cards for that extra touch of elegance.
For a wedding theme, think of a garden party, classic elegance or a summer greenery. The perfect thing about a Summertime wedding is that you don’t have to overdo it with the decorations as the seasonal blooms will truly do the talking for you.
Keep it simple with a crisp traditional white cake and to really give it a natural feel, have your cake-maker cover it with draping sugar flowers or real life flowers. If you want to add a modern touch, ask for a touch of gold foiling!
Drape the tables with crisp white linen and decorate it with fresh fruits and cheese platters, cute pot plants wonderfully nested in geometric copper vases, copper wired chairs, crystal clear glassware, white tableware and vibrant green leaves.
Have your guests swooning over the infamous rose flower wall, a stunning wedding love letter sign with fresh roses adorning the edges, flower stands, lush greenery and succulents elegantly displayed in gorgeous vases.
For the bridesmaids, think of a beautiful blush gown and a sheer and lacy gown for yourself. Go light and minimal with the makeup, you don’t want it sweating off in the heat. For the groom and groomsmen, go with a cream suit for a light feel.
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You want to announce your luxurious and lavish affair with an elaborately detailed wedding invitation – a true statement piece and a work of art.
We recommend our Imperial Glamour wedding card in Marsala that was specially designed for Hollywood celebrity, Vanessa Williams. The invitation features a gold laser cut gate which, when opened by your guests, reveals a marsala card that embodies a glistening finish from our gold foil stamping technique. Perfectly stealing the invite is a gold-plated lotus flower.
With such a rich color palette, it is only fitting that you go with an overdone and over the top theme. Picture an evening of sheer indulgence and opulence set in a fancy ballroom. To pinpoint an actual theme, think of Old World Extravagance or An Elegantly Moody Affair – a royal and regal event that your most esteemed guests will be attending!
A darkly lit room brought to life by a sea of candles will add a touch of romance and mystery. Chandeliers will cascade from above, opulent velvet chairs will surround the sumptuously decorated tables, dark linen table cloths will be layered with gold plated hardware, richly coloured blooms and figs, vintage glassware and varying candle holders and vases that will fill up the space.
Picture this: a 3-tiered black coated cake with luxurious gold foiling and draped with rich marsala coloured blooms. A feast for the eyes and the tummy because it will embody a rich chocolate filling. The black coloured cake is part of making a statement and choosing a design that fits in with your deluxe theme.
Flowers rich in oxblood and merlot reds and fern arrangements dripping with fruit will add that sense of opulence. Fill your bouquet with a mixture of deep red, nude, white and light green blooms and for the following celebration, surround your guests with draping arrangements flowing from above them for a warm and welcoming feel. Fill the tables will red dahlias, amaranthus, peonies, garden roses and astibe.
Marsala is quite a dramatic colour so incorporate it subtly into your wedding fashion through your nail colour, earrings, lip colour or shoes. For the bridesmaids consider gorgeous black or maroon gowns and for the groom and groomsmen, black suits with maroon ties to complete the look. For your wedding dress, consider a long-sleeved lace gown paired with a thick winged liner and rosy cheeks.
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Dare to be daring with your wedding invitations and announce your big day in true style and with utter sophistication. Select the thickest paper stock in black or white and pair it with luxurious rose gold, yellow gold or silver foiling for that extra touch of luxe! We highly recommend our 2017 luxe foil range which is the epitome of the Fine Arts and 1920’s inspired designs.
For a theme think Vintage-Inspired, the much-loved Gatsby or Classical Romance. The colour palette within itself already exudes an air of luxury so whatever theme you go with, you simply cannot go wrong.
When styling your wedding, think of keeping it elegant but also keeping your guests warm. Blow your guests away with white or gold painted branches to set the scene for a wintery wonderland.
Surround the venue with blooms cascading from above, draping chandeliers, floating, and an abundance of, candles and have the tables lined with black linen and covered with exquisite gold table decorations paired with white plating.
Say goodbye to the traditional all-white wedding cake and truly stand out with a gold frosted or gold foiled cake that opens up to reveal a rich chocolate ganache filling and have it surrounded by fresh blooms!
Fill the ballroom with pure white roses and orchids for the table setting or draping from an overhead arrangement. The white blooms and vibrant green leaves will contrast well against the black and gold décor, serving to balance out the darker tones.
Gracefully glide away from the norm and dress your bridesmaids in black gowns and have yourself dressed in a dramatically embellished white lace gown. For the groom and groomsmen, a clean cut black suit and gold tie can do no wrong.
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Are you saying your “I Do’s” this year, lovelies? We would love to know what colours are inspiring for your own picture perfect wedding day whether it be a Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter affair; they all hold something special about them and their own unique colours that are all tempting.
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