Oh Mum! How not to be THAT mother of the bride!

July 27, 2011 by  
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During the planning of a wedding there will be moments that you will treasure forever.  It will be a time that you can draw closer to your daughter and if you take the time to respect her, her wishes and her groom, in the end, you will have a friend for life.  If not, Read more

Styling The Groom – Part 1

May 18, 2011 by  
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Guys –  it’s your wedding and even though it is never a bad thing to be the best dressed guy in the room, it could never be more important than on your wedding day. Read more

The Groom – How to make him feel involved

May 18, 2011 by  
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Many men would rather run screaming from the room than answer questions on their preference for flowers or silk vs satin… many don’t care (in the nicest possible way) whether the meal is chicken or beef but there is a silent group of men who would Read more

Blue Wedding Theme Ideas

June 17, 2009 by  
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SHADES OF BLUE & CONTRAST

Blue is versatile choice of colour for your wedding theme and can be teamed with many colours to create a dramatic effect or bring a sense of calm. Not to be thought of as cold colour the ability to make this colour for your wedding have both a feminine or masculine feel makes it an excellent choice of colour if the more girly pinks are not what you’re after. Ranging from strong and bold deep sea and midnight blues to bordering on beautiful deep purplish shades, the choice that blue offers gives brides with imagination lots of options to create a stunning colour theme for their wedding.

Darker shades can be used at anytime of the year and incorporated into your wedding colour scheme to compliment other colour shades such as midnight blue with silver or perhaps you are opting for a spring or summer wedding where lighter shades such as pale blue can work well with lemons and pinks to create a soft pastel colour theme for a gorgeous light feel to your wedding. Blue with chocolate brown works well as does darker shades team with reds and greens for a true impact at your wedding.

THEME IDEAS

If you’re basing your wedding around a theme then think of blues for a beach or nautical theme to reflect blue skies and calm sailing seas. Lighter shades of blue with dashes of white or silver can be used effectively to capture a wonderful fairytale theme if the idea of being a true princess for a day is where your heart lies. An increasingly popular choice of theme is the ‘Tiffany’ aqua blue wedding theme. Search out aqua coloured bridesmaid gowns and accessories and team with crystal white to bring this theme into your wedding – why not create beautiful favour boxes in the style of the famous Tiffany gift boxes.

THE FLOWERS

Blue wedding themes also give you ample choice when it comes to flowers and with flowers being one of easiest ways to integrate your colour scheme think of adding touches of blue to the bridal bouquet teamed with soft creams and pinks and creating dramatic centre pieces using lots of gorgeous tea lights.

Blue flowers are in abundance making it easy to find the perfect flower and shade to match you wedding theme with the most popular choices including Anemone, Cornflower, Delphinium, Hyacinth, Iris, Monkshood and Veronica to name a few. Use the gorgeous shades of blue violets from Iris, to the beautiful subtle blue of cornflower to add a touch of beauty when teamed with vibrant or subtle yellows. The choice of flowers and combinations is endless and you will be spoiled for choice.

THE DETAILS

When thinking about how to integrate your colour remember to that adding blue to your wedding details enables to you to introduce as much or as little of the colour as you wish. Bring blue into your cakes through adding various shades of blue in embleshments or adoring your wedding cake tiers with beautiful blue flowers. Think of your stationery, table decorations and favours – these are all ideal ways to show off your colour theme.

ADDING BLUE TO YOUR WEDDING ATTIRE

If blue is to be your main colour theme, then introducing this into the grooms waistcoasts and cravats or ties is a simple but effective way to show of your colour. Bridesmaids gowns can be full blue with contrasting detail or compliment with alternative colour choices and introduce blue accessories through jewellery and the bridesmaid bouquets. Why not think about including some in your own wedding gown through embroidery.