May 2, 2012

Reader wedding design: Preppy Navy Pinstripes

I've recently been working on some wedding design ideas for a reader, and thought I'd share them here with you. Sarah is keen on a Preppy style wedding and had some great colour schemes in mind. Here's the one I've chosen for the design:
Yes, it looks bright in the above pic, but the pink will only be used for highlights and the Preppy look can afford a bit of zing.

I think the number one rule to make this look work is....:
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Even thinner pinstripes than this would be great!

Let's set the scene with the invites - Sarah was keen on having a monogram and if she wants to take the easy route, you can get free printable monograms from weddingchicks.com and customise the colours and names!


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For the tables, we're going with this look:
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which can be broken down like this:

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The venue is indoors and may not be very bright, in which case Sarah may wish to use white tableclothes, with navy pinstripe napkins instead. A few succulents on the tables would also be awesome! I can see them in pots, with the pinstripe ribbon around them, and maybe the table number pinned onto the ribbon.

For the bridal party flowers...
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This yellow is a stunner! Again, adding a few succulents to the bride's bouquet really gives the preppy (and less frilly) look.

Before we go further - it's important to note that there are simply NO RULES with wedding designs anymore! You CAN use more than 3 colours, and more than 1 tone of each colour. For example, diving into some different blues and yellow/orange tones isn't going to hurt - it will probably add interest. Here's an example that would still work:
 A dresser like this can be decorated how you like - and you can keep it afterwards. You could choose a deep navy, or be brave with a different shade like above.

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Sarah fell in love with the bridesmaid dress on the right - lucky it comes in about 10 different colours! Perhaps even some fun-patterned heels would be in order... anyone brave enough for little stripes or polka dots, with a bow on top?

The groomsmen could wear suspenders and bowties....

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...with light coloured suits, and their yellow buttonhole highlights.
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Cute!

Thank you Sarah for letting me share my ideas, I hope this helps!

Those of us recently married know that the decision-making can be verrrrry hard and at times overwhelming. Can I get an amen? Share your tips below!
What 'style' of wedding would YOU have?

:)

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Striped lined envelopes by Sugar Paper
Navy bridesmaid dress
Yellow Bridesmaid dress
Bridal bouquet
Groom's buttonhole
Yellow vase and flowers
Striped table inspiration
Bowtie from Etsy
Couple pic
Cake and yellow flowers
Dresser

8 comments:

  1. a deep orange works well with navy and white too. my friend had a silk scarf with navy blue paisley on white in her room. i picked it up to have a closer look and the orange nail polish i had on at the time looked AMMMMAAAHHHZING next to the scarf.

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  2. I love this look! I love how brides are embracing more of what they want and not what is/has been the norm. I was all about breaking the norm when I got married. It's important to have what you love.. not what everyone else does.

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  3. I love everything you've chosen - the colour scheme, the stripes, the dress, the bow tie - would love to see photos of the actual wedding when it happens. xxx

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  4. Amy, Thank you so much for putting together this gorgeous collection of inspirational photos. I can't wait to share the ideas with my fiance!

    It is funny that you mention succulents, because I have been eyeing them in bouquets every since I joined Pinterest. I will be taking your flower inspiration photos straight to the florist. I especially love the bridesmaid bouquet concept with pink, yellow and white hues.

    I also love that you pointed out that you can incorporate various tones of one color. I think some people shy away from doing that, because they are afraid of what it might look like. I think it is a fabulous idea to keep in mind.

    Thanks again for taking the time to research and expand my wedding concepts. I truly appreciate it!

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  5. holy smokes amy....you killed it!!! looks amazing, love every single image!!!

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  6. I'm getting married in July so this was just the kind of post I needed to stumble across! Where do I start? I mean the colour combination is beyond beautiful but I really love the addition of the pinstripes and the really interesting yellow flowers (actually off to research them now).

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  7. Such a sweet and simple addition to any party...especially a wedding! Love!

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  8. Love those yellow bouble flowers!

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