Midnight Blues & Berry Reds – Romantic Wedding Inspiration in Red, White and Blue
Good morning! I have something a little seasonal, and special, for you today. What could be a better way to see in the first day of July, than with a romantic yet fun wedding inspiration board in honour of the upcoming holiday weekend for all of you US-based brides-to-be! (don’t worry though, I haven’t forgotten those of us not lucky enough to be looking forward to a long weekend of beach bonfires, barbecues and fireworks)…..
Of course, the perfect palette for a July wedding is red, white and blue, but wanting to shy away from the traditional nautical theme I have chosen much deeper, more opulent midnight blues and berry reds, mixed with an equally rich and warming gold; which I think makes it just as perfect for a Winter wedding as it is for a Summer celebration! Midnight blue is flattering, bold and a lot less boring than the traditional black (as well as completely on trend for 2014!) for the groom and groomsmen; whilst you and your bridesmaids can have a choice of either colour – or mix and match.
Place Setting ~ Photography Rebecca Hollis via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bride & Bouquet ~ Bouquet by En Fleur Event Design Photography by Katie Parra via Style Me Pretty, Red Velvet Ribbon ~ TinTiaraTrims on Etsy, Hanging Flowers ~ Photography by James Frost, Bridesmaids Dress ~ Modcloth, Groom with Cake ~ Cake by Bella Cupcakes Photography by Jen Huang via Grey Likes Weddings, Sapphire Earrings ~ Trumpet & Horn, Shoes ~ Modcloth, Stationery ~ Jose Villa
So bright and beautiful, these shades would look just as fabulous against a snow white backdrop as they will at the beach. Create a breathtaking table with rich red floral centrepieces, flush with foliage and pops of privet berries. Oh and mixing patterned plates with plain is a great way of creating opulent place settings whilst keeping costs down.
When it comes to the wedding dress, how about channeling your inner Olivia Palermo, the new Mrs Huebl (didn’t she look as flawless as ever? Not very vintage, I know, but I love any bride who stays true to her style for her big day) A tulle skirt is so fun and flirty – plus super cute and absolutely perfect for a Winter wedding, and for pairing with a knitted top. And if you are looking for a tulle skirt, there is only one decade to turn to. Tea length, ballerina or floor, the 1950s was tulle-tastic!
How about this strapless lace and tulle 1950s wedding dress from The Vintage Mistress. It comes with a sweet lace jacket but I think could be given more of a modern edge with a coloured knitted cardigan…..
Or here’s a sneak peek of the Laura Teresa dress from Ersa Atelier‘s 2015 collection…..
Oh that embroidery is just soo pretty and tea length is just perfect for a beach celebration!
For more red, white and blue wedding inspiration take a look at CVB’s Pinterest board – it has LOTS more ideas.
Happy 4th of July everyone – enjoy your holiday weekend.