Expressing the 2017 Color Trends in Your Spring Wedding Style

2017 wedding color trends blue

Spring is finally here and it’s time to celebrate the upcoming wedding season, and the fabulous color palettes that express the freshness of the season.

Of the top color schemes of 2017, several incorporate shades of blue. Blue is such a versatile color, evoking feelings of such as sophistication, playfulness, and sweetness.

2017 Color Trends - blue color palette

From deep midnight blue and sapphire to pale shades such as aqua or French blue, there is the perfect blue hue for every taste and wedding style – whether it’s rustic and more causal to an event that is elegant, which is further expressed in the choice of accent colors.

2017 Color Trends - dusty blue blush gold

2017 Color Trends - navy gold coral

2017 Color Trends - fushia grape snowcone

What’s one of the first things couples think of?

What they’re going to wear, of course!

Attire

For Her

How about a white wedding gown with blue accents?

Or for something more daring, walk down the aisle in a wedding gown that is entirely blue.

2017 Color Trends - blue wedding gown

Accessories

2017 Color Trends - blue swarovski crystal earrings
2017 Color Trends - blue nail polish

2017 Color Trends - blue wedding shoes

For Him

Grooms and men in the wedding party will need a tuxedo or suit fitting with the formality of your wedding.

The Black Tux offers several stylish attire for the men, as well as ties, vests and shoes.

Here are some fashionably elegant and sophisticated choices that will coordinate with your blue color scheme.

navy suit

midnight pin dot tuxedo

midnight blue tuxedo

royal navy blue suit

Flowers

Let’s start with the bridal bouquet. This gorgeous blue bouquet is a show-stopper with orchids accented with a few white roses.

 blue bridal bouquet
Photo Credit ktay21 / 123RF Stock Photo

If your taste leans more toward a traditional bouquet, accent a white bouquet with a few blue blooms.

Bridal Bouquet Rose Blue Wedding Bouquet White

If your wedding party will be in blue, bouquets with lighter colored blooms will look fabulous and really pop against the blue fabric.

2017 Color Trends - blue bridesmaids dresses

For your centerpieces and decor, you have many options –

Floral arrangements that are pink . . .

pink roses Photo Credit: yeko / 123RF Stock Photo

shades of blue . . .

white and blue floral centerpiece
Photo credit: darkkong / 123RF Stock Photo

or a mix of colors.

pink roses, ranunculus, grape hyacinths
Photo credit: funlovingvolvo / 123RF Stock Photo

Color Tip: When talking with your wedding pros, don’t rely on color name only. One person’s idea of Indigo for example will be way different than the next person’s. Bring color swatches, photos, paint chips, whatever it takes to show them the color you are actually thinking of.

Other Decor

Seating Chart
blue wedding seating chart
Seating chart by Yellow Belly Project

Lighting
2017 Color Trends - blue lighting

2017 Color Trends - blue lighting
Linens
blue table linens

Napkins
blue napkins

Cake

Just a touch color . . .

white cake with blue orchids

white fondant cake with blue gumpaste flowers
or in full color.

tiffany blue wedding cake

Of course there are a gazillion more ways to incorporate your color scheme into your wedding. How have you chosen to express your color palette for your wedding day?

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Say No to Blisters – Keeping Your Feet Comfortable in Your Wedding Shoes

Shoes . . .

We all wear them. And no pair will be more important, or have more thought put into, than the ones you’ll wear on your wedding day.

Your wedding shoes:

  • are the perfect accessory for your wedding gown
  • will be photographed
  • will be oohed and aahed over by your guests

But you’re going to be on your feet for seven to eight hours straight easy, and . . .

There’s nothing worse than painful blisters, pinched toes, and hurting feet, especially on your wedding day.

Avoid hobbling around the next morning by:

  • Skipping narrow styles and opt for a pair with a wide toe box
  • Choosing a moderate heel (2 – 2 ½ inches is good)
  • Wearing those stilettos you’ve been dying to wear for the ceremony, then switching to something lower for the reception
  • Practicing walking in your shoes before your wedding day
  • Using cushiony insoles to help protect the bottoms of your feet
  • If you frequently get blisters, applying a blister preventative (try Dr. Scholl’s Blister Treatment or Sole Goddess Blister Protection Foot Balm), before putting on your shoes
  • Having blister treatment, such as Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister Cushions, on hand in case your feet do start to rub

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Looking for fun ideas, or need help with your wedding plans? Weddings From The Heart can help. Contact me today at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net or at 937-235-2586 or 937-581-3647!

Photo credit: Faye Sommer Photography

Wedding Q & A – Are Thigh High Boots Acceptable With a Wedding Dress?

 

 

 

 

 

Q. – Are thigh high boots acceptable with a wedding dress?

A. – Since I’m not a wearer of thigh high boots myself, the first thing to pop into my mind is “how comfortable would thigh high boots be underneath a wedding dress?” Thigh high boots (from what I’ve read) seem to work better if the hemline is knee length or shorter.

But, bottom line – it’s her day, and the bride can wear whatever she wants.

I have had brides wear a variety of styles of footwear underneath their wedding dress – including gladiator sandals, wedge heels, stilettos, and even combat boots.

If she is comfortable while wearing thigh high boots, and really wants to wear them on her wedding day – she can wear them. I suggest that she bring an extra pair of shoes (flats or lower heeled) just in case she’ll want to change into something simpler later.

Photo credit: Nicola Victoria Buck, April 2011 via photopin

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Jean

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Have Fun With Your Wedding Shoes

red bridal shoes

Wedding shoes have come a long way from the plain dyables.

Remember those? The bride got hers in white, and her bridesmaids got the same style but dyed to exactly match their dresses.

Pumps, slingbacks, strappy, embellished with bows or rhinestones, or left unadorned. And who says they have to be white? Why not pick a beautiful pair in a color that coordinates with your color scheme?

There are so many options to what you can wear on your feet on your wedding day.

bride wearing chucks

Some of my past brides have worn:

  • Plaid Converse “Chucks”
  • Combat Boots
  • Royal Blue Peep Toe Pumps
  • Silver Gladiator Sandals
  • Cowboy Boots

bride's blue wedding shoes

Your shoes are accessories to your whole wedding ensemble. Their style and height should work with your wedding gown.

You’ve got style. Your gown has style. So why not your shoes?

Have fun with your shoes.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Alterations Alert

For all of your fittings, the following is very important —

Wear the same undergarments and shoes to all of your fittings that you will be wearing on your wedding day.

Why? Because different undergarments hold and tuck and pull and lift differently. To achieve a perfect fit, your body and undergarments and gown should all act like one complete unit.

If you wear something different, or even similar, you run the risk of your gown not fitting properly on your wedding day. It will pull and gap and won’t feel right.

And what happens if the gown doesn’t feel right? You’ll be pulling and tugging, not standing straight, and just plain will be uncomfortable and unhappy. Wear different shoes and your dress will end up either too long or too short. Again uncomfortable. And again unhappy.

Not a way to be on your wedding day, is it?

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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For planning help and unique ideas for your wedding contact me at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net or at 937-235-2586 or 937-581-3647!