Wedding Style: A Pastel Mood
A pastel palette is always a perfect overlay to fairytale dresses, sparkling gems, decadent tablescapes, ethereal flowers, statement cakes and more for memorable special days. Here are tips and design ideas for incorporating romantic pastels into weddings for everlasting beauty.
Brides are opening up to pastel-colored dresses, cathedral length veils and attention-getting dress necklines, including square, scalloped, halter, cowl, off-the-shoulder and more. Clean lines, stiff crepe, long trains and high bateau necklines are popular aisle-ready statements.
This pastel mood is conservative-with-a-twist as brides seek multiple dresses for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and more. And with each different look comes a different pastel-colored jewelry ensemble. Individuality is key, as couples want to make the wedding day as personal as possible. Use initials/monograms, coordinates of wedding location, custom place settings and jewelry that shares a story or holds a special meaning.
City weddings, stately historic homes and castles, local bar or restaurant
Cream, ivory, ginger, shades of pastel blues and greens, millennial pink, off-the-shoulder silhouettes, jumpsuits, sheer capes, separates, cropped-length dresses, tiered skirts, gathered sleeves, square necks, painted florals, bubble skirts, cowl necklines, corset detailing, '70s vibes including fringe and flared pants, feathery frocks, sleeveless jackets, halter necklines, high low hemlines, scalloped necklines, beaded midi lengths, ruffed tulle, silk satin sleeves, low backs, nearly-naked styles with underlayers of slips, lingerie and linings that give the illusion of lightness, cathedral length veils, personalized embroidery
Dried flowers, local wildflowers, pampas grass, wheat, potted greenery, peonies, pink roses, sweet peas, lilac, ranunculus, hydrangea, tulips, calla lily, magnolias
It's in the details:
Emphasis on sustainability, printing invitations on seed paper that can be planted after use, sourcing local products, reducing excessive portion sizes, donating flowers to a local hospice and/or encouraging guests to take them home to enjoy, statement wedding cakes, large doorway flower installations, vellum paper goods, ceremonies in a round seating format, balloon walls, selfie stations, velvet fabric detailing, personalized place settings, wedding wall art murals, using indoor seating areas outside, vegan menus, fruit as decoration
Guest welcome bags, group activities for guests such as laser quest and cocktail making, charitable donations, miniature bottles of gin, handmade miniature oil paintings, personalized notecards, potted succulents, homemade cookies, wildflower arrangements, DIY S'mores, local honey or jam, luggage tags, seed packets, journals, handkerchiefs, origami paper flowers
Bridal jewelry is colorful and bold, beaming with gemstones, luxurious pastel-colored pearls, rich-looking shell beads and crystals in statement earrings, multi-strand necklaces, embellished headbands and eye-catching bracelets. Collar and bib-style necklaces, sparkling pendants, chandelier, hoop and shoulder-duster earrings, dramatic bracelet cuffs and cocktail rings. Popular motifs include botanical, love and hearts; jewelry has playful feathery accents, fringe, velvet detailing, 3-D florals and enticing shades of pinks, greens and blues.
Personalized pieces of jewelry tell a story and bring special meaning to the big day such as sentimental lace or wedding invitation details. Brides are using lockets, vintage brooches, birthstone jewelry and custom designs for a one-of-a-kind impression. They are choosing big headbands with pearl embellishments and shiny studs, 3-D floral hair accessories, flower crowns, barrettes, hats, circlets, Juliet cap veils and satin or sheer lace gloves.
Multi-strand necklaces, asymmetrical designs and coordinating jewelry sets make major statements. Design with mint, mellow yellow and millennial pink gemstone beads, druzy stones, Czech fire-polished beads, Crystal Passions® beads and fancy baguette stones, metallic seed beads, cultured freshwater pearls, long/oversized chain, cords and detailed filigree components.
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