Wondering how to put a new spin on the classic white and blue wedding palette? Take a cue from the past.
Add historical significance by weaving in Old World details such as antique Chinese ceramics, Danish pottery, French transferware and vintage porcelain sprinkled with botanical patterns and colonial motifs.
From place settings to paper goods, play with patterns and decorative details—chinoiserie, geometrics and iconic shapes, such as ikat or Moroccan tiles, that will transport guests to another part of the world—and pick richly textured fabrics like damask, toile and taffeta.
Style suggestion: Draw attention to prints by pairing them up! The result will be cool, not chaotic.
Here, we present 14 elegant options to import this treasured color team into your special celebration.
Versatile enough for any occasion, “The Hostess” suite by Fresh Love & Co. was inspired by fine china, art deco themes and Chinese ginger jars. Calligraphed names are available for an additional fee. Photo: Rustic White Photography
Francesca Miranda‘s “Suzanne” sleeveless A-line wedding dress with a floral silk skirt, lace bodice and illusion high neckline makes a sartorial statement in this pastoral setting. Photo: Sleepy Fox Photography
Walk down the aisle with lush florals that honor your wedding palette. This verdant bouquet by Flora Valley features Nigella, Echinops, Eryngium, Blue Viburnum Berries and Blue Lace Flower. Photo: Sylvia Gil
Thanks to its delicate lace pattern, this “something blue” table card drips with vintage charm. Available at Zazzle.
Add “something old” to your table by displaying flower arrangements in English transferware teapots. Photo: Justin Demutiis Photography
These precious hand-painted cakes took more than thirty hours to make. “It’s actually harder to paint on cakes,” says Cake Opera Company‘s Alexandria Pellegrino. The edible paint is made of vodka with petal dust, a finely ground, food-safe pigment. Once the edible paint touches fondant, it dries instantly and won’t run or bleed. Photo: Earl Carter
Swathe head table chairs or guest seating in toile (“fabric” in French). Trivia: A popular fabric in America during the 17th century, toile is often associated with preservationist towns and historical areas. Photo: Kristen Weaver
Your wedding cake is the star attraction. Give it a cake stand to suit, like this transferware-inspired one from Fishs Eddy.
Present your bridesmaids with the gift of a good night’s sleep. A pair of French blue ikat caftan pajamas from Pine Cone Hill will inspire sweet dreams.