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Something blue

Something blue


Written by Katie Byrne

Wedding blogger Julia Braime of www.bridesupnorth.co.uk shows how you can work one of this season’s hottest wedding colours

It's time to choose your shade...

You know the phrase: Something Old, Something New… and when it comes to wedding-day superstition, style-savvy brides aren’t taking any chances by adding the cool colour to their big day.

Almost everything looks bright against white, so take care when adding bold blues to your wedding-day scheme. Pick a shade and go with it – choose crisp navy to formalise your colour palette or the palest powder blue to soften and prettify the overall look. Whichever shade you choose, all you’ll need to add is a silver sixpence for your shoe...

Blue blooms: Never mind green-fingers, the natural world is awash with pretty blue petals in varying shades. Add bluebells to your spring bouquet or try hand-tied cornflowers for a relaxed summer look. Towering indigo delphiniums or bleached-out hydrangeas look stunning in tablecentres.

The old razzle-dazzle: It’s time to think Royal. Copy the Duchess of Cambridge and sparkle in sapphire. Vintage-loving magpies on the hunt for these pretty stones might find they can cover their ‘something old’ and ‘blue’ both at once.

For the boys: Most grooms I’ve met are afraid of the fuchsia cravat, so win style and brownie points by suggesting that he plays it cool in blue. From pale pastels, through to Oxford blue, even nearly-black navy, 2013’s sharpest wedding suits all seem to have a hint of the hue.

It’s all in the detail: To add a dash of colour without feeling over-committed, pay attention to detail. Try a pale blue petticoat under shorter frocks, a flash of a blue suede shoe, a pretty periwinkle vintage motor or piles of Parma violets for your guests to take away with them.  

Image: Katie Day Photography


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