Draw inspiration from the rustic wedding of Twilight's Nikki Reed to The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder. Their alfresco nuptials – held in Malibu, California – evoked a romantic feeling beginning with the décor, which incorporated antique elements, and concluded with the couple and their guests dancing beneath the stars.
Celebrate your special day in a similar fashion with a color scheme of neutrals, blushes, and accents of baby blue. Work in lace details and the simple beauty of nature to create a gorgeous and memorable event!
Your invites should serve as an introduction to your wedding. They should reflect your personality, style, and theme, as well as the formality of the day. Use an element native to your location in your table settings for a styled look.
From L-R (top to bottom): Photo by Mark Steines Photography; "Earthly Paradise" by Claire Pettibone for Wedding Paper Divas; "Artichoke" large dip bowl by Vagabond House, Gearys; "Wood & Pewter pepper mill by Match, Gearys; Photos of table and place setting by Mike Larson Photography; "Lace and Leaves" cake by The Butter End Cakery (Photo by Callaway Gable)
If your dress doesn't have any embellishments, add some sparkle and texture with your accessories. Don't be afraid to pair lace, tulle, and crystals together. A lace sheath with sheer sleeves is a timeless silhouette that can work for any type of wedding, in any season.
From L-R (top to bottom): "Secret Cluster" diamond earrings by Harry Winston; "Amelie" ring by Rahaminov Diamonds; "Peace" crystal clutch by Nuciano; Valentino "Valentina Assoluto" Eau de Parfum; "Farfalla" pumps by Aruna Seth; "Michaela" gown by Claire Pettibone; "Triple Blossom" crystal tiara by Twigs & Honey; Limited-edition polish by alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet; "Rustic Elegance" bridal bouquet by Pixies Petals; "Tambourine" bangle by Martin Katz; "Mr. and Mrs." luggage tag set by Francesca's
An emerging trend is asking your guests to dress in your wedding colors. Be specific and give examples.
From L-R (top to bottom): "Sea Green Dangler" earrings by Kahini Kreative; "Night Pochette" metal clutch by Devi Kroell; "Bengaline" cocktail dress by Aidan Mattox; Cat-eye sunglasses by Saint Laurent; "Andy" bangle in plated 14K gold over brass with white pearls by Kendra Scott; "Laurel" heel by René Caovilla
The best gift you can give your bridesmaids is choosing dresses for them that they will actually want to wear again. Pick a bridesmaid bouquet in the same palette as your wedding. Neutrals and nudes with blush and cream will always look chic against any backdrop.
From L-R (top to bottom): "Floral Lace"™ diamond earrings by Le Vian; "Stella" minaudière by Monique Lhuillier; "Little" charm bangles by La Soula; "Dory" sandal by Jimmy Choo; "Plaza" bridesmaid gown by Maid by Yifat Oren for Rory Beca; Nail polishes by SpaRitual; "Birdsong" jewelry roll by Quilted Koala; "Blushing Rose" wine by Sociologie Wine; Baby alpaca throw by St. Frank
A tan or light suit is a staple for any groom's closet. Not only is it perfect for spring or summer weddings, the pants and jacket can be styled separately to create looks for every occasion.
From L-R (top to bottom): "Martin" plaid pocket square by Hook and Albert; "New Pebble" cuff links by Robert Lee Morris; "Key" tie bar by Hook and Albert; "Rustic Elegance" boutonniere by Pixies Petals; Captoes by Brooks Brothers; "The Foundation" suit by Bonobos; Aviator sunglasses by Saint Laurent; "Chronomat 41" watch by Breitling; "David" wallet by Clare V.; "Supreme Leather" cologne by Ralph Lauren; "Alpha Fit" cleansing device by Clarasonic; Vagabond House "Rustic Horn" steak knife set from Gearys