July 30th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Pretty in Plaid

Purple Plaid Wedding Apparel

For a summertime wedding full of charm, take some old “country” ideas and update them to create a modern event that will have the town talking for weeks!  If you are a bride planning an outdoor, casual wedding, opt for a short wedding gown, such as this one from Amsale.  Short and sassy will not only update your look, but it will keep you cool on the dance floor!

Green and purple are a natural pair….but instead of opting for soft, pastel colors…..go bold!  A chartreuse green and strong purple will bring your event to life and you can have a ton of fun with your decor.  Use white and green as your base colors, and pop in the purple in all of your floral details.

Update a classic white wedding invitation with a bold green monogram like this one from Wedding Paper Divas, and carry the green ink thru all of your stationery.  Wedding programs, thank you cards, even the placecards.  When it comes to decorating your tables, take a cue from those old “country charm” ideas I mentioned above and use a plaid table cloth.  Done in these bold colors, it looks updated and fresh….perfect for a summer wedding!  I love the centerpieces on this table!  They took footed trifle bowls and filled them with a large bunch of the same bloom – here they used irises.  The single bloom, and bold color from the irises is a more modern look – paired with the plaid table cloth – it’s the perfect combination!

Purple Plaid Wedding Decor

Carry the green throughout your event by creating a dessert buffet to surround the wedding cake.   Dessert buffets offer your guests a bunch of options in terms of dessert, and when they are done in a monochromatic theme they look oh, so sophisticated!

Purple Plaid Wedding Desserts

Images: short wedding gown (amsale.com), purple bouquet (theknot.com), plaid table setting (brides.com), invitation (weddingpaperdivas.com), lime placecards (realsimple.com), dessert buffet (amyatlas.com)

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