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Rethinking Something Blue

Give your friends and family the lay of the land with a watercolor map. Our maps often depict coastal areas, which are definitely hot spots for the summer and spring weddings. Maps are a fun, quirky way to point out special landmarks and sights that hold significance to you and your other half. 

—Amanda Franz, owner of Wide Eyes Paper Company

photography by Emilia Jane Photography

An embroidered ribbon or monogram with your wedding date sewn inside your gown can be lovely if you’d like to keep the gesture subtle. For bolder brides, consider incorporating color into your ensemble; a peek of Directoire blue [a Pantone shade] on a satin shoe, the wink of deep sapphires in your jewelry.

Elizabeth Dye, wedding gown designer

A bold bride could rock a winged navy blue line on the upper lash line. For a bride wanting less, I’d go for an ‘invisible’ line by coloring the upper waterline, at the base of the lashes to create an imperceptible pop of blue!

—Beth Level, owner of Beth Level Artistry

photography by: Tekoa Rose Photography

Tweedia, or blueflower milkweed, is an understated pale blue flower that would be easy to place here and there in the bridal bouquet without distracting from the main color scheme.

—Rebecca Butler, owner of Belle Fleur Floral Design

For those brides who get stressed out or anxious, try blue rhinestone seed buds. These can be placed by your acupuncturist on your ear and add just a touch of blue.

—Lisa Marie, owner of Events by Lisa Marie

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