Something old, something new… something borrowed, something blue. What do you think of blue as a wedding accent?
I find (many shades of) blue to be quite a classic accent color for weddings. My mother made cornflower blue bridesmaids dresses for her maids… I made celadon bridesmaids dresses for my sister’s wedding to match her hydrangea bouquets. Then I started searching through BurdaStyle’s brides and found a lot of people have used blue in their wedding looks. Do you know how many BurdaStyle members have sewn their own wedding gowns? A lot! And I don’t think this is a trend or a phase— I think more and more people are wanting a more personal, hand-made and authentic wedding, from the dress to the table settings, more people are taking control and making their own invites, dresses and personalized decor.
Today we are just scratching the surface of hand-made weddings with a focus on blue accents— shoes, flowers, sashes and cakes— what do you think of this color? What did you do at your wedding? Did you make your own wedding dress?
From the collage (beginning with top left and moving right): BurdaStyle member Grosgrain found this frock at a thrift store and refashioned it into a vintage wedding dress. “It caught my attention with its pintucks and blue embroidery”. Next, BurdaStyle member Jeffrey made his wife’s tea-length gown for a fairgrounds wedding. The pleated bodice is gorgeous, and she’s wearing electric blue shoes! Top right: I know a lot of you love retro looks— and BurdaStyle member Rosmoj made this Vintage Vogue retro fit tea-length dress for her own wedding (she’s wearing blue shoes too). Bottom: A Tiffany Blue cake, heart dishes, silver-blue bridesmaids dress, BurdaStyle user Vintagegal made a flowing gown with blue lining (which comes from an old prom dress!) fit for a princess. If you’ve already married, or have no plans to ever marry, but need to attend a wedding, check out the last user creation by Lizah, she made a little blue dress for her cousin’s wedding. So darling!