09 May 2011
Posted in WEDDING IDEAS
Sunshine and Lemonade
Think of Italy and images of sitting under a clear blue sky will often spring to mind. Use this to your advantage for a “sunshine and lemonade” look. Combine rich pale blues with fresh lemony yellow for a zingy colour scheme that’s full of life.
Go for an unconventional approach and dress your bridesmaids in skirts and tops. Tulip skirts made from silk in sunshine shades will offset simple blue tops beautifully. Or, if you’re feeling less bold choose pretty satin dresses in blue then add yellow accessories.
Living in an Orange Grove
If blue and yellow doesn’t take your fancy, try a subtler palette of green, orange and white. Pick prom style dresses with full skirts in patterned fabrics. White backgrounds with images of oranges are bang on trend, or choose a pattern with a subtle mix of the colours.
And of course, you shouldn’t rule out the classic combination of red, white and green. The colours of the Italian flag and a bold choice for your bridesmaids’ dresses. There are many different routes to go down with this colour scheme: a white dress in linen or cotton with red and green trimmings will look summery and fresh. Red dresses with full skirts and green and white accessories are dramatic and chic. Or defy convention with white cropped trousers, fitted green blazer in a light fabric and red finishing touches.
There are so many ways that you can draw on the stunning Italian scenery for the inspiration for your bridesmaids, groomsmen, in fact, the whole wedding. Enjoy looking at pictures, soaking up the culture and preparing everything for your big day in the Mediterranean. Ciao!
White Lodge Fabric is a UK-based online retailer selling dressmaking materials fit for any bridal party. http://www.whitelodgefabric.com/engine/shop/index.html