If you’re looking to add a pop of colour to your wedding decor why not choose floral arrangements that fulfill your traditional “something blue” requirement? This age-old tradition, derived from an Old English rhyme, is meant to bring good luck to a bride on her wedding day. Integrate pops of blue into your bouquet and floral arrangements by using inspiration from these stunning azure bouquets, which range from whimsical paper twirls to boldly-coloured blooms.
If you’re thinking about serving cupcakes in lieu of a traditional tiered cake, take a look at these inventive designs to inspire your search for the perfect sweets. There are so many ways you can play up your theme and wedding motif with these hand-held desserts. Adorn your cupcakes with bling and pearls for added glitz and glamour or stick with buttercream petals or fondant flowers for a nature-inspired affair. For a new take on tradition, finish your cupcakes with a monogrammed topper or wrapper.
Carol Anne Johnstone and Damian Bransby-Williams, October 16, 2010, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Photography courtesy David MacVicar, (www.davidmacvicar.com).
Ceremony and reception location: Glenora Inn & Distillery
Dress: Melissa Sweet from Evalina Couture, Jacket from Anthropolgie
Decor: Maureen Barrington of Something Borrowed, Something Blue (902-270-2076)
Hair and makeup: Nicole (902-578-2272)
Favours: Customized tote bags from Wedding Chicks
Groom’s tux: Harry Rosen
Bridal party attire: Alfred Angelo
Cake: Cheese wheels from The Herring Choker Deli (902-295-2275) and Pete’s Frootique
Flowers: Seaview Flowers and Gifts
Music: Erin Martell for the ceremony, local musicians for the ceilidh (fiddle, piano, bagpipes) joined by the bride’s cousin and uncle, and DJ Y-rush for the reception
Stationery: Botanical Paper Works