Sunday, June 23, 2013

WASP-y Wedded Bliss

Planning a wedding for Spring or Summer is so much fun.  Oftentimes during these two seasons, the weather is so very fine, which makes for a perfect outdoor wedding. There are unlimited options, the sweet garden wedding, a wedding at the beach, the destination wedding.   During the fall, however, some may find it hard to be inspired. Fall to me signifies the return to business-as-usual. It's the end of the dog days of summer.....and a perfect time for the preppy wedding!  

The WASP wedding is all about prep. It's collegiate cool, inspirationally Ivy-league.  For this wedding, the color palette should be reflective of the choices in fabric.  Think sweet seersucker, preppy plaids, argyles, gingham checks and stripes. 

To avoid a nautical feel here, I suggest omitting navy. If you like a dark color, I would opt for black.
Here are a few inspirations for invitations:

By Erin Jang, featured on the Oh So Beautiful Paper blog

Love the damask. 

For this wedding, I love the classic lines of the white calla lilly,

Photo Credit: KDOG Photographers

Or the refined sleekness of the white tulip. 

For the bridesmaids' bouquets, I'd base the choice upon the color scheme of the wedding. Here is one example of a gorgeous bouquet. 

When making your choice for a bridesmaid dress, go for a classic look.  It is, prep after all; so for bridesmaids I love the structured, clean lines of a sheath or column dress.  Here are some examples in Kelly green. 

From Neiman Marcus


And here are some examples in Sun Yellow. 

Perfect sleek sheath. Neiman Marcus

I adore this look with the dainty belt.  You can buy one seperately to coordinate with your theme. 

From Modcloth. 

Banana Republic

For the flower girl of this wedding, you may opt for structure or fluidity. Here are some examples.

From Sears

I love prep!!!

Here are a few looks for the gents:

Ralph Lauren

Vivienne Westwood available on

JPress on

Wedding party favors for this bride should be chic, simple, and incorporate elements of the color scheme. 

From Convertible Girl Shop


Featured on United With Love
Credit:  Laurie Bracewell Photograpy

From Wedding Wire 

By Greenbeansieink. Available on Etsy.

The cake should also reflect the color scheme.  For a preppy wedding, I really prefer cakes with ribbon for a streamlined effect.  

Photo credit:  Jabez Photography

Fondant is also a very classic and clean way to go. For the bridal party, or for individual guests how sweet is this cupcake?

By Bernardo's Flowers. Ventura County, CA

Artist unknown 
Photo on Flickr

Layers of Love Cakes

For the china, I prefer plaids, elegant monogramming, and gingham check. 

From Roland Bello Interiors

For Tartan, I JUST LOVE Ralph!!!

Ralph Lauren Tartan Plate

Either of the above plates can be paired with

Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid Plate to use as a charger

For this preppy princess I also like streamlined and structured dresses.  Another option is semi-structued with full skirt. 

Incredible. Rosa Clara


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