A Royal Wedding Palette: Sapphire Blue and Blush

From: Fall Winter 2014 edition

A Royal Palette

Graceful and elegant, sapphire blue and blush are a perfect pairing that easily translates from classic to glamorous to preppy, with the blue’s brilliance standing out against the demure blush. “I definitely think this color scheme is versatile for any wedding style,” notes Studio City’s Hylah White of H. White Special Events, who has been designing weddings for more than 10 years. “Sapphire blue might seem bold, but when mixed with the softness of blush and ivory, it remains timeless.” Linens, programs, invitations and escort cards are great moments for embracing the statement color, while the neutral blush tone becomes the focal point for bouquets, centerpieces and perhaps even bridesmaid dresses. White loves seeing brides add a splash of personality by incorporating color into their bridal look, whether it’s with a bright pair of shoes or a classic piece such as a pair of earrings. “The most exciting part about designing a wedding is that no two weddings are the same,” says White. “They all have their own unique style.”

 

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Blushing Moment

Romance abounds with this hand-tied bouquet featuring an airy medley of thistles, blush dahlias, ivory lisianthus, ivory peonies, champagne roses and blue hydrangeas. A plush blue velvet ribbon and French vintage lace cinch the lovely blooms in this European-style arrangement. $275, from XO Bloom in Westlake.

 

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Bejeweled

Go subtle by adding a pop of color with these sapphire bouquet stud earrings. $32, BaubleBar at Nordstrom.

 

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Shoe Fancy

Bring the pop with Manolo Blahnik’s stunning 4-inch Hangisi heels, featuring a luxurious jewel embellishment on the toe and a satin finish. $965, from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.

 

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Sparkle and Shine

The finishing touch to a classic updo, Halo & Co.’s vintage-inspired English Violet hair comb features sparkling, handcrafted silver navette crystals. $425 from Nordstrom.

 

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Sweet Treat

Almond-lemon-raspberry petits fours, each glazed with white chocolate and decorated with a small sugar flower, are the perfect accompaniment to cake. $19.25 per petit four, minimum order of 15, Sweet & Saucy Shop in Long Beach.

 

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Blue Beginnings

A bold blue ink on ivory cardstock with a daring blue backing and finished with a blush satin ribbon sets the boldly romantic tone from the start. A crystal embellishment adds glamour to the place cards. Price upon request, from Calligraphy Katrina in Pasadena.