February 24, 2011
Special Series: "White Plus" Accents
Posted by Shira Savada
So far this week, you've seen edible masterpieces and earthy, feminine flowers, all in our Winter issue's signature color palette: white plus orange, slate, and green.
Now it's time to incorporate these shades into other elements of your wedding. With the help of Kimberly Fink and Beka Rendell of Styled Creative, a boutique event-design and styling firm in Philadelphia, and Two Paperdolls, orange found its way into bridesmaid ensembles, gifts, gear, mingling tools, and more. Click through the gallery below (courtesy of photographer Laura Novak) to find out more!
1 When guests come together for a couple's wedding, a commonly asked question is, "How do you know the bride and groom?"
2 Guests can pick from buttons covered with patterns -- each signifies a certain time, place, or activity in the couples' lives -- to identify their connection with them.
3 This "How Do You Know Christy and Hunter?" poster is a guide to the button patterns.
4 Guests can pin their buttons to their collar or shirt for an easy icebreaker and conversation starter.
6 Covered in palette-matching paper and tied with gray and white baker's twine and a hexagonal tag, this gift box is the perfect thing to hold your bridesmaids' presents.
7 The box can hold all the bridesmaids' necessities for the day of the wedding: the itinerary, a first-aid and sewing kit, and beauty supplies.
8 The little "Ouch" kit contains lip balm, sewing supplies, hairpins, nail scissors, polish remover, bandages, and tissues.
9 Keep kids entertained with the goodies included in this "Hello Kiddo" tote designed by Two Paperdolls.
10 The tote contains Goldfish crackers, colored pencils, a notepad and more. Patterned tape and labels keep the bags neat and sealed.
11 Other treats included: a yo-yo, a wooden Memory game, a lollipop, gum, and tangerine soda.
12 Your maid of honor is a special gal. Honor her with a memory box that's thoughtful AND cute.
13 Tuck a "Favorite Memories" card inside the lid to set the tone for the rest of its contents.
14 Make an album of your cherished times together.
15 Thread a fun "Best Friends" necklace through a scalloped card -- nostalgia is always welcome.
16 Handwrite a letter and slip it into a patterned fabric envelope to showcase its importance.
17 Like most women, the duo at Styled Creative love jewelry. They found some pieces with orange touches that would make great bridesmaids gifts.
18 Gold works well with orange, too.
19 Kimberly and Beka found the featured jewelry at Macy's, Anthropologie, Madewell, Urban Outfitters, and some local vintage shops.
20 Sweeten things up with big and small bows.
21 To make the jewelry display case, Anthropologie drawer pulls were screwed into the bottom of an old dresser drawer lined with pretty paper. It can also be used to hold hanging elements, like tag escort cards, at your wedding.
24 The wedding weekend can be a hectic one. Stash this his-and-hers tea set in your room for some quiet time.
25 This DIY project is simple to do: Replace tea-bag labels with your own cute tags.
26 Don't you love these adorable mugs? (http://www.etsy.com/shop/simplyprettyprints)
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