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Navy Blue Weddings

Navy Blue Wedding Moodboard

The 2017 wedding season is gathering pace so it’s time to start refreshing our mood boards and putting some new wedding ideas together. I’ve never considered navy blue as a run of the mill wedding colour, it’s a very strong and bold natural colour, although used sparingly can be beautifully effective.

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It’s really very versatile in the colours it will compliment be it peach, grey, silver or even blush pink. Of course most of all, with it being such a striking colour it contrasts wonderfully with whites, creams and champagne colours of the brides wedding dress.

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You can also create some beautiful and stylish effects by using nave blue laces on your tables, wedding invitations or even wedding cake without the richness of the blue becoming overpowering. Navy blue organza sashes are very nice addition to chair covers as well.

 

There’s plenty of naturally blue flowers that you can choose to suit a navy blue wedding theme, which can also be contrasted with in your bouquets or button holes. You can also go a little bit different with Navy Blue for the Groom and Best Man if you feel so inclined. As earlier suggested it’s a great contrasting colour with peaches, pink or even mint greens so as to not to become completely overtaken by blue, unless that’s what you want.

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That’s the beauty of creating your own moodboard for your wedding planning, you can visualise much better how things will look and feel before seeing it all together on the big day. They’re also really useful to show various suppliers when you’re at the planning stage or going round wedding shows, you never know they might have suggestions you’ve never thought of!

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Acknowledgements

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Navy Blue Suit & Buttonhole – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/141019032063202314/

Mason Jar Centre Piece – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/141019032060798305/

Navy Blue & Blush Pink Wedding Invite – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/141019032060798302/

Navy Blue Table Runner – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/141019032060798303/

Wedding Cake with navy blue ribbon – http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2034793/navy-blue-and-white-wedding-cake

Country Themed Navy Blue Table Settings – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/141019032063202302/

Editors Picks

Blue Bridemaids Dresses – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/141019032063202340/

Navy Blue/ Silver Wedding Nails – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/141019032063202330/

Almost every wedding day has a theme or a colour scheme that runs through everything from the invites, the table decorations, the brides bouquet, and so on. Compiling your own mood board of all the ‘good ideas’ that you stumble across is a great starting point when it comes to planning your own wedding day, not only to build that picture in your own mind of how you want your day to look but also to show suppliers, friends and family who are there to help you plan your big day!

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Bridesmaids dresses are a really significant part of your bridal parties attire and it can be quite a challenge to keep everyone happy in this department especially if you have 3, 4, or even 8 bridesmaids!

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Image Courtesy of Irenee’s Bridal By Design

Cadbury purple can be quite an over powering colour when there is a lot of the same of it together, but it also helps it contrast well with lighter colours often associated with your wedding day, such as whites, ivories, pinks and greys. A bridal bouquet is nice touch for you to keep the cadbury purple theme alongside your wedding gown.

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Image Courtesy of Sister Sister Bouquets

Table decorations are where you can really go to town, if you’re wanting lots of purple, or you can choose to be more subtle with a some scatter crytals to compliment your place names maybe?

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Whichever route you decide, lots of deep and rich cadbury purple or more subtle smatterings it’s a beautiful colour and theme for a wedding day.

  

Images & Recognition

  

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  1. Bridesmaids Dresses – Courtesy of Irenee’s Bridal by Design – https://www.facebook.com/Irenee-Bridal-by-Design-623412427741388/
  2. Bridal Bouquet – Courtesy of Sister Sister Bouquets – http://www.facebook.com/SSBOUQUETS/
  3. Wedding Garter – Courtesy of Moonrise Garters – https://www.facebook.com/moonrise.garters?fref=ts
  4. Wedding Cupcake Tower – Andrias Cakes, Scarborough – https://www.facebook.com/Andrias-cakes-193882577376464/
  5. Scatter Crystals – popscreen.com
  6. Purple Fingernails – facebook.com
  7. Purple Candy Cart – Courtesy of A Sweet Sweet Display Event Decoration & Hire – https://www.facebook.com/asweetsweetdisplay?fref=ts
  8. Purple Postbox – Pinterest – http://www.wedding-postbox.com

Blogging has been a bit slow this week as it’s been 1st week at school for our Mini Moonrise, but we can still have a quick round up of all our wedding gossip over the past few weeks!

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First off I introduced a relatively new little business that helps you decorate your wedding venue with anything from candelabras to vintage ladders!

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Read more about ‘Rent a Wedding‘ and find out what Sarah & Danielle had to say when it comes to Your Wedding Day!

  

Always on the lookout for things that make us go WOW, we had to hear from Shantel and her absolutely amazing cake toppers. Miniature works of art with an incredible eye for detail.

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See more of Shantel’s stunning wedding cake toppers and what was the most strangest request she’d had for a cake topper & why she said NO!

  

When it comes to wedding photographers there’s loads to choose from. How do you decide? What should you look for? We introduce NPassos Weddings.

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Get a snapshot of Nando’s work and see what advice he has to give when it comes to finding YOUR wedding day photographer.

  

Well that’s about it for now, but we’ve got some great features coming your way, including a slightly bizarre choice for Wedding Transport!

  

Have a great week.

  

Tanya

  

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A wedding cake just isn’t complete without a proud bride and groom standing on top. There are of course plenty to choose from as with most things to do with weddings, but a personalised cake topper is a great way to add a special touch to the day and always makes a great talking point among your guests. So, today I introduce Shantel’s Cake Toppers, and here’s what she had to say to us;

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Q: Tell us a little bit about Shantel’s Cake Toppers and how you got started.

I first started up my business back in 2011 when my husband and I decided to re-new our wedding vows. I was looking into buying a cake topper, when I decided it would be quite fun to make it myself! My first one was awful, but with a little practice and patience they have vastly improved. I’m still learning new techniques and thinking of new ideas now, 4 years later!

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Q: What has been your most bizarre request for a cake topper and why?

I once had an enquiry from a lady who wanted a ‘divorce cake topper’ She wanted herself on the top of the cake, looking down at her marine ‘ex’ at the bottom of the cake – as if he’d fallen! I didn’t waste much time telling her this wasn’t something I wanted to be associated with – there was no way I would make something quite so disturbing! I’ve had many other requests which I have been happy to make including the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, bride and groom in a hot air balloon – even a groom giving the bride a piggy back, and a bride holding a groom in her arms!

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Q: How long does it take you to make a cake topper?

A ‘standard’ cake topper usually takes about a week at the most. I don’t work all the time, I have to fit it in around other things, and I also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so I have to pace myself.

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Q: What advice can you pass on to our Brides to Be when it comes to planning their wedding day? (It can be anything).

Some very simple advice I would pass on to a bride to be is this:

  

 ”Always kiss hello and goodbye, even if you’re mad at each other!”

  

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Q: What’s been your biggest achievement to date? (It doesn’t have to be wedding related).

My biggest achievement to date would be starting up my own cake topper business, and sticking at it when things were tough. And of course, I couldn’t have done it without my husbands help :)

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Q: How do Brides to Be go about getting one of your amazing cake toppers?

Brides to be can find me on https://www.facebook.com/shantelscaketoppers where they will find all the information and examples they need.

  

Such amazing works of art! Of course your wedding cake will more than likely appear in your wedding album and be one of your stand out memories with one of these stunningly detailed cake toppers stood on top! Please pop over to Shantel’s Facebook page if you want to see more examples of her talented work and of course if you want to get one for yourself or someone else you know is getting married!

  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shantelscaketoppers

It’s time to have a quick round up and catchup with what we’ve been chatting about all things wedding related over the past few weeks. It’s been a lovely few posts plunging you into wedding wonderfulness!

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We started off with some gorgeous wedding cakes from the appropriately named Emmazing Bakes! From hanging chandelier wedding cakes to a new trend and her award winning split wedding cake!

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See more of Emma’s amazing wedding cake creations on her post feature ‘Wedding Cakes that WOW’!

 

We then took a little trip down memory lane and re-introduced you to Impulse Glamour. A husband and wife team that specialise in boudoir photography. We had the opportunity to have some of our wedding underwear styled and photographed as well!

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What a great way of getting more from your bridal underwear and maybe making a special gift for your partner on the morning of your wedding day? Get an eyeful of some the amazing “bridal boudoir images from Gill” at Impulse Glamour.

 

Finally we took the liberty of taking up the last spot with our new wedding garters that Tanya has been working really hard on, from her Lucky Sixpence Wedding Garter to her Diamond Dreams Bridal Garter. Everything you need for your something blue and your lucky sixpence!

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Take a look at some of the more personalised designs that she’s been asked to create from different colours to favourite football team colours & charms! On our feature ‘Wedding garters with a personal touch‘!

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Well that’s it for this week. Keep an eye out over the next week, we’ll be introducing you to a FREE online wedding planner and a look at a wedding makeup artist from afar!

 

Hope you’ve got some ideas & inspiration for your big day.

 

Tanya

 

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