long live the white wedding

We’ve witnessed two wonderfully white weddings this year. First was the globally spectated Royal wedding of Prince William, to his university sweetheart Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011. The second was the festival inspired big day of supermodel Kate Moss and rocker Jamie Hince on 1 July 2011. Both couples opted for a full white spread, from the brides’ gown to the bridesmaids’ dresses, and even to the floral bouquets. Why don’t you channel your inner Kate? Whether you’re an English darling or a fashionista, why not style your wedding with an all-white theme?

Not all of us can look as gorgeous as maid of honour Pippa Middleton, but that’s no reason for bridesmaids to shy away from white. Beulah London’s white Seraphina Dress is perfect for a summer wedding with a flirty front bow and low-cut, sheer back. For the younger bridesmaids, this Amy Twinkle Dress made from ivory silk and frosted with sparkling crystals is a perfect option. Or, for creating a dream like fairy-tale, Bugs and Fairies have a Heavenly Tutu that can be paired with a sweet blouse or a Ballet Wrap Cardigan.

For your wedding reception continue on with the white trend by using decorations with similar styles. To lighten your tables try this set of White Lanterns by The Contemporary Home. The assorted designs create a romantic mood when lit with tea lights or filled with ivory rose petals, which can also trail over the table surface. And as winter weddings are slowly approaching, these sparkling Snowflake Candles will make a lovely addition. Then add these white, reclaimed wood Turtle Doves to the top table as a symbol of ever-growing love.

To help your guests find their seats, you could use Vintage Style Table Number Blocks for a delightful shabby-chic feature. For place settings there are many white alternatives. Why not try White Wooden Heart Pegs clipped to glassware with name tags beautifully written on a piece of card, or place these personalised Wedding Love Token favours at every setting? They can have up to six words added so why not make them a personal keepsake by choosing a special message for each guest? Another great favour is this Wedding Heart And Monogram Napkin Tie by ditto made in a lovely design that can be personalised with your guests’ initials, or tie Little Wooden Letters around each napkin for a low-key touch.

But don’t stop there! Decorate the back of chairs or the venues’ door handles with distressed Wooden Heart Decorations from Nkuku. They come in three sizes and are hung by a leather tie making them perfect for a neutral colour scheme. Keep with the heart motifs by hanging this Wooden Open Heart above the entrance doorway or near where you’ll be seated. Take your style outside too by scattering around these White Wicker Heart Wreaths among tree branches or shrubbery and position them at different heights. Or drape White Wedding Heart Fabric Bunting by Jonny’s Sister around the venues walls for that special touch of amour.

Choosing to follow in the dainty footsteps of either of the gorgeous Kates would be giving a contemporary nod to the traditional concept of a white wedding. Create a classic, yet bold, theme your guests will all admire.

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