Sunday, January 4, 2009
Our January Palette!!
Here it is! Our first "Palette of the Month"! Keeping in mind that this palette is something designed for July or August--we chose Tiffany blue and black with white and silver accents. Yum!!!
This is a very elegant combination. Particularly with black gowns, and classic black tuxedos. Nothing is more elegant than black and white (or ivory) and those little robin's egg blue boxes with the white satin ribbon--well girls, need I say more? Who wouldn't want to receive one of those!!!!!!!
The bride I picture in this palette is a young lady who is very fashion forward, and very sophisticated. She knows what style is and uses it to her best advantage. She realizes that "less is more" and that sometimes the minimalist is the classiest.
This gal would choose a menu worthy of Tru, and she would probably want a case of Vouve Cliquot champagne with bright red raspberries in the flutes. She might choose to serve a special dessert--white and dark chocolate marbled boxes filled with chocolate mousse and accented with a mint leaf and a fanned strawberry. The wedding cake would be a vision of smooth white fondant with a very simple and classic gum paste bow on the top and gum paste pearls around each layer.
Like this one at Dianes Cakes and More (but our Linda could make this one, we've seen her do it!)
This palette would be lovely with very neutral white flowers, (since, as you know, there are SOOOOO many flowers to choose from in the Tiffany blue and black! haha)
White orchids and roses come to mind immediately. White Casablanca lilies would be beautiful too. Sprays of white dendrobium orchids shooting out of tall vases on some tables with miles and miles of strung pearls draped around the vase, and maybe silver julep cups filled with white roses on other tables. A lily floating in a bubble bowl with pearls as a third design. Our black bichon tablecloths would be dynamite! Little Tiffany blue boxes with white ribbons, filled with a chocolate truffle for favors. Menu cards would be an elegant touch--black backing with Tiffany blue layered in between and white menu on top--maybe a little half pearl glued into a motif to accent it.
Gowns strike me in the Vera Wang style; sleek, classic, unadorned and simple but with amazing lines.
Maids could wear either black gowns, or if you wanted to do something a little more edgy, maybe the Tiffany blue in a cocktail length strapless flirty little dress. The moms would look striking in sleek black evening gowns.
Accessories? Pearls of course. 3 strand pearl necklaces with pearl earrings for the maids, and for the bride? A multi strand pearl necklace with pearl earrings that have just a little dangling pearl, and a pearl bracelet over opera length gloves (if she's into gloves). Her bouquet could have pearls wired into it as well, either shooting up from the bouquet or in strands that dangle below.
This couple will probably spend their honeymoon in the "Big Apple" dining at wonderful restaurants and taking in the Broadway shows.
So what does this palette say to YOU? What ideas do you have for our couple?