1. Bridesmaids photo by Kate Osborne via Snippet & Ink 2. Napkins via Martha Stewart 3. Cake from M.Robin Cake Design 4. Kate Spade inspiration shoot by Edyta Szyszlo via 100 Layer Cake 5. Cake from Martha Stewart Weddings 6. bow tie and boutonniere by Erin Hearts Court via Once Wed 7. Bar cart from Martha Stewart Weddings 8. Stripe ring pillow from Martha Stewart Weddings 9. Oscar De La Renta gown via Brides 10. Stripe vellum candles from Martha Stewart Weddings 11. Photo by Jonathan Canlas Photography via Brooklyn Bride
Stripes are a bold move in wedding décor and signal to your guests that you are not conventional!
In a nautical theme, navy or sapphire and white striped tablecloths will set the theme. Just add touches of red, sky blue and sand in bunting, shells, marine artifacts and the sea outside.
A satin striped cloth underneath a patterned over-cloth looks feminine, elegant and different. Try a soft sage or ivory striped cloth and throw over a smaller cloth in florals – say with apricots, pinks, lemons but with the sage as a colour in the pattern. Try spots or checks as your over-cloth, or an embroidered fabric such as sari material, or organza with an embroidered border.
A plain cloth underneath with a striped cloth on the top – swagged or with tassels as embellishment looks elegant.
Try striped fabric to create a ‘tented ceiling’ gathered into an ornate pleat in the middle of the room. Hang a ‘chandelier’ of flowers, fairy lights, glass beading or a real chandelier from the centre and your room suddenly becomes grand.
Striped market umbrellas, striped favour boxes or noodle boxes, a subtle stripe in your wedding party fabric, ties, pocket handkerchiefs, socks, striped crockery.
Or create a striped effect by having tablecloths in white edged with a double stripe of black ribbon, black and white ticking napkins. Consider using a bold black and white stripe in upholstery fabric, over which you place a white or black linen cloth edged in crystals.