Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pulling Out the Seersucker

Hi everyone…we have made it to the middle of the week!  How exciting!  I am sort of feeling ‘transition-less’ right now…so we are just going to dive right in to today’s topic.  Hurray!  Have you ever been to Cape Cod during the summer…seen the full hydrangea blooms blowing in the breeze…sipped a martini in a sundress?  Ugh…there is just something so picturesque about a good ‘old money’ New England scene…can you say…perfect wedding theme?!  If you want to throw your very own Ivy League fete, here are the necessary elements that will inspire your guests to pull their college paraphernalia out of mothballs.     

o   Madras, Plaid, Seersucker…Oh My I Am Getting Excited.
o   Whether you decide to cover your nuptials in these old school fabrics or to incorporate them through more subtle details…they are a must!  One of the wonderful things about these textiles is that they come in plenty of colors to fit into your desired color scheme.  Take a look at how these clever brides did just that!   



o   Navy Blazers and Khaki Trousers
o   Very few ensembles are more traditional for men than donning a crisp navy blazer and tailored khaki trousers.  If you are looking for a more formal look for your big day, select a tuxedo for the men and go with this classic, more informal look for the little boys in your party.  

Blue Daisy Wedding Photography via

Jodie Nathan via


o   Classic Silhouette and Simple Wedding Gowns
o   An Ivy League wedding is no time to display your haute couture fashion sense…when searching for a gown…try to stay away from more abstract designs.  There are some incredible lines, such as The Vineyard Collection by Priscilla of Boston, which will give you the perfect debutante look…below are some phenomenal examples.   

Maeve via Priscilla of Boston

Nora via Priscilla of Boston

o   Old Money Glamour Elements   
o   Full, Lush Floral Arrangements
o   Chandeliers Dripping in Crystals
o   Fine China for Your Place Settings
o   Sparkling Jewels…and Obviously Pearls
o   Traditional Cocktails
o   A Black Tie Dress Code
o   Soft, Feminine Details


via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Until next time…be sure to slip on your new pair of Sperry’s and relax with a nice cold glass of lemonade. 

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