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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Pale & Peacock

March 20th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Pale and Peacock Wedding Inspiration

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1. Benjamin Roberts Gown 2. Lace Headpiece 3. Hydrangea Bouquet Image 4. Peacock Hair Clip 5. Hydrangea Lantern Centrepiece 6. Foliage Bouquet 7. Table Settings 8. Ivory Satin Knotted Peep Toes 9. Hydrangea Tiered Cake 10. Teal Maxi

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Pale and Peacock Accessories

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Accessories:
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Bridesmaids Hair Grips 2. Long Blue Stone Necklace 3. Colour Drop Earrings 4. Lace Hair Grips 5. Pearl Bracelet 6. Pearl & Crystal Drop Earrings

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Happy hump day Brides Up North… we are now officially on the downhill to the weekend! Our regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next is back with another double whammy of gorgeous wedding inspiration mood boards that should get your feathers ruffling!

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Katy says:  This week’s wedding inspiration board is for bride to be Jane, who wanted inspiration for her November 2013 Wedding – in particular, accessories for her and her bridesmaids. Jane is having a beautifully plain white/ivory colour scheme with the only colour being the peacock blue of her bridesmaids filtering into the floral decor.

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Although undecided on what flowers she will use, I have demonstrated the use of colour with elegant hydrangeas. On first thought I was unsure how I would find blue flowers in a tone to compliment the peacock colouring – however, I found a beautiful bouquet (left, centre image) with a lovely blue hiding amongst pale florals and greenery, which i feel is the perfect way to introduce the teal-like shade into your bouquet without the flowers looking artificial. I also experimented with using different hues of blue hydrangea in the palette – the top right bouquet works gorgeously with the bridesmaids’ dress colour – and fabulous on the ombre effect floral cake.

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The bride’s dress is a beautiful ivory silk with embellished areas of lace and a sweetheart neckline and because of all the detail of the dress I have teamed this style with some chic satin heels, with a simple knotted detail – I particularly like the idea of wearing these as you ‘tie the knot’! If you are after something that is a closer match to your dress – why not buy a plain pair of shoes and decorate with shoe clips or find a dressmaker/accessories designer to customise them for you?

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I like the idea of keeping the Bride’s accessories pale and colourless like the colour scheme – a neat lace headpiece or something pearly and decorative with crystals or sequins if you’re looking for an added bit of glam! You can be a bit more adventurous colour wise with the bridesmaid accessories – I’ve added two peacock hair clip styles, but if feathers aren’t your thing, keep it simple with some sparkly rhinestone grips or even mimic the lace of your dress in their hair accessories. Alternatively you could treat your maids to some gorgeous statement earrings – drop or chandelier earrings speak for themselves meaning you don’t even need hair accessories or a necklace.

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I hope this has helped inspire! Keep your theme/colour requests coming in to myself and Julia – lets hope for some much better weather so we can have some fun with Spring shades!

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Remember: the plan is to share a new inspiration board in this time slot every other week, either compiled by myself, regular guest blogger Katy or YOU: get in touch with your own ideas and inspiration boards! We’ll be discussing our inspirations behind the images too so it’s simply going to be a whole load of lovely.

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If you are a little less arty but in need of inspiration and still want to play along, we will also be taking requests for colour schemes and themes and making bespoke boards for my readers. Please contact me to suggest a theme or colour scheme.

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog Images © 2013 as credited, supplied by What Katy Did Next

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Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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