Tiffany blue and white has become one of the most requested wedding color combinations this year. While the “it” colors of the moment may not be your “it” colors, there is no denying that gorgeous Tiffany blue has a certain sweetness and charm, not to mention a luxurious, silky appeal. A pairing with white makes the color pop and lends a wedding exceptional classic charm. Here are some ideas for incorporating Tiffany blue and white into your wedding.
What is Tiffany blue? It is the color that Charles Tiffany turned into a symbol. Resembling a robin's egg blue or forget-me-not blue, Tiffany blue has come to signify elegance, quality, exquisite craftsmanship, and exclusivity. Ironically, even though “Tiffany” blue is a hot color for weddings, you cannot really get Tiffany blue. It is trademarked, and vendors cannot sell Tiffany blue because it might directly or indirectly compete with Tiffany & Co. That being said, you will want to find shades that resemble this lovely, classic shade of robin's egg blue. And since white has yet to be trademarked, feel free to work in any shade you like!
Tiffany & Co. gives some wedding tips for those who want elegant, refined, and simply beautiful events. A common theme of their advice is to incorporate a bit of glitz. In the gown, for instance, brides will love an “elegantly embroidered gown in gold, platinum metal or silver threads or with crystal embellishments.” You can also use crystals to adorn formal wedding invitations and barrettes or bouquet picks for the bridesmaids. And why not treat yourself to a bouquet of Swarovski crystal stems tied with Tiffany blue satin?
Brides can also opt for a more simple look, choosing a white gown with Tiffany sash, while the bridesmaids are mirror opposites with short blue dresses and white sashes. Hints of blue can be added to the men's attire as well.
For those among us who do not have a Swarovski budget, flowers will do just fine! An elegant all-blue bouquet to contrast with a white gown looks stunning, as does an all-white arrangement. Calla lilies are always gorgeous, and if you want a more fragrant, luxurious flower, consider magnolias. Their very dark green leaves provide excellent contrast, and what is more feminine than magnolias? Many brides opt for classic roses in whites, ivories, creams, and beiges, while we are seeing the lovely Tweddia flower popping up more and more. This is a light, crisp blue flower that is does not tend towards lavender, purple, or baby blue like other blue blooms.
You can insert crystal – or faux diamonds picks into you bouquet for that hint of glamor, and tie with a Tiffany blue sash for white flowers or white sash for primarily blue flowers. Bridesmaids can carry miniatures of the bridal bouquet or mirror opposites. A complementing pocket square will look great on the groomsmen.
For a true Tiffany wedding, your reception can be a celebration of crystal – chandeliers, crystal votive candles on the tables, beautiful crystal or sterling silver candelabras, sterling silver flatware, scattered crystals and pearls adorning your tables all create the stunning, luxurious, Tiffany wedding of which you've always dreamt.
For the budget-conscious, you can find less expensive crystal votives and other accessories, and in place of Swarovski and Tiffany boxes filled with luscious chocolates for your guests, you can opt for simple clear glass vases with white and Tiffany blue flowers. On your cake, forget flowers and ask for fondant bows, diamonds, or circles for a more chic appearance. Incorporate an accent color like silver or mocha – a delicious choice for cake! You can always substitute clear or lightly tinted blue glass for crystal. You can find “Tiffany” candle boxes on sources like eBay; take the candles out and use them at the reception. Fill the boxes with simple chocolate treats – whether divine Lake Champlain chocolates or fun Hershey's Kisses.
Tiffany blue and white weddings celebrate femininity, luxury, and love. They are also quite whimsical and classic, so let these be the guiding influences for a perfect day.
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