- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
It’s funny when you start thinking about all the traditions of all the things that are “supposed” to be white at a wedding, and then all the trends that make those things not white anymore. I’m not trendy enough to not have a white (well, for me, ivory) dress, but here’s a few of the white traditions I’m breaking:
THE CAKE: I really fought my mom on this one, she is SUPER traditional. But my cake is going to be green! I couldn’t be more excited or happy with my decision.
Inspiration pic…I’m thinking it’s probably going to be pretty similar to this as far as colors go, except instead of scroll-y things it’s going to be ivory lace. I’m having pink flowers similar to this too! The cake itself is totally different though, it’ll be hexagon and have our monogram on the top tier, and the middle tier isn’t going to be opposite in color, it’ll all be the same.
THE SHOES: My shoes are actually blush. This was an easy white tradition to break, and one most people I’ve talked to agree with. I think colorful shoes are becoming more popular than white or ivory shoes!
Sorry about the junky desk at work, but I love these beauties SO much! They are by Chinese Laundry.
THE FLOWER GIRL: Maybe I was just being a little selfish in this decision…but I wanted to be the only girl wearing a white dress. So my flower girl is going to be wearing a girly-er version of the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Adorable dress, in my opinion. Image via Dessy.com
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Maybe this is just a local thing, but around here grooms wear a white or ivory vest, and a white or ivory tie. Basically end of story. FH is going to wear a pinky-blush tie, to match my lovely shoes! (Actually, he got the tie first, then I got my shoes. But we’ll just say he wanted to match me!)
The left tie is what the groomsmen are wearing, and the right tie is for FH!
I’m considering having a pinky-blush sash also, although I haven’t decided on that yet. If I don’t, I’m considering pink ribbon for my dress’s corset back. And I’m pretty sure my wedding night lingerie isn’t going to be white either 😉 Maybe green, since that’s FH’s favorite color. (I only mention this because I have a friend who says you have to wear something BRIDAL and white and frilly.)
That’s about all I can think of for me as far as the white goes, but it’s just something I was thinking about that I thought was interesting! What are you doing that isn’t white, or isn’t “traditional” wedding-y??