Following Through on Theme

WITH AN OVERWHELMING ABUNDANCE OF WEDDING IDEAS AND DECOR INSPIRATION, HOW DO YOU EVEN BEGIN TO DECIDE ON A THEME FOR YOUR WEDDING?

OUR SIMPLE ANSWER? MAKE IT PERSONAL.

Beginning with a color palette, Meaghan knew she wanted to use navy blue in a contemporary way to represent her preppy style while adding a trendy twist. As a long-time subscriber to wedding magazines and avid reader of Southern New England Weddings and Chatty Brides, Meaghan took a cue from a wedding in the 2010 edition and decided to use navy and white stripes with the bright contrast of hot pink. “I made sure to incorporate this striped pattern, as well as the color palette, in all of my paper correspondences and details, including: save-the-dates, invitations, programs, table numbers, menu cards, labels for water bottles, seersucker bridesmaid’s dresses, ties for the groomsmen, napkins, a photo station backdrop, table runners, gift bags and coffee cups,” explains Meaghan. This cohesive blend of color and pattern helped to create a seamless event, start to finish.

Aside from the color theme, Meaghan and her husband, Ben, used sentimental details and individual personality traits to make their wedding uniquely their own: Meaghan’s wedding gift to Ben was cufflinks containing a photo of his beloved childhood pet; Ben changed into custom, color Nike Dunk Low sneakers embroidered with the words “Just Married” after the ceremony; Meaghan’s dress contained swatches from both her mother and grandmother’s wedding dresses sewn inside; table numbers at the reception were dates or digits that held special meaning to the couple throughout their lives and courtship.Many more personal ideas included favorite foods from Cold Stone Creamery and Ma’s Donuts and nods to New England, such as mini clamcakes and clam chowder. “I wanted our guests to remember our wedding as a fun and informal party,” says Meaghan.

By incorporating tiny details into a vibrant personalized theme, you will leave your guests raving about your special day for months after you cut into your anniversary tier.

PHOTOGRAPHS by Ashley O’Dell Photography.

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