[Featured Post] A Patterned Wedding

Good afternoon readers! Sorry about the lack of blog posts. I will do better! I am apart of a wonderful community that supports one another in the wedding business and a few have been gracious enough to create some guest posts for you! First, comes Layla of [Simply Savannah Events]. The moment she showed me this post, I completely fell in LOVE. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Here’s Layla!

What is the difference between plaid, gingham and checkered? And what is Tartan? Well, we must refer to [Wikipedia] on this one 🙂

Plaid [pattern] is also used as a synonym for tartan or, in the USA, any checked cloth pattern.
Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn. The name originates from an adjective in the Malay language, ginggang, meaning striped.
-A check is a pattern consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical bands in two or more colors in woven cloth.
Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours.
Pin stripes are a pattern of very thin stripes running in parallel found in cloth.

I love the idea of combing stripes with checkers, but you have to make sure not to go overboard with all the patterns. Plus, you should stick with a color scheme: black and white is very popular. Also, navy or green are good choices. Make sure if you choose one color that you keep it monochromatic [Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones and shades) of a single hue] or if you choose two colors, that they go well together.

I’ve put together a few collages of different ideas and styles. You could go for a retro look, classic or preppy depending on which style fits you the best.

Choosing your invitations style is a very important decision since it sets the stage for your wedding. If you’re going for a formal event consider this nice [plaid design]. Or if you are planning a whimsical, informal event check out this wonderful company: [Tear Drop Weddings].

What should you wear for your rehearsal dinner? These are a few fun ideas:

[Gingham Dress 1] [Gingham Pleated Skirt] [Gingham Dress 2] [Gingham Dress 3] [Cloudscape Headband] [Studded Scarf]

Now the fun part: Choosing your wedding details!

[Checkers Cake] [Checkered Inside Cake] [Striped Ribbon] [Modern Table Design] [Whimsical Pattern Cake] [White Anemones Bouquet] [Striped Chair Decor] [Gingham Linen Napkins]

How should you style the men?

[Black & White Check Dress Shirt] [Will Chalker Collection] [Gingham and Checkers] [Whimsical Checker Tie] [Black & White Stripe Tie 1] [Black & White Stripe Tie 2]

For an informal wedding during the daytime consider: Laura Louzek’s Etsy shop of bow ties that are smartly re-purposed from unloved clothing. Ties feature adjustable bands and are freestyle [self-tying], allowing the anything-but-ordinary-man to impress with his bow tying skills or choose a two-toned striped tie with a plaid shirt.

[Light Green Bow Tie] [Checkered and Striped]

Maybe you fancy navy?

[The Knot] [Blue Navy Pinstripe] [Light Blue Checked Dress Shirt] [Laura Plouzek’s Etsy Shop] [Navy Plaid Bowtie] [Navy Blue Check Dress Shirt] [J. CREW Gingham]

Now off to your honeymoon and relax in the sun!

[Black & White Men’s Swim Trunks] [Old Navy One-Piece]

The most important rule of summer fashion: Don’t get complicated. And the simplest way to swim is in black and white — checkers, stripes, polka dots, solids, whatever.

But how could I resist this adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel!! Having your pet as the ring bearer is a fun idea, but not for everyone. You must have  a well-trained dog for this task. This shirt collar features a double rounded corner and closes at the front with a snap button. The ribbon bow tie is attached to a fully adjustable elastic band. Wear over the pet’s neck and hide it underneath the collar fold just as the humans do 🙂 This collar is meant for the pet fashionistas.

[Doggie Bow Tie]

Thank you SO much Layla for this AMAZING post! Please stop by Layla’s blog: [Simply Savannah Events] and tell her what an awesome job she did!

Tomorrow, stay tuned for a carnival engagement shoot!


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