Wedding Theme

The release of the Great Gatsby movie last spring had a major impact on the world of weddings, with brides everywhere dreaming of the glamour of the roaring 1920s. (And women everywhere dreaming of Leo. Sigh!) The elegance and spirit of the era have been incorporated into many wedding trends, including this vintage-inspired gown by Caroline DeVillo.

This silk charmeuse sheath is a sophisticated throwback, accessorized with a signature headwrap of beaded flowers, stunning silver shoes and a crystal bracelet. Channel Daisy Buchanan by adding a red lip and plenty of attitude!

See more details on this gown—and more of our favorite new wedding dresses—in our fall 2103 lookbook!

Jimmy Choo ‘Lace’ Pump | Micky London Beaded Clutch | Tasha Crystal Beaded Headwrap | Nina ‘Kiera’ Bracelet

Shop for your perfect style with a Wedding Stylist in one of our in-store Wedding Suites—the service is free. Call 1.888.300.1295 or book an appointment online in a Suite location near you.

 

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It’s time to get graphic—with typography! With elegant lines, throwback shadow details and even perky attitudes, fonts can be a powerful and stylish design element in your wedding.

Similar to the color palette you choose, your invitation typography can do wonders for setting the tone for the big day. An elegant ballroom gala can be introduced by a refined metallic invite in cursive font. Throwing a fun destination wedding? Go for an exuberant mix of fonts that scream fun in the sun.

Our friends at Wedding Paper Divas have a full selection of designs to show off your invitation suite—and the all-important wording—in grand style.

And there’s even more inspiration to be found! If you’re in love with your invitations, why not continue the theme into your accessories too?

After picking three of our favorite typographic invitations, we combed The Wedding Suite for wedding accessories that subtly tie back to the first wedding communication your guests receive. How’s that for coming full circle?

The curving, fluid lines of these Jimmy Choos mimic the elegant cursive in the Penned Promises suite, as do the cheeky “Mrs.” earrings and glittering clutch.

Elm and Gray for Wedding Paper Divas Penned Promises Invitation Suite in Pearl | Jimmy Choo ‘Lang’ Sandal | kate spade new york ‘Say Yes – Mrs Stud’ Earrings | Sondra Roberts Beaded Wave Clutch

This multifaceted invitation provides multiple sources of inspiration: The bold serif font is seen again in this sweet compact and letters pendant; the branch motif mirrors the design of this chic headpiece.

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Elk Design for Wedding Paper Divas Charmed Chalk Invitation Suite in White | Sweet Sorella Designs Monogram Compact Mirror | Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge ‘Bianca’ Floral Head Wrap | Alex Woo ‘Little Letters’ Pendant

Offsetting the myriad happy fonts, this suite includes both cheerful polka dots—seen again in a stunning collar necklace—and a sunny color scheme, which is mirrored in a sparkling clutch and sandal.

Elum for Wedding Paper Divas Playful Poster Invitation Suite in Citrus | kate spade new york ‘hancock park’ collar necklace | Nina Beaded Frame Clutch | Glint ‘Devyn’ Sandal

Don’t forget—now through December, you can use code NORDWPD15 for 15% off your order of any wedding stationery from Wedding Paper Divas!

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Ready to hit the road, cozied up in your favorite boots and trusted scarf, with your hair blowing in the wildflower-scented breeze? Summer will soon be a distant memory, and what we love best about the crisp, clean feel of fall is getting up close and personal with the one we love, snuggled by the fire, listening to music… or perhaps standing at an altar, promising to ride shotgun on all the little trips life may take you on. Today, we’re imagining the perfect Americana wedding, complete with farm stand comforts, casual elegance and a colorful sunset painting the evening sky.

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Ready to hit the road with this casual and comfortable look? Check out our picks from the Nordstrom Wedding Suite.

Amanda Judge ‘Vera’ Head Wrap | Echo ‘Vintage Plaid’ Wrap | Lipstick Queen Look of Love Set | Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’ Earrings | Berry ‘Esme’ Bobby Pins | Christian Siriano Ruffle Gown | Jenny Yoo ‘Gabby’ Dress | Old Gringo ‘Gaylarazz’ Boot | Moyna Beaded Clutch

XO,
the Lover.ly team

Inspiration images via Lover.ly

From Left: Photo by: Nancy Neil on Kelly Oshiro via Lover.ly | Photo by: Imagery with Impact on Gia Zopatti Wedding Coordination + Event Design via Lover.ly | Photo by: Kellie Kano on Inspired By This via Lover.ly | Photo by: Jocelyn Filley on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: Kellie Kano on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by: thirteen thirteen on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly | Photo by: One Love Photography on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by: AGAiMAGES on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by: Nancy Ray on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly | Photo by: Matt and Katie on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly

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When it comes to wedding daydreams, can you imagine hosting your wedding with the beautiful African countryside as the backdrop to your most special of days? Think photos taken against a 100-year-old acacia tree, the bride arriving on a vintage safari Jeep, and fruits, vegetables, the colors of nature and the excitement of the wild, all mixed together…

Today we are re-imagining this dream setting as something a little closer to home, complete with the perfect decor, gown and accessories. Go bold with animal prints, but instead of the usual neutral color scheme, play it up with bright, vibrant colors: Purples, oranges, reds and pinks pair perfectly with this print!

Want to get this look? Check out our favorite picks from The Wedding Suite!

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NOUVELLE Amsale Silk Crinkle Chiffon gown (available in selected stores)| Jenny Yoo ‘Aidan’ convertible dress | Alexis Bittar bracelet | Tasha head wrap | Diane von Furstenberg ‘Tonda’ clutch | Carbon Copy cuff | Tasha animal print infinity scarf | Joan & David ‘Siona’ sandal

XO,

Anna and the Lover.ly Team

Inspiration images via Lover.ly:

From Left: Photo by: Jose Villa on Joy de Vivre Event Design Boutique via Lover.ly | Photo by: Nancy Neil on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: Canary Grey Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly | Photo by: Meg Smith on Inspired By This via Lover.ly | Photo by: Suzanne Hansen Photography on Inspired By This via Lover.ly | Photo by: Pasha Belman Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: Abbey Hepner Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly | Photo by: Pasha Belman Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: 927 Photography on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly | Photo by: Kristin LaVoie Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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Saukok Tiampo, guest contributor of REVEL, dreams up a garden party affair in this week’s inspirational collage. 

Some days, I fantasize about having my own secret garden. I’d throw lovely garden parties there, with vintage details, pastels, ruffles and lace, just like the one below! The pretty florals and decorative details are complemented by garden party-perfect pieces from the Wedding Suite.

Ted Baker London Dress | kate spade new york Pump | Amsale One Shoulder Dress | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Earrings

For details on how to create this party—or for more pastel inspiration—head over to REVEL!

‘Til next time,
Saukok

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We are always huge fans of the wedding color inspiration boards from Lover.ly, but this month, we’re especially thrilled to share a special little project! We’ll let Mandy—and the images—do the talking.

It’s finally March! While the frost has been busy melting, we’ve been looking ahead to warmer months! And the summer event we’re most excited for? Nordstrom’s Bridal Project Manager, Cara, is going to say, “I do!” We absolutely adore Cara’s style—think a little bit of boho-chic with an elegant touch. We’ve put together some wedding inspiration via Lover.ly to help her plan her upcoming wedding in the woods, and we are so excited to share it here today!

Following Cara and her bridal adventures on Brideology, we had a few key elements swirling around in our heads—fresh, local, eco-friendly, organic, wildflowers, earthy—and we think we’ve got just the perfect mix of green and chic wedding elements to inspire her for her day.

Want this look? Check out some of our favorite picks from the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom:

Anne Barge ‘Emmanuelle’ Wedding Gown | Ippolita ‘Rock Candy’ Earrings | I. Madeline Swing Dress | L.K. Bennett ‘Bondi’ Sandal | Halo & Co Headband | Alexis Bittar ‘Elements-Floral’ Necklace | Ted Baker ‘Treasured Orchid’ Dress | Nina Beaded Clutch | Donna Ricco Chiffon Dress

XO,
Mandy and the Lover.ly Team

Inspiration images via Lover.ly

Photo by: Nikol Ramsay Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly | Photo by: Melissa Schollaert on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly | Photo by: Heather Hester Photography on Snippet & Ink via Lover.ly | Headband by Serenity Crystal on Lover.ly | Photo by: Ben Blood on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly |  Inspired by This via Lover.ly |  Oak Tree Invitations on Minted via Lover.ly | Photo by: Elisa B. Photography on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by: Cafe Fernando on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by:  Sarah Culver Photography on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by: Papered Heart Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: onelove Photography on Santa Barbara Chic via Lover.ly

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We don’t know about you, but we plan to spend the day perfecting our Irish accent and eating way too many green shamrock cookies. We’ll also be enjoying the sea of green, one of our favorite colors! Green is re-interpreted every year in fashion and design (hello, Pantone color of the year!), and can be worked into many types of wedding themes as well. Whether it’s seaglass, chartreuse, emerald or forest, green adds a fresh accent to any wedding color palette. Get inspired by the ideas below and don’t be afraid to go green! (Oh, and we recommend going green in the earth-friendly sense as well!)

Rustic bouquet | BCBGMAXAZRIA dress |Green chairs | Invitations | Valentino clutch | Bride in sunglasses | Kendra Scott necklace | Succulents | J.Renee pump

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Winter is relentless, and we’re still bundling up by the fire in our cashmere sweaters, basking in the glow of another holiday season full of engagements and winter weddings. But that won’t stop us from California Dreamin’ of palm trees, peonies and piña coladas! So wax your surfboards, hop in your Ford woodies and join us for a “beachy keen” tropical love story.

Pair peaches and corals with ocean blues and greens for a charming, vintage beach feel on your wedding day. Add a floral clutch and a mint-green layered necklace to your bridal look, and you’re ready to say, “I do!”

Want this look? Check out some of our favorite picks from the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom:

Pictured: Taylor Dresses Tonal Stripe Dress | Rachel Layered Statement Necklace | Erdem ‘Jane’ Gown
Tasha Clutch | Ralph Lauren Headband | Sondra Roberts Clutch
Christian Siriano Gown in select Wedding Suites | Nina ‘Begonia’ Earrings | Trina Turk ‘Fiji Flower’ Bikini

XO,
Mandy and the Lover.ly Team

Inspiration images via Lover.ly

Photo by: Meg Smith Photography on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: Cappy Hotchkiss on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: Ruby Yeo Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly  | Photo from: Thunderbirds 55-57 on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by Martha Stewart Weddings on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly | Photo by: White Loft Studio on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: Tinywater on The Brides Cafe via Lover.ly | Photo by: Katrina Louise on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: 927 Photography on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly | Photo by: Meg Smith Photography on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: 927 Photography on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly

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Over at Lover.ly, we’ve got gold fever! Luxurious gold tones lend themselves beautifully to fall and winter weddings, but we’re in love with one combination in particular that makes gold the perfect choice for warm-weather weddings: seafoam and gold.

Not quite blue, not quite green, seafoam is the perfect romantic summer wedding color! Gilded accents like gold place settings and sparkly trim bring the colors alive…we’re especially smitten with ranunculus and dusty miller for the florals in this scheme, bringing a bit of rustic romance and tying it all together!

Want the look for your wedding? Check out some of our favorite picks from The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom:

Pictured: Kendra Scott Cuff | La Femme Chiffon Gown | Lauren Merkin Clutch  | Argento Vivo Square Drop Earrings | Donna Morgan Chiffon Gown | Badgley Mischka Pump| Nina Satin Trim Veil | Tory Burch Statement Necklace

We’ve had a blast sharing some of our favorite color schemes with you! We hope you hop on over and check out Lover.ly for more beautiful wedding inspiration and great product picks from The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom. Head over to take the Style Quiz and see what gorgeous, super-customized wedding inspiration lands right in your lap(top).

XO,
Cathleya and The Lover.ly Team

Inspiration images via Lover.ly
1. Christa Elyce on Bridal Musings | 2. Erica OBrien Cake on Heart Love Weddings | 3. Lisa Lefkowitz on Snippet & Ink | 4. Dana Grant Photography on Every Last Detail | 5. Adam Barnes on Grey Likes Weddings | 6. Kaysha Weiner Photographer on Inspired by This | 7. Pasha Belman Photography on Southern Weddings | 8. Stone Crandall Photography on Bow Ties and Bliss | 9. Eric Kelley on Snippet & Ink  | 10. Christa Elyce on Bridal Musings | 11. Vintage Floral Save-the-Date Cards by Amber Barkley from Minted Paper Goods | 12. Photo by: Cami Jane Photography via Inspired by This

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Lover.ly here again, back to share another of the most beautiful and popular wedding color schemes of the season! Whether or not you’re an unabashed (or perhaps secret?) fan of the Fifty Shades novel series, we can’t deny that it has inspired our love for the color grey paired with…anything! One of our favorite pairings this season is Lilac and Slate.

For the Francophile in all of us, a lilac-and-slate color scheme whisks us away to the French countryside! Elegant décor dotted with lavender sprigs, free-flowing champagne and a getaway in a vintage car. Oh, how we can taste the Ladurée macarons now…

Want to get this look? Check out some of our favorite picks from the Nordstrom Wedding Suite:

Pictured: Carmen Marc Valvo Gown | Tasha ‘Havana’ Salon Clip | Nordstrom Round Pavé Stone Pendant Necklace | Donna Morgan Crisscross Dress | kate spade new york Stud Earrings | Us Angels Flower Sash Dress | Manolo Blahnik Sandal | Franchi Ruffle Frame Clutch

Looking for the perfect wedding palette to call your own? Check out Lover.ly and search wedding details by 16 of the most popular wedding colors with one click by using the handy color search bar! See something you love? Sign up and save your wedding favorites and inspiring images into bundles that you can share with your family and friends (or keep all to yourself!).

We’ve got one more beautiful wedding color combination coming your way…stay tuned!
XO,
The Lover.ly Team

Inspiration images via Lover.ly
1. Beaux Arts Photographie on Snippet & Ink | 2. The Collective Photographers on Grey Likes Weddings | 3.  The Collective Photographers on Grey Likes Weddings | 4. Millie Holloman on Inspired by This | 5. B.S. Smith Photography on Style Unveiled | 6. This Modern Romance on The Bride’s Cafe | 7. Laura Murray Photography on Bridal Musings | 8. The Collective Photographers on Grey Likes Weddings | 9. Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel Collection | 10. Kristyn Hogan on Every Last Detail |  11. Jessica Claire on Inspired by This | 12. Marissa Rodriguez Photography on Every Last Detail

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