True Blue Villa Wedding
Here are a few tips on how to strike the “something blue” tradition in the most stylish and original ways when you choose to tie the knot at a destination villa wedding.
As the rhyme goes, every bride should wear, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… and a silver sixpence in her shoe” for good luck on her wedding day. While the sixpence has largely been forgotten, “something blue” has not.
According to tradition the colour blue, usually worn in the form of a garter, was used by the bride to baffle the “Evil Eye” on her wedding day. While the famous rhyme originated in England in 1898, brides over one century later are still searching for fresh ways to incorporate it into their wedding ceremony.
Here are a few ideas…
Swarovski’s shimmering blue rhodium-plated Meringue Necklace is sure to catch a few eyes on your wedding day. This striking, yet elegant, piece also comes with matching earrings for beach brides who truly want to match the glimmering azure ocean that form a backdrop to their wedding photographs. The Meringue’s Montana crystal centrepiece is framed by a glistening graduation of crystal colours, all set in pavé. This chic ensemble also has a classic, timeless appeal which means it can act as the perfect jewellery for special anniversary celebrations in the future.
By any other Name
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare famously penned the words, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. Brides getting married in the tropics can smell just as sweet as Shakespeare’s Juliet by spritzing on Dolce & Gabbana’s “Light Blue” fragrance on the morning of their wedding. This stylish scent is characterised by playful fruity and floral notes, and is an ideal wedding day fragrance for brides in the mood for a change from their everyday scent. Its simple bottle is also the ideal size and shape for helpful bridesmaids to carry throughout the day to top up the bride’s sweet aroma whenever necessary.
Brides who want to stick with tradition and make their garter the bluest part of their outfit should make a trip to Agent Provocateur. The brand’s tasteful bridal range includes a number of garters, including the elegant Cynthia Garter, which features intricate cream lace and a baby blue ribbon, finished with a pretty bud and bow detail. If a garter is not enough, Agent Provocateur also offers a wide range of stylish yet sexy lingerie choices in the most striking sapphire hues.
Rock your Body
Brides who don’t mind splurging on their wedding day lingerie may enjoy a trip to London’s classiest undergarment boutique, Dolci Follie. For those who can’t make it to the big city, Dolci Follie’s breathtaking collection can also be explored on their website. This string blue body by Niki is ideal outerwear for the bride who feels like something a little different from the traditional basque. The body features blue fringing countours across the bust and ribcage, and fastens with adjustable straps above the waist in order to properly flatter your curves.
Ladies with a penchant for beautiful footwear will want to make their wedding day shoes stand out just as much as their dress. These cobalt blue suede sandals by Carvela feature a twist of the exotic in their design, and even have a glittering sole. While they may not be the most practical choice for beach ceremonies (no bride wants to get stuck in the sand as she walks up the aisle), they are perfect for an evening soiree on your villa’s private outdoor terrace.
by MAX VEE
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