July 30, 2010

Japanese Wave

This is part three of a series of Japanese inspired weddings. Check out part one: Cherry Blossoms and part two: Bamboo.
White and Blues Japanese Wave Print Wedding Board
Today's board was inspired by this print-
I love the different shades of blue in this iconic image. The color blue has been intertwined with wedding traditions for hundreds of years. Biblical Hebrews believed that blue symbolized loyalty and spiritual constancy. This look is a way to honor centuries of tradition in a fresh, modern way.
1. This cake from Martha Stewart Weddings incorporates waves stamped into the pale blue fondant, perfectly echoing the inspiration print.
2. Carrying a monogrammed parasol in place of a traditional bouquet will set your bridal look apart and keep a sunburn at bay during a summer wedding. Image from here. You can order one from here.
3. These invites feature a band of paper printed with a lovely wave design. They tie in with the theme without taking it too far.
4. These centerpieces would be so easy and inexpensive! Consisting of glass cylinder vases, water tinted with food coloring, and one little fish, they perfectly mirror the look and feel of the theme.
5. This wedding dress' asymmetrical shirring and modest train mimic the powerful and graceful waves of the print.
6. This stunning bridesmaid's dress not only allows for using two lovely shades of blue, it also is cut to flatter pretty much any body type. The sash also imitates the look of an obi belt.
7. Sapphire and pearl jewelry will honor the theme of this wedding in both color and origin as pearls are commonly associated with Japan.

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