Once again I find myself apologizing for a huge delay between posts. I'm having health issues again and to top that off my computer is not working quite properly :(
Anyways, my inspiration for this weekly wedding is the classic red and black theme that many brides seem to favor. Honestly, it is not one of my favorite themes, but I think I can find a way to make it work. To really make this theme stand out and not look tired or overdone, the colors need to be crisp and clean. No ivories or off-whites here please. I think a crisp, bright white dress accented by vivid red or crimson is the way to go here.
I really like this dress from JC Penney with its bright satiny white fabric. I'm not sure if this dress is in-stock anymore, but online it is still listed as costing less than $100! At that price, I would be slightly concerned about the fabric quality, but most of the reviews are generally positive and I myself have bought other formal and semi-formal dresses at JC Penney without problems. To keep the look more formal the bridesmaids dresses have a bit of a ruffled collar and would be paired with black shoes. Of course, the bride gets to have a little bit of fun so red shoes perfect! These ones listed cost $50 from DSW. The bouquets should be elegant but simple; red roses from Globalrose or 50flowers, maybe accented with lilly of the valley or baby's breath and some green ferns.
In keeping with an elegant look, the bride would wear a mid-length or longer veil, dramatic makeup and statement jewelry. I also think the bride should wear her hair down or in a low updo to balance out the rest of her ensemble and prevent it from looking too stiff and ultra-formal.
The decorations of the ceremony and reception could be any myriad of styles, depending on what style the couple wants. Personally, I would use a lot of candles and soft lighting, with sleek and tall centerpieces. Good music for this style would be classic strings, either live or recorded. Perhaps some Tchaikovsky or Mozart.
That's all for this post and I apologize if it's not quite up to my usual quality. For more black and red inspiration, check out my Pinterest, and please leave me any comments or questions you may have, as well as suggestions for future themes!
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