Wedding Wednesday: Make Way for Ombre! Part II

Happy Wedding Wednesday!  It’s time for the second of our three-parter tribute to Ombre!  Are you as excited as me? I hope so!  The ombre look is the perfect addition to the wedding industry’s trends.  It adds a delicate, feminine, almost dreamy, touch to wedding decor, and has been used on everything from centerpieces, to wedding gowns!
There are infinite possibilities of Ombre-ing (I like to make everything verbs) up your wedding day.   You can use a little, or a whole lot, but as always, you should avoid too much of a good thing.  I highly suggest using accents of solid colors to anchor the look and emphasize the trend you’re hoping to show off.
So how exactly can you incorporate this trend?  Well, let’s start with an obvious take…
Wedding-Day Attire
I’m definitely a traditionalist when it comes to bride’s gowns – the standard white or ivory is my favorite – but as the photos below prove, there sure is a wow factor when a little ombre is thrown in!
ombre gowns
The blue chiffon dress is designed by Jason Grechwite and the neutral dress is from Lela Rose.  Per usual, Gwen Stefani was trendy before her time during her 2002 nuptials to rocker Gavin Rossdale when she weas pretty in pink in this ombre gown from Dior by John Galliano. What do you think about ombre wedding gowns?  Would you wear one?
If donning ombre yourself is unappealing, maybe you’ll like it better on your groom. Ties like this one are popping up in a lot of tuxedo shops, and come in a variety of colors. This picture on the left is from Top Hat Tuxedo located in Fox Chapel – for all my fellow Pittsburghers. (PS, I’ve worked with them before and their staff was extremely helpful and friendly!)
You can also have your bridesmaids wear ombre dresses, like this pretty purple one below from David’s Bridal, or have the girls wear different shades of the same dress and line them up in an ombre pattern like these pink examples.
The ombre order should be easy to pull off, as most bridesmaid dresses come in a variety of colors in similar shades.  You don’t have to just go from light to dark in one long line.  Mix it up a little by going back and forth in the fade, so maybe dark in the middle and light on the ends.
Whatever your vision may be, for ombre-inspired threads on your big day, you can definitely make it happen!
Ombre is found in nature all over the place, so adding the trend into your bouquet and centerpieces is easy as pie!  These are my favorite finds – especially the flowers laid in the middle of the table.  It’s so simple, but really makes a statement, right?
Check out these YUMTASTIC looking cakes. There are so many different ways your baker can incorporate the fading into the icing whether it be fondant ruffles, a special design or different colored layers.
As you can see, there are so many ways you can incorporate ombre into your special day.  Just remember – less is more!
What are you favorite ombre wedding looks?
XO Stephanie

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