Navy Blue Wedding Ideas

It’s so easy to see why navy blue is such a popular color for weddings. It’s a classic, tasteful color that suits so many wedding events from the beach to black tie bashes.  There are so many great wedding items in this shade, that I could have filled 30 boards with fun navy blue wedding decor and attire details! But to keep things focused, I decided to pare it down to these 8 picks for everything from wedding invitations to navy blue shoes. And yes, there are plenty of details in my favorite patterns: navy dots and navy stripes!

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Get this navy wedding look: 1. Gold Notes Foil Pressed Invitation In Navy from Minted 2. J.Crew Kylie Dress in Silk Chiffon in Dark Cove  also see more  J.Crew Navy Bridesmaid Dresses 3. Midori Navy and Cream Striped Ribbon  4. Kenneth Jay Lane Blue Earrings from Shopbop 5. Hugo Boss Navy Tie at Nordstrom   6. Navy Patterned Straws on Amazon  7. Striped Favor Bags Dress My Cupake on Amazon 8. Hollie Shoes by Badgley Mischka at Nordstrom

Navy Blue Wedding Decor

Navy blue, like black and white, is one of those great wedding colors that can go with so many other shades (pink, coral, silver, gold, kelly green, and yellow to name a few)! I love to create these decor and attire layouts because I know with my own wedding planning, I spent a great deal of time sourcing items in my chosen wedding colors. I worried that favor boxes wouldn’t exactly match the napkins and silly things like that. In retrospect, I’d highly recommend not stressing about those issues. Instead, I hope seeing color options laid out like this makes the search a little easier and also gives you some ideas for how to incorporate your navy blue details in a fun way.

The trick with navy blue is sometimes just finding the right shade of navy since it can range from nearly black to nearly cobalt blue.  I haven’t seen all of these products in person to make sure they match exactly, but again, just strive for coordination, not perfection. No one will notice if your earrings don’t match the groomsmen’s ties, and if you stress too much over such details you’ll start hating your color choice and you’ll drive yourself crazy! Just focus on creating an overall cohesive look and picking details you love, and I promise it will all come together! You’re already on the right track if you’re picking a classic color like navy!

More navy blue wedding inspiration:

Navy Blue Wedding Style Ideas

Dark Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

NavyBlue Mother of the Bride Dresses

Navy Ties for Groomsmen

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Coral Bridesmaid Dress

Continuing with some ideas for beach weddings, this coral bridesmaid dress is one of my top picks for destination weddings and beachside nuptials. Read more below to find out why!

Coral Bridesmaid Dress

Coral Bridesmaid Dress: Audrey by Donna Morgan in Peach Fuzz at Nordstrom | Earrings: Crystal Chapel Earrings by kate spade new york at Rent the Runway See also kate spade new york cluster studs   | Bracelet: Kara Ross Crystal Box Cuff Bracelet | Bouquet: Coral and White Bouquet via Style Me Pretty Photography by Jen + Ashley Floral Design by Bloom The Art of Flowers  | Tie: Calibrate Skinny Tie at Nordstrom | Sandals: Nine West Beseech Sandals in Gold at Amazon | Clutch Style & Co Cristin Winged Clutch  

Coral Dress for a Beach Wedding

I’m back from my mini-vacation at the beach, and while I didn’t get as many beach days as I’d like, I certainly had a few! I also didn’t get a chance to additional posts  in the beach bridesmaid dresses and beach wedding series; because I needed the relaxation and figured I’d come back recharged, which I did!

Last week, I shared this beach bridesmaid look in pale blue, and this week, coral is catching my eye. While this coral color is a great shade for a wedding in any setting, the peach and pink undertones of this color are simply fantastic for a beach wedding. The contrast of this orange tone against the blue sea and neutral sand is ideal, and really pops in pictures! This color is called Peach Fuzz, and it comes in many other styles and colors.  If a slightly more pinkish coral is what you’re after, I’d recommend this Honeysuckle shade. If you’d like a softer, lighter almost blush shell shade, try Chantilly. (Or mix all three for an ombre effect!)

Since I was styling this for the beach, I chose low heeled sandals, and some dazzling white and peach accessories which give that seashell feel to the look.  For the groomsmen, that peach skinny tie is a great choice! I also found this blue and orange linen tie which is very beachy indeed, but I just didn’t want to limit this to a coral and blue look.

The other reason this look is so perfect for the beach is the fabric of the dress ! My advice is always to pick the venue before you even think about the your bridesmaids will wear, because the setting really can dictate what look works.  Chiffon, cotton, and light gauzy jersey materials are light and ideal for the beach; heavy thick satins or non-breathable synthetics are not!  If you’re planning a beach or destination wedding, plan on a dress that will hold up to sun, ocean mist, humidity, and sand all the other fun the beach can bring!  Until next time, my wedding beach babes!

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Coral Bridesmaid Dresses

Ties for Groomsmen

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Happy Friday!

Hi Friends! It’s the last day of my mini vacation week and I have two exciting pieces of new for you.  First, head over to Bayside Bride for today’s post where I’m dissecting the ever-elusive “wear it again” bridesmaid dresses and showing  you dresses that already have great wear-it-again potential and ways to restyle two common styles into looks that will take you places other than the wedding aisle. Check it out!

Jim Hjelm Style5379 in Cobalt

Jim Hjelm Style 5379 in Cobalt  See it styled here!

 

Today also marks the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is not to be missed! Most stores put things on sale at the end of the season when the styles are on their way out. Not Nordstrom! These are new styles for pre-fall and fall, all on sale, and unbelievable prices! Nordstrom is a retail partner of DFTW, so I definitely encourage you to check out the sale and stay tuned for more posts about this. For now, you can quickly preview the pieces from some of my favorite designers!

kate spade new york |  Adrianna Papell | Tory Burch | Vince Camuto  | Diane Von Furstenberg

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kate spade new york surprise sale wedding edition

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shop the kate spade new york bridal surprise sale today through midnight!

kate spade new york bridal surprise sale

Hi friends! I’m out celebrating my birthday today, and I wasn’t planning a post, but then I saw something fun and celebratory that seemed like the perfect festive post for today! kate spade new york is having another surprise sale through midnight tonight, with a special focus on all her fabulous bridal pieces!

Check it out and also see these other kate spade new york inspired posts for more ways to inspire your kate spade new york bridal style!  Have fun, and shop the sale !

Bridesmaid dresses inspired by Kate Spade colors and patterns

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a kate spade new york bridal shower

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The Best Wedding Planning App  - BridalPulse!

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The day is finally here for my big announcement! I’ll get right to the news: Dress for the Wedding is thrilled to be one of the featured blogs in the newest (and greatest!) wedding planning apps out there. It’s called BridalPulse  and has been brought to you by BrideClick and sponsored by Cuisinart!

If you’re newly engaged or in the midst of wedding planning, and wishing there was a way to search all the top wedding blogs and find the best wedding ideas easily– well– your wish has come true. To borrow a phrase — there’s an app for that! It’s BridalPulse!

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Some of the best wedding planning ideas from top wedding blogs are right at your fingertips now, in this digital magazine format with instant updates of the latest content and easy-to-search categories in topics like: wedding fashion, fashion, destinations, real weddings, DIY, hair & makeup, stationery, and more! The best part: BridalPulse is a FREE app available in the Apple App Store for iOS. Download it now!

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BridalPulse also features some of the other top wedding blogs that I love to follow myself, like The Bridal Detective, Mountainside Bride, Aisle Perfect and The Perfect Palette.  It’s a great way to easily keep up on their latest content from your favorite bloggers, and to get ideas on the best ideas for every aspect of your wedding colors, details, and themes. It’s also great way to show and share your ideas with your friends.  So download the app today and simplify your wedding planning immediately! You’ll be so glad you did!

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