Not Your Mama's Wedding! Break with Tradition and Introduce Patterns to Your Wedding Day
Today's wedding style opens all kinds of opportunities to break from tradition. In today's blog post, we're exploring options that diverge from the miles of ivory silk and lovely Alençon lace (although, admittedly, that is a pattern) to see how the brides that have gone before us have incorporated patterns into their wedding days. And, naturally, at Ellie Wren, we do love how every bride is different. We realize that one bride's polka dots are another bride's pinstripe, so we've also included everything ombre, paisley and filigree, ranging from a subtle hint, to a loud statement piece.
Polka Dot Weddings
While we may think of it as the "starter" pattern, incorporating polka dots into your wedding day can be fun and flashy. We love the subtle play on polka dots with Ali Christine Bridal's pearl and crystal earrings, as well as the way Francesca Miranda's wedding dress design manages a totally classy look with an element of fun (note the lace edging at the top of the back). Ellie Wren's own take on polka dots involved adding these cute pheasant feathers to an otherwise traditional red rose bridal shoe design.
Polka Dot Wedding Dress: Francesca Miranda / Polka Dot Earrings: Ali Christine Bridal / Polka Dot Wedding Shoes: Ellie Wren
To make this list, each item really had to earn its stripes. Sigh. Bad joke, but we try! We are digging the sheer pinstripe back on that tea length House of Mooshki dress, the nautical feel of Kate Spades' bridesmaids' dresses (wedding at the Cape, anyone?) and the simplicity of the pinstripe wrap on the wedding bouquet we found on Style Me Pretty.
Pinstripe Bouquet: Style Me Pretty / Pinstripe Dress: House of Mooshki / Pinstripe Bridesmaids' Dresses: Kate Spade
This might be our favorite wedding look! Kicked off by Gwen Stefani and whether you're eating it, walking in it or wearing it, we love the way brides have adapted this edgy wedding style into their wedding days!
Ombre Wedding Shoes: Ellie Wren / Ombre Wedding Cake: Sweet Empire / Ombre Wedding Dress: Emmaline Bridal
Filigree designs can be elegant and subtle, like the Moonkist wedding ring we've featured; blinged out and fairytale-like, as we've tried to capture in one of our custom wedding shoe designs; or a nice way to blend two wedding themes, like your something blue with a delicate silver crystal filigree overlay wedding shoes.
Filigree Wedding Shoes: Ellie Wren / Filigree Wedding Ring: Moonkist Designs / Filigree Wedding Shoes: Ellie Wren
Sometimes patterns have a lot of significance, like a family tartan. Through the years, we've used many different tartan patterns to create our custom wedding shoes, but we're loving the ways it's been incorporated as well (especially that dog collar -- man's best friend meets ring bearer)!
Tartan Wedding Shoes: Ellie Wren / Tartan Dog Collar: DusiDog / Tartan Wedding Dress: Laura Beaumont Couture
When In Doubt, Go With a Tie
Paisleys, Checkerboards, Pinstripes, Oh My! As we've learned, there is no shortage of ways to incorporate a pattern into your wedding day. Whether it's with a custom wedding dress, a table runner or a pair of custom wedding shoes, patterns are a fun way to put your own stamp on your wedding style. But, if you find yourself with a little bit of wedding-planner's block, wedding ties for your groom are a great place to start and Etsy's own Tie Obsessed has an incredible selection, as well as the ability to custom order a pattern.
Tie Obsessed has over 1,200 different wedding ties to chose from, or you can request a custom order