Make your wishes transparent with tinted glass plates and goblets -- in lieu of heavy crystal and traditional china -- that mimic the look of sea glass. Add a swell arrangement of sweet peas, tweedia, and muscari to complete the effect. To embellish place cards with streamers, cut slits in a card with a utility knife and weave ribbons through. Wrap around a napkin, leaving ends long for a loose, layered effect.
You know how a pointillist work seems unimpressive up close, but if you look at the sum of its parts, you see the big, breathtaking picture? That's how it is with this inexpensive way to decorate your cake. Buy Necco wafers, pick out the ones that go with your palette, and adhere them in layers to each tier of a frosted cake. If you're loving this mint shade, go to necco.amazonwebstore.com; they've created packs of mint wafers just for our readers.
For optimal effect, have each bridesmaid wear a different shade within the palette and a different style (strapless, halter, tailored, or flowing); after all, the sea, too, is equal parts mercurial and beautiful. "Bellini" strapless dress, Siri, 415-431-8873. "Mallory" sweetheart crisscross halter dress, Jenny Yoo Collection
Shadows, liners, and mascara in light, watery shades can be striking in moderation. Clockwise from top: I-Colour Powder Eye Shadow in Icy White, by Dior Beauty. Expert Wear Eye Shadow in Irish Mist, by Maybelline New York. Big Fatty Colored Mascara in Electric Blue, by Urban Decay. Duo-Toned Eye Pencil in Aqua Teal, Estee Lauder. Eye Show in Pop Aquadelic, by Dior Beauty.
Get a shot of something blue with a sparkling piece of jewelry that's seaworthy and wedding-worthy. 1. Pendant necklace, by Danielle Welmond, from Twist, twistonline.com. 2. Beaded necklace with freshwater pearls, Rina Limor, rinalimor.com. 3. Quartz and chalcedony necklace, Suzanne Kalan, suzannekalan.com. 4. "Cleo" hoops, Rachel Leigh, rachelleigh.com. 5. Topaz and gold necklace, by TenThousandThings, from Ylang 23, ylang 23.com. 6 & 7. "Snowman" topaz earrings, and gold and topaz bangles, Ippolita, 877-865-5500. 8. Aquamarine chunk necklace, by Gabrielle Sanchez, from ABC Carpet & Home, 212-473-3000. 9. Brazilian agate bib necklace, Jennifer Rose, jenniferrosejewelry.com. 10. Bracelet with smooth fluorite, Becky Kelso, beckykelso.com. 11. Peruvian Amazonite earrings with diamonds, by Jamie Joseph, from Ylang23, ylang23.com. 12. "Stellar Mix" earrings, by Dana Kellin, from Fragments Prince Street, 212-334-9588.