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Play Up Your Posies
Just as no two flowers are alike, neither are your bridesmaids. Supply a selection of distinct bouquets, and let each tote her favorite. Packed with personality, this electrifying assembly of 'Yves Piaget' roses, andromeda, protea, and curcuma is tailor-made for your pluckiest pal. It doesn't get more charming than this softly shaded cluster of zinnias, curcuma, and astilbe. Have a doe-eyed dreamer among your ranks? She'll love the enchanting vintage vibe that this clutch of dusky protea, lisanthius, and garden roses gives off.
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For a clever and super-easy way to pep up plain programs, print your knot-tying info on a piece of white card stock, and then slip it into a tinted Jam Paper vellum sleeve. The sheaths come in several shades, so you can coordinate them with any color scheme (we opted for pink and peach). For even more festiveness, toss in confetti made from hole-punched construction paper.
Vellum envelopes, jampaper.com
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Expressing your joy through the art of ribbon embroidery is a cinch. Just buy or make a cushion, and then gussy it up with a few heartfelt stitches. Mark it with a symbol, monogram, or even an inside joke. Allow a bit of ribbon to hang free, and use it to secure bands.
Mokuba New York 4mm ribbon #10000, color #54 (212-869-8900)
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Stick to a less-is-more approach, and your pinks will really pop. Here, a neutral backdrop provides the canvas for a striking tablescape, complete with luxe velvet runner, gilded votives, sparkling rose, and bunches of densely clustered dahlias, garden roses, andromeda, and protea.
“Louis” sofa, bridgeprops.com
Missoni “Margherita“ dinner plates bloomingdales.com
Mood Fabrics home velvet #7173
Jayson Home tea-light holders
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Pretty in Pink
With its curve-hugging fit-and-flare silhouette, asymmetrical pleated neckline, and side-swerving train, this ballet-slipper-pink Angel Sanchez gown is an absolute vision—and any bride who dons it, a visionary.
Angel Sanchez N002 dress, markingramatelier.com
Kalan earrings, Fragments (212-334- 9588)
Tiffany & Co. ring
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Everyone’s skin has rosy undertones, which makes pink a universally flattering pick, says Los Angeles makeup artist Stella Kae (and it provides that healthy glow you get from running a 5K). Zero in on a feature or two, and play it up.
Opi Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath
Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Pink Oyster
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Magnolia
Milani Nail Lacquer in La Vie en Rose
NYX Powder Blush in Natural
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A linen pocket square in a fun pattern practically begs for a casual, daytime setting, while a solidly colored silk piece is better suited for a formal affair.
(from top): Alexander Olch, olch.com
Love Virginia Ruth, lovevirginiaruth.etsy.com
Lord Willy’s, lordwillys.com
Turnbull & Asser, mrporter.com
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Have a pinkophobe in your wedding party? These sleek and subtle cuff links are like baby steps toward acceptance, one wrist at a time.
Thomas Pink “Optic Cylinder” cuff links
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Pink is a natural fit for those who are dandies at heart, as are bow ties. Combine the two to make one fresh style statement.
Bowties, Kleinfeld Men (646-633-4300)
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Shirts in this shade look smashing against gray in any season (think a slate wool suit in winter and heathered linen for summer). It plays well with navy, too. If yours is a strictly black-tie soiree, choose a pink in the palest of hues.
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We tasked master mixologist Nicolas O’Connor of Manhattan’s Apotheke Lounge with crafting rosy cocktails that are irresistible to gourmands and beer guzzlers alike. The results? Liquid magic. From left: Fresh blueberries meet vodka and ginger in a Pink Manther. Though it also contains watermelon, our vodka Coconut Castaway gets its ruby color from prickly cactus pear. A riff on the classic vodka fizz, the Blushing Ingénue combines strawberries, vodka, ginger, bitters, and egg whites, which create the concoction’s frothy top.
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Treats to Go
Invite revelers to get their sugar rush on in style. Line Petite Party Studio bakery boxes with vellum, and let guests mix and match confections to their liking.
(Clockwise from top left) Baked vanilla cupcakes, bakednyc.com
Mini coconut cakes, blackhoundny.com
Charbonnel et Walker champagne truffles, bergdorfgoodman.com
Raspberry “Mini Me” meringues, dominiqueansel.com
Trolli strawberry puffs, groovycandies.com
Pink-and-white cookies, wmgreenbergdesserts.com
Petits fours, dragonflycakes.com
Pink dot cookies, elenis.com