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The phrase “blushing bride” has taken on a new meaning lately. We’re seeing pale pink everywhere, from diaphanous dresses and home décor to delicious desserts. Here, we pair the flatters-all hue with a range of greens for a crisp combo that toes the classic-cool line ever so chicly.
Clockwise from upper left: Astier de Villatte notebooks, johnderian.com. Mokuba New York ribbon, $12.50/yd, 212-869-8900. Saint-Louis “Les Endiablés Stella” glass, $660; jungleeny.com. Place card, $72 for 8; bernardmaisner.com. L’atelier du Chocolate green tea truffles, $30 for 10; egchocolates.com. Duna by Cutipol coffee spoon, $14; abchome.com.
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Welcome Them to Wonderland
It may take guests’ eyes a second to adjust when they step into this ceremony space. Even you, while gliding along a geometrically printed runner, might wonder: “Is this a dream?” Rest assured you’re not falling down the rabbit hole, just walking down a fanciful aisle. Those mazelike boxwood hedges? They’re not an oasis that’s going to vanish. (They’ll also last forever—they’re made of plastic, so they can create a secret garden anywhere, inside or out.) And that optical illusion–y aisle is actually panels of durable (and water-resistant) repositionable wallpaper. As for exchanging vows with your sweetheart in such otherworldly surroundings? That’s not an illusion, either.
Plastic boxwood hedges, from $379 each, and boxwood ball, $49; earthflora.com. Fiberglass urn (spray-painted green), $45; jamaligarden.com. Wallpaper, $35 for a 2-by-4-foot panel; chasingpaper.com. “Bellini” rental chairs in matte black, $12.50 each; taylorcreativeinc.com.
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Set a Sublime Scene
Let single-bloom arrangements and pastel plates soften an otherwise all-white tablescape. From left: Green hellebores match up with Solomon’s seal leaves, and hosta leaves complement French tulips. Peonies and Solomon’s seal mingle in a tall vase, and finally, pale parrot tulips go solo to stunning effect. To use our editable place cards, download them here.
Iittala “Aalto” vases, from $125; finnstyle.com. Kate Spade Saturday plates, from $10 each, and salt and pepper shakers, $35 for set; saturday.com. Josef Hoffman “B Service” tumbler (used as bud vase), $240; shop.neuegalerie.org. “Rosa” wineglass, $11; crateandbarrel.com. “Marta” old-fashioned glass, $2; cb2.com. Kate Spade New York “Malmo” flatware, $90 for a 5-piece setting; macys.com.
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Work Your Best Angles
Modern shapes don’t have to feel cold and unromantic. Take these accessories, crafted from buttery leather, smooth satin, and plush velvet, which make it easy for you to soften your look. Plus, they add a touch of unexpected color (whether subtle or strong) to a gorgeous white dress.
Clockwise from top left: Nancy Gonzalez evening bag, $1,600; nancygonzalez.com. Alexandre Birman “Clarita” sandal, $595; modaoperandi.com. Sondra Roberts clutch, $195; kleinfeldbridal.com. Rebecca Minkoff “Marlowe Mini” envelope clutch in peach, $225; rebeccaminkoff.com. Elie Saab leather sandal in Deep Green, $2,300; eliesaab.com. Busk and Bask “Loess” clutch, $160; buskandbask.com. Monique Lhuillier “Nina” flat, $595; moniquelhuillier.com.
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These sippers (which happen to be right on hue) showcase ingredients that look delightful and taste divine. Clockwise from top: Rosé and gin make a delicious duo in a Lillet Blush. Pear and ginger add a kick to a classic Bellini. Key limes are a refreshing accent to a Mint Fizz, which can be made sans booze. And Cider Sangria, mixed with apple liquor rather than wine, features grapes, kiwi, and teeny-tiny crab apples.
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Serve a Statement Cake
Any of these desserts from Brooklyn’s Burrow bakery would turn heads on its own. But together, they’re a whiplash-inducing array. Clockwise from left: Pistachio cream splits a strawberry sponge cake. Green-tea sponge cake (filled with chocolate mousse) gets a shiny coating of green-tea glaze. And last, dark chocolate mousse sits inside a strawberry-crust tart topped with strawberry ganache that’s powdered in a tile pattern.
Cakes, from $100 each; ayakokurokawa.com.
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Ride Off in Style
Add these to your registry: his-and-her bicycles. Not only will you have totally awesome getaway vehicles postparty, but they can double as a fun favor station at the reception. Just top two cruisers with artfully arranged piles of cake boxes to create a sweet send-off for guests on the go.