Navy & Red Nautical Wedding

When I designed my “Heads Over Heels” wedding stationary collection, I wasn’t thinking “Nautical”; but in hindsight, I think my Navy Blue color version is well-suited for a Nautical wedding theme. The pin striping reminds me of seersucker suiting and the script font and graphic elements have curves that are reminiscent of moving water. My inspiration for this collage was a bayside preppy wedding in navy & red, inspired by this quote from Brides Magazine, “Getting married by the sea? Celebrate in nautical style with a patriotic palette and lots of preppy accents.”

Photo credits, clock-wise from upper-left:
Red Bouquets, photo by Craven ImagesNautical Bridesmaids & Bride, photo by Will & Stacey PhotographyRed & Blue Boutonnieres, photo by Will & Stacey Photography — “Head Over Heels” Blue Wedding Invitation with lined envelope and Menu by Lauren DiColli Hooke for Kleinfeld PaperBlue & Red Nautical Striped Drinking Straws by IvanasGiftsNThings on EtsyNautical Wedding Favor“Wheel Be There Soon” Nautical Red Strapless Bridesmaid Dress from ModClothJ.Crew Anchor-Patterned Swimsuit, photo by Burcu Avsar PhotographyPersonalized Straws by AngieHeartsJared on EtsyNautical Wedding Cake by City View Bakehouse with Chevron Stripe and Gold Anchor Topper  — Jenny Yoo “Shiloh” Navy Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress — Tray of ‘cocktail hour’ Mini Lobster Rolls, photo by Burcu Avsar Photography — Sailor’s Knot Napkin Ring, photo by Bryan Gardner PhotographyNavy Groomsmen Suit with Candy Apple Red Bow TieNautical Reception TableNautical Wedding Fresh Water Taffy Favor Bags, photo by Captured Photography by Jenny“Abby” Sailor Stripe Flower Girl Dress in Silk Shatung by Coren Moore Brides & MaidsNautical Wedding Cake with Compass Topper by Cloudberry Bakery, photo by Brosnan Photographic  — White Bride’s Bouquet wrapped in Nautical Striped Ribbon

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Nautical Wedding

Whether you’re saying “I do” in New England or the West Indies, this nautical wedding collage can provide inspiration to any seafaring couple. When I decided to do some hand-painting for this wedding stationary, it made perfect sense to paint water with watercolors. I tried to capture the gentle rolling of ocean waters.

Photo credits, clock-wise from upper-left:
Nautical Wedding CakeClam Shell Ring Holder by BHLDN, photo by Samantha MelansonMessage in a Bottle Guestbook, photo by Nate HendersonGroomsmen in Matching Boat ShoesAnchor Ring from ModCoth“My Anchor” and “My Sail” Wedding Forks by ‘For Such a Time Designs’ on Etsy, photo by Simply Sarah PhotographyDried StarfishKiel James Patrick Lanyard Hitch Cord Bracelet from Brooks Brothers — “Watercolor Sea” Blue Wedding Save the Date Card, Place Card and Chevron Lined Envelope by Lauren DiColli Hooke for Kleinfeld Paper — Sailboat Bride & Groom, photo by Michael Barnholdt PhotographyNautical Striped Groomsmen with Starfish BoutonniereCompass Escort Card Favors, photo by Jessica Lorren PhotographyMussel Shell Escort Cards, photo by Cuppa PhotographyNautical Striped J. Crew Peep-Toe Shoes, photo by Abby Grace PhotographyRope BraidCharming Nautical Wedding Cake with Anchors by Sweet Lisa’s, photo by Christina Szczupak PhotographyCoral and Mussel Shell Candelabra

Rustic Blue Outdoor Wedding

There are a lot of adjectives you could use to describe this Blue Outdoor Wedding Inspiration Collage: Organic, Rustic, Boho and Shabby Chic to name a few. Unconventional choices like a boutonniere made from berries with initial charms, mismatched ombre bridesmaid dresses, an engagement ring with colored stones and a personalized paper illustration cake topper make this wedding unique and memorable.

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Photo credits, clock-wise from upper-left:
“Head Over Heels” Blue Wedding Save the Date with rounded corners by Lauren DiColli Hooke for Kleinfeld PaperMismatched Blue Ombre Bridesmaid DressesNavy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses (Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography) —  Simple White Wedding Cake with Personalized Paper Illustration Cake Topper (Photo by Genevieve McKeiver Photography) — Blue Badgley Mischka Randall d’Orsay Pumps**. — Navy Blue & White Paper Lanterns (Photo by Peach Blossom Photography) — “Head Over Heels” Blue Wedding Thank You Card with Photos by Lauren DiColli Hooke for Kleinfeld PaperBride & Groom in White & Navy BluePretty Wedding Cake with Blue Hydrangea Sugar Flowers (Photo by Sarah Culver Photography) — blue wild berry boutonniere with initial charms (Photo by Millie Hollman) — White Polka Dot Navy Blue Bow TieEngagement Ring with Blue StonesGroomsmen in Navy Blue & Gray

**I am still looking for the Badgley Mischka Pumps Photo

Sophisticated Blue Wedding

With a color story in Navy Blue, Dusty Blue and White, my Sophisticated Blue Wedding Inspiration Collage has Nautical, Preppy and Minimalist elements. My Blue “Head Over Heels” Wedding Stationary pairs well with this wedding theme where it’s all about being classy — saying a lot with a little — Understated Elegance.

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Photo credits, clock-wise from upper-left:
“Head Over Heels” Blue Wedding Invitation by Lauren DiColli Hooke for Kleinfeld PaperBlue Ombre Fondant Ruffle Skirt Wedding Cake (Photo by Jess Barfield Photography) — Multi-Strand Blue Statement NecklaceBlue Ruffled Peep-toe Badgley Mischka Bridal Heels — “Head Over Heels” Blue Wedding Menu with Monogram by Lauren DiColli Hooke for Kleinfeld PaperBlue Glass Fanfare Compote ServerNavy Blue Flower Ring Bearer PillowBlue Seersucker Groomsmen Suit — Blueberry Cocktail, Midnight Blue Margarita (Photo by Jackson Stakeman) — “Head Over Heels” Blue Wedding Thank You Card with Monogram by Lauren DiColli Hooke for Kleinfeld PaperParisian Blue Essie Nail Polish in “Avenue Maintain” — Blue Wedding Ceremony (Photo by Ira Lippke Studios) — Blue & Gold Floral Fan Teardrop Necklace — Groom in Navy Blue (Photo by One Love Photography, Boutonniere by Stephanie Burton Floral) — Blue Triple-Drop EarringsBlue & White Wedding BouquetBlue Hydrangea Centerpiece

“Starry Night” Wedding Theme

I designed my “Starry Night” Wedding Stationary after a vacation in the mountains where the lack of “light pollution” allowed for the most amazing star gazing! I wanted to capture the romance of a star-filled sky on a moonlit night in these designs.

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Photo credits, clock-wise from upper-left:
“Starry Night” Wedding Invitation by Lauren DiColli Hooke for LookLoveSendStarry Night Themed Table Setting (Photo by Harper Point Photography) — Starry Night Old Vine Zinfindel (2007) — Long Exposure Wedding Photography Shot Under Starry Night Skies (Photo by Robert Paetz Photography) — Ellie Saab Shimmery Blue GownSilver Reem Acra GownDIY Starry Night Favors“Starry Night” Save the Date by Lauren DiColli Hooke for LookLoveSendMidnight Blue PumpsSapphire & Diamond RingBroach BouquetWedding SparklersStarry Night Wedding ReceptionVincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” (1889) — Navy Blue Sequin Table Cloth by La Tavola“Starry Night” Escort Card by Lauren DiColli Hooke for LookLoveSendDiamond Star Bridal Hair ClipsBlue Velvet CakeCobalt Blue Floral Bridal Sash Belt by The Red Magnolia on Etsy