Top 5 Elements of a Classic New England Wedding
New England is known for its sandy shores, preppy persona, inaudible “R’s,” and things like ‘lobstah’ and ‘chowdah.’ So how do brides incorporate the beloved New England charm in their wedding day? Here is a short list of the top 5 elements we find in weddings today that scream ‘hello New England!’
Suzy not only sells seashells by the seashore, she also scatters then around tables, ties them on vases, & uses them for boutonnieres. Well I guess it’s not only Suzy, many New England brides incorporate seashells and starfish into their nuptials. As a majority of New England borders the sea, seashells are an obvious local touch that we think will never go out of vogue. They are a natural element that can be utilized in a variety of ways as well as showcase the natural beauty of the sea.
Whether its navy bridesmaids dresses, bow ties, shoes, or ribbon navy is a popular color for the classic New England wedding. Is it the frigid Atlantic that inspires us? Or the color of our lips after a nice long dip in its rippling waters? Nevertheless this majestic color is a sure wedding winner! Whether it’s navy & pink, navy & green, navy & red, navy & yellow, navy & white, ohh the list could go on..navy it is!
Drive down any road on any day during the summer and you will be sure to see the big blue clusters of these quintessential New England flowers outside of every house & cottage along the way. From the yard to the bouquet and table, hydrangeas stir up summer dreams of Cape Cod cookouts and classic summer parties. Hydrangeas have indefinite possibility; casual or luxuriously chic. They are a beautiful flower and textural touch to any wedding.
Just like seashells, beach weddings and photo sessions take advantage of our scenic New England landscape. What’s a summer wedding without the sand beneath your toes, the romantic murmur of crashing waves, and the orange flecks of a distant sunset?.. Oh, hate the sticky sand in your shoes and seagulls crying through your vows? New Englanders do it best by bringing the beach to their wedding. Simple touches like sand filled vases & beach grass florals are beachy keen while remaining beachy clean.
Monograms are a great way to personalize your wedding day. Boast your new initials on the wedding cake, favors, and surrounding decor. They are a preppy touch that can still exude your personal style. Monograms come in a variety of designs whether they be traditional, circular, whimsical, or floral. They exemplify the new and exciting union of the bride and groom!