Today I want to spend some time talking about a hot trend in modern weddings, black & white stripes! As a fan of Kate Spade, I of course love stripes! (She uses them quite often in her handbag and accessory designs) Stripes are uber chic and their bold simplicity won’t go unnoticed. They are the perfect accent for colorful florals, dainty details, and my personal favorite, glitter! I don’t know if there is anything more gorgeous in wedding decor than black and white stripes paired with gold glitter anything. I also love that stripes can be utilized in both modern and vintage weddings. For example, is your big day “Great Gatsby” themed? Stripes are the perfect way to bring in that 1920’s feel! Is your reception space modern with clean lines? You should use stripes in your decor to tie in the contemporary feel of your venue.Striped tablescapes are equally as breathtaking and awe ensuing as smaller details. Many wedding linen sites have started offering black and white striped runners for purchase. (I prefer to own my linens for future parties/showers but you can also rent if you’d like) You can buy a basic six foot table runner for $13.00 here: http://www.wedding-linens.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=165 (They do have other lengths available as well) Or you can always rent them from a place like this: http://www.fabulousevents.info/item.php?iid=406&pid=1&caid=127 HOT TIP: Ikea sells fabric that you can also use to make your very own if you are extra crafty http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90160027/
If you don’t want to fully commit to a stripe-filled ceremony/reception consider adding touches elsewhere: cupcake liners, striped straws, drink flags, napkins, place cards, etc. I love the idea of effortlessly tying a striped ribbon onto a mason jar, instant happiness! You can purchase the ribbon in different widths here: http://www.ribbonfactory.com/store/display_item/561.html. Having a few spools of this ribbon lying around is a great idea because you never know what you’ll want to add a touch of glam to at your venue (you can also totally use what’s left over afterwards for wrapping presents, etc)
I’ll leave you with this, stripes are not some newfangled novelty, they have been around for over a hundred years and have become a fashion staple. Don’t be afraid to weave them into your decor because even the smallest taste of stripes will add an elegant, stylish flair to your big day.
xo The Sparkly Bride