We’re totally in love with a cobalt blue and white color scheme for a classic, elegant coastal wedding. For the rehearsal dinner, try out something like the Alfred Sung dress pictured in the upper right paired with big single pearl studs or cobalt teardrop earrings like the ones below. And then go subtly bold during your ceremony by wearing something like that amazing Dior dress. It has a classic cut but wows with the hidden china-plate pattern on the skirt’s interior. Translucent cobalt vases or salad plates bring the rich color to table without being overwhelming.
Photos: Alfred Sung dress via Refinery29, teardrop earrings via Pinterest, table setting via Better Homes & Gardens, cobalt centerpieces by Kt Crabb Photography via Wedding Chicks, shoes from Sole Society via Pinterest, Dior dress via Aisle Files, tulip bouquet Songs from the Garden on Etsy
Things that make us happy: weddings, New England, and locally-sourced products. That’s why we were thrilled when we discovered B&ME Woodworking’s lobster trap wedding card holders! B&ME is a family-run woodworking company that makes all of its products from wood harvested directly from the family’s own property and from surrounding Maine properties. The company makes a variety of products, but, for us, the decorative lobster trap wedding card holders definitely take the cake! The lobster traps come in two different sizes, the smaller size holding up to 90 cards and the larger size holding over 200. No matter how many guests you have, you’ll be sure to be covered! The traps come unstained, giving you the option to fully customize them for your wedding and ensure that they perfectly match the rest of your decor.
According to Barry, B&ME’s owner, the idea to use the lobster traps in weddings came about from a suggestion from his wife, Debra. The lobster trap holder made it’s first debut in the couple’s daughter’s wedding, and the rest is history. To date, they have sold more than a thousand of the traps for weddings! Added bonus, the traps make a great decorative item for your home after the wedding is done, too!
To see more of B&ME’s Maine-made products, visit their website here.
B&ME also offers other nautical products, such as clam hod condiment holders, that perfectly compliment the lobster trap.
We love the lavender and gray color scheme! And with lavender continuing to bloom throughout August in New England, it is a perfect color scheme for those later summer weddings. The great thing about lavender, too, is that it can be paired with warmer colors such as creams and golds, tipping it towards a more rustic feel, or it can be paired with silvers and gray greens, like below, making it perfect for beach and coastal settings.
Photo credits: couches by Charleston Event, macaroons by Josh & Rachel Best Photography, straws by Koyal Wholesale, groomsman by The Wedding Day via WeddingChicks, green bridesmaid dress by Origami Creatives via Burnett’s Boards, shoes by Toto Villaruel via Bride & Breakfast, lavender bridesmaid dress by Laura Nelson via Wedding Sparrow, invitation by EdenInvitations on Etsy