When it comes to wedding colors, white, ivory, and every shade in-between never go out of style. This timeless all white wedding inspiration proves it so! Whether it took place 20 years ago, or just yesterday, you would never know. For the bride looking for a day that is pure, elegant, and classic, this palette and the decor this team incorporated are a perfect fit.
The planner and designer, Katydyd Events shares…
It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding. This shoot was inspired by the thought that in order for everything to be white for a wedding, it has to take place in Winter or Summer. Instead, I wanted to create a white wedding for fall, a color palette not often found in autumn.
My inspiration was a wedding day where every detail was entirely white: white flowers, white cake, white candles. I wanted the look and feel of the shoot to be classic, elegant, and timeless but modern. While developing the shoot, Jackie Onassis came to mind, as all-white was a theme in her style. She was a trendsetter; a woman who didn’t follow the rules. She captivated the world with her style and grace. She was vintage and fashion forward, all at the same time. She was the perfect inspiration for this shoot – from there, it truly began to take shape.
The backdrop to our shoot is the union club in Boston, MA. The stunning chandeliers, and beautiful view of the state house and Boston commons, embodied the feel of the shoot. We created beautiful stationery, breaking from the traditional rectangular shapes by having an oval invitation, hand-pressed with the Boston skyline. The suite was completed by a circular details card and square rsvp.
Our fashion had to be timeless. I selected a Jenny Yoo gown that drew on the old and new; The classic nature of the ballgown but a modernized two piece with sequins and open back top. I completed the look with gloves, French twist hairstyle, red lip and of course, pearls.
Our dashing man wore a grey pattered suit, polka dot shirt and black bowtie. His boutonniere was created queen Anne’s lace and wild jasmine, breaking from the norm of roses and ranunculus.
Her bouquet was inspired by Jackie’s as well. We drew on the mix of white and greens but filled it with a mix of classic and unique flowers. The perfect finishing touch to this labor day shoot. It just proves White never goes out of style.
I wanted to design our tables for the everyday bride, who most likely will have round tables on her wedding day. We wanted to mix and match centerpieces of candles, including both tapered and pillar. We added ferns to the base of candles with wild jasmine. we had candlesticks cascading with floral garland of Jasmine and delphinium.
I chose the table numbers to be regions of Massachusetts to draw on Jackie’s time spent in Massachusetts. Antique silverware, timeless glassware and china with gold rims, completed the table setting. Our menu was designed with the Boston map as the background to actual dishes that Jackie Kennedy served at dinner parties while first lady. The escort cards were white chocolate, with the names embossed on each bar.
Finally, I loved the idea of decorating the cake with pearls to mimic the popular trend of 50s, but I wanted to modernize it. So, instead of piped pearls, we utilized real pearls to adorn the cakes. Their cake stands were acrylic displays filled with white Garden roses and bleached white ferns from Japan.