With fall right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about details for autumn and winter weddings. One pattern that always looks right during the colder seasons is plaid. Plaids and tartans can be used in many ways throughout your wedding to add warmth and color. Find out how to plain a perfectly plaid wedding.
You might not immediately think of wearing plaid on your wedding day, but as the pictures above show, it actually looks pretty darn incredible. What really makes this look so successful is the pairing of the more rugged plaid shirt with the fluffy tulle skirt and glorious bow. It also helps that the shirt is well tailored and the skirt defines the waist so that the bride’s feminine figure is maintained. I love how the pearl necklaces look draped over the plaid shirt, for yet another feminine / rugged pairing.
If you are having a winter wedding, take a look at these gorgeous red tartan strapless bridesmaid dresses. I don’t know what this bridal party thought, but I think they look amazing! It is easy to imagine these dresses being worn again for festive Christmas parties in future years. The bridesmaids carry red bouquets, which suit their dresses; it would also look nice for the bride to carry red flowers too to pull in the beautiful rich crimson hue.
If plaid dresses are a bit too much for you, consider using tasteful plaid accents in other parts of your wedding. A green and blue tartan rosette is a lovely accent on this winter wedding bridal bouquet. Notice the little cluster of pearls in the center of the rosette; the pearls with plaid theme is a recurring one. For those brides marrying men who will be wearing kilts, ask your florist to create something similar for your bouquet using a ribbon in your groom’s family tartan.
Plaid and tartan are not only for wedding attire or bouquet ribbons. They work just as well for non-fabric elements in a wedding. The plaid cardinal wedding invitations above are absolutely charming, whatever your wedding theme. Both of these plaid cakes strike the perfect balance of masculine (the plaid) and feminine (bows or pearl accessories on the wedding cake). Perhaps the best thing about choosing to go mad for plaid is that it is one wedding theme that even your groom will love.