Planning a Striped Wedding (part 1: Fashion)


A fun, fresh and easy way to put a funky spin on a traditional wedding is to infuse your wedding elements with colorful stripes! I made a mood board to give you an idea of how to incorporate this bold and striking statement into your theme. Creative, DIY brides will surely get a kick out of putting a wedding like this together.
Striped Wedding
Striped Wedding on Polyvore

Styling the Bride

If you choose to wear an all-white bridal dress, find one with a striped detail like this fun and flirty short dress that features unique satin bands and modern 3D floral appliques.

Available at David’s Bridal

Alternatively, you can choose a simple, belted wedding dress like the one below

Available at David’s Bridal

… and then simply detach the removable sash and replace it with a colorful striped scarf. Here are a few to consider:

Missoni - SCV4VMD2839 (Pink) - Accessories
Missoni - SCV4VMD2839 (Grey) - Accessories
Jessica Simpson - Deckchair Stripe (Greenlight) - Accessories
Jessica Simpson - Deckchair Stripe (High Risk Red) - Accessories
Use any of these colorful scarves as a belt! Available at Zappos.com

But if you’re feeling particularly playful, do as this bridesmaid did and don striped socks under your solid-color wedding dress!

Striped bridesmaid socks. Photo shared on Flickr by kisluvkis
Missoni - Above the Knee Stripe Sock (Red) - Hosiery
Missoni - Above the Knee Stripe Sock (Olive) - Hosiery

Any of these striped hosiery would look great peeking from under an all-white gown.

Available at Zappos.com

Styling the Groom

Styling the groom is fairly easy. He can wear any suit of his choice and then accessorize it with a striped necktie or cravat and pocket handkerchief.

Striped tie and pocket handkerchief for the groom. Photo shared on Flickr by Ottavio Nuccio Gala

The groomsmen can wear matching or contrasting striped neckties in a color that matches your theme.

Groomsmen in matching striped ties. Photo shared on Flickr by MaeGun
Jean Paul Gaultier - Pinstriped Cotton/Linen Blazer (Black With Beige Stripe) - Apparel
Just Cavalli - Pinstriped Jacket (Slate) - Apparel

Pinstripes are a subtle way of incorporating stripes into your groom’s and his groomsmen’s look.

The suits are from Zappos.com

Styling the Bridal Party


Bridal party in stripes. Photo shared on Flickr by Dr.Ash2k9

Choosing dresses for the bridal party is fun! Ready to wear striped special occasion or party dresses are widely accessible so you can take your pick from all the available styles out there. Here are a few to get you started:

Moschino - Strapless Pleated Dress With And Stripe Detail (White) - Apparel
Ella Moss - Aggie Dress (Candy Apple) - Apparel
Betsey Johnson - Bold Diagonal Stripe On Matte Dress (Multi Color) - Apparel
Betsey Johnson - Fleur De Lyes Tank Dress (Azure) - Apparel
French Connection - Broadwalk Stripe Dress (Gold Crush/Linen) - Apparel
Hype - Paul Tank Dress (Blue) - Apparel
All of these dresses are available at 6pm.com (they’re holding a sale ’til April 30!)

Striped Accessories

Accessorizing is quite tricky – we don’t want your outfits looking too costume-y so be careful not to overdo it. For example, if you’re already wearing striped hosiery, wear a solid colored gown. Have one or two striped accessories for each outfit. Here are shoes for the bride, bridesmaids, groom, and groomsmen.

Sergio Rossi - Lady-AT5689 (Patchwork (Bright)) - Footwear
Via Spiga - Opal (Ivory Stripe) - Footwear
Tommy Hilfiger - Vivienne (Dark Brown/Raspberry/Blue Multi) - Footwear
Eley Kishimoto - SH 194 (Yellow/Grey/Purple) - Footwear
Paul Smith Mens Shoes - GATSBY
Paul Smith Mens Shoes Fall - Winter 2009/10 - RABBIT TRAINER -
Paul Smith Mens Shoes - MINGUS
Paul Smith Mens Shoes Fall - Winter 2009/10

The striped mens and womens shoes from Paul Smith are available at Raffaelloties.com. Everything else is from 6pm.com

Striped Wedding Invitations

Do check out our striped wedding invitation set. It comes in a medley of pink, mauve and purple stripes and is fully customizable.
Mauve and Melon Striped Wedding Invitation invitation
Mauve and Melon Striped Wedding Invitation by poptasticbride

Coming up next: Part 2 – Striped Wedding Reception Details

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