Country Blue Wedding Palette

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While recent trending wedding colors have been shades of mustard and gray, gold and pink and purple, something has to be said for a pure, country blue. This is a beautiful color and it works well with a variety of accent colors. If you love the thoughts of country blue as your wedding color, take a look at these ideas and gain some inspiration.

Country blue paired with a pale teal and periwinkle is absolutely beautiful. This palette works so well together because each color is light and muted, for a fresh look that isn’t overpowering in any way.

Country Blue and Periwinkle Wedding Colors

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This country blue is paired with a spring green color that is unbelievably fresh and stunning. Beautiful light green bridesmaids’ dresses compliment the bride’s ivory dress and the overall look is very spring-like.

Country Blue and Spring Green Wedding Colors

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For something a little more vibrant, this palette pairs country blue with vivid yellow, turquoise and green. The jewel colors go so well together, and the result is a splash of colors that delights the senses.

Blue, Yellow, Green and Turquoise Wedding Colors

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Here, different shades of blue are used that give this wedding color palette a very vintage feel. Dark, regal blues perfectly contrast with the lighter country blue colors and the cake brings all of those colors together.

Shades of Blue Vintage Wedding Colors

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This fresh, frosty look is obtained by combining country blue with gray, baby blue and silver. A brooch bouquet adds a little bling to the look and muted tones keep this palette pleasing to the eye.

Frosty Blue and Grey Wedding Colors

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Use these ideas to help you determine how to incorporate country blue into your wedding palette.

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Super Cheap Wedding Ideas: The Can Lantern

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Are you on a very small wedding budget but you really want beautiful lanterns at your wedding? Well here’s your solution: the can lantern. This is really easy to make and the end result is beautiful – your guests will have no idea what these really are. You’ll just need a can and a tea light for each lantern, as well as a little string, some hot glue, and some spray paint. Here’s how to make them:

Making the Lanterns

Start with the empty can and a ruler. Place the ruler alongside the can and use a box cutter to cut vertical slices in the can, using the ruler as a guide for how much space should be between the slits. Do this all the way around the can until the entire thing has evenly spaced slits.

Next, apply pressure to the bottom of the can (with the can upside down) until the slits open and the can sections bow out, forming the walls of the lantern. You may need to work with them a little so that they’re all even and bowed out perfectly rather than crumpled.

DIY Can Lantern

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Once you have the lantern shape made, you’ll want to spray paint the can in whatever colors you’d like. Silver and gold look beautiful and you could even add jewels or glitter. Now, the tea light sits inside the can on the bottom (just slip it through one of the slats). Hot glue string to the top of the lantern and hang. You can then use a long match or lighter to light the tealight.

See how easy this is – and it’s a lot of fun, not to mention, it’s super cheap!

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Beautiful Bridal Jewelry Ideas

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If you haven’t decided what your bridal jewelry will be yet, then this is a great post for you. Here are some lovely ideas for bridal jewelry that you might want to wear for the big day, as well as some tips for wearing it!

Bib Necklaces

Bib necklaces can be absolutely fantastic as bridal jewelry, especially if your dress is more on the simple side. These highly decorative necklaces draw the eye and really make a statement. This one is beautiful and a perfect example of a gorgeous piece that isn’t very expensive.

Bridal Wedding Jewelry Set Crystal Rhinestone Leaf Gray Pearl Hematite

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Simple Necklaces

If your dress is a little more sophisticated, perhaps with a lot of embroidery or beading, then a simpler necklace is in order. This pretty Swarovski crystal necklace is perfect for a more sophisticated dress.

Flower and Swarovski Necklace

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Crystal Hair Combs

Crystal hair combs are the perfect accessory for a bride who doesn’t plan on wearing a veil. It catches the light for a perfect amount of sparkle and looks great on both elaborate and simple hairstyles.

Bridal Wedding Jewelry Crystal Rhinestone Floral Hair Comb Pin Silver Clear

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Bracelets are the perfect accessory for the glowing bride. A thicker, more sophisticated bracelet is perfect for a short-sleeved, simple wedding dress while a more elaborately decorated short-sleeve dress might demand a thinner, simpler bracelet.

Swarovski Pearl Bridal Bracelet with Rhinestone Clasp

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Finally, earrings work the same way. If you’re wearing an updo that’s simple and sleek, you can go for a more sophisticated earring. If your hair is down, try something simple like diamond studs.

Sterling Silver Large Baroque Cultured Pearl Crystal Earring Drops

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These are just a few examples of beautiful bridal jewelry and the best ways to wear them. A large part of the fun is shopping for the perfect pieces!

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