Go Preppy: Fresh Striped Wedding Ceremony Décor

Wedding Style & Decor

Photo: Jonny Valiant

Whether you're a seaside bride or hosting a formal ballroom wedding, preppy stripes are among the chicest details to transform your classic "I dos" into an event that is completely personal. Follow our favorite tips to expertly nail the trendy stripes so that when you walk down the aisle, all eyes will be on you — and these show-stopping ceremony details.

Start with Tone-on-Tone Color
Ceremony backdrops are a great opportunity to play with bolder ideas. Love the look of the option above? The key to getting this bold crepe paper backdrop just right is to select several different shades of the same hue, in this case, blue. Layering the shades adds tons of texture and depth while keeping the look smart and polished instead of carnival-esque. Consider black-and-gray options for a formal affair or breezy yellow tones for a more relaxed ceremony.


Photo: Jonny Valiant

Pay Attention to Detail
Once you've selected those perfect colors, find little spots to work in hints of your favorites. The subtle but eye-catching navy-and-white ribbons on the sconces or a sleek monogram in the aisle looks completely understated, but still makes a huge impact. Plus, your stationer can design a sticker to fix to a canvas runner — a cost-effective but statement-making detail.

Think Green
To complement the clean décor, line the aisle with neat topiaries instead of flowers. They'll allow for more space and keep your guests focused on the elements that you spent your time planning. Use matching greenery to create mini wreaths that can be hung on VIP seats or the back of your reception chairs. For your bouquet, go super simple. We love a bouquet of black-and-white anemones finished with a striped ribbon, perfect for a preppy bash.

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