Preppy Wedding Theme Ideas Classic Brides Will Go Crazy For

Wedding Style & Decor
Ivy League Wedding Theme

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Fall isn't only back-to-school time for collegiate whippersnappers — it's the perfect season for weddings that just as cool as the weather. Channel a little collegiate style into your nuptials with preppy patterns and bookish details to turn your wedding into a very smart party. Trust us — your guests will consider your big day the Ivy League of weddings!

Start with a classic academy-inspired color scheme to set the scene — think royal blue, deep red, and gold accents. Then personalize your party with your (new!) monogram or a custom-designed family crest. Adorn your crisp and clean wedding invitation suite with the impressive crest and then wait for the RSVPs to roll in.

On the big day, a bridal white pantsuit is an unexpected preppy twist on tradition. Pair the elegant ensemble with sleek stilettos that offer up a pop of color. These suede burgundy heels from Jimmy Choo earn straight As from us! Spritz on a classic, romantic fragrance and you're wedding day ready.

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Who says outdoor wedding are reserved for only spring and summer nuptials? Throw a garden party reception — with the inclusion of outdoor heaters to keep everyone toasty — and then challenge your guests to a game of croquet to get family members mingling. Serve a classic white wedding cake, with a gold accent tier and navy-hued ribbons. Hungry for more? Offer up cookies emblazoned with the school crests of you and your hubby's alma maters as a late night snack.

Heck, your wedding won't just be in the Ivy League — you'll be the valedictorian of brides!

1. "Cheers" cocktail stirrer, $14 for 10, Sideshow Press; 2. "Tender Romance" eau de toilette, $96 for 3.4 oz,. Ralph Lauren available at Sephora; 3. Wedding cake, $6.50 per slice, For Goodness Cakes; 4. Bespoke family-crest invitation, $1,850 for 100, Richie Designs; 5. "Picture Perfect" cookies, starting at $5 each, Eleni's New York; 6. Shoes, $1,195, Jimmy Choo

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