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Spring/Summer 2013 Wedding Trends

There's an old rhyme that says, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Now a trend is coming that fulfills this charming phrase with a blue wedding. For many years, blue has been left out in the cold, even though a great percentage of people will tell you that it is their favorite color! A flattering shade of blue exists for every complexion, and there is something so fresh about blue in the spring and summer.

Famous designers are creating wedding dresses in shades of blue, ranging from the recognizable aqua known forever as Tiffany blue to the dusty midtone that we're calling Wedgewood blue. It won't take long for these same colors to show up in wedding shops. It could be a touch of blue at the sash or a head-to-toe vision in blue tulle. With the continued popularity of pastels for weddings, blue has become feminine without being cloying. Every year, the designers at Pantone choose the colors that will be popular to use in everything from house paint to bridesmaid's shoes. For this season, they chose blue for three shades out of ten!


We've seen so many exciting ideas on Pinterest! As a great start to wedding planning, take a moment and look at our Something Blue board to inspire you. The paper lantern trend is playful and colorful, and so is the garland idea. Garlands can be created from hearts punched out of paint sample chips, yarn pom poms, tissue paper flowers, pieces of fabric, ribbon or paper pennants. Any one of these options looks festive en masse. It's a perfect project to do with the children in the family! For another decoration, try stringing LED lights with bits of tulle and lace gathered into a puff around the bulbs. Later, these lights can decorate the newlywed's first Christmas tree.



Discover more DIY inspiration on our 'Something Blue' Pinterest board here.


Want to know a trick that you can borrow from the pros? For an indoor space with plain walls, use a slide projector showing a simple black and white image of tree silhouettes or fern fronds. This will decorate a large space with dramatic results and little effort or cost. Candles on the tables add romance and soft light. For a festive statement outdoors, line the walk with luminaries—white paper bags that hold a tea light and some sand for stability.

Spring and summer make it easier to find elusive blue flowers. By using flowers that are in season and grown locally, you can be "green" and blue! Forgo white flowers to save money. They are delicate and bruise easily, so florists charge more. Several types of Iris come in true blue shades, including the early spring bulb iris and the Dutch iris, which blooms in May. The do-it-herself gal can plant seeds for bachelor buttons. These flowers come in lovely shades of blue and hold up well when cut. More and more, we see hydrangea being used as wedding flowers with bright blue inflorescence. One stem could be a bouquet! Felicia daisies are a true blue with a cheerful yellow center. If you expand your palette to include purple shades, there are many more blooms to choose from. French beaded flowers are fun to make and faster to make with a Bead Spinner. The perfect shade of blue can be created, if you do it yourself.

An obvious way to bring blue into your wedding color scheme is to put it on the table. For centuries, blue porcelain has been treasured. If you're lucky, someone in your family will loan you their china for the centerpieces. If you're not in line to inherit Grandmother's Blue Willow china, check antique shops or flea markets for the pretty blue that you have in mind. Maybe your style includes clear blue Mason jars filled with field flowers and placed on a checked cloth for the table. Even if you are renting white service ware, you can still accent your reception with blue table runners, candles or ribbons.

Wedding jewelry is an important and highly personal touch. Many cameras will be focusing on the bride, looking lovelier than ever. That sparkle at the throat will make for a classic image of beauty. Pearl drop earrings and a statement pearl bracelet complete the picture. If the bride wants an up-do, a decorated comb or bobby pins will make it extra special. One of the prettiest ideas on the runway is a headband with tulle netting and crystals tucked into cascading curls. We like to accessorize this look with the new Swarovski Gem Colors for that bit of blue. Many of the dress styles that we're seeing include a defined waist with an embellished sash or belt. The third finger on the left hand shouldn't be the only sparkle on this big day, the bride's day to shine!

Spring/Summer 2013 Wedding Jewelry Ideas

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Spring/Summer 2013 Wedding Products

Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20$0.18$0.16
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Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.36$0.32$0.29
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Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.58$0.52$0.48
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Swarovski 5821 11x8mm Pear-Shaped Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5821 11x8mm Pear-Shaped Pearl Cream
Code: 5821-CRM11
Length 11mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.72$0.64$0.58
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Swarovski H2080 SS16 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Turquoise Pearl
Swarovski H2080 SS16 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Turquoise Pearl
Code: H2080-TUR16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
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Lassero Gold Finish Letter M Pendant with Tube Bail (7mm)
Lassero Gold Finish Letter M Pendant with Tube Bail (7mm)
Code: CHARM-0643
Length 9mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Price: $9.89
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14K/20 Gold-Filled 4mm Round Blue Topaz Earring Post
14K/20 Gold-Filled 4mm Round Blue Topaz Earring Post
Code: GF-BTOEAR4
Height 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.67$4.22$3.82
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Gold-Filled Leverback with 4mm Round Blue Topaz CZ
Gold-Filled Leverback with 4mm Round Blue Topaz CZ
Code: GF-LVRBTO
Height 17mm 
1-34-78+
$7.69$6.89$6.29
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20x30mm Cherry Blossoms with Blue Background on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead
20x30mm Cherry Blossoms with Blue Background on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead
Code: BEAD-0807
Length 30-31mm, Width 20mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
Price: $35.29
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Blue Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Blue Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: LTD-3989
Strand Length 16 Inch, Length 6-7mm, Diameter 4.5-5mm 
1-56-1112+
$7.77$7.02$6.32
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Sterling Silver Marriage License Charm
Sterling Silver Marriage License Charm
Code: CHARM590
Height 16.5mm, Width 16.5mm 
1-23-56+
$13.19$11.99$10.79
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Sterling Silver Claddagh Charm
Sterling Silver Claddagh Charm
Code: CHARM591
Height 17mm, Width 13mm 
1-34-78+
$8.09$7.29$6.59
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Sterling Silver Wedding Cake Charm
Sterling Silver Wedding Cake Charm
Code: CHARM469
Height 24.5mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-23-56+
$14.09$12.69$11.49
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For Keeps Candy Heart Charm
For Keeps Candy Heart Charm
Code: CHARM600
Height 11.5mm, Width 9.5mm 
1-23-56+
$3.74$3.39$3.04
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Sterling Silver Just Married Charm
Sterling Silver Just Married Charm
Code: CHARM196
Height 19.5mm, Width 16mm 
1-23-56+
$8.59$7.79$6.99
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Swarovski 5810 9mm Round Pearl Light Blue
Swarovski 5810 9mm Round Pearl Light Blue
Code: 5810-BLULT9
Length 9mm, Width 9mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.26$0.23$0.21
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Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Turquoise
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Turquoise
Code: 5810-TRQ10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.36$0.32$0.29
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Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Lapis
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Lapis
Code: 5810-LAP10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.36$0.32$0.29
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Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis
Code: 5810-DLA8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20$0.18$0.16
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Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Petrol
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Petrol
Code: 5810-PET10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.36$0.32$0.29
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Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Night Blue
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Night Blue
Code: 5810-NBLU10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.36$0.32$0.29
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Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Air Blue Opal
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Air Blue Opal
Code: 5328-ABO6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
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Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Pacific Opal
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Pacific Opal
Code: 5328-PACOP6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
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Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal
Code: 5328-CBOP6
L 6mm, DIA 6mm, HS .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
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Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Turquoise
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Turquoise
Code: 5328-LTU6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
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Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Capri Blue
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Capri Blue
Code: 5328-BLU8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.39$0.35$0.31
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