I love stripes. I also love navy blue and white together. I hadn't particularly thought about a navy and white wedding theme to be honest. But then I saw these wonderful photographs by The McCartneys on Style Me Pretty and thought how fabulously these colours work together.
If you were getting married near the sea and wanted a slightly nautical feel to the day, then this is definitely something to be thinking about.
For starters, the groom is wearing a dark navy suit - which is beautifully smart and just that little bit different. I think it contrasts perfectly with the bride's dazzling white frock.
You could jazz up a classic white tiered wedding cake with some blue and white stripe ribbon, as shown here. An inexpensive but very effective way to decorate a supermarket cake, creating something classy and chic.
Also I love the way the navy/white table runner has been used. Again this is a simple idea that you could borrow for your own wedding reception, particularly if you're saving your pennies and doing a lot of the styling of the room yourself. Just buy a length of fabric that will fit the size of the tables and place on a simple white tablecloth for instant effect.
If you're using stripes, maybe work them into your save-the-date cards and wedding invitations to get things started.
Finally, don't forget to get your bridesmaids in on the act. Maybe dress them all in the same shade of darkest blue, but allow them to choose their own necklines - strapless, one shoulder, sweetheart ... and you'll have some happy ladies.
Check out the navy blue bridesmaid dresses available at Dessy, in a multitude of designs in both cocktail and full length. You'll also find waistcoats in navy for the men too!
Photo credits: Photography by The McCartneys except for bottom two images of bridesmaid dresses via Dessy.