When planning for your wedding, you will want to come up with one theme or focus around which to build your décor. Having a unified look for your decorations will give your wedding personality and create a harmonious atmosphere. One lovely and stylish inspiration for your wedding could be beautiful toile fabric.
Toile de Jouy fabric was created in 18th Century France, in a town called Jouy, which was located near Versailles. Toile fabric depicts pastoral scenes, often of the countryside. The designs show people and animals in an idyllic setting. Toile became an instant success with the French aristocracy, as well as people of taste throughout Europe and mcm handbags the United States.
The original toiles were printed in black, red, or blue on a white or cream background. Today, it is not uncommon to see toiles which incorporate a few colors, but the monochromatic designs are still very much in vogue. Include toile fabric in your wedding planning for a true decorator look.
A big trend in weddings is to create spaces that feel personal, intimate, and homey. The warmth of toile lends itself perfectly to making a commercial site feel like someone’s living room. Toile can be used in small doses, or you can go all out. The table linens are a good place to start. Mix toile tablecloths with checked or solid colored napkins. Top it off with centerpieces in tall antique looking silver vases. Imagine an abundance of flowers in a limited color palette, such as roses, ranaculus, and mcm belts peacock tulips accented by trailing greenery.
Set the tone for your toile wedding with the invitations. Lay a vellum over a toile print, and tie them with a beautiful ribbon. Favors and welcome bags could be presented in toile gift bags or tied with a very wide toile print ribbon for a truly elegant look.
The bride herself could wear a touch of toile, if she feels daring enough. A great way to add just a touch of pattern would be with a custom sash. Select a simple gown, such as a silk satin or organza, and create a waist sash from a muted toile, like a soft green scene on an ivory background. It would be a completely unique wedding gown. Pearl bridal jewelry would be the ideal complement to the timeless good taste of toile fabric. The color of the pearl bridal jewelry could match the background of the fabric (either white or cream), or you could opt for a soft mcm backpacks romantic pink pearl set.
Certainly it would be lovely to choose toile fabric for your bridesmaid dresses. Don’t go completely overboard, though; if your dress your attendants in toile, do not use it for your tablecloths. Otherwise, your bridesmaids will blend into the tables like toile chameleons! Toile is usually printed on cotton, which would make it a nice choice for dresses for an afternoon wedding.
Your motif can be carried through to the wedding cake, as well. If you have a very talented baker who can reproduce an intricate scene in frosting, that would be incredible. If that sounds beyond your baker or your budget, make your cake coordinate by decorating it in the same color palette as your toile print. A white or ivory cake can be dressed with wide ribbon at the base of each tier and fresh flowers on top for a classic and affordable result.
Having a motif that repeats throughout your wedding will give it a polished look. Toile fabric would be a wonderful choice for a wedding theme. It is beautiful, tasteful, and stylish, but is not something that you will see at five weddings this summer. Creating a look that is both timeless and original is a tall order, but toile fabric will do just that.
Laura helps brides with their wedding plans by offering advice on selecting bridesmaids gifts, reception ideas and other aspects of planning a wedding. Pearl bridal jewelry is always in good taste.