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True Colors: Sunshine State of Mind

Lilac, navy, and yellow evoke a bright happiness no matter the season | Photos by Zech Johnson

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Blue Bells

Even offbeat palettes can be translated in the language of flowers—just be open to the interpretations. Prices vary according to order at Finch and Thistle Event Design

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Rock On

Locally made cocktail rings in blue topaz, lapis lazuli, and amethyst sure put a brilliant shine on the day. $450–550 from Shamila Fine Distinctive Jewelry


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Tucked In

Portland’s Kiriko fashions pocket squares from vintage and heritage Japanese textiles. $27–32 at E. Smith Mercantile

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Eyes on the Prize

We can see it now: a whole bridal party decked out in coordinating Ray-Ban shades. $185 each at Neiman Marcus

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Variety Show

Trends in bridal party dressing are moving away from the whole matchy-match thing. Let the ladies go with what suits them—like Monique Lhuillier’s orchid-colored stunner (from $325) and Amsale’s watercolor blue frock (from $370). Bella Bridesmaid

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Blue Suede Shoes

How very classic—but then again not. Show your style in these Manolo Blahnik modern-height heels. $595 at Neiman Marcus 

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Haute Chocolate

Grown-up, European treats are an elegant alternative to commonplace candy; they make pretty take-homes or name-card carriers, too. Prices vary at Big John’s PFI

Short and Sweet

Work with bakers to carry your color palette onto the desserts buffet. Prices vary according to order at Trophy Cupcakes

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Drink to This

Alcoholic and spirits-free libations in lavender and blueberry flavors are a hit in these individual-serving bottles. Prices vary according to order at City Catering

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Stone Roses

This locally designed multifunctional bling by Abloom Design can wrap around an updo or add drama to a dress bodice. $430 at Luly Yang Couture

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To Dye For

Designer Rachel Bowes’s custom-made linen napkins illustrate the beauty of handmade elements; gemstone rings by RabLabs bring the supernatural to the table. Prices vary according to order at Finch and Thistle Event Design and $195 for a set of four at Neiman Marcus

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Hold Tight

While it’s true that your best gals will keep track of your lipstick for you during the reception, why miss the chance to grab a great minaudière? $1,100 at Luly Yang Couture


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Ring Tone

Gift the wedding party with handmade iPhone cases containing real pressed flowers. $30 at Moorea Seal