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Coast to Coast: Moody Blue Watercolor Wedding Inspiration

East meets Midwest when the charms of Maine—marine indigos, the fresh catch of the day, watercolor designs—are married with our beloved Minnesotan ways.
By: 
MEGAN MCCARTY

You won’t want to let this stunner leave your side. Filled with king protea, ranunculus, eucalyptus and anemones, this bouquet by Thistle & Blooms is loosely arranged and wrapped in a flowing silk ribbon for an ultra-elegant look.



This ocean-inspired invitation suite, painted by hand in shades of blue watercolor by Shasta Bell Calligraphy, will have you feeling that splendid sea breeze. From the first save-the-date to the final thank-you card and everything in between (table numbers, maps, the invitation itself), keep the watercolor motif running throughout all of your wedding’s paper elements.



Come cocktail hour, treat your hungry guests to fresh-from-the-sea oysters. Presentation is key with these Blue Points; prepared Rockefeller, they sit on a bed of sea salt, garnished with seaweed.



Such romance! This Anna Campbell gown from a&bé bridal shop, adorned with delicate beading over luxurious silk, makes for a dreamy wedding-day look. Let your groom in on the fashion fun, too. This suit from Atmosfere, a classic cut in a light slate with subtle stripes, is tailored to fit just right.



For favors your guests will appreciate, send them home with something to snack on, like these deep-sea blue macarons from Cocoa & Fig. Customize the flavor and color to your big day, whatever your theme.



With this place setting, it’s all about balancing hard and soft. Vintage plates are topped with delicate hand-lettered place cards, while sturdy azure-hued agate coasters sit atop cloud-like linen table runners. The overall look? Polished, not overdone.



These days, more couples are trading in an extravagant multi-tiered cake for a sweet little treat that’s just for them; this ombré cake from Cocoa & Fig does the trick. While you slice into this blueberry-topped beauty, any array of desserts—think macarons, cupcakes, doughnuts, pies or cake pops—can satisfy your friends and family.



In any setting, metal Tolix chairs like these from Rudy’s Event Rentals, are the ultimate seating choice. Here they pair perfectly with Birch Hill Barn’s rustic charm.

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