Jade wedding themes should incorporate jade-coloured items in the floral decor, attire and food items without going overboard. Use complementary colours such as gold, cream and brown to make the jade colours pop. Ask your wedding planner to create bouquets with as many naturally jade colours using greenery, and add additional jade colours by asking the florist to use a selection of dyed flowers. Use pieces of jade in the table settings, such as wine glass charms and napkin holders, to complete the theme.
Choose flowers with bountiful greenery for a simple look or flowers that can be dyed jade, such as roses or carnations. Use flowers that are naturally jade such as green bells of Ireland. Inserting ferns and hypericum berries into bouquets of white flowers will add a touch of green. Decorate reception tables with jade tablecloths or use off-white table cloths with jade place mats. Using complementing colours such as cream and beige will add a touch of class to table settings. Instead of using jade china, choose china that picks up the jade in the linens with rich autumnal colours of gold and rusty reds.
Food and Drink
Make the wedding cake the showcase piece of your wedding by asking the baker to use jade colours in the icing. In some areas of the country, John Deere weddings have become popular, and these themed weddings use jade as a central colour scheme. Bakers create jade-coloured "grass" with fondant and place the bride and groom miniatures on top with a small John Deere tractor. Cupcake wedding cakes have become popular and bakers can create several different jade themes on individual cupcakes placed upon tiered cake pedestals. Create pre-dinner jade cocktails using mint leaves and midori or make mojitos with mint, sugar and rum.
Bridesmaids can find dresses in nearly every colour and should find a variety of dresses in shades of jade. Choose a shade that complements the decorations at the reception, or simply choose an off-white, cream or brown dress and complement it with a jade sash at the waist. Men should complement their tuxedos with jade pockets, jade-coloured roses, and jade cummerbunds. Brides should give bridesmaids jade earrings as bridesmaid gifts. Encourage guests to play along with the theme by incorporating jade somehow into their attire.
Ask the company which prints your invitations to use jade as a central theme. Slide a small piece of jade into each invitation's envelope to bring the jade theme to guests' attention. Glue a thin slice of jade to save-the-date cards. Ink should complement the jade theme, so choose a rich gold for the lettering.
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