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Posted by Cayla Capri
Dot Your I Love You’s
Whether pin-up and camp or country-cottage and quaint, polka-dots scream spring-time festiveness and gal-pal squeals. Stretch your imagination beyond the traditional "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” and opt for a spread that is positively speckled with dimple-inducing spheres.
open the polka-dot door
Incorporating polka-dots into your tempting templates and girlicious graphics is a cinch once your color spectrum is all matched up (think pretty peachy pastels and parlour greens, or moody blues and spirited raspberries). Try:
Black and white Hepburn-esque place cards or booklets
Minimalist prints along linens and sheer overlays, ribbons and bows
Polka-dotted bordered bone china, champagne flutes, and cups
Last but not least, for a centerpiece that is truly spot-on - wrap a ravishing Parisian bouquet of pom-pom chrysanthemums and perky anemones with a big ‘n’ bold mod dotted cuff.
sign on the dotted design
Thanks to the likes of designers Caroline Herrera, Michelle Roth, and Maggie Sottero, polka dots have yet to see the end of their reign on skirts, with companies like cottony J. Crew quickly following in their stylish wake:
Consider a veil, tulle petticoat, or a pair of polka-dotted pumps for sweet subtlety
Let your bridesmaids and flower girls do the donning while groom and groomsmen try on polka-dotted waistcoats and ties for size
Show a more mature side with a va-va-voom bodice and spotty ethereal overlay (look for Melissa Sweet’s Dora)
clever tip
For a polka-dot print that keeps your fab figure in mind, stick to a smaller diameter of dot for a slim and trim silhouette.
mouthwateringly mmm . . .
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Aside from all of the stars your guests will be seeing during the main course, make sure they witness plenty of spots when it comes to their goodies:
Feature polka-dotted wrapping on monogrammed chocolate bars and uber-cutesy mint tins
Customized carnivalesque lollipops or tiers of swirl-whipped cupcakes
For a little slice of heaven, request a cake dappled in over-the-top fondant circles , or paisley sprinkled etchings
Nothing says a mouthful of elegance like a classic buttercream vanilla custard cake encrusted with edible pearl balls and primped with a sugar-paste bow.
Polka dot collage