When I think of a Marine’s dress blues, I think of dark blue and navy with shiny gold accents. While the uniform does have touches of red, I suggest not concentrating on them as part of your palette if you want to stay away from a patriotic look. Navy blue pairs well with a very rich plum color. So, for a regal autumnal palette, use navy, deep plum and gold.
Tabletops should glow with gold linens and flatware -- Brides
The wedding cake should be simple, yet grand. Accent a classic ivory fondant cake with satin plum-colored ribbon and flowers -- The Knot
Bridesmaids will look fabulous and chic in two-toned plum and navy gowns -- Vera Wang
Carry a bouquet of purple and blue flowers, wrapped with a satin ribbon -- The Knot
Groomsmen should wear navy blue suits to complement the groom’s uniform. A plum-colored tie is a nice contrast, and will coordinate well with the bridesmaid’s look. Gold cuff links with blue enamel make a nice groomsmen gift and add to their overall style -- Suit from From The Waist Up and cuff links from Brooks Brothers
This customized dog-tag is the perfect touch on a favor bag. If you look closely, you will see that it has been embossed with the newlywed’s names and wedding date! -- Absolutely Charmed
An ivory invitation adorned with a plum ribbon and printed with navy ink looks beautiful -- FineStationery.com
Place candles on tables in your reception space for a warm feeling. Candles in large plum-colored hurricane vases add a warm glow to your ceremony space -- Tabletop via The Knot and candles via Brides
For the bride, a pair of satin navy heels will work perfectly as her something blue -- Nina
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