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Weddings Inspired by: The English Patient

The English Patient is such a romantic movie and a great inspiration for a wedding.  You can go quite literal with your translation without the design feeling heavy handed.

I love the above dress by Raf Simons for Jill Sander S/S 2012.  It’s so buttoned up/safari/Grace Kelly.  I think I would style it with the sleeves rolled up, a la ’90’s prep.

I love the work wear inspired color palate of khaki and chambray, you would easily be able to outfit your groom and his party in these handsome J.Crew suiting separates.

The work wear/safari theme can carry through to the bridal party as well.  White button downs and cream colored henley t’s will look modern and sophisticated tucked into paper bag waisted skirts and harem shorts accented with brown leather.  The bridesmaids should look like this…

…but without the dirt.  And with some jewelry.

One of the most memorable images from the film is Juliette Binoche in a WWI doughboy helmet.

…which would be a really interesting vessel for some sandy cream colored blooms.

I also love these airplane postcards; they’d make really cute seating cards and party favors.

The story has so many exotic locales and characters with disparate origins, which could be reflected through your menu… but it is The “English” Patient so I might be tempted to just serve traditional English menu items. English finger sandwiches, small game birds, tomato summer pudding, and lovely fruit tarts and cakes seem just right to me!