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Things I Love: Ombre

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For me, I think it all started with Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress:

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{via Busy Bee}

Ever since then, I’ve been in love with the soft fading or blending of colors. Only, that unique ombre effect isn’t just for fabric!

I’m absolutely bananas for it when it’s used in florals.

Floral-Ombre-1ombre-bouquet
{via Martha Stewart; photo by Docuvitae}

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{photos by Becky Hill}

Here, ombre fabric for the chandeliers, table runners, and drink table backdrop.

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ombre-curtain
{photos by Christie Pham via Ruffled}

Here are some pretty invitations from Studio On Fire:

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Ombre-Invitations-2

They were made using something called a split ink fountain. They put a more than one color in the ink fountain and then they’re blended together.

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{via Martha Stewart}

Or maybe just on the edges?

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Ombre-Edging-2
{via Oh Joy!}

How about some cake love? Either with fondant or flowers:

ombre-cake
{Cake Coquette via Inspired Bride; photo by Caroline Tran}

Of course, I did want to include some pretty pieces to wear as well. Lela Rose’s Spring 2011 and Monique Lhuillier’s Fall Preview have a few pieces that also have a beautiful ombre effect.

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{via Style.com}

This beautiful bride is a friend of mine who actually made these dresses herself! Talk about DIY…

Ombre-Bridesmaids
{photo by Amanda Fales}

What do you think?  Are you using ombre or gradients in your wedding?  How else would you incorporate it?