27 Cool Blue Wedding Ideas You'll Love
Blue has an obvious connection with weddings. It has its own place alongside your something old, borrowed, and new, which means that you'll likely involve the hue in some way on your big day. For some brides, though, the shade supersedes their vision of their "something blue" and goes on to define the entire event—and we're all for it. Whether you choose a blue wedding color palette or use the color as an accent throughout your ceremony or reception space, there are so many ways to successfully incorporate the color into your wedding day.
Take the following blue wedding ideas from real celebrations, for example. Some demonstrate the best of the blue color palette—the shade pairs so prettily with a vast array of shades, like blush, green, and creamy white (seen here on this The Cake Stand confection!). Others showcase how well blue works all on its own, since it's a shade that really pops. Whether it's a single blue bloom in an all-white bouquet or a statement sapphire engagement ring surrounded by a diamond pavé circle, the hue sure knows how grab the eye.
Another reason why blue is the ultimate wedding color? There are so many shades to choose from—and all of them cater to a specific wedding style. Romantic brides might gravitate towards pastel iterations, while bold, contemporary women might choose electric blue. As for classic brides-to-be? Navy is a perennial favorite. In the end, you can't go wrong with the timeless color at your ceremony or reception. Click through to discover which shade of blue works best for your vibrant party.
Make like Design House of Moira and add old-world, European vibes to your invitation suite with loopy gold script, a hand-drawn illustration of your castle venue, and a white wax crest. Tie it all together (literally) with a ribbon in the most romantic pastel blue shade that exists.
If you play around with blue color palettes, you'll quickly realize that all of the shade's variations—like cerulean, navy, powder, and sky—pair prettily. Take these Jenny Yoo bridesmaids' dresses, for example. The mismatched gowns felt anything but, because they were unified by the complementary hue.
Choose a Curaçao-based signature wedding cocktail for a brilliant blue sip.
If the hue isn't going to define your entire color palette, use pops of blue in small, meaningful moments. These pale blue napkins from Party Crush Studio were muted but eye-catching, especially when paired with orange glassware and peach blooms.
Exit in Style
A vintage powder blue Bronco makes for just about the sweetest exit ever.
We're loving nontraditional suit hues for grooms—especially in the summertime. This man of the hour opted for a chambray ensemble that matched his groomsmen's.
Whether you use them as table numbers or bridesmaid gifts, monogrammed periwinkle embroidery hoops (these were created by Katiedid & Co.) will surely be appreciated by guests and your girls, alike.
The Right Blue
The best part about this hue? It's versatility. Find the shade that catches your eye—a blue-meets-lavender-meets-gray iteration defined the majority of this gold-accented tabletop, which featured blooms by Cabbage and Rose—and incorporate it throughout your tablescape in linens, and chairs.
Your girls aren't just you're best friends—in these Plum Pretty Sugar robes, they're also you're something blue.
You can make blue part of your big day whatever your venue, but beachside celebrations have the ultimate color inspiration—the ocean! Alexandra's Custom Made Cakes turned to the sea's naturally-occurring shades when sourcing candy melts for this dramatic brush stroke cake and it's smaller counterpart.
Photo Booth Props
Watercolor photo booth props (these were created by Ebb and Flow Ink) are always a good idea. Bonus points if you choose calligraphed signage with a wedding-appropriate message.
Make like Carrie Bradshaw and don sapphire satin Manolo Blahniks on the big day.
Teal Table Numbers
While you'll be hard-pressed to find a metallic the blue family doesn't agree with, a wash of teal watercolor looks best with gold—as evidenced by this sleek table number by Twinkle and Toast.
So, you love blue and want to work it into your floral décor, but you're not feeling big, bright blooms. Here's your solution: pale blue taper candles. When positioned along a greenery garland by Lux & Union, they stood out all on their own, sans flower and flame.
Not every wedding venue has a statement blue wall, complete with cherubs and other ethereal motifs, but why not take it for the inspiration it is? Mimic Palacio De São Vicente De Fora's beautiful artwork with a similarly-designed, handcrafted backdrop—it'll be the place your guests gravitate towards for photos.
Navy Invitation Suite
Can you spot the softer shade of blue in Jenny Sander's navy-and-white invitation suite? That bright blue wax seal surely caught guests' eyes.
If you're set of a wedding-white confection, but want to subtly introduce a modern moment, go for the palest-possible blue (like this Hands On Sweets masterpiece!). It'll read as white in brighter natural light but show it's true colors at the first sight of shade.
Keep guests cool with a piece that's anything but a utilitarian eyesore. This couple used a coat of pale blue chalk paint to give a vintage mirrored dresser both a new life and warm-weather purpose at their wedding.
Flower Girl Dress
We love how this silk runner brings out the barely-blue underlying fondant of this Sweets By E confection.