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Whilst an all-white wedding day is traditional, add a few pastels into the mix and you’ll instantly give your wedding day some contemporary style.

And yet the beauty of using pastels is that they don’t date really. We’re thinking powdery shades of lemon, pink, blue, lilac and soft greens. There are so many ways of putting them together.

A pastel wedding theme

You don’t have to choose just one pastel shade either, you can mix pastels up. Think of sugared almonds or macaroons and you’ll get the idea.

pastel macaroons

Macaroons just show how you can mix pastel shades to perfection. Image via Leblow.co.uk

Choosing your stationery

Start your pastel wedding theme off by choosing wedding stationery in pastel shades. You could use envelopes in one hue and an invitation or reply card in another.

Your bridesmaids

Put different coloured sashes around your bridesmaids dresses or have pairs of shoes dyed in different pastel shades.

bridesmaids

Mismatched bridesmaids dresses can look amazing. Dresses by Dessy, image by Matthew Morgan photography

Your flowers

Pastels really work best for spring and summer weddings. There’s something about those times of year and the brightness that brings out the colours to perfection.

rose wedding table centre

A stunning rose centrepiece created by Leafy Couture. A tall centrepiece allows guests to communicate easily across the table.

Of course that wedding favourite flower, a rose, offers shades of yellow, pink, lilac and white. However if you do decide to go down the pastel route then you can investigate lilac, stocks, narcissi or sweet peas talk to your florist or wedding stylist about what is in season.

How our stylists can help you with a pastel wedding

Mixing colours together sometimes takes a bit of skill and experience and this is certainly something a wedding stylist can offer you.

They’ll help you put a mood board together for your big day, so everything works in unison for example the invitations, the bridesmaids dresses, the flowers etc.

And when it comes to decorating your venue we’ve ideas for pastel-coloured receptions that you’ll love.

How pretty is this!

Pale pinks and golds for this wedding theme…

decorated wedding cake table

Wedding cake decorated with pale pastel flowers and LOVE letters.

Not just chair sashes!

Stylists can offer much more than pastel coloured chair sashes. There are different ways of dressing up a chair, besides different colours and they’ll talk you through and show you all the different options.

Stylists will also show you different ways of dressing your tables.  For example, your wedding cake table will be a real focal point at your reception so you want it to look amazing. Our stylists can dress it up with ruffled tablecloths, focal lighting and of course if you’re after a special bespoke cake stand then they’ll help to source this for you.

Aisle Decor white wedding chair covers with metal lanterns and petals

Pastel petals down the aisle for this bride who wanted an alternative to the traditional aisle runner…

Vintage style

Pastel shades lend themselves very well to vintage style weddings so if you’re a bit of an old-fashioned romantic, then have a chat with your stylist about how you can blend the two together.

And while we talk romance, if this is the kind of look you’re after then you really should think about room draping and lighting. Room draping can transform an indifferent venue into something super special. It’s a great idea when you’ve found the perfect venue location but you’re not so keen on how the venue interior looks. Draping can hide walls and windows that wouldn’t match your theme and create a whole new blank canvas.

room draping

Room and ceiling draping can transform an indifferent room into somewhere special

Afternoon tea is always popular at a wedding. Have a pastel theme and you can really go to town with cupcakes in different coloured icing with tea served in pretty cups and saucers.

Our stylists will make sure that afternoon tea is served beautifully

Yes cups don’t only need to be used for tea!

The beauty of using a stylist is that they will already have the china you’ll need to create an “afternoon tea” vintage look or they will have easier access to it, so you won’t have to source or buy anything yourself. They’ll also style up the tables with pastel coloured napkins and tablecloths so everything is beautifully coordinated.

Never considered using a stylist?

If you’ve never thought about using a wedding stylist then have another think. Rather than being an extra expense on your big day, they will save you time, worry and because they have all the props to make a wedding day look perfect, you won’t have to spend money buying stuff yourself with the hassle of trying to sell it all later.

So get in touch today and have a chat about what we can do for you. And if you like the idea of a pastel wedding day, then get ready to talk it all through and start making plans for your big day!

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