Inspired by “Something Blue”

Apr 01, 2021

Thinking of using a blue colour palette for your wedding day and looking for inspiration? Here’s how to achieve a stunning look for your special day inspired by “something blue”

There are many shades of blue to choose from whether it be navy, royal blue, cobalt blue, baby blue but its dusty blue otherwise known as powder blue that is taking the wedding industry by storm as it sits perfectly on it’s own due to it’s ethereal feel whilst also falling effortlessly into the pastel wedding trend for spring/summer weddings in 2021 and 2022. This tone is definitely more of a cool muted pastel than a baby blue.

Uplifting and mood enhancing!

There’s no doubt that a dusty blue colour palette heightens your senses and gets you dreaming of freshly cut green grass, blue sunny skies and the life that awakens in spring/summer!

Modern and industrial dusty blue styling

When thinking of what colours to team with dusty blue, consider your venue and the space in which this will be used. If you’re looking for a more modern or industrial edge to your dusty blue styling then incorporating minimalist touches of black accents whether this be through candlestick holders, floral urns, lanterns or even napkin or place name details is particularly effective.

It cuts a stark contrast against the calming blue tones and offers a powerful finish that looks fantastic against feature architecture such as brick work and galvanised beams often found at industrial barn venues. Alternatively chic, contemporary spaces filled with lots of natural light also carry this style well!

Dusky pinks, lilacs and powder blue brought together create a subdued feeling of calm and relaxation. Sat amongst clear glassware and candlelight, this look is feminine, uplifting and timeless.

Dusty blue and white decor

Looking for a colour palette that oozes opulence and offers a striking and clean finish? Look no further than the addition of crisp white which will elevate your styling to a level of refined elegance. Many engaged couples are looking at ways in which to incorporate this timeless colour palette into their wedding day and there’s no doubt that we’re a huge fan! To further enhance the feel, introduce either gold or silver accessories and finishing touches to lift the look. Here we brought in gold cutlery to coincide with gold edged glass charger plates and added decorative gold candle holders to bring out pops of metallics throughout the tablescape.

Top tip – When it comes to picking your wedding flowers for this look think white avalanche roses, hydrangeas, orchids, peonies, and ranunculus. These flowers pack some serious petal power and are great for achieving statement table decor.

Combination blues!

This look is about layering several shades of blue that all compliment one another and here we also introduced shades of grey which are in the same cooling colour spectrum and sit alongside each other perfectly! Textured foliage brings to life this muted colour palette and lends itself well to garden settings, bringing the outdoors in!


Image 1, 2 and 4 – Styling: Ambience UK ~ Photographer: Jane Beadnell Photography ~ Cake: Poppy Pickering ~ Flowers: Mint & Moose Floral Design ~ HMUA: Chrys Chapman ~ Dress: Chloe Jane Bridal ~ Stationery: JB Creatives

Image 3  – Ambience Harrogate and North Yorkshire, Victoria Ivy Floral Design and Helen Lishman Photography

Image 5 & 6 – @melissabeattiephotography, @ambiencehgt, @lucywevents, @newbyhallandgardens, @floralquarterweddings, @spweddingfilms, @nataliewmakeup , @mayataygenhair, @littlepearlbridal, @poppypickeringcakes, @graystarlingdesigns, @whitehouse_crockery, @just_4_linen and @blackeventfurniture

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