There’s a good reason why white, cream, nude and pastel shades are so popular at weddings. It’s because they’re classic and timeless.

long low flowers

Beautiful pastel wedding flowers – and not just roses either

Soft colours look romantic and dreamy in wedding photographs and they’re not going to date anytime soon. Which is something that Meghan Markle realised when she styled her own wedding day, which had an all-white and pastel theme.

Match nude and pastel wedding flower shades with soft shimmering golds, silver and bronzes and you have added an extra dimension that will take your wedding reception look from day to evening, as these images from our stylists show.


Nude and pastel wedding flowers

Here our wedding stylist in Bradford used a metallic sequin cloth to offset the romantic soft pink roses that the bride had chosen. Very pretty.

So what types of flowers come in blush and pastel shades?

As ever talk to your florist because a lot will depend on the time of year in which you’re marrying. However roses are always in season and of course come in a variety of soft cream, pink, yellow, and blush colours. Peonies are also popular and look spectacular in wedding bouquets but they are available at more limited months of the year.

Hydrangeas come in soft pink, blues and whites too. Stocks and sweet peas are another choice. Again, these are only available in the spring and summer months.

Think about all aspects of your wedding. You may want to create or have made flower crowns for your bridesmaids and flower girls (and a lot of brides are wearing them now too). For this you’ll need to choose types of flowers that won’t wilt or crush easily. Take some advice on it.

flowergirl with flower crown

Doesn’t this young flower girl look lovely with her flower crown made from soft neutral coloured flowers? Via our Buckinghamshire stylist.

Thinking about having a wedding bouquet with posies? How about considering having nude, blush, pastel and white petals for your confetti as well to keep with the theme.

And if you’re anything like the recent royal brides then you might be considering floral arches and decorated banisters. Remember that making an entrance is all part of creating a really impressive look to your big day and flowers in pastel, nude and blush will add that air of romance you’re after.

blossom trees

Think about using blossom trees outside in spring (if your venue doesn’t have them already). Our stylists can put them in place wherever you wish.

Will blush and pastel colours suit where I’m marrying?

It depends. This is something that’s worth talking to a venue stylist about. If you’re having a rustic wedding then yes, certainly. If you’re getting married in a hotel then it’s worth considering the interior. If the backdrop features very rich, dark colours then some soft shades might clash although white always works.

If you’re getting married in a venue that’s ultra-modern you might want to go for brighter shades, say a purple, red or orange colour palette.

wedding venue with pink and white flowers

Light shades ‘lifted’ the interior of this venue which was actually quite dark.

What about the time of year in which I’m marrying?

White looks wonderful at a winter wedding but if you’re marrying in the depths of January or February then you might want to introduce some more vibrant colours. And if you’re marrying around Christmas time then you might want a more festive feel to your big day.

The same applies to an autumn wedding. Princess Eugenie got it just right by using orange and burnt russet colours to decorate the outside of Windsor Chapel in October.

However for a spring or summer wedding then white, nude, pastel and blush shades are completely perfect.

hydrangea wedding centrepiece

Hydrangeas work well if you’re after a blush or nude theme. They made fantastic table centrepieces and also work well in bouquets. Styled by our Hertfordshire stylist.

Focal points

Don’t forget your cake table. Wedding cakes often lend themselves beautifully to being decorated with flowers. It’s traditional to put your bouquet and those of your bridesmaids by the wedding cake so that they can be admired and your wedding cake is going to feature in a fair few photographs.

A chocolate tier on this wedding cake was perfectly offset by blush pink flowers and decorations. Cake swing and decor by our Hertfordshire stylist.

Gold charger plates look beautiful with blush pink and taupe roses, as you can see here. By our York stylist photographed at Saltmarshe Hall.