“Something blue” has long been linked with weddings. The hue - back in the day - symbolised purity and fidelity. The great thing about using this wedding colour is that it can be both feminine and masculine, all at once. (Basically, you get what you want without making him feel weird partying alongside foo-foo pinks.) Blue is a popular favourite colour amongst males, perhaps stemming from their years swathed in it as an infant!
The palette ranges from deep and dramatic navy all the way to soft and delicate peony, or fun and light-hearted teal and turquoise. Pair it with other shades of the same with white, silver or grey for a more subtle look, or use it as an accent for a bright orange or racing green. Whatever you do, make it your own. You can never go wrong doing that.
Take our blue cues for some wedding inspiration:
Blue wedding gowns were all the rage on the Spring 2013 Bridal Fashion Week runways. Hot-to-trot designers, like Oscar de la Renta, Angel Sanchez, Lazaro, Henry Roth and Michelle Roth, and Carolina Herrera, sported the shade in their frothy convections in both head-to-toe and accented (belt or floral pattern) options.
Blue’s so you
A perfect match: The vintage lace design on this luxury Mandalay invitation paired with a baby-blue ribbon. Get personal with your names and wedding date printed on the front in a matching hue. Simply go online to personalise your Romance Personalised Day Invitation by Mandalay.
This pattern is anything but nautical—for those brides out there who love the rich colour, but aren’t the prepster type…For an Eastern-inspired bohemian wedding invitation choose blue India Day Invitations.
The India Day invitation not to your liking? We've got over a hundred designs and styles of blue wedding invitations to choose from, catering for all budgets and tastes. See if you can discover the perfect blue wedding invite online.
A bit of bouquet
A lovely way to bring in the colour is with small floral accents, like delphiniums, throughout. Perhaps try an all-blue bouquet filled with delicate hydrangeas, or a scattering of brightly dyed petals.
This ocean-blue ribbon adds a perfect personalised detail to your wedding. Ideas: Attach it to your bridal bouquet stem, the groom and groomsmen’s lapels or your favour bags. Check out the Personalised Satin Ribbon 16 mm Wide.
Throw your love around with these cute heart shaped confetti in Aqua! These adorable shiny hearts add romance to your wedding reception table, or as a surprise accent inside wedding invitations. Take a closer look at Hearts Table Confetti.
Pretty in peacock
Dress up your ladies in a strut-worthy gorgeous peacock hue, like Watters’ (Style # 1452) silk dupioni strapless number with draped bodice and shirred, above-the-knee length skirt with pockets.
Bag the blues
Send your guests home with some extra wedding cake (you’ll never eat it all!) in one of these Cake Bags. Personalise the wax-lined carrier with your names, wedding date and choice of logo motif. Choose your favourite blue cake containers from our range of Wedding Cake Boxes and Cake Bags.
Share your exquisite ‘blue’ wedding photos with us! It’s super-simple to do. Just go to our submissions page here ‘Your Real Weddings’ for the details.