When Pantone named “Classic Blue” as its 2020 Color of the Year, we, admittedly, had mixed emotions. From a floral designer’s standpoint, the announcement presented quite a challenge as there are very few flowers that are naturally blue. At the same time, blue is a timeless, versatile, and emotionally charged color – qualities that make it a perfect fit for weddings. This notion is furthered when we consider what Pantone said in support of its choice.
Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold to a new era.
Engagement season is in full swing, which means many of you are starting to think about a wedding color palette. To help the process, we put together our favorite ideas that focus on this year’s striking shade. From flowers (yes, we found some beautiful examples!) and decorative accents to jewelry and attire, here is all the inspiration you need to bring a touch of classic blue to your big day.
Invitations are the first impression guests will have your wedding. This royal blue with gold letterpress suite says that they can expect a sophisticated and stylish affair.
It’s no wonder that peach and blue are a favorite color combination for our spring and summer weddings. Just look at this picture-perfect bridal party in dresses ranging in pretty hues of soft peach to turquoise to navy!
Looking for an alternative to standard black groom’s attire. A blue tuxedo is not only sharp, it also offers the guys in your summer wedding some respite from the blistering heat.
It’s all in the details. A blue tie paired with a white rose boutonniere wrapped in matching colored ribbon are essential for the dapper gentleman.
Your wedding and engagement rings are the most precious pieces in your jewelry collection. You will definitely want a nice box to store them in while getting hair and makeup done. The Mrs. Box has gorgeous color options like this rich blue to show off your sparklers (be sure to ask your photographer to take some detail shots.)
One of the easiest and most fashionable ways for a bride to incorporate “something blue” into her wedding ensemble is footwear. The Manolo Blanhik blue satin and crystal toe pump is perfect for the woman who wants to feel glamorous walking down the aisle.
Ever since Prince William gave Kate Middleton the blue sapphire engagement ring that originally belonged to his mother, we have been obsessed with the radiant blue gemstone. Simple and classic, these sapphire stud earrings were made with the modern royal bride in mind.
A dash of color highlights the natural beauty of white florals and greenery. Here, classic blue napkins offer a vibrant contrast to organic, overflowing centerpieces, creating a tablescape that captivates the eye.
Blue wedding flowers have a fairytale air about them. Pairing blue hydrangea and delphinium with lavender roses, lisianthus, and stock and lush greenery, this centerpiece sets to scene for enchanted romance.
For bridal florals, blue works well as an accent color in a garden inspired arrangement with texture and volume. The soft blue, ivory, peach, and cream shades of this bouquet make us think of a serene English countryside.
Dress up the table top with blue glassware and decorated plates. The pairing of elegant, midnight blue glasses with folk patterned chargers and organic blossoms creates an elevated rustic look.
It takes a confident woman to pull off an all-over blue wedding dress. As for the rest of us, a more subtle commitment to the color such as a lovely silk bow accent will do just fine.
What makes Classic Blue unique with regards to wedding trends is that the color has already withstood the test of time. This means Classic Blue won’t be falling into the ether of last year’s trends once 2021 comes arounds. We hope these ideas spark inspiration for any who are wondering if the shade is the right choice for their special day.