Photo: Jasmine Star; Giovanni Giannoni; Diane Fields Photography
Throwing a seaside wedding? Consider a preppy palette of indigo and sky blue — a perfect mix of tone-on-tone color that feels easy and elegant. From your bouquet to wedding cake, tasteful touches of varying shades of blue add classic beachy flare to your décor without becoming a nautical nightmare.
Gorgeous, modern blue-and-white invitations feel fresh and airy, while a classic escort card plays on the preppy color scheme. Pair pale bridesmaid dresses with a deeper blue shoe for a beautiful colorblocked detail. And you can even incorporate your "something blue" by way of bright bloom mixed into your bouquet.
Continue the color palette into your reception space with a graphic tablecloth that adds a modern vibe to an otherwise classic space. For a more muted take on preppy pairing, mix dark chargers with lighter dinner plates. The layered look makes a bold statement, but the white centers keep the tablescape bright.
While this color combo is ideal for coastal-inspired nuptials, versatile light and dark blues would suit any wedding space. We love the idea of a largely deep-indigo palette with pops of light tones for a winter wedding.
Pictured above: Bridesmaids' Dress, $265, Ann Taylor; Dinnerware, "Lace," from $55, Mottahedeh; Place Cards, $3.75 for 25 similar blank cards, Paper Presentation; Shoes, $995, Christian Louboutin; Cake, $12 per slice (serves 50), Elegantly Iced; Bouquet, $315, Rountree Flowers; Invitations, $860 for 100 sets, Spark Letterpress