A Wedding Color Palette for the Boho Bride: Aqua & Violet

Wedding Style & Decor
Aqua and Violet Color Palette

Photos: Courtesy of Kelly Wearstler; Dyad Photography; Courtesy of John Robshaw; Giovanni Giannoni

Trend-setting brides, we've got the perfect color palette for you: aqua and violet. The unexpected combination of the rich purple and cool blue will instantly transform your classic nuptials into a bright and bold soirée. There are countless ways to incorporate the combo into your wedding, but we've compiled some of our favorite ways to add them throughout your reception and ceremony.

Start with a creative invitation, like this patterned option from Greenwich Letterpress which uses tons of purple with clever aqua highlights. Your bridesmaids will love a purple crinkle chiffon gown with delicate cap sleeves and a flowing skirt. Plus, you can use the tones to create modern ceremony space with centerpieces filled with single-stem blooms and graphic pillows to designate lounge areas.

You can also incorporate cool aqua into your wedding favors. (Playful bird-shaped plantable paper in several hues of blue are cost effective and crowd-pleasing.)

While the color palette certainly lends itself to an eclectic, boho-themed reception, consider this combo for even the most formal celebration. To make it work, stick with a mostly violet color scheme and add pops of aqua for an understated take on the chic mix.

1. Bridesmaids' Dress, crinkle chiffon, $330, Lela Rose Bridesmaid; 2. Ring, 18-karat gold with amethyst, quartz, mother-of-pearl, and iolita, $2,495, Ippolita; 3. Pillows, from $140 each, John Robshaw; 4. Invitation, "Belle", $645 for 100 invitations, Greenwich Letterpress; 5. Plantable Paper Birds, $1 each, Recycled Ideas; 6. Vase, "Olik", $1.99, Ikea

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