Photos: Joel Serrato; Yasu + Junko; Nicholas Duers
If you're searching for inspiration for your wedding décor and need to break free from the deep tones of winter, look no further than one of our favorite bright and airy combinations: lilac and mint! These pretty pastel hues are perfect for a romantic, garden-party inspired reception that's bursting with the first signs of spring. Hosting winter nuptials? No problem! This dreamy pairing will help enliven your cool-weather wedding. Here's one way to utilize this color combo:
Start with a color-blocked invitation in the two colors with lots of bright white text. This option from Fourteen-Forty feels feminine yet still entirely modern thanks to a cool geometric design. Your bridesmaids will love either of these pale tones for their dresses. Balance their look with a mostly-white bouquet with pops of mint and lilac or a cool accessory, like a green clutch.
For table settings, consider minty dinnerware overtop a lilac tablecloth — the result is so beautiful and unexpected. End the evening with a sweet, pale-purple confection that is perfectly pretty.
Invitation, "Sweet Angles," $1,300 for 100, Fourteen-Forty; Bouquet, $175, Belle Fleur; Clutch, $1,595, Edie Parker; Dinnerware, "Illusion Celadon" with platinum rim, $475 for a five-piece place setting, Haviland; Bridesmaids' Dress, $250, Watters; Cake, $12 per slice (serves 75), Erica O'Brien Cake Design