Ceremony & Reception

A Sophisticated Neutral Wedding Color Palette Inspired by St. Barth

St Barth Wedding Color Palette
Corey Maywalt Photography; Indigital Images; Lisa Limer; Courtesy of Designer

Oh, St. Barth... It's the stomping — and sunning — grounds of celebrities, models, and your favorite It girls (such as Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, and Bella Hadid), the manifestation of laid-back luxury, and of course, our newest source of wedding inspiration! Along the crystal-blue waters and sandy shores of the French-speaking glitzy Caribbean island lies endless ideas for natural-yet-sophisticated big day details. With a color palette of refined neutrals and chic nautical touches, your wedding will so completely capture the vibe of St. Barth's infamous easy breezy style, you might just have to tell your guests to pack their sunscreen.

Where else but St. Barth can you find couture frocks coupled with sand-covered bare feet? And accomplishing this über-polished, beachy vibe is, well, a day at the beach with these super chic nuptial details. Start by calling your guests to your seaside-inspired escape with crisp wedding stationery, whose tropical palm-tree print is refined thanks to its clean beige neutral hues. Now this is how you do seaside chic...

On the big day, outfit your 'maids in vintage tropical barkcloth inspired prints, but keep the colors monochromatic to sophisticate the luxe look, like the fabulous fabric of this Monse runway-ready maxi dress. As for your own bridal ensemble, couple your wedding dress with a pair of white bridal heels complete with unique, feminine detailing. The pretty, wispy petals adorning these Imagine Vince Camuto pumps are just the chic touch your bridal style needs.

View more

Then at the reception, layer natural materials and a variety of textures along your tables to make creams and taupes look rich, not boring. And finally, drop the curtain on your seaside soirée with a classic white tiered wedding cake, accented with trendy greenery details like crisp succulents, white blooms, and sprigs of seagrass. Can't you just smell the sea salt-tinged air and scrumptious French cuisine from here?

1. Wedding cake, $18.50 per slice, Earth and Sugar; 2. "Tropical Wedding" invitation, $900 for 100, Paper & Type; 3. Blue-printed maxi dress, price upon request, Monse; 4. Shoes, $195, Imagine Vince Camuto; 5. "Hydrating Floral Essence" skincare oil, $89, Tata Harper

Subscribe to BRIDES now for the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration.

Sign up for the newsletter.

Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy