How to Create a Classic Blue Wedding Theme
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New year, new colour! Pantone has declared that the 2020 Colour of the Year is Classic Blue, a timeless blue hue. Simple yet elegant, this colour evokes calm, confidence, reflection and tranquillity. Suggesting images of the ocean or the evening sky, this colour certainly has plenty of potential when it comes to wedding inspiration!
Pantone’s Colour of the Year has often had a significant influence over wedding colour palettes and themes for the coming year. As blues are always a popular addition to a wedding colour palette, this Classic variant is no exception! Classic Blue is an enduring colour with lovely connotations which make it the perfect colour to symbolise the beginning of your married life.
What makes Classic Blue so ideal is that it can be paired with almost any colour and compliments every season. Think sophisticated neutrals or deep berry shades for autumn and winter months or pops of bright pinks or yellows for spring and summer. Classic Blue can be incorporated to fit any theme or style of wedding! So, get your ‘something blue’ sorted with help from our suggestions on how to utilise Classic Blue at your 2020 wedding…
From save the dates, invites, Order of Service, menu and place cards, the possibilities for including Classic Blue in your wedding stationary are endless! Classic Blue is a gorgeous deep hue which means it can easily be used as either the text or background on your stationary. We would recommend matching the blue with a gold metallic accent to really highlight the evening sky imagery!
Classic Blue’s timeless nature makes it a universal colour that can suit everyone, perfect for a bridesmaid dress! Also, it’s enduring popular means you have the option of your bridesmaids wearing the same dress or, if you want to make sure each bridesmaid is comfortable, why not use the Pantone Classic Blue swatch and let your bridesmaids choose their style of dress for a mismatched, yet cohesive look.
Blue flowers can be difficult as they can sometimes appear artificial. But, there are plenty of naturally blue flowers that can add a stunning pop of colour to your arrangements! Delphiniums, muscari, corn flowers, forget-me-nots and darker-hued hydrangeas are a few glorious blooms perfect for a Classic Blue wedding. Or if you don’t want to go all in on blue flowers, you could simply add a few touches, like blue ribbon or even a sprig of thistles to your bouquet or buttonholes as a nod to your colour theme.
Your wedding meal is the perfect time for the Classic Blue colour palette to really shine! Swap the classic white tablecloth and have a blue one instead. Pair it with candlelight and gold accents for a magical and romantic setting! Or, switch it around for white linen with Classic Blue touches, such as plates, cutlery, glasses and centrepieces! Both options make bold use of this gorgeous colour while remaining elegant and sophisticated set ups.
Whether you want a pop of colour or to go all out, Classic Blue works beautifully with wedding cakes! Adorned coloured flowers, ombré icing, watercolour artwork or even a crystal geode, get creative with how this colour influences your wedding cake!
Bridal beauty might seem like a risky way to highlight your Classic Blue but there are still elegant and chic ways to do so! If you are feeling bold, why not go for a deep blue eyeshadow look? Or, for some more subtle options, dark blue nail varnish and hair accessories would add a gorgeous pop of colour to your wedding look.
This one is for the grooms as one of the easiest ways to incorporate Classic Blue into your big day is through a suit. Dark blue suits have been a popular trend in recent years so this could be a perfect way to more traditionally include Classic Blue. Or, if you have your heart set on another colour suit, why not get all the men in the wedding party to wear blue accessories, such as bowties, pocket squares or waistcoats, instead?
Brides could jump on this accessories idea as it is the perfect way to fulfill your something blue! Whether through subtle blue jewels in your necklace or a daring deep blue shoe, don’t be afraid to rock Classic Blue as part of your wedding attire on your special day!
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