Unique "Something Blue" Décor Tips for Your Wedding
Tabletop linens, bouquet ribbons, and bridal party gowns are all part of the them when it comes to wedding day planning, but the latest in nuptial trends is to not wear. Something blue décor is sweeping I-DO design schemes from the ceremony to the after-party, but not content to stop there, this trend is making its way down the aisle and onto paper goods, too. For some of our favorite ways this tradition is being embraced in new ways, read on for the cleverest ways to incorporate "something blue" into your big day.
1. Craft photo-worthy backdrops.
Sometimes the best use of a showstopping blue shade is to highlight the key design elements of your day. “To give this cake an absolute presence, we constructed a wall and wallpapered it in custom wallpaper that incorporated shades of blue, which was a perfect backdrop for a traditional white cake,” says Tracie Domino, Founder and Creative Director of Tracie Domino Events.
2. Think blue for your escort card display.
“More recently we have noticed blue becoming a trendier color through various wedding events and related parties,” says Heather Lowenthal, owner of Posh Parties. “For this Palm Beach wedding, we used the something blue for their escort display, and guests found their table assignments on hand-painted blue and white tiles that were arranged in frames with a green background,” she adds.
3. Consider a subtle bouquet element.
One of the best ways to add blue to your day is through the décor associated with your bouquet. “Your something blue could be as understated as a blue flower or ribbon trailing from your bouquet,” says Kristin Doggett, Co-founder and creative director of Bellafare. "A soft blue is sure to make a statement, yet is timeless and elegant," she adds.
4. Embrace blue for your tableware.
“It first started with the inspiration of the plates, seen at the MET Gala,” says Jeannette Tavares, President of Evoke Design & Creative, of the intricate blue china plates that kicked-off the design of this ornate tablescape. “Clustered down the length of the table were a variety of blue, glass vases gathered organically with bright flowers,” she adds. The end result was both something blue-inspired and exquisite.
5. Embellish your seating.
“Pale blue seat cushions can carry your blue color scheme forward and add dimension to your reception,” says Liz Banfield, Owner of Liz Banfield, who captured this light blue cushion that added charm and sophistication to a wooden reception chair and design.
6. Go with blue-hued glassware.
“Consider a sea of blues through antique goblets or glassware to create a visually stunning moment and greet your guests for their welcome beverage,” suggests Jacin Fitzgerald, Owner of Jacin Fitzgerald. Set up a space alfresco to tie-in the relationship in color scheme between the natural surroundings of your venue and the tints of blue.
7. Integrate lush greenery.
“To create a really rich color palette that will transform your reception space, we love deep blue hues paired with lush greenery cascading over the tables,” says Marie Artale, Creative Projects Manager at Cedar Lakes Estate. “To keep your design from feeling one-note, mix various hues, patterns, and shades of blue, but accent it with lush greens and a pop of a deep hue,” Artale adds.
8. Encourage blue into your lounge area.
“Color contrasts are so important to an interesting wedding design, blue in particular, is a timeless color and really treated as a neutral if the right hue,” says Molly Sohr, owner and operator of Molly Sohr Events who chose a soft blue velvet to accompany the lounge area of this Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Event Hall event. “It was surrounded by a sea of neutral linens, pops of gold, and beautiful wood wall details,” she adds.
9. Think blue hues for your linens.
Tabletop linens provide an opportunity to weave in the something blue concept in a modern way. “We love the visual interest this adds, juxtaposed with a white and blush floral palette,” adds Sarah Duke, Co-founder of Duke + Van Deusen. Opt for a bold blue to create a vibrant contrast with the rest of your reception’s décor and florals.
10. Embellish your bridal party.
Adorning your bridesmaids in gowns that follow a blue color scheme is a stunning way to bring your something blue into the mix. “We love how Megan’s bridesmaids selected gowns of varying designers and textures that still complemented one another and the day’s aesthetic,” says Sheila Dodson-Wright, creative director and owner of Tableau Events.
11. Utilize your paper goods.
“Add shades of blue to your chosen paper goods including elements used throughout your ceremony like this fan that included touches of blue and doubled as a way to keep guests cool,” says Ali Phillips, Founder of Engaging Events by Ali. Also: feel free to opt for fun shapes that emphasize your location or day of aesthetic, like this shell fan for a beach wedding.
12. Use pillows to adorn your design.
“Pillows are a great way to embellish your lounge area and add flair to your design,” says Kathleen Deery, Founder of Urban Parlour, “especially when it comes to adding color,” she adds. For this seating area, light blue pillows were used to add subdued elegance and a touch of softness to the design and space.
*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors