What’s a year without traditional advice from the Pantone Institute? In 2020, experts decided to get away from extravagance and named the color of the year Classic Blue, aka Classic Blue. But don’t think “classic” is synonymous with “boring”! Chanfashion will tell (and, of course, show) what brides should combine with rich blue in wedding decoration and how to use it even in the most daring stylish experiments.
What is it, “Classic Blue?”
Deep blue is hardly associated with romance and lightness that a wedding should breathe. But this color symbolizes calmness, stability and devotion. We think that these are excellent meanings that should be filled with the first day of your family life.
In addition, classic blue is reminiscent of the evening starry sky or the raging sea. Caring for nature has long become a wedding trend, why shouldn’t the bride take a couple of ideas from her?
Monochrome wedding in Classic Blue
Are you a fan of blue? Why not have a monochrome wedding! Thanks to the versatility of this color, you can not limit yourself in styles. Create a nature-inspired wedding with natural materials and wood, play with the theme of the ocean or airy lightness. Do you like something more modern and urban? Complement the blue decor with glass and metal! Rustic, Provence, Modern — any of these wedding styles will look great in blue.
What colors to match?
If you do not want to limit yourself to decorating your wedding with one color and are ready for bold mixes, we have selected for you and the groom the most winning combinations with classic blue in wedding decor.
Blue, burgundy, dusty pink
Classic blue suggests thoughts of aristocracy, elegance and royal restraint. If this bridal aesthetic appeals to you, use a rich burgundy for bright accents and a lighter shade so that the wedding is not too gloomy. Dusty pink or, for example, muted beige will do. With such a palette, golden decor elements will look simply chic — just don’t overdo it so that the holiday does not look unnaturally pretentious.
Blue, copper, dark orange, beige
If you are planning a wedding in the fall, this is an incredible combination of rich blue with a dark orange, copper color. For a more natural wedding with nature motifs, use dark wood with this palette and dilute the decor with dried flowers — they will perfectly fit into the autumn style and images of the bride and groom.
Do not be afraid to use flowers that are unusual for a wedding. For example, sunflowers will match in color and can become a bright accent in the design and images of the bride and groom.
Blue, hot pink, canary, light blue
Tired of modesty and mutedness and want a wedding in bright colors? We have tons of options! In the decor of such colorful and juicy styles as Moroccan and Hawaiian, classic blue can also be used. Take it as the basis of your wedding decoration, against which contrasting yellow and pink shades will only look brighter. This palette is perfect for decorating a carefree summer wedding.
The image of the bride
If you love originality and are ready to listen to lamentations from grandmothers at the wedding in the spirit of “How is it not white ?!” — choose a blue dress! Wedding fashion is increasingly moving away from ivory and ivory. If at first it was timid steps towards muted pink, peach and pale blue, now designers are more likely to decide on bright dresses for brides.
As a child, did you look with delight at the dress of the Disney Cinderella? The desire of the bride is the law, and the grandmother will forget about her reproaches in the very first minutes of your touching wedding ceremony.
But you don’t need to doom yourself to a blue dress for the sake of fashion if you have always dreamed of a classic white one. If you want to add a colorful detail to your wedding look, choose blue shoes. And the wolves are full, and the bride is calm 🙂 Moreover, why not feel like Carrie Bradshaw, who, in blue satin pumps, married the man of her dreams?
Image of the groom
Fortunately, everything is much simpler with the groom than with the image of the bride, because the blue color is constantly used in men’s suits, including wedding ones. We advise you to pay more attention to details — for example, a tie or bow tie. You can use the same shade of blue or (which is much more interesting) play with contrast. Just look at this combination of deep blue and burgundy! For a more delicate palette, a combination with pink is suitable, and a white tie to match the color of the groom’s shirt will add formality.
It’s not about you and you want a little relaxation? Choose a smart casual look for your wedding. You can unbutton the collar of the groom’s shirt and choose the top and bottom of the suit in different colors — sandy beige will look great with blue. If you want an even less formal wedding look for the groom, pick up a bright printed tie or bow tie and replace the dress shoes with white sneakers with fun socks. Do not drive yourself into unnecessary frames, if they only interfere with showing individuality!
If you didn’t decide on a blue dress yourself, then you can have fun on the images of the bridesmaids 🙂 The classic option that immediately comes to mind is to dress them in the same dark blue outfits.
But remember that deep blue is not for all girls. Some of your girlfriends in this look may look pale and tired, because this color well emphasizes the blue of not only the eyes, but also the dark circles under them. You don’t want to see all the consequences of the bachelorette party on their faces every time you look at the wedding album, do you? We suggest using different shades of blue and light blue for bridesmaids dresses. You can also experiment with styles: you will keep the overall style of the wedding, but your friends will not feel like wearing the same uniform. In wedding photos, it will look much more lively and interesting.
The bride’s bouquet
Did you forget about your main accessory on your wedding day?
For a classic elegant wedding, take a look at bouquets of white roses or peonies and add a bright accent — for example, blue eustomas, irises or hydrangeas, which will add volume and emphasize your image. If you want luxurious chic, choose a mono-bouquet of blue roses! Such flowers attract attention, so be careful with additional decor details. It is important not to add “all the best at once”.
This wedding season, look for more “tousled” bouquets without a perfect composition. Such bouquets will reduce the degree of unnecessary officialdom, and the use of wild flowers will make the image more touching and naive.
Do not deprive the groom! It is important that his boutonniere is combined with your bouquet, but it is not necessary to copy all the elements from it and make a small copy — just try to keep the overall style. And don’t forget that unlike your massive bridal bouquet, his boutonniere can blend in with the blue suit. You can add small white wildflowers or choose a contrasting base color for the groom’s boutonniere. Yes, we will not get tired of talking about the combination of blue and burgundy in your images!
For a wedding in Classic Blue, both classic floral arches and more modern ones using mirrors and glass are perfect. Complement the decor of the wedding arch with flying fabrics or ribbons — it is much easier to choose textiles that perfectly match the chosen color than fresh flowers.
If you dream of a wedding ceremony near the water, it is better not to make the arch in blue. In the photos, everything will merge, so that no one will consider all the thoughtful decor (and also add the blue outfits of the bride and groom). Opt for contrasting colors or neutral white to enhance the beauty of your ceremony space.
Don’t forget that the bar area and drinks can help you keep up with the color scheme. Let the guests be served blue welcome cocktails while they wait for the wedding ceremony — this way they will immerse themselves in the atmosphere you conceived from the first minutes of their stay at the wedding.
It is not necessary to immediately stop at the Blue Lagoon cocktail, because with the help of Blue Curacao liqueur you can bring many classic drinks based on champagne, martini or vodka to the desired blue color.
As a non-alcoholic drink at a wedding, you can serve lemonade garnished with blueberries or colored ice.
Little life hack: don’t want to be limited in drinks because of the color?
The blue wine glasses are a great addition to the décor!
The wedding cake
You have many options for how to beat the blue color in the cake. You can choose an all-blue wedding cake with a contrasting decor (a little edible gold — and everyone will gasp), alternate blue tiers with white ones, use a watercolor or ombre effect. Decoration with natural flowers is still in fashion, so feel free to combine classic blue, for example, with white roses.
If you are for lightness and do not want to get carried away with heavy mastic and dyes, you can choose a simpler cake with white cream, decorated with blueberries, currants or blackberries and herbs. Natural decorations made from berries will perfectly fit into a summer wedding.
By the way, the blue color will look great on a fashionable “amethyst” cake. It is often a tall, minimalist white cake with a bright crack running through it, decorated with “precious stones” (their role is played by colored sugar, caramel and chocolate). This confectionery trend has been popular at weddings for more than a year, and some Ukrainian confectioners have managed to hone their technique to perfection.
The main thing to remember: whatever the fashion and whoever dictates it, from a fashion magazine to your future mother-in-law, always listen to yourself and be happy on your perfect wedding day!