Katherine and Eric got it right when they chose coral and blue as the colors for their wedding. Blue in any shade is gorgeous after all, and when paired with coral it’s sophisticated too. The couple decided to go with a country vibe and this hue adds nothing but beauty to the theme!
What to Look for in a Venue for a Coral and Blue Wedding
A coral and blue wedding theme calls for a premier venue with access to quality amenities and breathtaking views. If you can find one that has wood paneling washed in white, never let others outhustle you from booking it for your big day. In addition, look for a wedding venue with big bright windows so you can see the stunning view of nature and other attractions near your chosen location.
Summer is the best season to have your dream coral and blue wedding. If you choose this time of the year to get hitched, you can easily add some country vibe to your venue. Hoping for an outdoor party? No matter the destination, the weather can be finicky. That’s why it’s wise to pick a versatile space that allows for modifications to achieve your summer wedding.
Color Palettes for a Coral and Blue Wedding
Navy blue brings a sense of modesty to your big day while coral hues create a warm summer atmosphere. Put these gorgeous wedding colors together and you will have a trendy combination suitable for a grand celebration. They work beautifully in various aspects of your wedding, including the decorations, centerpieces, bridesmaids’ dresses, and flowers.
Play with other shades of coral and navy blue, and they will look equally stunning even in small details like table numbers, cake decorations, and napkins. Add green to the mix and it will make everything in your reception and ceremony look fresh, perfect for summer parties.
Table Setting Style for a Coral and Blue Wedding
Combine simplicity with sophistication with coral and blue decors for your table setting style. Choose linens in navy blue while going for coral and touches of gold with your utensils. With a gorgeous flower arrangement at the center of each table, your guests will see a one-of-a-kind blending of magical colors while feasting on your different delicacies.
A coral and blue wedding is also your chance to showcase your creative side by going for a unique table arrangement. For a summer wedding celebration, a polished tablescape would do the trick. Match your tables’ colors with your chairs and utensils. Place napkins in navy blue or coral and display your DIY table cloths.
Budget for a Coral and Blue Wedding
Depending on your style, a coral and blue wedding could cost more than other fancy wedding themes, but when you choose the country vibe like Katherine and Eric did, you may be able to pare things down. If you want to spend less on your wedding budget, go the minimalist way, but make sure you remain consistent. Creating DIY décor items would be an excellent strategy to save money and focus on spending your budget on the other aspects of your wedding, like the reception and wedding food.
You can achieve a coral and blue wedding through wise choices of decor and arrangements without sacrificing your budget. Go for seasonal wedding flowers instead of opting for out-of-season blooms that are difficult to source and expensive. It’s also a good idea to use the same venue for your ceremony and reception. This way, you won’t have to feel stressed about decorating multiple rooms or spaces.
Bridesmaid Dresses for a Coral and Blue Wedding
A coral and blue motif works well with a bohemian wedding, especially if you pursue a tropical location for your special day. Your bridesmaids will feel just as special as you do when they wear casual but fabulous boho attires in coral and navy-blue variations.
Your bridesmaids could plan on a uniform look with long royal blue gowns or have unique choices of dresses. If a long dress doesn’t work for your beautiful girls, they may opt for cocktail dresses altogether or decide on sporting fancy dresses of different styles and fabrics to showcase their personalities. Silky blue or matte gowns are also incredible options that blend perfectly with your chosen palettes.
Wedding Invitations for a Coral and Blue Wedding
Choose special cards in coral or matte for your wedding invitations and use blue texts to highlight your theme. We love the classic cursive fonts to keep the grandeur of your wedding while aiming for a lux impression. Through this wedding invitation design, your guests would feel that they’re in for an elegant ceremony but still look forward to a warm nuptial atmosphere.
If you prefer a stronger approach, choosing navy blue for your stationery would be a good idea. Just add pieces of floral accents to keep the essence of an eventful wedding your guests will be treated to. You could go for length-wise cards or envelope-sized ones, but be sure they remain coherent with your designs.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Coral and Blue Wedding
Before you decide on the flavor, size, and color of your cake, pick a style that matches the ambiance of your reception venue. For instance, you may have a typical three to four-tier vanilla cake with floral accents for a more sophisticated style. But if you’re trying to achieve a more comfy but gorgeous feel, go with a smaller three-tier cake with a brown barrel as your DIY cake stand.
An old barrel may seem too random and out of place with a modern reception cake and classy wedding colors. But adding a touch of vintage will give your celebration a casual country vibe. However, if you want to make your cake consistent with your wedding concept, you can stick with a light blue cake with coral flower designs surrounding it.
Reception Decor for a Coral and Blue Wedding
Coral and blue are a whimsical color combination that can turn any ordinary reception space into something magical and out of this world. It’s bold and perfect for a ballroom wedding, but it’s also incredibly versatile and flexible. It’s even suitable for a beach or garden wedding that would highlight the beauty of these ethereal hues and blend well with natural elements from the environment.
If you want an indoor party, fresh flowers and greenery are your constant aid to add a layer of nature to your reception. Prepare a plush blue loveseat that blends well with a royal blue tablecloth and a coral and white centerpiece.
Portrait Props for a Coral and Blue Wedding
Display your style and have fun taking photos using a variety of portrait props to put some charm in your most memorable shots. Put that bountiful bouquet of white, soft pink, and light orange blooms to use and pose in front of the camera while holding your wedding flowers. Your wedding rings also make for a great portrait prop. Catch the intricate beauty of your symbol of love and promise through micro shots.
If you want some grandeur, be resourceful and look for a huge entrance door to a museum that comes in navy blue. A navy-blue sofa is another tool you could use to unleash your sophistication. Or utilize the beauty of nature by going out in the sun for some natural backdrop.
Favors & Gifts for a Coral and Blue Wedding
Have you ever received horseshoe memorabilia as a wedding favor? If you have not, perhaps, your guests haven’t either. It’s your chance to give your guests something unique that they will cherish for years by handing them a horseshoe as the coolest wedding favor ever. Paint it in matte gold, and your visitors will feel the modern country vibe of your coral and blue wedding.
If you prefer something edible for your wedding favors and gifts, wrap some local candy with your and your groom’s initials. If you want to keep things simple, you could give succulents if you go for a garden wedding. Shells and little bottles containing white sands as a key chain would also be great for a beachside celebration.
Coral and Blue (Reader Request)
This rustic chic coral and blue wedding inspiration board were requested by Jordan (who also happens to be a former student of mine!) for her cousin Katherine who is getting married to Eric this summer. Their reception is at the beautiful and quaint Drexel Hall Ballroom in Kansas City, Missouri which has lovely white washed wood paneling and big bright windows.
Jordan wrote and said that her cousin Katherine and fiancé Eric are country lovers and want to use a palette of royal blue and coral for their wedding. This combination is perfect for a ballroom wedding and I recommend warming it up, since it is a summer wedding, with touches of matte gold and light blue. This also adds a sophisticated and elegant look to the country vibe. One of the details I’m particularly in love with in this inspiration board are the spray painted horseshoe escort cards which could also function as wedding favors. The long bridesmaids dresses, while not typically worn for summer weddings, are a unique and modest touch that will also have your bridesmaids thanking you because we all know what the air conditioning use is like during Midwestern summers!
Congratulations to Katherine and Eric on your engagement and thank you Jordan for requesting this inspiration board for them! Brides-to-be: don’t forget that you can get your own custom board here and view what other brides are requesting here.
Credits: photo credits: bridesmaids dresses from Style Me Pretty, from Bari Jay, photographed by Sarah Postma // cake via Wedding Chicks, created by Cupcakes Couture, photographed by Elizabeth Messina // place setting and blue calligraphy from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Annabella Charles, calligraphy by Natalie Chang // Rivini bow wedding dress from Southern Weddings, photographed by Heidi of Our Labor of Love // horseshoe escort cards from Southern Weddings, photographed by Landon Jacob.