Pastels are lovely colours that work well in many wedding themes and styles. In this inspirational shoot, everything from the cupcakes to the stemware shows off pastel hues beautifully. Mint and gold work particularly well and as this article will tell, pastels spell elegance and daintiness.

If you’re looking for terrific wedding venues in Leeds where you can showcase colours like mint, gold, and the ever gorgeous pastels, think rustic warehouses, ancient abbeys, pretty gardens and more. The possibilities are endless when pastels are in your colour palette.

Colour Palettes for a Pastel Wedding

Having a theme in mind is the best thing for a wedding. Not only does it help narrow your choices, but it also limits the confusion. Colours palettes for a pastel wedding should be (obviously) pastel hues! Most pastels blend together seamlessly to create a cohesive yet delicate romantic theme.

The wedding colours can be according to your choice – slate blue and gray, or a mix and match with other bold colours like hot pink, gold, or even mint. Shades of mint, peach, gold and blush look exquisite, especially in the floral decor. Opting for a monotone shade in the pastel range like peach or pink and then having an ombre look in differing hues also looks gorgeous!

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Details for a Pastel Wedding

Pastel weddings are usually spring and summer weddings. However, some couples have also opted for pastel in autumn and winter. While unusual, the pastels do look beautiful during colder seasons too. Having only pastel shades for the entire wedding could become too soft. You may need to offset the whole pastel look with a pop of a darker colour.

This pop is because pastels blend very well with each other, and too much of the same hues may take the beauty out of them. Instead, contrasting them with darker colours like navy blue, hot pink, dark green, moss green, black, and other darker solid shades will help maintain balance in the wedding.

Table Setting Style for a Pastel Wedding

Working with tiffany mint, peach, and pink colours for the table will make the reception area absolutely magical. These unique pastel shades will work wonders for wedding tables to look delicate, feminine, yet trendy. Tiffany mint-coloured chairs and table linens or runners, white and gold coffee cups, mint candles with gold holders, glass vases with pastel bouquets, and off-white or peach-coloured napkins and cushions are some options to consider.

Another dreamy table setting would be pink and gold with white accents. If the aim is a minimalist, airy table setting, then peach-coloured plates, white serviettes, pink candles in glass votives, dark coloured vases with pastel blooms interspersed with green, and white or beige table linen can work wonders.

Ceremony Decor for a Pastel Wedding

The ceremony should be with flowers in pastel shades. Everything from peach, ombre, light-coloured, white, and pink blooms should be considered for an arch. For the walkway and aisle, choose floral decor bouquets at the start of each bench in tall vases or wrought iron holders, and flower petals lining the ceremony aisle.

If you're planning an indoor ceremony, a gorgeous idea would be to have these sublime and soft colours work cohesively in the form of ceiling drapes that look like inverted domes from each corner of the room. Doing this hides any flaws in the ceiling, adds to the room's soft lighting, and ensures that the entire area fits within the wedding decor and theme. These drapes should not be heavy or linen. The fabric should be light, soft, and in shades of powder blue, peach, pink, and ivories.

Wedding Dresses & Accessories for a Pastel Wedding

Wedding dresses in pastel are absolutely glorious! Pink lace, ruffles, flowy, airy fabrics, and delicate designs look great in pastel shades. Steel-blue wedding gowns with single-shoulder or off-shoulder patterns, full, billowy sleeves, or empire and sweetheart necklines also go exceptionally well with the overall theme.

A peach dress paired with a bright bouquet, a rhinestone or crystal tiara, or a floral crown will also give a romantic vibe. Makeup should be light and minimal, without using any reds. Jewellry should be minimalistic, with hair in beach waves, braided, or in an updo with tiny pearls. A blue hairpin or blue earrings would also work as the 'Something Blue.'

Groom Style for a Pastel Wedding

Grooms need not be left out of the pastel bandwagon. Most trendy grooms today are moving away from the black tuxedo look and are favoring pastel shades in smart, well-fitting suits for their big day. Light blue suits paired with a deeper tie shade and a colourful boutonnière will make for a fabulous look.

Grooms need not stick to a monotone either. A casual pairing of light blue trousers, a lavender tie with a rhinestone tie pin, a white shirt, and a peach-coloured jacket or blazer will also look fabulous. For the boutonnière, a white or red rose with minimal leaves should do the trick.

Wedding Invitations for a Pastel Wedding

Pastel wedding invitations always look beautiful. Wedding invitations tend to set the mood and vibe for the event and celebrations and should clearly convey the theme. Mint green stationery with floral motifs in blush, pink, and peach, gold lettering, or script with a black border adds grace to the invite.

If you do not want a pastel background like mint, then a beige or off-white background with ombre shades of pink or peach and navy motifs will also look highly striking. You could also send 'Save The Date' cards, itineraries, and accommodation details as part of the wedding invitations. These invitations can also be digitised for paperless invites, with excellent shade selections.

Wedding Cake Ideas for a Pastel Wedding

If you're keen on a traditional white wedding cake, you could still incorporate the pastels in the wedding cake decor. The latest trend in wedding cakes is a white cake with sugar waves in differing colours. These sugary waves could be in pastel shades without compromising on the traditional white of the cake. They look exquisite, add grace and beauty, and look magnificent in single or multi-tiered wedding cakes.

If you want to take inspiration from some of the greatest artists in the world, then consider Monet's Water Lily Pond painting. It has some of the best pastel shades working together in beautiful harmony. Commissioning a hand-painted wedding cake from an excellent baker will help you get this masterpiece without having to worry about the beauty of the event.

Favours & Gifts for a Pastel Wedding

Pastel wedding favour boxes or gift bags are an excellent way to stick to the wedding theme. The box or bag could include a packet of wildflower seeds, pastel hearts with Thank You on them and your names, or a card with a personalised message, some candles in pastel shades, and aromas like lavender berry, and more.

As welcome gifts for all guests, a pastel-coloured basket with some mason jars, a lip balm, floral hand fans with a message, and a small pot of honey for added sweetness would go really well with the pastel theme. Each of the gifts should be personalised (as far as possible). However, you might have to rework the wedding budget to ensure everything fits well.

Wedding Photo Shoot Ideas for a Pastel Wedding

The wedding photo shoot should be immediately after the wedding to get the natural glow and happiness on the couples' faces. Some photo shoot ideas for pastel themes for outdoor weddings are in open fields, among greenery, a sit-down picnic-style table with the couple, a scene with mountains in the backdrop, and a profile photo shoot between trees.

Since the idea is to incorporate the pastel theme, the attention should be only on the couple. Movement shots of them walking hand in hand in a garden, gazing into each other's eyes, sitting side by side, and laughing together as some of the variations that should be included.

Pastel, Mint, and Gold Wedding Ideas

This pretty pastel inspiration shoot from City Love Photography is such a fabulous and unique collaboration. Featuring a gorgeous line of gowns from Alice Padrul and exquisite details and designs from other Chicago area wedding vendors, today’s editorial is styled to pastel perfection!

Pastel #wedding cake | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pastel and mint wedding invitations | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Vintage pastel themed #wedding tablescape | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Blush pink garden rose flower crown | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Vintage plates and glassware | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Icing flowers cake detail | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pastel bridal bouquet | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Cute cupcakes | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Low bun hairstyle | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Alice Padrul wedding dresses | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pastel wedding tabletop design | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pastel and mint wedding invitations | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
String art sign | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Vintage pastel colored wedding place setting | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pastel and mint colored wedding cakes | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Alice Padrul bridal accessories | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pastel and mint bridal bouquet | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pastel and mint wedding invitation | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Low back Alice Padrul wedding dress | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Mint and gold wedding cake | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Desserts and vintage china | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Gold glitter cupcake wrapper | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pastel wedding inspiration and ideas | City Love Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-gold-wedding-ideas/

The mint, blush, powder blue, pink, and white colour palette looks perfect with bits of glamorous gold, and that handcrafted string art love sign – I adore it! It’s so great when wedding professionals pull together to create magic and these vendors certainly did just that.

Credits:  Photography: City Love Photography // Floral Design: Flowers by Stem // Cakes: Toni Patisserie // Paper Goods: Chykalophia Design // Wedding Dress & Accessories: Alice Padrul // Rentals: Shadow Box Dreams // Hair & Makeup: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists // Linens: Nuage Designs // Models: Suzanne Phahm & Leah Generous // Planning, Design, & Décor: A Splendid Occasion // Small Rentals: Nimble Well & Intaglio Vintage // Tableware: Vintage Place Settings // Venue: National Hellenic Museum, Chicago.

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