Dusty Blue Wedding
Everything about this inspirational wedding shoot is fabulous! The shades of blue couldn’t match any better and the bouquet is spectacular. These hues suit a venue anywhere from the seashore to the city.
Be it Southampton wedding venues, ceremony locales in the Big Apple, or tying the knot in the Adirondacks, a dusty blue wedding will match the sky perfectly!
Details for a Dusty Blue Wedding
Dusty blue is a unique color that is becoming ever so popular. A bit antique and a bit modern, dusty blue is a perfect color for a wedding any time of year!
Dusty blue is a color that is perfect for all facets of the wedding – the reception, the wedding cake, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding gifts. Dusty blue goes well with any color, from green to yellow to black or even orange!
Flowers often possess a dusty blue color naturally, and brides are mixing blue and white flowers for reception table centerpieces. Invitations made from dusty blue colored materials are elegant and timeless, and some even work dusty blue into the wedding gifts and favors.
Color Palettes for a Dusty Blue Wedding
Because dusty blue goes so well with a wide array of colors, choosing the dusty blue wedding palette may be difficult or easy. There may be so many choices that it is difficult to decide which colors work best!
Dusty blue and white go very well together, and brides may choose a silver accent color. These three colors pair so well together, and they can be used for not only decor but for the invitations or other stationery as well.
Dusty blue also goes well with yellow; pair these spring colors with copper or bronze as an accent color for a rustic look.
What to Look for in a Venue for a Dusty Blue Wedding
Any venue will work for a dusty blue wedding, but you’ll want to make sure you check out the interior colors of the venue before choosing one.
Although dusty blue matches nearly every color, you’ll want neutral colors on the walls of the venue. Choose a venue that is also well-lighted, and venues with a more natural looking interior tend to work really well with dusty blue wedding colors.
Any outdoor venue will be fitting for a dusty blue wedding. However, if the venue has more shrubbery and trees as opposed to lots of blooming, colorful flowers, the more the dusty blue will stand out.
Food for a Dusty Blue Wedding
The great thing about hosting a dusty blue wedding is the idea that brides and grooms can serve their favorite foods; they’re not bound by any particular era or theme that would dictate the menu.
Remember that day-time or afternoon weddings tend to call for appetizers or finger foods for the reception. This can be anything from pastries to Swedish meatballs to fresh fruit offerings. Nighttime weddings call for a sit-down meal, if brides follow tradition. This could be anything from steak to roasted chicken or even salmon with side dishes including vegetables.
One neat idea for any wedding reception is to offer a loaded baked potato bar with all the trimmings any guest could think up. This pleases all types of guests, including those who follow a vegetarian diet.
Bridesmaid Dresses for a Dusty Blue Wedding
While you’ll certainly want your bridesmaids to dress using the dusty blue color, the style of dress need not be uniform.
In fact, some brides may opt to allow their bridal party to wear dresses that fit the bridesmaid’s individual tastes as long as they match the dusty blue color.
However, many bridal parties will go for matching dresses, often sleeveless or having tulle sleeves. A-line dresses in dusty blue will flatter any body type, and brides may opt to allow the bridal party to wear neutral-colored shoes for the ceremony.
Menswear for a Dusty Blue Wedding
While it’s tempting for the groom and members of his party to wear dusty blue suits, forgo temptation! However, the groom and his party can play up shades of the color in their menswear for a dusty blue wedding.
A plaid suit jacket that is in a dusty blue shade is perfect for the groom, while his attendants may want to opt for a matching vest, suit pants in slate or olive, and a white button-down shirt.
The groom can go quite casual with the dusty blue wedding theme. Another option is the matching vest and suit pants as well. Ties are optional with the dusty blue wedding theme.
Wedding Invitations for a Dusty Blue Wedding
Dusty blue paired with ivory and silver for the wedding invitations simply say chic and fashionable! Some brides will use dusty blue as an accent color, particularly on the RSVP card. There may be a watercolor illustration on the front of the card that can hint at the dusty blue wedding color and theme.
Calligraphy is also beautifully written in a dusty blue color. The color may also be used in the wedding invitation liner, and wrapping the invitation with a dusty blue ribbon will be the perfect way to invite friends and family to your nuptials.
Ceremonial Decor for a Dusty Blue Wedding
Consider placing a welcome sign for guests at the entrance of the wedding venue in dusty blue and silver or white writing. Set this up on a wooden easel, and provide a great welcome to the big day using your dusty blue wedding color.
No matter what type of ceremonial arch you choose, try a floral garland that offers not only white and dusty blue flowers but accents of burgundy flowers. This accent color of the burgundy or crimson red flowers will actually accentuate the dusty blue ceremonial decor.
Depending on the size of the venue, a dusty blue velvet sofa makes the perfect seating area, especially if the reception is nearby the ceremonial venue.
Reception Decor for a Dusty Blue Wedding
The reception is where brides can really utilize this unique color. Start by looking at the tables, chairs, linens, and dinnerware. Pair a white tablecloth with a dusty blue square overlay for a great accent to the wedding color. Next, check out the dinner plates. Check out thrift shops to find dusty blue china. Opt for dusty blue chargers to denote the dusty blue wedding reception decor.
For centerpieces, choose candelabras holding varied color candles. Conversely, brides may pair white and dusty blue colored flowers together in the centerpieces. A white basket would hold these centerpieces perfectly.
Outdoor Wedding Ideas for a Dusty Blue Wedding
The outdoors is the ideal place for a dusty blue wedding. In fact, a garden would make the perfect venue!
This wedding theme would also work well on the beach. Imagine hosting your nuptials on a pier or on the sand surrounding a beautiful lake. You won’t need to add much in the way of decor as the great outdoors will provide a beautiful backdrop for outdoor dusty blue wedding nuptials.
Romantic Dusty Blue Wedding
Today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Elisheva Golani Photography takes ‘something blue’ to a whole new level. With a dusty blue colour palette in mind, Belle Soul Weddings crafted a complete vision of beauty – not only coming up with the concept, but also designing it and even baking the delicious looking cakes!
There are so many details to adore in this wedding editorial. The mismatched bridesmaids dresses are fabulous (and I LOVE that maxi style gowns are back on trend) and that asymmetrical bouquet is divine. The telescope has a sense of romance with a long, flowing table runner and the calligraphy details on the paper goods and pewter bud vases add a touch of whimsy.
Credits: Photography: Elisheva Golani Photography // Design, Styling, Cakes, Flowers & Concept: Belle Soul Weddings // Paper: Nib and Pixel // Makeup: Jen Marine Makeup Artistry // Bride and Groom’s Wedding Rings: Brian Gavin Diamonds // Other Jewelry: Amanda Badgley Designs // Wedding Dress: Theia // Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Houston // Plates & Tabletop Details: Anthropologie // Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse // Rentals: Rent Some Vintage // Venue: Olde Dobbin Station in Dobbin, Texas.