Turquoise and Peach Wedding
Natural, whimsical and pure, these are the words brought to mind with this inspirational wedding shoot. From the bowl of peaches to the invitations featuring the hue, turquoise and peach stand out beautifully!
Details for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
For a spring or summer wedding, peach and turquoise are fresh and eye catching. These colours are vibrant, and they are also moving away from more traditional muted hues. At the same time, peach and turquoise are timeless, classic, and inviting. These colours work well for bridesmaid dresses, and many brides are adding peach to their wedding cake to part with tradition.
These colours go with every aspect of the wedding ceremony as well as the reception. Planning a wedding on the beach or by a pool? There are no better options than turquoise and peach to make the wedding decor pop.
Colour Palette for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
While turquoise and peach are the chief colours, many brides incorporate other hues as well. One favourite to add to the turquoise and peach colour palette is yellow. Any shade of yellow will do, but a bold, bright yellow really highlights turquoise and peach. However, hints of a subtle light yellow are also appropriate to use.
For accent, choose a colour from the metal family of hues. Bronze or gold works really well as an accent for turquoise and peach, but perhaps the most eye-popping metal colour is copper. Copper and peach work very well together, complimenting each other. Want to add a little something extra? Add coral to the peach and turquoise.
What to Look for in a Venue for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
Any wedding venue can be transformed when using turquoise and peach. However, be sure to take a tour of the proposed location; bright colours on the walls of the venue might clash with these bright, spring and summer hues. For instance, red walls would never work with the turquoise and peach wedding scheme.
Outdoor venues are a popular choice for the turquoise and peach wedding theme as these colours seem to go naturally there. Often, flowers are peach, coral, or a shade of blue that works well with the turquoise and peach colour scheme. They do work well for weddings on the beach or near a mountain region, too.
Food for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
What menu fits best with turquoise and peach colours? Well, almost anything! Afternoon receptions may offer appetisers or finger foods inspired by a summer menu. Evening receptions may require more of a meal if you choose to follow tradition.
One neat idea that many brides are utilising currently has to do with setting up a food bar. Some brides offer a chicken and waffle bar, while others offer pancakes and other breakfast items. However, one of the neatest ideas is a taco bar offering the guests a choice of meat (or veggies, which works well for those who don’t eat meat), all the toppings one would normally add to a taco, and a variety of tomato sauces as well as chips and dip offerings.
Wedding Dresses and Accessories for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
Many brides are moving away from the traditional elaborate wedding gowns of not so long ago. They are choosing colours other than white for the dress, even if it's a shade of white. Some are even choosing dresses that offer a pop of colour to the traditional white gown. Brides may add a sash in peach or turquoise, while some dresses will have one of these colours woven into the fabric as it is made.
For brides who may not want to add to their dress, accessories may be the perfect way to add turquoise or peach to their attire. Bold brides may choose shoes in one of the wedding colours, or they may carry a handkerchief. Some brides may opt for floral hair adornments in turquoise and peach, which adds a tasteful pop of colour to the bridal attire.
Bridesmaid Dresses for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
Bridesmaids have traditionally worn dresses in the colours of the wedding, so that’s not a new idea for attendant attire. However, some brides may wonder how they can tie both colours together in one outfit. Perhaps the best way to do this is to pair the dress in one colour with a sash or belt. One example showed a gorgeous hi-lo dress with cap sleeves. The cap sleeves were turquoise and white striped, while the coral dress was tied with a turquoise sash.
Some bridesmaids also added matching turquoise shoes to the outfit, which was a bold but tasteful way to put together a unique wedding look.
Menswear for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
Most grooms and their attendants won’t jump at the chance to don a turquoise suit or tux, but there are subtle ways to promote the colours in the wedding menswear.
If the groom and his attendants are wearing a traditional tuxedo in black or navy, then choose the vest and tie to match the wedding colours of turquoise and peach. One great idea would be to have the groom and his friends wear a turquoise tie and vest. The boutonniere may be fashioned using a peach or coral coloured flower so that both colours are represented. However, one may opt to use a handkerchief to represent the coral colour.
Bouquets and Boutonnieres for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
Turquoise and peach work so well together, but finding turquoise flowers might be a bit of a challenge. Brides may want a bouquet with white and peach or coral-coloured flowers, using a piece of turquoise material to make a ribbon flowing from the bouquet. This ties in all the colours in a tasteful way.
The boutonniere should be a coral or peach colour as many flowers are available in that shade. However, turquoise material, even if it is sheer, can be used to highlight both wedding colours in the men’s boutonnieres. Some brides may use a white flower then choose turquoise material and peach coloured material to blend all wedding colours together.
Outdoor Wedding Ideas for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
The outdoor wedding is the perfect setting for a turquoise and peach wedding. The beach tends to be one of the first outdoor locations that brides consider. Certainly, the beach tends to evoke images in these colours. The water lapping up on the beach is often a shade of turquoise, and peach is a colour seen in many items around the beach in seashells, swimwear, and more.
Brides may set up a ceremonial arch on the beach and wrap it with fairy lights and gossamer in turquoise and peach or coral. Paired with the flowers and dresses, this is the perfect locale for a turquoise and peach wedding.
Reception Decor for a Turquoise and Peach Wedding
Some wedding planners have suggested a poolside reception locale for a turquoise and peach wedding, but, these colours work well near any body of water, including a secluded lake.
Picture peach and turquoise everywhere. Consider these colours for the cake (a tiered cake decorated to look like a peacock with turquoise and peach as well as coral feathers is absolutely gorgeous) to the table linens (mix and match a white table cloth with napkins and floral arrangements featuring peach or coral). Floral arrangements can be placed in blue mason jars.
Turquoise, peach, and yellow
I can’t believe that this invitation + wedding inspiration series is drawing to a close today! It all started when I chose four bouquets and sent them to Behold Designz so that they could use them to create custom wedding invitations just for us. It was always such a joyful day when Lily sent me the images of what she had come up with and I would eagerly get to work pulling together an inspiration board to compliment them. This last one is such a special one too, because it was designed to match this blog (before BB rebranded it had a cute antler logo). The turquoise, yellow, and peach colours are reflected in the design of this site and of course – let’s not forget the antlers!
I’d like to give a big Mahalo to Behold Designz for doing this project with me! It’s been really inspirational, and they truly are a pleasure to work with! Catch up with the others in this invitation + inspiration series here: yellow & slate, purple & yellow, pink & aqua.
Credits: photo credits: antler wedding invitations from Behold Designz, available here, and photographed by Gigi Marie Photography // cupcakes via Lovely Little Details, photographed by Gavin Farrington // moche necklace from Anthropologie // turquoise vase & billy button chair flowers via Weddings by Lilly // turquoise earrings from Dariami’s Handmade on Etsy // bouquet from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Al Gawlik Photography, designed by Designs by Sage // peaches via Real Simple, photographed by Helene Dujardin // hand painted antlers from Cassandra Smith.