As basic as it may sound, our favorite colors for a spring wedding are pastel tones. How could anyone resist the soft, airy shades of light blue, pink, purple, yellow, and more?! Whether you are hosting a quintessential spring garden wedding, a micro-wedding at home, or traditional nuptials, consider these unique pastel wedding ideas for your big day.
From your invitation suite to your wedding cake, pastels can appear in every aspect of your wedding day. And, the color scheme can suit any wedding style. Consider saying “I do” under an abundant pastel-colored floral arch for a romantic theme. Or, incorporate pastels into a contemporary invitation suite to cue guests into a modern affair. The options with this color palette truly are endless.
A pastel wedding color scheme doesn’t only apply to spring brides and grooms, too. You can still infuse the airy palette into your wedding décor no matter the season. Consider pairing pastels with darker shades of the same hue for a bold, dynamic look. Or stick solely with pastels and give your guests a bit of springtime in cold. Ahead, we gathered the 19 dreamiest pastel wedding ideas to inspire you.
Consider Old-World Romance
Show your guests they are in for a dreamy, colorful affair from the start with a vintage-inspired invitation suite. Choose pastel-colored paper for your invitation and add floral illustrations inside your envelope to tie the suite together. Then, complete your invitation suite with a wax seal for an especially elegant touch.
Create Modern Stationery
While pastels give off a somewhat classic vibe, modern couples shouldn’t shy away from the color palette. Pair the delicate shades with uniquely-cut wedding stationery for a playful combination.
Wear Something Blue
Brides always need their “something blue” on the big day, so why not wear pastel blue shoes? Not only will they be pair of pumps you’ll wear again, but the muted shade is also suitable for even the most classic kind of bride.
Wrap Your Bouquet
Of course pastel flowers belong in your wedding bouquet (especially in the springtime!). But we also argue that your bouquet should be wrapped in pastel-colored ribbon, too. Say hello to one romantic bundle of blooms!
Coordinate Your Bridesmaid Dresses
One of the best ways to show off your wedding colors is through your bridesmaids’ dresses. The options abound here, too: Ask your besties to wear the same dress in different pastel shades; the same dress in matching shades; different dresses in matching shades; or, different gowns in different shades, like the bridal party shown above!
Rock Colorful Kicks
Even if the groom is going with a classic black suit for the big day, he can still get in on the pastel fun. Consider wearing colorful sneakers down the aisle, or change into pastel-hued shoes when it is time to hit the dancefloor.
Find A Colorful Venue
The best venues are ones that require no additional décor at all. And when the venue matches your wedding colors? Even better! For this couple’s pastel-infused wedding day, they truly committed to the color scheme and found a light pink venue!
Line Your Walkway
As your guest make their way to the ceremony venue, consider marking the path with floral arches featuring your favorite pastel blooms. You can match the arches to your ceremony décor so guests know what’s to come and even use the same idea to guide your guests from the ceremony space to the cocktail hour.
Adorn A Gazebo
If you’re exchanging your vows under an existing structure, don’t be afraid to add florals to make the landmark your own. This couple wrapped a gazebo in pastel-dyed baby’s breath that matched their aisle décor.
Ask your florist to dye baby’s breath your favorite pastel color to create a completely custom look.
While velvet is a favored fabric for cold-weather nuptials, the smooth texture can be incorporated into a wedding of any season – especially if pastels are involved! We love the modern mix of pastel blue and dark blue seating for this ceremony.
Choose Colorful Cocktails And Napkins
Pastels can appear at your wedding through more than just your décor. Consider serving colorful drinks at cocktail hour or customize cocktail napkins with your favorite love quote and spring hue.
Set Up A Lounge Area
We love a good lounge area at a wedding reception – especially when it looks like this! Not only can you mix and match different colors, but also various textures such as the velvet, fur, and metal shown above.
Display Colored Jugs
For an interesting take on a seating chart, print table assignments on colored glass jugs. If you’re partial to florals, consider placing bouquets inside each one for a beautiful seating chart display.
Use Blooms As Escort Cards
What better way to thank your guests than by gifting them beautiful blooms? Attached each escort card to light-colored single stem flowers like garden roses and carnations and place them in metal vases. The final display is a lovely addition to an outdoor wedding.
Keep Place Cards Simple
When pastels are involved, nothing has to be over-the-top – the pretty colors just speak for themselves! Write your guests’ names in script on pastel-toned pieces of fabric for effortless place cards. Set each one next to a petite bundle of flowers for a romantic spring touch.
Frame Your Sweetheart Table
Besides just decorating your actual sweetheart table, have you considered the décor around it? Place whimsical floral columns behind your table so you and your S.O. can be the focal point all night long.
Hang Flowers From Above
One way to make your guests’ jaws drop? Hang flowers from the ceiling—better if they are pastel-colored, too! Here, different colors of baby’s breath were combined to create a stunning floral chandelier.
Paint Your Cake
If you’re not keen on a traditional all-white wedding cake, incorporate your pastel wedding colors into your confection. Monet’s famous painting “The Water Lily Pond” was recreated on this one-tier wedding cake and it is almost too pretty to eat. Besides, what is more spring than that?!
Serve Pretty Popsicles
There’s no rule that says you must serve wedding cake at your reception. If it is ice cream that tickles your fancy serve colored popsicles at the end of the night. Your summer wedding guests will love you for it.
originally posted on brides.com by Maggie Kreienberg
About Author: Maggie Kreienberg is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. After graduating from Penn State in May 2019, Maggie joined the Brides team one month later as a digital producer and social media assistant, reporting on wedding-related celebrity news, fashion trends and real weddings. She’s currently the associate editor for Brides and resides in Brooklyn.