The clear warm blue of the sky at midday on a summer’s day, the blue of a tropical sea, or the prettiest blue in your pencil box.

– Combine with light through to darker browns and ivory, add a pop or red or orange

– cherry reds, creams and deep sapphire blue

– touches of coral and lime green

– terracotta, soft spring green and ivory

– all  blue hues and blue green

– white and sand

– a mix of white, ivory and cream

– mid pink, white and soft yellow

– ivory, soft yellow and egg yolk yellow

– soft pearly greys, sea foam green and white

– blue Tibetan poppy, agapanthus, lime green foliage, huge bunches of white flowers, cannas, camellias, pink or blue hydrangeas, cherry blossom, ceanothus, daffodils, gypsophila, proteas, daisies

– a seaside wedding, white furniture, shells and coral, driftwood, simple all white accessories, floaty dresses, light suits or trousers and linen shirts for the men, let the sea and sky be part of the décor, wicker

– the colours of Mexico, vibrant and cheerful – azure, terracotta, orange, hot pink, ochre yellow. Azure as your main colour and ochre as your secondary colour with accessories in the other colours for a wild colour scheme, dark furniture, Mexican lanterns

– a nautical theme – with ivory, sand and cherry red, with touches of navy in mens’ jackets, add bunting, old nautical artifacts, shells, driftwood, a view of yachts bobbing on the water through the windows, sailor dress for the flower girl, glass fishing floats

– aquamarines, sapphires, crystals, silver, pearls

– soft floaty fabrics over white or blue lining, piping, delicate jewellery

– all your décor in stark white from candles to dinnerware to flowers. Accent in azure blue with piping on cloths, napkins, the sash on your dress,  your bridesmaids frocks, the pocket square and ties in the mens’ mid grey suits and soft aquamarine clips in your hair

–  Or bring the sky inside with azure floaty drapes at the open windows, embroidered azure organza over pale blue cloths on the tables, blue and green hydrangeas, brushed stainless steel cutlery, candlesticks and charger plates,  light blue crockery, blue and green glassware

– transparent favour boxes or brushed metal tins tied with azure ribbon fastened with a crystal button

– a garden party with  white furniture, white crockery, large armfuls of white daisies or gerberas everywhere, white and blue lanterns hung from the trees, bridesmaids in white vintage floral patterned tea dresses, azure shoes

summer foods, passionfruit, mangoes, strawberries, seafood on ice or a raw bar, fruit jellies, food presented on skewers or in shot glasses

–  your cake decoration could reflect the jewellery you use, the garden setting, the nautical theme or the embroidery on your organza cloths or think of Wedgewood and their white designs on a blue background for inspiration


Christian Louboutin Rosazissimo satin sandals from Net A Porter, Placecard from Brides, Swirl Rice Paper Parasol from Pink Frosting, Jelly beans from Holly Lolly