The palest of blues, at once pure and icey, yet soft and pretty.

Combine with whites of all shades from magnolia to pure white to cream

–       With soft latté and magnolia

–       With blues of all hues from marine to midnight to sky blue

–       With sea green, sand and mid blue

–       With sea green and midnight blue

–       With soft fern green and white and cream

–       With soft apricot and soft yellow

–       With milk chocolate and off white

–       With milk chocolate, magnolia and touches of orange

–       With pearl grey, magnolia and soft apricot

–       With soft sage green and teal

–       With pale lilac and touches of darker lilac, white

–       With touches of midnight blue and hot pink

–       With black and white

–       Metals in platinum or silver

–       An ice blue under-slip with a vintage lace overdress in off white or pale latté dotted with plenty of sparkle in silver threads or crystals

–       Think taffeta, silks, satins, shantung, chiffon for sheen and luxury

–       Coloured pearls in apricot, pearl grey, palest of pinks or natural

–       Peonies, hydrangeas, white blooms, dusty miller, flannel flowers, white tulips, roses in soft colours, lavender, dark purple or white berries, love-in-the-mist, snowdrops, muscari

–       Letter press invitations, or invitations featuring paper filigree cut outs

–       A simple setting of ice blue table cloths with glass vases filled with white blooms, silver flatware, white crockery, ice blue favour boxes filled with sugared almonds tied with a silver ribbon, silver candlesticks filled with pure white candles

–       Or change the plain blue cloth to a patterned cloth featuring an ice blue background with white and chocolate designs to add pizzazz

–       A magnificent white cake iced with blue designs or a tiered cake starting with a white layer at the top graduating through ‘barely there’ blues to a soft ice blue layer on the bottom, embellished with white design work

–       Ice blue cloths, silver or white candlesticks filled with soft lemon, apricot and white candles, peonies and roses in soft creamy yellows, apricots and whites, white crockery, white napkins piped in ice blue and tied with yellow and apricot bows

–       Go vintage with cut crystal sweet dishes, old blue tins, blue floral plates, fabric, bunches of tiny flocked velvet millinery flowers tied to candlesticks, napkins or favour boxes

–       Pearlised dishes, capiz shell garlands, pearl handled cutlery

–       White branches, fairy lights, paper or crystal snowflakes hung from the ceiling in clusters above the tables, a winter wonderland, a lace or faux fur cape

–       This colour lends itself to several themes – beach-y and casual with other soft colours, restrained and elegant – think black and white with ice blue, or the French court of Marie Antoinette – think luxurious, embellished, over-the-top

Cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, cravat from Formally Yours, gown from Amsale, Celestial necklace from ThePeachTree on Etsy