Some are old and some are new, but you can hire all of these to make your wedding blue!
Last month, Pantone revealed that their colour of the year for 2020 was ‘classic blue’ [https://store.pantone.com/uk/en/color-of-the-year-2020], a stark contrast to the out-of-the-box colours of 2018 [Ultra-Violet] and 2019 [Living Coral]. In their announcement, Pantone stated that it was an ‘enduring blue hue’ which ‘highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era’, making it a colour with a significant amount of thought and purpose behind it. Of course, the wedding industry has always known that blue, in any context, is timeless is so many ways. It is a colour so ingrained in wedding culture, in fact, that you can’t say the words ‘something blue’ without thinking of a bride. That is why, when we saw that classic blue was going to be the colour for this year, we were no-so-secretly ecstatic about it! Not only do we already have a huge variety of blue products, we also have a multitude of plates, glasses and cutlery items that can work alongside a classic blue wedding, perfect for mixing and matching to your heart’s content.
In this blog, we’ve put together some groups of items that we believe fit the ‘classic blue’ theme perfectly, whether it’s hitting the nail on the head, or saying to the nail ‘I think this would suit your colourings.’ Of course, all the name of the products are included, which made it incredibly easy to search through our website to find anything you fall in love with. We’ve also included a few ‘inspiration photos’ with each grouping, as well as some accessories that may work alongside, to give you the full picture of how a blue wedding comes to be.
Other accessories or items that go alongside blue glasses:
- Blue or purple flowers [Bluebells, Irises, Lavender or blue-stained Roses]
- Blue vases
- A white or ivory tablecloth [we also threw in a yellow napkin, to contrast]
- Blue bridesmaids dresses
Colourful plates: Connie pastel blue charger plate, Mia emerald charger plate, Eleanor pastel blue porcelain plate, Mia navy blue charger plate.
Most people forget that your plates can be colourful as well, especially your charger plates, but we’re here to remind you of how amazing they can look in any shade of blue! For our ‘real wedding’ example below, we chose our navy blue Mia plates to show you that blue can slip effortlessly into a scene without making so much as a ripple. If this is a touch too basic for you, though, we would suggest going all our with our Emerald plates [or scrolling down to the end of this blog and see the new blue plates we’re thinking of buying in for 2020…]
Other accessories or items that go alongside blue plates:
- White candles or clear candlesticks
- ‘Classic blue’ napkins
- Blue nails [to keep it subtle]
- Blue ribbons on the back of your chairs
Note: The glassware shown in these images are not from Whitehouse.
Other accessories or items that go alongside silver items:
- Blue stationery or placecards
- Dusky blue foliage
- Blue embroidery on your napkins
- Blue seat covers for your chairs
Other accessories or items that go alongside stoneware:
- Black or dark cutlery and glasses
- Blue shoes
- A blue-light neon sign
- Blue cocktails!
We wanted to give you sneak peeks of some of the blue pieces [and a piece that will compliment a blue wedding] that we will be getting into the warehouse during 2020. If you see anything that you like, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to see when they will be available.
Have you been inspired to take you blue wedding to the next level, or just to add some blue touches? We’d love to hear about which items you love the most and if you’ve had your head turned by the blue tide! We’re always adding more photos to our Facebook and Instagram page as well, so if you’re liking what you see here, be sure to go and check out our pages.
Colourful glassware: Planning/Crockery: @whitehouse_crockery | Venue: @iscoydpark | Photography: @samsparksphoto | Florals: @redfloral | Balloons: @balloonboutiqueevents | Styling: Kristin at @mrxmrsw | Stationery: @raspberry_toast | Prosecco Wall/Neons: @lancsflowerwallco | Cake: @unioncakes | Linen: @just_4_linen
Colourful plates: Photography : @zakicharles
Silver glasses and plates: Venue: @bunnyhillweddings | Styling: @bellebijoux_events | Flowers: @the_beverley_flower_company | Hair: @oh.hellounity | Makeup: @cocorosebeautyhull | Stationary: @somers_creative | Jewellery: @haloandco | Photographer: @tabithastarkphoto | Dress: @chantellaurendesigns @ghostorchidbride | Silks: @silkandpurl | Model: @emiliakate__ | Cake: @sammysicedfancies
Stoneware: Styling: @styletocherish | Table cloths: @just_4_linen | Flowers: @markhoweflowers | Stationery: @quintsofjersey_weddings | Images: @hollysmithweddings