Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t advise decorating with the combination of pale pink and blue anywhere besides a baby shower. Pale pink alone? Sweet and romantic. Pale blue solo? Classic. Pink and blue together? For me, all wrong.
Then I stumbled across a scrumptious floral visual from Saipua (included in the inspiration board), and my mind was forever changed. The soft pink of the garden rose is contrasted by a pop of teal for an entirely refreshing effect. Using spectrum of blues make the palette sweet, not saccharine. It is totally unexpected, but also incredibly romantic and wedding appropriate.
To bring this fresh & memorable color combo to life, the key is to punctuate an otherwise muted palette with deeper, richer tones of blue. These accents could be ribbons tied to bouquets or chair backs, a graphic element in the invitation — even blue-green candlesticks or votives surrounding your blush garden rose centerpieces. Sophisticated but playful, it’s a lovely tone to strike for the whole day.
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Inspiration Board Credits:
Bouquet, Windy Dougall via Carter and Cook
Escort Cards, Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty
Bride, Darren McDonald via This is Glamorous
Garden Rose, Saipua
Shoes, via Wedding Bee
Macarons, Mike Larson Photography via Style Me Pretty
Bridesmaid, Picotte Photography via Style Me Pretty
Books, Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty
Tablescape, via Dandelion and Grey
Coffee and Marshmallows, Caroline Tran
Cake, Caroline Tran
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Jessica Edwards Malish is a brand manager at a boutique branding and design agency. She and her husband live and work in New York City. As a recent bride, she fell in love with wedding styling and design and is thrilled to continue the love affair in her guest posts for Inspired Bride.