Beautiful Blue Wedding at Magnolia Rose Event Center in Houston, Texas
photographer: MV XOXO | coordinator: Foleco Event Rentals | design & floral: Fauxtastic Floral Creations | venue: Magnolia Rose Event Center
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7 Ways to Wow With a Blue Wedding

Beautiful Blue Wedding at Magnolia Rose Event Center in Houston, Texas

Pantone might say that “Viva Magenta” is the “it” color of the year; but at PartySlate, we predict “The Year of the Blue Wedding” to take over 2023. 

There’s something about the color blue that both revives and relaxes. It’s also a hue of contradictions. You’ll find it in abundance above and below (hello, sky and ocean), yet almost nowhere in between. We dare you to come up with a list of ten blue flowers.

Of course, we’re up for the test. We’ve searched through thousands of real weddings on PartySlate to find our favorite blue wedding color schemes and combinations. Blue runs the gamut from light and preppy to dark and dramatic. As such, there’s a shade of blue for everyone — regardless of wedding style.

Keep reading to see how you can incorporate this wedding color palette into your celebration from start to finish. While there’s always a place for “something old” and “something new,” it’s time to discover the beauty of “something blue.”

Click on the following sections or keep scrolling to find your favorite blue wedding ideas:

  1. Blue Wedding Invitations
  2. Blue Wedding Bouquets
  3. Blue Wedding Arches
  4. Blue Wedding Centerpieces
  5. Blue Wedding Décor
  6. Blue Wedding Lighting
  7. Blue Wedding Cakes

1. Blue Wedding Invitations for a Glimpse of What’s to Come

Your wedding invitation suite sets the scene for your impending nuptials. Choose a color palette and design that will complement your wedding décor. For a softer, more romantic look, lean into ribbons and custom seals. For a more modern approach, go with a sleek design and bolder blue hues. 

Pro Tip: Use an Invitations & Print team to create beautiful, custom-made invitations.

Blue and cream wedding invitations with floral design displayed on a velvet background with ribbon and flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Amanda Macchia Photography | invitations & print: Serif and Sans

Dreamy Blue Invitation Suite

Newport, RI

Serif and Sans perfected this dreamy blue wedding right from the start with floral-printed invitations wrapped in elegant blue bows.

Elegant Blue & Gold Wedding Invitation
photographer & invitations: TPD Design House

Elegant Blue Invites

Wayne, PA

TPD Design House created a custom invitation suite with elegant pockets for a seamless design.

Jessica & Michael Outdoor Wedding
photographer: J. Brown Photography | planner: Wedicity – Wedding & Event Detailing | floral: KEHOE DESIGNS | stationery: Ashley Frye Studio | rentals: Marquee Event Rentals

Dusty Blue Invitations

Chicago, IL

Ashley Frye Studio gave guests a sneak peek into this picturesque blue wedding with dusty-blue invitations, decorated with delicate floral designs.

2. Blue Bouquets for Floral Flair

Blue florals are rare in nature — and all the more stunning when incorporated into wedding floral décor. Some of our favorite blue blooms include hydrangeas, sea holly, and blue delphiniums. For a more luxurious look, blue-violet orchids are always stunning. Of course, weddings without flowers are increasingly popular. Consider a non-floral bouquet for a contemporary blue wedding ceremony.

Pro Tip: Use PartySlate to find a wedding florist near you.

Beautiful Blue Wedding at Magnolia Rose Event Center in Houston, Texas
photographer: MV XOXO | coordinator: Foleco Event Rentals | design & floral: Fauxtastic Floral Creations | venue: Magnolia Rose Event Center

A New Take on Blue

Houston, TX

We’ve seen it time and time again: a lavish bridal bouquet juxtaposed with more discreet bridal party blooms.

However, Fauxtastic Floral Creations defied expectations with wedding party bouquets that wowed with large blue roses next to a more muted bridal bouquet with just a hint of tranquil blue.

Mr. and Mrs. Lengel Wedding (5D Photography)
photographer: 5D Photography | planner: Sincerely Yours Events | floral design: Harvey Designs | venue: Victory North

Wildflower Blues

Savannah, GA

Harvey Designs utilized a combination of sea Holly and blue delphiniums to create a textured, organic wedding bouquet.

Jenny + Eamon
photographer: Q Avenue Photography | coordination & installation: Jayne Weddings | venue: Lacuna Events by LM

Origami Bouquet

Chicago, IL

Jayne Weddings reminds us that flowers are always optional with this unique origami bouquet.

3. Blue Wedding Arches for Unique “I Do’s”

Your wedding arch is the focal point of your ceremony. Make sure your arch captures the style of your celebration — be it modern, rustic, or something in-between. Incorporate your favorite blue blooms, or use blue drapery, for picture-perfect nuptials with this trending color.

Pro Tip: Use PartySlate to find even more wedding aisle and arch inspiration.

Jessica & Michael Outdoor Wedding
photographer: J. Brown Photography | planner: Wedicity – Wedding & Event Detailing | floral: KEHOE DESIGNS | stationery: Ashley Frye Studio | rentals: Marquee Event Rentals

Blue Garden Arch

Chicago, IL

KEHOE DESIGNS brought an unexpected hue to this garden wedding with a white floral arch interspersed with blue delphiniums.

Beautiful Blue Wedding at Magnolia Rose Event Center in Houston, Texas
photographer: MV XOXO | coordinator: Foleco Event Rentals | design & floral: Fauxtastic Floral Creations | venue: Magnolia Rose Event Center

Billowy Blue Drapery

Houston, TX

Fauxtastic Floral Creations kept these nuptials romantic and dreamy with a wrought iron gazebo, decorated in billowing blue drapery.

photographer: Jenn Wagner Studio | planner: A Day to Cherish | event design: Simply Elegant Event and Wedding Design | floral: Seed Luxe Floral |

Blue & White Floral Arches

Scottsdale, AZ

Consecutive blue-and-white floral arches, designed by Simply Elegant Event and Wedding Design, made for a wow-worthy walk down the aisle.

Vibrant Wedding at Area Stage at The Mead Center in Washington, D.C.
photographer: Mari Harsan | planner: A Fine Fête | floral: Blue Vanda | venue: Arena Stage at The Mead Center |

Whimsical Blue Streamers

Washington, D.C.

This vibrant wedding ceremony, planned by A Fine Fête, reimagined the traditional wedding arch with a shimmering backdrop of bright-blue streamers.

Tented Wedding at Cross Creek Golf Club in Temecula, California
photographer: Easton Studios | design & floral: Figure Eight Events | venue: private club

Asymmetrical Blues

Temecula, CA

Figure Eight Events created a 90-degree angle of trailing greenery, mixed with blue hydrangeas, to bring a contemporary vibe to this rustic wedding arch.

4. Blue Centerpieces for One-of-a-Kind Tablescapes

Nothing brings people together like a shared meal. Elevate your tablescape with beautiful wedding centerpieces. Our favorite blue tablescapes feature everything from blue linen to stunning blue porcelain and floral décor. You can even find blue-hued inspiration from other types of events, such as birthday parties and corporate soirées.

Pro Tip: Find more centerpiece ideas here: The Best Wedding Centerpieces [Guide]

Extravagant Birthday Party at City Market Social House in Los Angeles, California
photographer: Above The Top JC | planning & design: The Perfect Party | floral: NikkysFlowers | venue: City Market Social House | production: VOX Productions

Electric Blue Blooms

Los Angeles, CA

Take inspiration from this blue-hued birthday party, planned by The Perfect Party, for a wedding tablescape that wows with lucite, glass, and electric-blue blooms. 

Newport Rhode Island Fairytale Mansion Wedding
photographer: Clane Gessel Photography | planner: Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli | floral: Stone Blossom Florist | rentals: PEAK Event Services | dj: DJ VALENTINA

Tall Blue Centerpieces

Newport, RI

Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli brought elegance and a hint of drama to this wedding reception with blue-and-peach floral centerpieces in towering crystal vases.

Shades of Blue Wedding at Cherokee Country Club in Atlanta, GA
photographer: 6 of Four | planner: Drake Social | floral design: Parties To Die For | venue: private club

Elegant Blue Porcelain

Atlanta, GA

This elegant reception, planned by Drake Social, impressed guests with antique porcelain vases in delicate blue hues.

Painted Blue Wedding at Theater on the Lake
photographer: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema | planner: Christina Currie Events, Inc. | floral: Anthony Gowder Designs | venue: Theater on the Lake | linen & chargers: BBJ La Tavola | lighting: Frost Chicago

Chalice of Blue Blooms

Chicago, IL

This wedding reception, planned by Christina Currie Events, Inc., incorporated beautiful blue details such as this chalice of fresh blue blooms.

Magnificent Wedding at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee
photographer: Courtney Davidson | planner: Fête Nashville Luxury Weddings | floral: Enchanted Florist | ceremony venue: The Bell Tower | reception venue: Country Music Hall of Fame | draping: Quest Events | linen: BBJ La Tavola

Blue & Red Romance

Nashville, TN

This beautiful reception, planned by Fête Nashville Luxury Weddings, featured towering crimson-and-blue floral centerpieces for a dramatic effect.

5. Blue Wedding Décor for Dramatic Photo Ops

With a limited array of blue blooms to choose from, you’ll especially want to consider incorporating your wedding color palette into alternative décor elements. 

Glassware, linen, and seating offer the perfect opportunity to bring a pop of color to your wedding tablescapes. Other unique ways to incorporate blue hues into your reception include wedding ceiling décor and a custom-made dance floor.

Pro Tip: Use PartySlate’s curated Wedding Idea Gallery to see how everything from catering to lounge areas can be a blank canvas for your chosen wedding color.

Rustic Royal Blue Wedding at Brasswood Estate in St. Helena, CA
photographer: Tim Halberg Photography | planning, design & catering: Off the Beaten Path | floral: Hana Floral | venue: Brasswood Estate

Beautiful Blue Glassware

St. Helena, CA

Off the Beaten Path utilized modern blue glassware, along with blue napkins and menus — all while keeping the florals a more traditional pink hue.

Deep Blue Wedding at Theater on the Lake in Chicago, IL
photographer: Elena Bazini Photography | planner: Clementine Custom Events | floral: Exquisite Designs | venue: Theater on the Lake

Stylish Blue Linen

Chicago, IL

Deep-blue linen brought a pop of color to Theater on the Lake, a stylish industrial venue.

photographer: Maha Studios | planner: Kesh Events | venue: The Lakewood Chicago | rentals: Lola Valentina Designs & Ellie and Rose Chicago | caterer: Paramount Events

Regal Blue Seating

Chicago, IL

Gold and white tablescapes, designed by Kesh Events, were transformed from neutral to bold with modern blue seating.

Regal Gold & Blue Wedding at Field Museum in Chicago, IL
photographer: Kent Drake Photography | planner: Drish Couture Events | design: HMR Designs | venue: Field Museum | linen: BBJ La Tavola | lighting: Frost Chicago | invitations: HH Design/Hannah Handmade

Dramatic Blue Drapery

Chicago, IL

An ornate venue space, such as the Field Museum in Chicago, becomes even more grand with draped ceiling décor in bold blue hues.

Exquisite Floral-filled Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa in Houston, Texas
photographer: Josh & Dana Fernandez | planner: Keely Thorne Events | floral: Blooming Gallery | venue: The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa | dance floor: Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals | a/v & tech: 360 AV Design

Custom-Painted Dance Floor

Houston, TX

This beautiful floral dance floor, designed by Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals, evokes a dreamy vibe with delicate blue hues and enchanted lighting by 360 AV Design.


6. Blue Lighting for the Ultimate Backdrop

Trust us: Wedding lighting should top your to-do list. Lighting sets the mood and tone of your wedding reception. It’s also the perfect way to bring your favorite blue hue into your reception décor.

Pro Tip: Use PartySlate to find an A/V & Tech company near you.

Sophisticated Wedding in Los Angeles, California
photo courtesy of & planner: Nick Gentile Events & Weddings | dj: DJ Lady Sha

Blue Reflections

Los Angeles, CA

This glam reception, planned by Nick Gentile Events & Weddings, used a mirrored dance floor to reflect vibrant blue uplighting. 

Romantic Deep Blue Wedding Reception at the Rainbow Room in New York
photographer: Fred Marcus Studio | planner: Bianca B. Inc. | décor: Mark Rose Events | venue: Rainbow Room | lighting: Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc. | entertainment: Element Music

Winter Wonderland Hues

New York, NY

Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc. used deep blue lighting to transform this stunning venue into a winter wonderland.

Modern Blush & Blue Wedding at The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach in Palm Beach, FL
photographer: Captured Photography | planner: Katie McCann | floral: Xquisite Events | décor: Panache Classic Party Rentals | venue: Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

Sleek & Contemporary

Palm Beach, FL

The soaring white walls at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach were the perfect blank canvas for this contemporary teal hue.

Glamorous Pink & White Wedding
photographer: Boone Studios | event design & production: Ink Events & Design | floral: Seed Floral | lighting: WOVA Events

Glow-in-the-Dark Blue Lanterns

Los Angeles, CA

Glow-in-the-dark globed lanterns by WOVA Events floated tranquilly on a custom-made pond for the most stunning nighttime photo op.

7. Blue Wedding Cakes for an Instagramable Moment 

Your wedding cake isn’t just dessert — it’s a leading décor element. Work with your bakery & desserts team to design a delectable treat that doubles as a stunning photo op. Whether you go with light blue frosting or a deep blue glaze, your wedding cake is destined to find its way onto Instagram.

Pro Tip: Find more unique wedding cake ideas here: 41 Unique Wedding Cake Ideas to Sweeten the Party

photographer & videographer: Regal Palette Studio | planner: Tum Hi Ho Events | décor: Nirali Décor | venue: Marriott Hartford Downtown | bakery: A Little Something Cake Studio

Diamond Sparkle

Hartford, CT

This epic wedding wowed from start to finish. So, it’s no surprise that the wedding cake, designed by A Little Something Cake Studio, was just as spectacular in blue frosting with sparkling pearl sugar.

Rustic Wedding at The Griffin House on the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Oregon
photographer: Marlee Bob Photo | planner: Dream Destination Weddings & Events | floral: Brier and Ivy | venue: The Griffin House On the Columbia River Gorge | bakery: Lux Sucre Desserts

Watercolor Blues

Hood River, OR

This watercolor wedding cake by Lux Sucre Desserts was the perfect touch to a rustic lakeside wedding in the mountains.

Romantic Wedding at The Noor in Pasadena, California
photographer: Buchanan Photography | planner: Cassandra Lee & Co. Events | floral: Anthos Floral Concepts | venue: Noor | bakery: Portos

Blue & White Tiers

Pasadena, CA

This quilt-like cake from Portos captured the blue-and-white color palette found throughout the ceremony and reception.

photographer: Francis Ralph Potograpiya | floral: Blooming Art | venue: Darlington House | cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking

Embroidered Blue

San Diego, CA

This unique cake with embroidered-style frosting, designed by Sweet Cheeks Baking, hints to another wedding trend taking over the New Year. Stay tuned for our 2023 wedding trends to find out what’s more popular than ever.

People Also Ask…

How do I choose my wedding colors?

It may seem like an obvious answer: choose the colors you like. However, finding the right color combination is as much art as it is preference. Luckily, PartySlate created a comprehensive guide to help you find everything from traditional wedding color palettes to unique color combinations.

Check out the guide for further inspiration: Best Wedding Colors [Guide]

Where can I find more wedding inspiration?

PartySlate is your go-to resource for planning all types of celebrations, including weddings. Click on the following for some of our favorite wedding ideas, tips, and guides: