Rare Sparrow Floral Design
Pastel colors are inherently romantic and elegant, which is why they remain a popular choice for wedding décor. Our inspiration boards have seen their fair share of pastel wedding ideas over the years, but we are still in love as ever with these soft colors. One of the reasons that pastel wedding colors have been around for a long time? They are easily adaptable as trends change. For a modern, sophisticated wedding pastel palette, avoid anything that goes too far (it’s okay if not all blush shades are exactly the same!) And don’t use too many colors at once. Pick two or three main pastels, then pair them with neutrals to create a palette that’s cohesive, contemporary, and subtle.
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See our favorite details for a modern cake wedding below.
Invitation to the suite
The colors of your wedding stationery don’t have to match exactly. This suite incorporates different shades of pink, along with pale blue, rose gold, and crisp white for a look that’s coordinated but not over the top. Acrylic place cards add a modern touch.
Lauren Perry Study
Writing a love letter during the day is one of the sweetest gestures you can do for your future wife. For those who don’t mind sharing the sentimental note with a third person, personalizing it with lettering or calligraphy is a nice touch. Unless you’ve practiced it yourself, you’ll need to plan ahead and allow plenty of time (at least a few weeks) for your wedding calligrapher to have the letter ready for the big day.
Skyla Brooke Weddings and Events
For weddings on the casual side, a polka dot chambray tie is a stylish alternative to silk or polyester options.
Haley Richter Photography
Bridesmaid dresses are one of the most popular wedding ideas. If you like this look but also want something slightly different, go for dresses with a less common silhouette, like a sheath that fits the shape, or go for blush dresses with unique details – we love these floral embroidery.
Lauren Renee Designs
Bouquet of flowers
Instead of using an entire cake, have your wedding florist use mostly white flowers to create your bouquet. Then incorporate your pastel colors sparingly with a few well-placed flowers and long ribbons to tie everything together. A loose, oversized bouquet is especially trendy and up-to-date.
Oversized ribbons are another way to add a touch of cake to your bridal bouquet. Lightweight fabrics such as chiffon and raw edge silk drape especially beautifully. We love this combination of airy blue with white flowers and eucalyptus.
The pastel colors of the wedding pair perfectly with elegant garden-inspired décor. We love the look of oversized arrangements that look like they’re growing straight from your hallway.
Your Event Florist
Rose petal runners will never go out of style. Swirls of pink petals will transform any ceremony location into a fairytale setting.
File Rental and Event Design
Create a wedding hall area using vintage velvet chairs in pastel color. Keep the rest of the furniture neutral so that the pastels stand out. The end result is luxurious and cozy without being over the top.
HannaMonika Wedding Photography
Pale pink and purple are a winning color combination if you’re having a whimsical pastel wedding. Emphasize the playful vibes of this palette by incorporating non-traditional accents, such as spools of cloth as table number holders.
Ali Briskey Designs
Wedding pastel colors can also be useful for minimalist themes! Start with plates and napkins in a shade of blue, then add gold accents, a watercolor card, and a pale yellow hellebore.
XOXO BRIDE events
You don’t like chair signage? Opt for pastel colored flowers in the reception setting instead.
Modernize your wedding cake centerpieces by using geometric vases, such as gold-trimmed glass terrariums.
Haley Richter Photography
Marble wedding cakes are still a major trend. A five-tier masterpiece with pale blue, white and gold accents is ethereal and a bit bohemian – add a few candles and green to complete the look.
Transform a classic white wedding cake into a totally romantic dessert by adding a halo of sugar flowers. These pale pink peonies look so realistic!