Soft and delicate, pastel shades provide the perfect color story for weddings. With careful planning, pastel touches can infuse your wedding with sweetness and light. Offsetting this scheme with modern touches and bits of nature will keep your event from being too girly. Think of the beautiful, subtle colors found in our natural world: sand, shells, sky, and water. From invitations, to flowers, bridal shoes to dresses we are super-inspired by peaceful pastels this spring and thought we would share some of our finds.
Mother nature’s best palette we think: lilac, pink, peach, pale yellow, sand and blue.
First up, this light chiffon gown by Romantic Bridals – a sublime combination of simplicity, softness and style. A perfect choice for a warm weather wedding and a centerpiece to highlight with sun-washed colors.
These modern and minimalist ankle-strap sandals set on a chunky heel serve as a versatile go-to style for your bridal look. The neutral sand color will add interest to your ensemble and go with any bridal gown color.
You can set the tone for your happy day with these simple, dreamy agate wedding invitations in “cherry blossom” from minted.com, 100 for $270, here. They combine the prettiness of pastels with the edginess of the agate swath, so not too feminine or baby-showery.
A bouquet of softer-hued flowers will reinforce your sweet wedding theme.
Or, use the muted nuanced tones of hydrangeas for your floral elements. Gorgeous!
The perfect on-trend romantic photo backdrop for a pastel reception is composed of macrame. Proof that everything comes around again style-wise…Macrame is back, baby. Soft colors pop against the neutral macrame, especially in a lovely outdoor setting.
Rock your reception with awesome mismatched Limoges french pastel china dessert plates from etsy.com, 4 for $40, here:
Or, visit your local thrift stores to find mismatched china yourself. Or, rent mismatched china from a rental company. Vintage Inspirations in Lenoir City, TN has a wonderful variety of decor, and the best furniture to stage your event with too.
For your reception, try using a cool vintage buffet painted in pastels, topped with an array of treats in pale colors. The cool-factor of this mid century piece keeps the look fresh and updated…sweet, but not TOO sweet.
We love the old school vibe of vintage rock candy, multi-hued hard candies and sweet tarts.
And, your wedding cake can evoke imagery of a sun-washed blue sea at dawn with a gorgeous confection, such as this one, by Olofson Design:
Treat your guests to thoughtful wedding favors like these handmade soaps wrapped in kraft paper & twine and finished with cute, customizable stickers, available here:
For your honeymoon, we suggest visiting an entire town devoted to pastel: Watercolor, FL. Stay at the Watercolor Inn and keep your peaceful wedding palette going:
And, may we suggest these adorable “Mrs” earrings to wear on your honeymoon, at Ruched.com, the pair for $8 here: