Brainstorming romantic wedding ideas start with deciding on your favorite wedding color combo that will speak right through you and showcase your unique personality to everybody visiting your big day. The first step to designing your wedding, setting a consistent wedding color scheme will ensure a cohesive look to the entire wedding day and your wedding photos and convey your love story aesthetically to your wedding guests. Think about pastel color schemes. Isn’t it the most romantic thing that your dream fairytale wedding should definitely have? If hosting a fairytale wedding has always been your thing, we are sure that your Pinterest boards are filled with aesthetically pretty pastel color combos for weddings and romantic details.
Hosting a pastel-themed wedding is a great way to enjoy spring and summer nuptials. There are a lot of wonderful options to choose from which are easy to duplicate, DIY, or buy when it comes to filling your wedding reception styling with romantic and whimsical details. There is no shortage of stunning pastel reception styling ideas when you are planning a romantic fairytale-like wedding. From brides getting dressed up in fairytale glam wedding dress fit for a queen with romantic bridesmaid dresses featuring light lilac and blush tones surrounding her to ultimate romantic reception styling ideas starring artistic gold brushstroke linens and wedding stationery highlighting pink hues, along with pale blue, rose gold, and crisp white, there are so many exquisite ways to blend pastel color palettes and romantic fairytale-like wedding details like a genius.
Our favorite pastel color combinations for whimsical weddings:
Peach, sage green, soft apricot, and cream
All thanks to the various shades available, shades of pink are surprisingly versatile for flexible wedding color combinations. If you want to opt for a bold color palette for your multiple party themes, embrace this combination while planning your wedding decor and make your setting pop in wedding photographs. While the linens can have a neutral color palette like soft apricot and cream, anchor them with lively pops of peach and consider designing menu cards and wedding escort cards in sage green to give it whimsy and dreamy look. You can imagine your guests sipping champagne or rosé under a canopy of fairy lights and the bold pastel color palette still sparkling its magic even during evening receptions.
Lavender, pastel pink, and ivory
Maybe one of the most staple color combinations in wedding themes for summer, lavenders and pastel pinks should be your go-to for a dreamy fairytale-like wedding setting. Just like you cannot spell the word ‘M’ with your lips wide open, you cannot dream of hosting a trendy wedding with spring or summer details without the enchanting color combinations of lavender and pink. Especially when mixed with ivory, lavender becomes an extra peaceful color that can be used all year long. Desiring a garden-themed wedding, you can bring your wedding planning to life by setting up your dreamy reception tables with gauzy lilac table runners and unifying with the lavender-hued floral arrangements. These enchanting wedding colors for summer nuptials encourage guests to feel relaxed and comfortable, especially during daytime wedding ceremonies and receptions, because the light purple, pink, and ivory come to life in the sunlight.
Burgundy, bright red, gold dipped, and green
Although shades of bright red and burgundy are often associated with fall weddings, these bold wedding color ideas when matched with wine-inspired vineyard weddings in winter look straight out of a fairy tale. If you are planning a winter wedding with cozy details and dreamy wedding colors, do not overlook the magic of burgundy shade with sprinkles of gold and green for a romantic and sophisticated wedding style. Especially loved for weddings with a blend of modern and old-world charm, this bold wedding color combination can be infused with gold-dipped blooms and warm green-hued details. Including sage green touches throughout from confetti for grand wedding exit ideas to custom-made napkins for reception tables, with striking details of gold can be the ultimate wedding color scheme for a storybook wedding in wintertime.
Dusty rose shades, mauve, and metallic
The dusty shades of purple and pink give rise to mauve and dusty rose color. It looks amazing when paired with a wedding’s magenta, marigold, and taffy pink along with metallic shades like copper, gold, and silver. Nothing screams romantic as much as the pastel blush and the softest shade of dusty rose do, and nothing can beat the combination of metallic shade with these dreamy hues for a touch of modern glam. Adding a third metallic color to the duo which pairs well with neutral earthy textures can exude a charming vibe. For adding depth to these romantic wedding color themes, you can put hints of berry and magenta in your floral arrangements or while matching the details of your luxurious wedding favor ideas or even as a small detail like the ribbon of your bridal bouquet.
Mint and rose gold
Can something be as luxurious and sophisticated as the shade of rose gold color? If you are browsing through wedding themes for summer, this fresh and elegant color combo of mint and rose gold will set your wedding stage on fire with its exuberance. This super popular wedding color palette has been taking up popular social media wedding planning spaces especially among spring and summer brides. From vibrant and colorful backyard garden wedding celebrations to bustling metropolitan wedding affairs, the sophisticated color palette ideas revolving around mint and rose gold add a sense of storybook charm to every wedding.
Dusty blue, white and, green
The very calming and peaceful wedding color scheme ideas revolving around the light shades of white and green paired with dusty blue are not a secret among summer wedding lovers. From bridesmaid dresses in soft hues of blue and green to a wedding ceremony and reception styled with transformational details in these hues, the color combination proves to be enchantingly elegant and sweepingly romantic. Pastel backgrounds for wedding ceremonies and receptions have always been considered a bridal favorite as the tones of dusk are set with the gentleness of a light breeze that is simply gorgeous any time of the year. With the versatile and inspiring brilliant array of pastel green and white when combined with the dreamy shade of dusty blue, the ethereal charm can be infused into your wedding style with every detail and design from the trendy napkins and charger plates to the very backdrop of the reception.
Bold pastel rainbow
Bold and warm color scheme ideas will never go out of trend for winter and autumn weddings, and spring and summer weddings will always have pastel color scheme ideas to match with the entire atmosphere. But how about bringing all the colors of the rainbow into your big day to inspire your fairy tale wedding? It is easy to see why so many couples are going for the latest rainbow color palette wedding trend, where the gorgeous collection of brightly colored hues belonging to both pastel and warm shades are adding a sense of sophisticated elegance while evoking a fun party atmosphere. Especially popular among South Asian weddings, rainbow wedding color palettes offer you a plethora of color combinations to choose from. The rainbow wedding palette enables you to design the trendiest wedding cakes and order vibrantly pastel wedding dresses for your team of bridesmaids.
Our ideas for infusing pastel color combinations in weddings:
Wedding party attire
Dressing up your wedding party in pretty pastels is a great way to introduce pastel wedding themes in your wedding celebration. Blush-toned bridesmaid dresses are one of the most popular pastel wedding ideas. Your gang of bridesmaids can drape romantic full-length skirt dresses in soft pastel colors like powder blue or dusty pink gowns with sweetheart necklines. Similarly, pastel groomsmen outfit ideas can range in a gradient of pastel blues, greens, or pinks, so everyone loves what they are wearing and the entire wedding party together looks photo-ready.
Choice of wedding venue
Your wedding theme ideas start with the kind of wedding venue you select for yourself. A romantic and dreamlike feel of a castle wedding venue can be your ultimate start for a pastel color scheme. Some of the dreamiest wedding venues in the US are located in exquisite locations and present a rich history of unmatched heritage, which are bestowed through the elegance of the event space that is highlighted with soft touches and tones. From the exposed quarried walls painted in soft beige and pink colors to the pastel green landscapes surrounding it, your unique pastel wedding theme idea will start with your choice of wedding event space.
Starting from royal wedding inspirations involving navy blue and gold floral arrangements to whimsical flower crowns for a sophisticated boho bride, your choice of wedding flowers can be a great point to introduce your choice of fairytale wedding theme with pastel color choices. From using silk flower bouquets as centerpieces and blooming archways for springtime weddings to decorating the aisle with rose petal runners and fairy light mason jars wrapped with strings of pearls, the trendiest wedding floral updates can add a touch of pastel to your wedding.
Wedding food, drinks, and dessert choices
Marbled wedding cakes continue to be a major trend among romantic brides. From pale pink roses and lilies gracefully cascading down delicate and dainty cupcake assortments to pastel-colored cocktail ideas like 51 Shades from the house of The Perfect Pour Cocktail Co. featuring gin, honey-lavender syrup, and a splash of prosecco, your wedding menu can be a great place to include your pastel wedding color palette. Perfect for a garden wedding or even a bridal brunch, pastel-themed wedding food, drinks, and desserts evoke modern romance and some choice of vintage cutlery can add a touch of whimsy.
There are different flavors of fairytale weddings and your choice of wedding invitations can set the tone of your wedding day while giving guests a taste of what they can expect. Vintage storybook wedding details can have a real-life fairytale book to inspire your invitations and a rustic fairytale wedding can exude glowing fairy lights, magical trees, and woodland creatures that can paint your exclusively storybook wedding. Skipping the plain white envelopes and going for wedding invites in the mix and matching colors that still work within your palette can be your first nod to getting creative with your aesthetic wedding color palette.
The intimate wedding details make for the overall design and it can be your starting point of infusing aspects for a fairytale ambiance. From streamers, ribbons, and linens to colorful reception chair decor and centerpieces, each and every element of your wedding décor can speak volumes for your pastel wedding. Whether it is getting married under a private whimsical pergola with a gossamer of woven fairy lights, or hosting a reception in a setting featuring shades of blue and gold accents, or a watercolor place card, or pale yellow hellebores posing as a minimalist bridal bouquet inspiration, ideas for pastel wedding décor can create the “Wow” factor that every bride deserves!
Inherently romantic and elegant, pastel shades wedding color palettes continue to be popular among couples from all walks of life. With the whimsical and secret garden vibe that muted pastels bring along with the striking gold and copper details that enhance the sophistication, it is easy to see why pretty pastel pink and blue hues and dreamy taupes continue to rule the hearts of romantics. However, designing your fairytale wedding with romantic pastel details can be brought to the table in so many versatile ways. From creating an enchanting head-to-toe look by wearing a dreamy tulle ball gown with a sweetheart neckline or a Disney- themed wedding dress paired with a vintage-themed headpiece made out of wildflowers for a garden-inspired wedding to continuing the whimsical atmosphere to the reception by including antique whitewashed farm wood tables lined with powder blue and gold table runners, romantic and enchanting fairytale wedding ideas paired with pretty pastels can give the exact final touch you were looking for your idyllic soirée.