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Beautiful Ivory Sets the Tone for an Elegant Summer Wedding

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Ivory wedding colors

Ah, ivory! Perhaps the most versatile and elegant wedding color. Softer on the eye than pure white, it lends a tone of genteel graciousness perfectly suited to the occasion. Besides, it’s the ideal complement to virtually any color motif. Just see how it showcases the pink, cornflower blue, chartreuse, and gold palette in this vintage, Marie Antoinette-inspired garden wedding in the summer. The look captures the ultimate romance of that period—when fashion reached new heights in the use of lace, embroidery, ornate patterns, and luxurious fabrics. And ivory sets off all these lovely details with such style!

More Ivory Inspiration via Pinterest

Ivory is definitely a lovely alternative to white. Coordinate it with pretty, muted pastels in pink, blue, or green. You can also create a beautiful neutral palette using beige, cream, and light tones of brown accented by glamorous gold or silver accents. Our Pinterest board below shows some modern/rustic ideas using an ivory color scheme:

Ivory wedding colors
{dress, table runner, wedding cake, barn venue, bark placecards, chalkboard, burlap candle}

6 comments

  1. Oh my, I didn’t know how beautiful ivory can be when you match it with a pretty shade of pink and blue. That touch of gold makes an elegant accent color. I am having an ivory wedding myself this coming fall. Do you think lilac and green can go well with this color? Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Yes! Certainly, ivory with a pretty shade of lilac and green make an elegant color combination. Think of lilac hydrangeas, lilacs, and roses. If want to add a dash of brown, it is also okay.

  3. Erica (bride-to-be July 2009)

    I just couldn’t resist that beautiful cake! And I love the silver rosary to go as an alternative to a flower bouquet. Could you suggest some flowers for my bridesmaids that will match well with ivory? Thanks.

  4. a suggestion for your flowers: pale blue hydrangeas(although they do require a bit of extra care) delphiniums, sweet peas and a bit of english ivy. hand tied of course.

  5. Thanks Lisa for the suggestion!

    You can also go with flowers such as cream roses (you can also find some roses that have a tinge of pink), magnolias, calla lilies, and there are even tulips that have an ivory hue!

  6. This is such a lovely slideshow. Thanks. I”ll be using an ivory and gold palette for my wedding this summer 2010.

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