The startling hues of the Aegean Sea set against the white-washed structures of the Greek isles create a most stunning vista for a dream destination wedding. But what if your actual ceremony will be nowhere near those sun-kissed islands? You can still draw from that breathtaking inspiration to bring a distinctly Grecian air to your wedding celebration. Imagine your bridal ensemble styled after a modern Greek goddess, and envision the entire scene in vibrant shades of blue—from bold, deep cobalt to sparkling aquamarine!
Imagine a beautiful blue wedding scene amidst a sunny backdrop that is chic, modern, and elegant! Ready for more inspiration? Let’s read on!
Think bright and bold in lovely azure hues! Cobalt matches perfectly with aquamarine, but you can also temper it with shades of powder blue, dusty blue, pale blue, sky blue, or even royal blue to achieve a mostly monochromatic look.
The Wedding Details: Decor and More!
Present your reception table settings as showcases of the overall theme. Set out china ware in Greek or Mediterranean-inspired patterns in those iconic blue tones, edged with gold for a touch of luxe. And don’t be timid about mixing patterns! Complement these with glass goblets, wine bottles, and vases in vivid blue—and see your tables come alive! Then, add final accents such as crystal or gold votive holders, as well as napkins and runners in more blue patterns.
In keeping with the modern look of this event, select a wedding cake with clean, un-fussy lines. A square layered cake or one with geometric patterns or minimalist floral designs would work well. And you may opt to go with cobalt tones, turquoise, or aqua for the overall color.
With your bridal look being ‘stylized Greek goddess,’ your bouquet can be your one pop of vibrant blue as you walk down the aisle. Lovely flower choices would be blue hydrangeas, delphinium, blue thistle, even dendrobium orchids, lilies, roses, or carnations dyed blue!
Just as with your cake, your wedding invitation suite should set the modern, minimalist tone. Again, an uncluttered design, modern fonts, and a crisp white and blue palette.
Textures and Style
Adorn your ceremony and reception with the textures of the Greek islands. Think white-washed plaster walls, weathered wooden doors and shutters in brilliant blue, steps inlaid with blue-and-white tiles, intricately-patterned fabrics and plates, fragments of sea glass in the colors of the Aegean, mosaic borders framing doorways and along walls, and the lush foliage of grape vines and olive sprigs!
Amidst all this, make your bridal style statement with the simple elegance of a Grecian-inspired gown. Softly flowing ivory fabric in a one-shouldered design or accented with a gold-trimmed neckline and a gold belt. On your feet, knee-high gold sandals or ivory bridal pumps with a gold-leaf accent. And in place of a veil, a headpiece of gold leaves.
Who says the glorious ambiance of a Mediterranean paradise can’t be yours on your wedding day!