Tiffany blue, it’s SO last season. Or is it? In case you didn’t notice, we are pretty much enthralled with all hues blue. Sunny skies and turquoise waters are never out of season for a destination wedding. Here we have put together some blues for you to peruse. Far from frou-frou, when combined with vintage and eclectic elements, we hope you won’t rule out these watery blues. We’ve also included some tips on how to incorporate color and texture to avoid the stuffy, predictable look of seasons past.
Here is the image that inspired this post, from a cover of Coastal Living magazine.
Over-water bungalow, Bermuda
Proof that Tiffany Blue isn’t always prim and proper, this exquisite room we saw at India Pied a Terre has a dressed-up Bohemian vibe. Notice how a spicy saffron color is the perfect complement to the blue. Layering closely related tones of green and blue adds a rich look.
Moroccan style room
A mix of elegant and rustic keeps this teal color from being fussy. Diaphanous fabrics, and the patina of an aged building give a dreamy, vintage feel.
How about a soft teal dress with a train to die for!
If you want to include just a hint of blue, how about this vintage-inspired Satya Paul sari in dusky almost-pink and turquoise? Luminous metallic elements keep this looking up-to-date and luxe.
Satya Paul sari
Or opt for a breathable net lehenga style sari like this one from Izaya Designs. Perfect for a beach reception!
Blue net sari from Izaya Designs
Another way to incorporate watery tones is to create a makeup look with teal, turquoise, and maybe even a hint of glitter. Because matching eye-makeup to your outfit is definitely a no-no, this look is best suited to neutral colored gowns or a lehnga in an opposite color, such as mango or paprika. You should also keep the rest of your makeup neutral if going for this dramatic look.
Teal toned eye
For just a hint of blue, try Chanel nailpolish on your tootsies.
Nail polish by Chanel in a lovely Tiffany blue
While it’s easy to get swept away in your color theme, remember that incorporating complementary colors will make everything more vibrant and lively. Without a pop of color here and there, blue could quickly become boring. Flowers are a fun and easy way to add a hit of color. Because very few flowers naturally grow in Tiffany blue, you are better off using vibrant pink, orange, or red (all of which are opposite of blues on the color wheel). And of course nothing is tackier than flowers which are dyed blue, so please promise you will never ever use those!
Tropically bright dahlias stand out against a turquoise backdrop
And if you just can’t resist blue-hued florals, try selecting a cool pink lotus. These almost have a blueish tinge and are exotic and bold.
Tight lotus buds make an amazing bouquet
Or select some succulents to incorporate into your wedding flowers. Many succulent leaves come in soft seafoam colors, and they also have a sculptural appeal and hold up to heat. Did you know you can even plant your succulent afterward and it will take root?
This Aeonium is nearly blue
To complete the exotic Bohemian look, you can hire a tent from Raj Tents, which now have offices in many locations, and colors to suit any theme. The shell chandeliers on this one add an appropriately seaside theme while still looking regal.
Raj Tents keeps it classy
And if all this blue has left you feeling, well, blue, drive away from it all in a Tiffany-toned split-window VW! That ought to cheer you up.
Vintage blue VW van