Kellee Khalil is the CEO and founder of Lover.ly, the wedding planning one-stop-shop where couples discover the best wedding ideas, shop renowned designers, organize details, get expert advice and hire their wedding day dream team all in one place.
After Pantone named Dazzling Blue its top color for spring 2014, we started noticing peppy shades of cobalt popping up in more and more wedding photos on Lover.ly. Part of the reason this beautiful blue works so well for weddings is that it’s versatile – from classic bridesmaid gowns to eclectic tabletop accents, there’s a way to make it work for every style.
Scroll on for real wedding inspiration shots from Lover.ly and some of our favorite cobalt wedding accents from Etsy sellers.
If you’re planning a rustic wedding, opt for cobalt details in textures like linen, burlap and lace. Then layer on some extra-romantic touches using feathers, florals, watercolor stationery, and vintage pieces.
Rustic on Etsy:
For a traditional wedding, pair cobalt with white and pink — or try cool shades of gray for a more contemporary vibe. Elegant details like satin, crystals, lush florals, and gleaming metallics will complete the timeless look.
Classic on Etsy:
Going for something a little trendier? For a hip indie wedding, set off the cobalt with other bright colors like yellow and radiant orchid. We love adding ultra-modern accents (bold stripes and patterns) and a few fun, retro details for extra flair.