a timeless and classic wedding day theme

If there was ever a colour that represented sophistication and class, navy blue would be the strongest contender. Timeless and classic, it’s easy to see why so many brides opt for a navy wedding theme on their special day. Softer and, dare we say, more flattering than black, magnificent midnight hues never fail to make a statement of luxurious style.

Light and Dark

A classic colour combination, dark navy and fresh white or timeless ivory contrast beautifully. Many brides worry about incorporating such a dark shade into their wedding but, by opting for subtle midnight flashes rather than blocks of colour, it’s simple to achieve a overall style of lightness. Focus on having the little details in the darkest hue; bridesmaid dresses in white or ivory with navy sashes and deep blue jewellery, white table linen with navy napkins or white flowers tied with draping midnight ribbons. For a summer wedding, your groom and his party can subtly play up the theme with light linen suits and a navy bow tie and, for a winter or formal style, a dark blue suit is always a classic look.

the contrast between navy and white or ivory is sensational as a wedding theme

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Nautical Elegance

Embrace chic French Riviera style with a nautical wedding theme. Keep it classy with subtle details; bridesmaids in striking navy and white horizontal striped dresses, petite anchor or rope motifs adorning cupcakes and little touches like deep blue skewered flags to mark the dessert table. Decorate lanterns with flowers to incorporate classic polished nautical decor and don’t forget the essential striped table linen to make your special day theme pop.

try a nautical theme for your navy wedding

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A Feminine Touch

If you feel a navy wedding theme is a little too masculine, don’t be afraid to mix delicate pastels for a softer, feminine touch. An injection of fresh summer peach tones or romantic blush are the perfect shades to complement the dramatic depths of navy. Simply introducing pastel blooms in your and your bridal party’s bouquets and as centrepieces will instantly create a beautifully delicate contrast. Looking for more drama? Amp the subtle peach or pink tones up a level to a brighter orange or cerise for maximum impact.

combine pastel shades with navy for an elegant wedding theme

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Metallic Mix

Warmed up with gold, cooled down with silver, navy mixed with metallic is nothing short of striking. Suitable for almost any season and theme, from city to beach, metal tones are perfect to add a hint of luxury to a wedding palette. Combine navy tablecloths with white flowers and metallic charger plates, candles and chairs in gold or silver. Style your bridesmaids in navy dresses paired with gilt or gunmetal accessories for a contemporary and elegant look. Hire a glamorous candelabra from your wedding venue and add sleek navy candles for sophisticated reception candlelight. Voila!

combine metallics with navy for a sophisticated wedding theme

Images: Top Row Left via Mod Wedding | Top Row Right – Classic in Midnight Blue Hair Pins and Blooms of Navy Hair Combs by Glitzy Secrets | Bottom Row Left via Style Me Pretty | Bottom Row Right via Bridal Guide


Written by Ann Russell

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