With July 4th just a few days away, we thought it was the perfect time to debut a (red, white, and blue) inspiration board!
Here, we’ve chosen blue (navy) and white as the main colors, pairing them with accents of gold and red (burgundy). Guys might consider a navy tux or suit, possibly with a burgundy tie. For bridesmaids, navy dresses look gorgeous with an all-white bouquet.
A tiered cake with white buttercream and fresh berries is a sophisticated take on the ubiquitous July 4th whipped cream flag cake!
We’d mix some burgundy flowers with the white for centerpieces, as in the bouquet below, and keep the tablecloths navy. Gold elements (like the flatware) and the greens in the arrangements keep the overall look summery.
Photo sources, clockwise from top left:
Navy tablescape: Ruffled
Burgundy & white bouquet: Brides
Couple: Rachel Meagan Photography
Cake with berries: Style Me Pretty
Bride and bridesmaids in navy: Brushfire Photography
If you’re having a wedding on or around the Fourth, or would just like to incorporate red, white, and blue into your wedding, we have two main suggestions:
1. Try richer, rather than brighter, colors.
It’s going to be difficult to use bright red and bright blue together without the overall look of your wedding feeling picnic-y, so try navy and burgundy. Instead of plastic red and white tablecloths, think string lights and delicious barbeque served on bone china (and if you do have such a wedding, please invite us!)
2. Make either red or blue the star, but not both.
Equal amounts of red and blue, even when made richer (see #1), may end up looking too busy. Letting one color dominate is likely to be easier on the eyes and to produce a more elegant overall look; we’ve chosen blue as the main color in this board, with red as the accent.
Have a color scheme you’d like us to feature in a future inspiration board? Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments or contact us!
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