Summer Wedding Colors: White and Ivory

Leave the vibrant colors behind in your summer wedding, this year it’s all about the white and ivory. From carnations to centerpieces to bouquets, these colors have continued to dominate the wedding scene and for good reason.

There are so many different light colors that you can integrate with white and ivory to add a touch of sophistication and class to your wedding. With the ease of blending these colors, the amount of ways you can make use of them are tremendous.

For the ivory lovers, imagine ivory toned floating candles in tall, skinny glasses surrounding ivory and blush floral bouquets in a lace vase as the ideal centerpiece at your reception. Put your table numbers in gold metallic frames to remind your guests the elegance of this affair.

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If your theme is vintage, consider white and ivory birdcage veils to add a little old school flair as you walk down the aisle. To complete the ensemble, search for your favorite ivory carved earrings to distinguish yourself from normal brides.

Photo Credit: Jessica Claire Photography

Photo Credit: Jessica Claire Photography

Leaning more toward white at your reception? Consider white flower arrangements with clear glass bases as centerpieces. Drape your guests’ chairs in lavish white garment to make each seat feel special. Light small candles in beautiful crystal holders to give the setting a more intimate feel.

Photo Credit: ModWedding

Photo Credit: ModWedding

Where these colors really shine is in an outdoor setting. Drape white fabric over a tree to provide the ideal photo opportunity that will also capture your theme.

Photo Credit: Judit Klein

Photo Credit: Judit Klein

Lay a long, white cloth as your aisle runner over the grass and line the cloth with hundreds of alluring ivory pedals. The walk to the altar never looked so tasteful and angelic.

Photo Credit: Belle The Magazine

Photo Credit: Belle The Magazine

The tough decision between these two wondrously similar but distinctive colors is in the wedding dress. White has long been the traditional choice for brides as it represents purity and innocence. While ivory has sometimes been referred to as representing “tainted innocence”, brides more often than not choose the color based on how it fares with their skin.

Photo Credit: This Modern Romance

Photo Credit: This Modern Romance

Don’t forget to incorporate ivory and white into your wedding favors! Personalize your special day with a treat guests can enjoy. Give everyone custom wrapped candy bars with your very own “thank you” on the wrapper back. Choose from a variety of designs and patterns to coordinate with your theme.

Photo Credit: WH Candy

Photo Credit: WH Candy

Whether you ultimately decide on white, ivory, or a mixture of both as your theme, these two colors will guarantee style, grace, and much needed flexibility to your wedding.