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Choosing the perfect color combo for your beach wedding

Before the decorations, before the bouquets, before the bridesmaids dresses and all the little details that’ll make your wedding *pop* with your unique touches and style… You gotta choose the color combo.

I am, and always will be, an advocate of the “do what makes you happy!” philosophy, and that totally applies to the color palette of a wedding (and everything else wedding-related, for that matter). Christmas colors in July? Go for it. Bright yellow and all shades of pink at your snowy ski resort reception? Who cares, if it’s what you really want?

BUT. If you are in the throes of planning a beach wedding, or more likely you’re recently engaged and don’t know where to begin when it comes to styling the ceremony and reception, here are a few beach wedding color combinations you might consider.

Mint Green and Coral

Vibrant • Fun •Perfect for a summer beach wedding

Pink and Burgundy


Formal • Romantic • Perfect for a fall beach wedding

Navy Blue and Blush Pink

Trendy • Elegant • Perfect for a spring or summer wedding

Champagne and Sage

Classic • Bohemian • Perfect for a spring beach wedding

Peony Pink and Indigo

Casual • Pastel • Perfect for a summer beach wedding

Lavender and Hunter Green

Vintage • Whimsical • Perfect for an outdoor spring wedding

Hunter Green and Blue

Rustic • Bohemian • Perfect for any outdoor beach wedding

The last combination, featuring hunter green and a soft aqua blue, are the colors I’ve chosen for my own wedding. They may not be the exact palette you think of when you imagine a beach wedding in the early summertime, but we want our wedding to have a rustic and outdoors-y feel that this color combo accomplishes. And, they’re just colors that we like.

Beach weddings don’t have to be limited to the classic bright blue-and-pink color scheme, unless that’s what you 100% want! Really, the backdrop of the white sand and sparkling blue ocean can make just about anything look good, especially when paired with the right decor, from pretty fresh flowers hanging off the aisle seats to fun starfish and shell accents. Just be sure they’re the colors you want to see on your bridesmaids and in your bouquets, and that the combination you choose doesn’t totally clash.

Pro tip: If you’re still working out colors in your head, use this color combinations tester to see how up to four of them will work together.

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