cobalt and white watercolor wedding invitation

Brighter than her navy cousin, cobalt is peppy, but also very peaceful.  In fact, with the exception of neon electric shades, blues are a great choice for a wedding because of their calming effect.

So, whether you want a blue and white wedding with lots of contrast and visual impact (above), or you are totally planning your wedding to match your ring (why wouldn't you?), we've got some beautiful ideas to inspire you.

stack of sapphire and diamond wedding rings
cobalt blue heels with bow over peep toes

While most brides want to wear white on their walk down the aisle, many of them still want to play with a pop of color. Instead of bridal-white shoes, find a cobalt blue pair that you can wear on date nights with the new spouse, long after the wedding!

Cobalt blue is a flattering color for your bridesmaids, and also so popular that you'll have no trouble finding a dress they'll love in your chosen shade (always a relief).  Plus, because of this primary color's versatility, the dresses are a fantastic backdrop for almost any color flower. We love this cherry combo of bright pink and cobalt (below) for a preppy wedding.

bright cobalt blue bridesmaid dresses and pink peonies

For more of a rustic, country wedding, cobalt blue can accentuate the yellow of button mums and daisies (below) quite well, adding a flash of vibrant color.

blue and yellow bouquet with button mums and daisies in bright Wellies

Fall brides wanting a deep, jewel-toned palette, should consider cobalt in tiny touches to give just the right amount of brightness and light to their centerpieces. Below, deep ruby dahlias and pale blush peonies are perfectly framed by cobalt blue vases and glassware.

sophisticated jewel tone tablescape with cobalt glassware

While many brides love the color orchid, it can be a difficult color to pair. Use cobalt blue in large doses to soften an orchid tablescape (below).

cobalt blue and orchid wedding table decor

One of our most favorite cobalt blue palettes in when it is combined with a lively tangerine. It's no surprise, as they are complementary colors (opposite from each other on a color wheel). If the cobalt blue colored glass is a bit too much for you, go with a white and blue patterned ginger jar instead (below, left).

coral and orange flowers in cobalt and white ginger jars
cobalt blue wedding details and Spanish tile table numbers
bright pink and cobalt blue tablescape with ranunculus

As with any color palette, decide which color will be dominant, and which will be the accent. If you want to use cobalt just as an accent color, you need to pick another powerful hue, such as the bright pink above. This way, the cobalt plays an almost "neutral" role.

If you want cobalt to steal the show, use a more muted accent color in your tablescape. For example, the pale flowers below in shades of off white, cornflower blue, and blush allow the hobnail glass vases to really shine through.

simple, muted centerpieces in cobalt hob nail vases
vivid paper boat place cards

Cobalt blue and aqua are a natural color combo for a nautical wedding.  Use this dreamy palette in everything from paper boat place cards (above) to your wedding cake design (below).

cobalt and aqua wedding cake on bright cake plate

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