preppy green and navy wedding invitation with coordinating photo save the date

Between St. Patrick's Day and the first blooms of spring popping up around town, green is definitely front of mind.  In a wide array of shades, green is a powerful, but pretty, color for any wedding palette. 

Shamrock & Navy

Preppy brides should get very excited for this popular pairing!  It's a classic combo for refined, sophisticated affairs. Above, the infusion of shamrock into this invitation suite gives it a definitely dose of happy.  Because these two colors are both so bold, use white to break them up (as with the font on the invitations above).

If you want to bring these shades into your desserts, look no further than Mother Nature. Blueberries and leaves make perfect touches for this palette. As a bonus, you won't have to worry about your dress being stained by bright green fondant!

blueberries on top of white wedding treats
green flowers and navy and white striped ribbon wrapped around white Chiavari chair

For this color palette, blend green and white flowers together for floral details and centerpieces. Tie everything together with striped navy linens and ribbons.

green wedding centerpiece paired with navy and white striped linens at wedding reception
 
navy linens with white and green centerpieces in mercury glass vases

Mint & Blush

pink and mint wedding reception decor at outdoor table with cake stand and wood cut centerpiece platforms

Mint and blush has been an incredibly popular color palette for weddings during the last few seasons.  It's feminine and sweet--perfect for vintage and rustic events!  Above, mint cake stands and soft pink blooms decorate this shabby chic tablescape.

This sweet table (below) features candies in mint and pink shades in large glass jars. Complemented by cotton bunting in the same hues, the effect is delightful!

pink and mint sweet table with jars of candy and fabric bunting decor
pale pink and mint wedding invitation with large floral illustration at top

We love this modern take on a vintage-inspired floral design (above). And it beautifully blends mint and blush with an assortment of other greens.

While you may not want a bright green cake, a mint one is nothing but muted fabulousness. Decorated with dotted beading and loads of sugar flowers, the blush ribbon and mint frosting highlights just how creamy a combination this is.

mint wedding cake with chandelier design, pink flowers and pink ribbon

Emerald & Gray

gray and jade wedding invitation suite with striped lined envelopes

A recent Pantone color of the year, emerald is elegant and chic. You could use this color scheme for any number of wedding themes, but my favorite is when it pairs with modern, sleek style.  Above, emerald stripes line these stately gray envelopes for an unexpected addition of color.

groom in preppy emerald bow tie and gray suit

Emerald is also a favorite when it comes to wedding fashion. Grooms love its traditional, masculine appeal (I mean, they will wear orchid for you, but only because you asked), as with this handsome combo of bow tie and gray suit (above).

And your brunette and redheaded bridesmaids will look unbelievably glowy in this hue. Pair with silver jewelry on fairer skin tones, and gold on deeper ones.  Blonder bridesmaids will favor gray, and these shades will all look terrific together as they line up behind you at the ceremony.

bridal party in bridesmaid dresses in emerald, pewter, and silver, holding white bouquets with dusty miller

And of course, you don't have to be left out of all the fun!  Ditch the white bridal confections for a gorgeous cocktail sheath in gray and shimmering emerald (below)!

bride in gray sheath wedding dress with sparkly emerald stripes and accents

Credits:  Suite Paper   |   Dani Fine Photography   |   Paula Luna Photography   |   Posh Paperie   |   ZEST Floral & Event Design   |   Kaysha Weiner Photography   |   Matthew Morgan   |   Minted   |   Cotton and Crumbs   |   Chelsea Emery   |   Julie Harmsen Photography   |   Laura Nelson Photography   |   Caught the Light