17 Pastel Wedding Theme Ideas You’ll Love

If you’re looking for inspiration for a pastel wedding theme, then we’ve got you covered with a selection of ideas you’ll love! Powder blue, periwinkle, fresh mint, blush pink, lavender, buttery yellow… These dreamy tones instantly make you think of new beginnings, playful ambience, joyful sunshine, and fragrant florals.

Although this classic palette is a firm favorite for spring, it doesn’t have to be just for the fresh and blossoming season. The gorgeously soft and light shades can work for any season and for any bride! Add the feel of springtime bliss and a subtle touch of color any time of year. Whether your style is rustic chic, vintage, romantic, modern or fun and boho, there are so many ways to incorporate pastels. The options are endless!

Discover some of our favorite pastel wedding theme ideas for your nuptials below.

1. Romantic Themed Invitations

Give your guests a glimpse into your special day through your invitations. Go for pastel colored paper, delicate illustrations and gorgeous petals. You can opt for soft hues for a more romantic and vintage touch, or vibrant pastels for a modern and playful invitation suite.

pastel wedding invitations
Photography: Anya Kernes | Planning & Design: Weddings by Susan Dunne | Stationery: Olive Saint Lily
lavender wedding invitation
Photography: Bobbye Jean | Stationery: Basic Invite

2. Pretty Pastel Shoes

Add a pop of pastel to your wedding look! From soft blue and dusty pink to mint green, these romantic rainbow tones are perfect to peep out from under your dress. It’s a cute and delicate way to match your theme. You can even go for matching nails!

pastel blue bridal shoes
Photography: Heledd Roberts | Event Planning & Design: Jade Leung Weddings and Special Events | Shoes: Harriet Wilde | Flowers: Sassflower
mint bridal shoes
Photography: Clary Pfeiffer | Shoes: Jeffery Campbell

3. Flower Crown

Rustic or boho brides are sure to love this idea! If you want a subtle way to incorporate your pastel wedding theme, try a flower crown. Choose one pastel tone mixed with neutral whites, or go all out with lots of different pretty pastels to create a unique hairpiece.

pastel flower crown
Photography: Julie Paisley | Floral Design: Stemm Floral | Hair & Makeup: Styled by Chrystal

4. Delicate Bouquet

A must-have for your pastel wedding theme is a bouquet to match! Your special arrangement of blooms will have a starring role during your nuptials. It’ll appear in most of your photos too. So it’s a great excuse to show off your color palette and your style.

Photography: Kristen Sautter | Florals: Rita Experience |
bridal bouquet
Photography: Brittany Jean

5. Romantic Styled Bridesmaids

Another stunning idea for your pastel wedding theme is to use it for your bridesmaid dresses. Go with one pastel color for one block style, complementary colors such as pastel blue and lavender, or mix it up with various shades for a cute rainbow effect. It’s also a great way to let the favorite ladies in your life choose which color suits them best.

Photography: Alice Mahran
Photography: Anya Kernes Photography | Design & Planning: Lifevents Wedding Planner

6. Pastel Florals

Flowers are a key decoration element for any wedding. So make sure to incorporate your theme when choosing your floral decor. Whether it’s a small and subtle bundle next to your escort cards or a beautiful explosion of blooms around your venue. You can even surprise your guests with a beautiful pastel-colored floral installation!

wedding flowers
Photography: Corina V | Floral Design: Jodi Leigh Designs | Venue: Elora Mill | Vintage Rentals: Glamorous Affairs Inc. | Rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor
Photography: Paula O’Hara Photography | Design & Planning: Love and Gatherings | Florals: The Rosehip and Berry

7. Romantic Aisle Decor

Line your ceremony aisle with pretty pastels. For instance, attach ribbons to chairs to highlight your theme, place flowers along your aisle, or even scatter the aisle with beautiful loose petals.

Photography: Amanda K Photography | Planning: Oren Co | Florals: Hart Floral
pastel floral aisle
Photography: Will Reid Photo | Event Styling: Rachel A. Clingen | Planning: Ashley Pigott Events | Decor Rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor

8. Pastel Inspired Wedding Arch

Create a pastel focal point during your ceremony with a gorgeous arch. It’s the perfect addition to your nuptials! So liven it up with pretty shades of pink, blue, purple, and yellow.

Photography: Elena Pavlova | Design & Planning: Krisne Krasova

9. Cute Pastel Colored Chairs

If you want to make a statement with your wedding theme, then use any excuse to include it. For example, the chairs at your ceremony and/or reception venue are the perfect excuse to incorporate your pastel colors. Mix and match shades or choose one block color. It’s perfect for your lounge area too!

baby blue wedding chairs
Photography: Cassi Claire
pastel wedding decoration
Photography: Terralogical | Planner & Stylist: The Wedding Bliss Thailand | Florist: IAMFLOWER | Venue: Anantara Layan Phuken Resort

10. Colorful Welcome Sign

A subtle way to make sure you include your pastel wedding theme is with your welcome sign. It’s one of the first things your guests will see as they walk into your reception. So it’ll give them an idea of what’s to come! Use pastel colored calligraphy or soft blooms for an extra impact.

wedding welcome sign
Photography: Jenn Lape | Planning & Design: Occasions by Bea Prescilla | Venue: La Valencia Hotel | Calligraphy: Sunkissed Native
pale blue welcome sign
Photography: Tim Coulson | Styling: White Roses Styling | Signage: Willow and Ink

11. Pastel Pink Seating chart

Similarly, a seating chart is another simple yet effective way to add some pastels to your reception. Whether you prefer a subtle or glamorous design, there are so many different unique ways you can add these charming color tones to your wedding day. On the other hand, if you want to be extra creative, go with pastel-toned jars to display where your guests will be seated.

pastel wedding theme
Photography: Mella Lucida | Calligraphy: Alannah Rae | Venue, Coordination & Design: Halku Mill
pastel wedding theme
Photography: Sami Kathryn | Seating Chart: Bethany’s Letter Shop
dusty pink seating chart
Photography: Cavin Elizabeth

12. Dainty Place cards

Your place cards are another cute way to add in these whimsical tones. Enhance the romantic nature of these soft tones with beautiful calligraphy and delicate flowers.

pink escort card
Photography: Victoria Masai
Photography: Grace & Ardor Co. Photography | Floral Design: Devon & Pinkett | Design & Planning: Shannon Wellington Weddings and Events | Stationery: Steph B. and Co

13. Pastel Inspired Tableware

Let your pretty pastel tones enamor your guests as they enjoy their meal. For instance, use gorgeous pastel themed colors for your tableware. There are so many ways that you can get creative with these colors to create a soft and elegant feel, or a playful vibe.

pastel wedding theme
Photography: Playful Soul | Event Planning & Design: Dee Lee Designs | Flowers: Shawna Yamamoto
pastel wedding theme ideas
Photography: Sarah Vivienne | Planner: Vivienne May | Tableware: Options Great Hire | Linen: Just for Linen
pastel wedding inspiration
Photography: Whitney Heard | Floral Designer: Billie Flower Co. | Planning & Design: Narelle Janine Events | Charger Plates: Plate Occasions | Tablescape Napkins & Linen: Simple Beautiful Decor

14. Pastel Wedding Theme: Drinks

Keep in line with the playful nature of pastel tones by using them for your drinks. Create a few signature cocktails in different colors. It’s an unexpected touch that your guests are sure to remember!

Photography: Anna Delores Photography 
wedding drink ideas
Photography: KT Merry

15. Spring Inspired Wedding Cake

For more food related pastel wedding theme ideas, make sure not to forget your cake! After all, it’ll be a centerpiece during your reception so make the most of it to highlight your color palette. For instance, try using a different color for each tier and include edible petals for a spectacular focal point.

blue wedding cake
Photography: Cipriano Palmer

16. Pastel Colored Desserts

Non-traditional desserts are a perfect way to play around with color. Whether it’s cute cupcakes, rainbow tiered macaroons, multi-colored donuts, or pastel popsicles, make sure you have fun and show off your pretty wedding theme.

wedding dessert ideas
Photography: Naomi Kenton | Cake: Baking Chick

17. Pastel Wedding Theme Backdrop

Create an eye-catching backdrop with pretty pastel colors. For instance, you can use a backdrop by your cocktail bar for your guests to mingle next to or even as a photo booth. Whether your wedding is laid back and rustic, or formal and elegant, your pastel backdrop can really enhance your wedding venue.

pastel themed reception backdrop
Photography: Jen Huang | Planning & Design: Charmed Events Group | Floral Design: Tango and Foxtrot
pastel wedding theme ideas
Photography: Ashley Ludaescher | Design & Planning: Lovelyfest Event Design | Florals: Idlewild Floral | Venue: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard

Now that you’ve explored the 17 ways to incorporate your pastel color palette into your wedding day, you can check out some different themes over at WedBoard. We have inspiration for whatever style you’ve chosen for your special day! That includes 34 Stunning Ideas For a Rustic Theme Wedding, 23 Beautiful Rose Gold Wedding Decor Ideas, and 18 Beautiful Summer Wedding Color Palettes.

Featured image: The Ganeys

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