21 Stunning Blue Themed Wedding Ideas

Embrace old wedding customs with these beautiful blue themed wedding ideas. A lot of brides choose to honor different types of traditions throughout their wedding day. For instance, a common one we all know is the familiar English rhyme telling brides to wear ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’. The origin of something blue comes from the belief that a blue color wards off evil spirits and symbolizes love, purity and fidelity, which are the three essential pillars for a marriage. In fact, did you know that, before Queen Victoria started the white wedding dress custom in 1840, brides used to wear blue dresses!

No matter what your style is, there’s a way to incorporate blue hues into your wedding. Get inspired below with our favorite selection of blue themed wedding ideas to add a modern twist to your big day!

1. Blue Wedding Flowers

Flowers are a perfect way of including blue into your wedding. There are so many gorgeous blooms in different tones that you can use as a nod to the conventional wedding tradition. Hydrangeas, hyacinths, iris, orchids, cornflowers, periwinkles and delphiniums… The ample range means there will be one for you to fall in love with! For example, you can even go subtle with some soft hints of blue flowers around your reception decor, or go all out with an eye-catching flower wall.

blue wedding florals
Photography: Idalia Photography | Planning: Sugar Rose Events | Florals: Faye and Renee
blue flowers seating decor
Photography: Sposto Photography | Florals: Growing Grace
blue wedding flowers
Photography: Gianni di Natale | Design & Planning: Events by Paulina | Venue: Villa Cimbrone

2. Blue Styled Table Decor

Another way to guarantee a blue themed wedding is by using different shades of blue to decorate your reception tables. You can use hand-dyed linens, ribbons, candles, flowers, glassware for those pops of blue. Make a state with deep, rich tones or go minimal with delicate pastels.

blue wedding table
Photography: Gianni di Natale | Design & Planning: Events by Paulina | Venue: Villa Cimbrone | Florals: Malafronte Fiori
blue wedding table
Photography: Deborah Zoe Photography
Photography: Idalia Photography | Planning: Sugar Rose Events | Florals: Faye and Renee
something blue centerpiece
Photographer: Danielle Harris | Floral Design: Isibeal Studio

3. Blue Themed Wedding Cake

Focus the color palette on your cake and bite into something blue! For instance, you can incorporate your blue themed wedding by going for different hues on a multi-tiered cake, using sugar flowers, or even adding blue icing for a modern vibe.

blue wedding theme
Photography: Nicole Lapierre Photography | Cake: Belsize Cakes
blue wedding cake
Phtotography: Maria Lamb and Amanda K Photo Art | Event Design & Florals: Kaleb Norman James | Cake: Lele Patisserie 
blue wedding cake
Photography: Shauna Veasey

4. “Something Blue” Shoes

There are so many options for a pair of blue themed wedding heels. It’s one of the most popular and versatile options for a blue styled wedding. You can make a statement with a fun pop of color, or hint at the tradition by keeping them hidden under your dress.

blue wedding shoes
Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa Photography | Shoes: Valentino
something blue ideas
Photography: Vasia Han | Shoes: Jimmy Choo
blue wedding shoes
Photography:  Ophra Alexandra Photography  | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

5. Blue Themed Jewelry

Your wedding day jewelry is a great way to add in something blue. This could be with your earrings, necklace or even your wedding ring. If you want to include a gorgeous statement blue, a sapphire ring is perfect for elevating your jewelry while still complementing your attire. If you have a family heirloom that’s blue then that’s even better to add in ‘something old’ or ‘something borrowed’ to your wedding day.

something blue ideas
Photography: Stepan Vrzala

6. Blue Wedding Bouquet

An easy way to add a burst of blue is with your wedding bouquet. You can make it the key feature by including beautiful blooms or small hints complemented with neutral tones. You could even just have a blue ribbon rather than blue flowers.

blue wedding bouquet
Photographer: George Pahountis | Design & Decoration: RockPaperScissors
blue wedding bouquet
Photography: Carley Buick Photography | Florals: Nicky Walker

7. Blue Styled Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Blue is a classic color for bridesmaids’ dresses. From baby blue, and deep sky blue, to sapphire, navy or even teal, there will be a perfect hue to suit each skin tone, season and location. Your bridesmaids will love to be your something blue!

something blue ideas
Photography: Lucas Rossi

8. Flower Girls

Get your flower girls to be your something blue with cute dresses or sashes. There’s no rule that they have to wear white, so why not choose a fun pop of color. A pretty pastel blue is perfect for a soft and youthful dress.

blue flower girl dresses
Photography: Carrie Patterson
something blue ideas
Photography: Kurt Boomer
blue flower girls dresses
Photography: Erin Wilson

9. Blue Wedding Nails

A chic and modern way to wear something blue is on your nails. You could go for a minimal polished manicure, a small detail with an accent nail or be extra with a glamorous nail art design.

blue wedding nails
Nail Art: Elina Nails Art

10. Hair piece

Include a pop of blue in your hair. There are so many options, big and small, for how to add hairpieces that symbolize purity and love.

Blue wedding flower crown
Photographer: Evelina Galinis

11. Hidden embroidery

For small and simple something blue ideas, include embroidered hidden notes or monograms. You can sew your names or wedding date into your wedding dress using a soft blue thread. This trend is becoming more and more popular after several celebrities including Kate Middleton have started using it. No one else except you and your partner will know it’s there. So it’s a beautifully intimate way to include a blue wedding tradition that symbolizes the purity and love between you both.

hidden wedding dress embroidery
Photography: Kate Grant
blue wedding dress monogram
Photographer: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

12. Blue Ring box

If you’re looking for blue wedding themed ideas that are simple and subtle, then choose a blue ring box. It’s still an important piece of the wedding as it holds the rings which will symbolize your unity. You can ask your photographer to include it in their shortlist to make sure that it’s remembered.

blue ring box
Photography: Katie Stoops
something blue box
Photography: Molly Sue

13. Invitations

Invitations are a fun way to make sure that you have something blue in preparation for your wedding day. Choose statement tones if you want to really show off your something blue. Or if you prefer a subtle gesture then use soft blue details, such as fine lines or illustrations.

blue wedding theme
Photography: Gianni di Natale | Design & Planning: Events by Paulina | Venue: Villa Cimbrone
blue wedding stationery
Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand | Design & Planning: Louise Beukes Styling | Stationery: Leintjes Exclusief
blue wedding stationery
Stationery: Erich McVey

14. Blue Themed Wedding Signs

Another alternative way to incorporate something blue ideas is by using signs around your venue. Create cute and creative signs to provide practical information for your guests. From minimal and rustic signs using wood or paper, to contemporary and eyecatching designs using neon and mirrors, there will be one to suit your blue detail.

blue wedding sign
Photography: KT Crabb Photography | Calligraphy: Andi Mejia + Co
blue themed wedding
Photography: Nicole Clarey Photography | Planning: Couture Events | Florals: Blissful Blossoms

15. Seating display

Similarly, a seating display is a great way to bring attention to your blue styled wedding. You can be as creative as you like with your seating display! For example, dedicate an entire wall to telling your guests where they’ll be sitting for the reception, or go for a more demure chart that flows with the rest of your decor.

blue seating chart
Photography: Brittany Jean
something blue ideas
Photography: Anna Peters

16. Wedding Transport

For brides that are looking for truly original blue themed ideas, then explore ways to incorporate this theme into your transport. Find a vintage car in your favorite blue tone, and surprise your guests. This could be the car that takes you to the ceremony or your getaway car. It can even work as your something old!

blue vintage wedding car
Photography: Ray Ray Photography
blue wedding car
Photography: Polly Alexandre

17. Blue Wedding Themed Ceremony

Incorporate beautiful shades of blue into your wedding ceremony decor. The best part about this color palette is that it works with any season, whether it’s touches of navy in winter or baby blue details for summer, you can find an arch and altar to suit your wedding style.

Photography: Heidrich Photography | Florals: Pine for Cedar
something blue ideas
Photography: Eden Ingle
blue ceremony decor
Photography: Kaitlin Rayelle

18. Blue Themed Reception Decor

Another option is to have your something blue take center stage with your reception decor. Add in minimal or maximal pops of blue. You can find blue tones that complement other colors, such as pastel blues with pastel pinks, or even contrasting tones for more drama.

blue wedding decoration
Photography: Elizabeth Messina
blue reception decor
Chair ribbon: Sheer Elegance

19. Guest details

Add a cute something blue touch to your wedding with your guest details. These could be thank you notes, umbrellas, blankets, or blue slippers for your guests to use on the dance floor.

blue wedding blankets
Photography: Lovers of Love
blue wedding shoes
Photography: Julia & You
blue wedding thank you note
Wedding Thank You Note: Etsy

20. Blue Styled Desserts

One of the most unique something blue ideas, is to have blue themed food. It’s so easy to add in some food dye to work in this tradition, such as blue cupcakes or macaroons.

blue popsicles
Photography: Gianni di Natale | Design & Planning: Events by Paulina | Venue: Villa Cimbrone
blue wedding food ideas
Photography: Kristen Joy

21. Blue Themed Drinks

Just like with your wedding food, liven up your celebration with some unique blue cocktails. It’s another creative alternative to wearing your something blue. It’s also definitely bound to make your guests smile!

blue wedding cocktail
Photography: Bryce & Lauren
something blue ideas
Photography: Melanie Zacek

Don’t feel that you have to choose between having every tradition or no traditions at all. After all, you make the rules! Explore more inspiration for your wedding day at WedBoard. Find inspiration for more color-themed ideas such as The Prettiest Wedding Color Palette Ideas and Romantic Blush Wedding Ideas to add to your big day!

Featured image: White Lotus Wedding Studio

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