Saturday, August 24

inspiration for a coral and teal summer wedding

One thing you should probably know about me is that I love a challenge.  I am most productive when I have several projects going on at once, and most creative when I am faced with an unusual task.  Since I've highlighted teal and coral in my fashion and style posts this month, I challenged myself to gather inspiration for a classy and lovely coral and teal summer wedding.  This was actually the color scheme for the first wedding I was ever a bridesmaid in, but these are tricky colors to work with together because when they're used in heavy doses or overly saturated, a wedding can stray into The Little Mermaid territory.  I wondered, could I find inspiration for a wedding that was beachy in coral and teal without being tacky?  I think I did.

Save The Date from My Publisher

Teal is a classic wedding color for good reason - it's fresh, calming, and elegant.  
It doesn't hurt that teal and white together evokes images of little blue ring boxes...

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Necklace from SimplyBrieDesigns on Etsy

Invitation suite from Katelyn James Photography

This festive and feminine invitation suite would be the perfect introduction to a whimsical coral and teal beach wedding.  I think the key to pulling off this color scheme is to stick with muted shades of pink-coral and dusky teal.

It's all about the accents when it comes to matching a color scheme and wedding theme or atmosphere.  The ribbons and globe vases give the Disney wedding shown above a fairy-tale quality.  Coral and teal monograms would give a wedding a New England coastal feel.  Tea lights in mason jars would be the perfect touch for an East Coast island destination like Oak Island or Tybee Island.  Palm fans would be right at home in a tropical destination.  For a West Coast affair, add paper lanterns and parasols.

Banner from Wedding-o-Mania

Bridal party from Shipra Panosian Photography via Ruffled

Centerpiece from Becca Rillo Photography via Wedding Obsession

In this centerpiece, a teal glass ornament mimics the look of a nautical float without having to scour Ebay and antique malls.  Pink roses and cream hydrangeas are the perfect soft flowers for this color palette.

Biodegradable confetti from BHLDN

Engraved Mr. and Mrs. forks from WoodenHive on Etsy

A mermaid-inspired cake in ombre teal would be the perfect 
whimsical touch to end a seaside fairytale wedding.


  1. Love those ideas! You're right, very sophisitcate and fresh without being tacky at all!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! It took a while to find enough inspiration pictures that stuck to the softer color palette.

  2. I love teal (any shade of blue), but I had never really imagined it going so well with coral. You've done a great job finding the pretty pair. =0)

    1. Thanks so much Kim! It took a while but I would love to see a wedding in this palette brought to life.