Dusty Blue Wedding Theme Ideas

Dusty Blue Wedding Theme Ideas

The timeless charmless of dusty blue weddings…

This soft, muted shade of blue exudes elegance, sophistication, and timeless charm and has become a popular choice for couples seeking a dreamy, romantic atmosphere for their special day. Dusty blue lends itself well to a whole host of wedding locations and venues, from charming rural retreats in the British countryside to coastal and destination weddings too.

Dusty blue colour palettes ooze tranquillity, serenity, and a sense of calm, and can help create a beautifully peaceful, romantic, and refined atmosphere that is perfect for your wedding day. There’s lots of way to incorporate the shade into your wedding styling, from dusty blue wedding invitations, menus and other stationery to shoes, bridesmaids’ dresses and table styling. Read on for lashings of wedding styling inspo…


Dusty Blue French Wedding Theme

I was thrilled when Cherelle Blake recently contacted me to get involved in a styled shoot, she was planning at Ormesby Manor in Norfolk. Inspired by French destination weddings, her vision was to create a romantic, timeless and luxurious French-inspired shoot in the heart of Norfolk – and the end result was stunning!

A collage of a photoshoot of a dusty blue themed wedding

I created a set of bespoke wedding invitations, with a custom venue illustration and watercolour wedding crest. The details included torn paper, custom envelope liners and faux silk ribbons with wax seals. Look closely and you’ll notice wax seals have an elegant swan imprint, which fits perfectly with the dusty blue French wedding theme.

A dusty blue themed wedding stationery suite with an invitation with a custom wedding crest

With such a fabulous team, every detail of the shoot was planned to perfection. I instantly fell in love with the wedding cake made by Ruth from Mooreish Cakes. It had 5 tiers, lace detail, pretty white daisies and light blue macaroons. The table styling really came into its own with the tall blue candlesticks and white wildflowers from the Blissful Bride and Wilde and Vine.

A collage of images showing a dusty blue themed wedding cake and table decor

I also created the table stationery including custom wedding menus with wax seals and beautiful blue ribbon, and some personalized place cards with the white swan wax seals and pretty blue bows. The wedding menus were anchored with dusty blue napkins on shaped white plates to create the perfect place settings.

A photograph of a dusty blue themed wedding menu with a custom wedding crest


What Colours complement Dusty Blue?

If you’re wondering what colours pair well with dusty blue… Mostly white with a pop of dusty blue looks fab. Or you could go for neutral shades such as beige, taupe and Champagne. It works well with metallics for a little understated luxury and with other pastel colours such as peach, blush pink and sage green.

A photograph of dusty blue themed table decor with custom wedding menus, candlesticks and bouquetsSupplier Credits:
Concept, Planning and Photography - @cherrelleblakephotography
Concept, Styling and Decor - @the.blissful.bride
Venue - @ormesbymanor
Hair and Make-Up - @bohobeautybox
Florist – @wildeandvine
Dresses - @boutiqueofdreamsbridal_
Long Dress - @lapremierebridalofficial
Short Dress - @jessicacoutures
Veil & Bow/Ribbon – @rebeccaannedesigns
Jewellery – @elizabethterzza
Cake & Macaroons - @mooreish.cakes
Stationery - @splendidswan
Bridal Shoes – @asos
Couple - @ittakestwo_modelcouple


Coastal Wedding Theme Ideas

A tone almost straight from the ocean, dusty blue is perfect for coastal weddings too. 

A photograph of hand painted shells

Create breath-taking blooms with dusty blue florals such as hydrangeas, delphiniums, hyacinth or forget-me-nots. Adorn your wedding tables with dusty blue table runners, candles or plates – which look fab paired with crisp white or metallic accents for a touch of opulence. And of course, dusty blue wedding invitations and table menus will help pull everything together.

A photograph of dusty blue wedding table decor

I was delighted to work with H & C on their wedding stationery. I created a custom wedding invitation set with a watercolour venue illustration of Chatham Bars Inn in Massachusetts – one of the most beautiful coastal wedding venues in Cape Cod. The design also included a custom wedding logo with blue hydrangeas and printed envelopes for the RSVP cards.

A dusty blue coastal wedding invitation suite

H & C’s table décor looked absolutely stunning and was beautifully curated. I loved the blue and white striped seat pads, elegantly tied napkins and glass candle sticks. I was also in love with the textured white wedding cake and the dusty blue bridesmaids dresses!

A photograph of dusty blue themed wedding table decor
Supplier Credits:
Photography: @Deborahzoephotography
Planning: @jyldeering
Venue: @Chathambarsinn
Floral Designer: @boathouseblooms
Linens: @peakeventservices


Dusty Blue Custom Wedding Décor 

E & K were married in Whistling Straights, and I was thrilled to create some custom wedding illustrations for them. This time, I created a custom crest and some floral emblems – in gorgeous dusty blue shades, that were then passed on to a local graphic design who put the invitations, menus and other items together.

A flat lay photograph of a custom dusty blue wedding invitation suite

The gorgeous detail shots and flat lays by their wedding photographer, Dabble Me This were spectacular! I love this invitation flat lay with all the florals and velvet ring box, and this detail shot of the invitation and wedding rings too. 

A collage of images showing the details of a dusty blue wedding invitation suite with wax seals


What do you Use a Wedding Crest for?

If you’re looking for ideas on how to use a wedding crest, look no further… E & K got super creative and used their crest throughout their wedding styling – the custom monogram was printed on their invitations, table menus, welcome sign, koozies and also a cloth that hung elegantly on the treat shelf – the cookies looked delicious! 

A photograph of a custom wedding crest being used as a sign, decor and for custom wedding menus
Supplier Credits:
Photography: @Dabblemethis
Graphic Design & Wax Seals: :jennagilesdesign

The serenity and elegance of dusty blue provides a timeless and enchanting backdrop for your wedding day. Whether you use it sparingly as an accent or make it the star of your colour palette, dusty blue is sure to create a romantic ambience for your event. So, if you're searching for a colour that embodies grace and sophistication, consider incorporating the ethereal beauty of dusty blue into your wedding theme. Your wedding will be a reflection of your love story, filled with elegance and charm.