Mood Boards: Destination Wedding Colors We Are Loving For 2023

It may be difficult, but selecting a color palette is one of the first key decisions engaged couples will make when planning their dream wedding. With numerous details to consider, having color pairings in mind will help create a unified theme and set the mood for the festivities, whether a lively bash on a tropical beach or an elegant affair in a picturesque garden is the dream.

Plus, with the right palette, couples can elevate their weddings to a stylish fairytale celebration everyone will remember! These are some of our favorite color schemes to inspire you on your wedding planning journey.

bright, bold and tropical!

Inject more life into your wedding with pops of fuchsia, orange, and green from this tropical-inspired palette. Try using printed place cards with a tropical pattern, decorating with vibrant ferns throughout the ceremony and reception, or adding pink florals to your wedding party’s attire.

black and neutral vintage

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They say black and white goes with everything, and for good reason! Whether it’s black marbled tables and cards, cream-toned pearls, crystal chandeliers, flutes filled to the rim with champagne, or dark satin napkins, the options are endless when it comes to this color theme that is guaranteed to create a sleek and sophisticated atmosphere.

mediterranean with a twist

Dreamed of an Italian or Greek wedding? Bring the Mediterranean to the tropics by incorporating an earthy palette with muted blues, bright pinks and yellow accents to provide the perfect contrast to your tropical backdrop for your destination wedding. We adore small blue plates, playing around with fresh and vibrant fruits like lemons for a unique and organic table setting, or various pink blooms for your bridal party. For a special touch, consider menus printed with steel blue lettering featuring designs that reflect the local culture!

terracotta tones

Nothing says warmth quite like terracotta. Take this palette to the Caribbean Sea for a colorful theme that’s perfect in the sun without being overwhelming. Mix and match different hues of terracotta in your bridal party gowns, floral displays, and cards for a simple complimentary look. And don’t forget the cake! Frosting and fondant in this rich color can make any dessert a standout centerpiece.

Classic and Cool!

This muted palette has calming colors like eucalyptus, beige, and shades of blue, giving it a breezy and timeless appeal that goes beautifully with a beachside wedding. Guests will feel calm with eucalyptus artfully placed around their tables, chairs, and the seating plan, while pale blue flower arrangements make for the perfect “something blue” in a bridal ensemble.

romantic pastels

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Pastels add a romantic and feminine touch to any event, and this grown-up palette with sage, blush, and oatmeal is an elegant upgrade to the usual cotton candy pinks and blues. Experiment with the different colors in your bridesmaid gowns or groomsmen’s apparel to make each individual stand out while still looking harmonious. Better yet, give every table a different colored place card at the reception, or go whimsical and adorn your cake with some flowers in these soft shades!

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