Ivory is a classic wedding colour and pure ivory weddings can be very chic and stylish. Ivory works equally well with a vintage or modern theme, and the key to making ivory work is to use a variety of textures to add interest to your decorations, flowers and outfits.

Colour Schemes for Ivory Weddings

Ivory can work well on its own as there are many different shades and textures of ivory which will prevent your theme looking too plain. However, an ivory base also works well with a hint of an accent colour. For a vintage themed wedding use gold or pink accents, or for a clean modern look combine ivory with grey or silver. Ivory also looks fantastic with strong dark colours such as deep purple, burgundy, or dark blue.

Stationery for Ivory Weddings

Ivory wedding invitations are simple and classic, and they work well with a variety of font colours including metallics. Patterns can be added to ivory wedding invitations using embossing, laser cut shapes, ivory ribbons, or pieces of lace and ivory silk. Crisp ivory place cards, table numbers, a seating plan, and a guest book will complete your ivory wedding stationery. You can also buy elegant ivory organza bags or favour boxes to make co-ordinating bomboniere.

Outfits for Ivory Weddings

The obvious choice for ivory weddings is an ivory wedding gown, and this colour is flattering to most complexions. However, you do need to be careful when choosing your accessories such as shoes and veil as there are many different shades of ivory and these can be hard to match. If you’re worried about finding co-ordinating accessories you can always have them dyed to match the colour of your wedding dress.

Ivory bridesmaids’ dresses are now very fashionable and there will be a huge range of designs for you to choose from for your ivory wedding. You can always add interest to ivory bridesmaid’s dresses with coloured bouquets, shoes, or sashes. Your groom and his groomsmen will look fantastic in black, grey or navy suits with ivory waistcoats, shirts and ties. For a summer or beach wedding pale ivory suits can also work well.

Cakes for Ivory Weddings

A traditional tiered ivory cake is a classic wedding symbol, and all you need is a romantic cake topper to finish it off. If you’d like to be a little more adventurous, lace effect icing in a slightly different shade of ivory can produce a subtle but beautiful effect, or you could use fresh ivory flowers to adorn the tiers. An ivory cake trim in organza or satin can also work very well. If you don’t want a traditional iced wedding cake, a white chocolate ice cream cake or a tiered New York cheesecake are ideal choices for ivory weddings.

Flowers for Ivory Weddings

Ivory flowers are a very popular choice for weddings, and you can either have a pure ivory look or accentuate your flowers with a little greenery. The most popular flowers for ivory weddings are ivory roses, and a simple hand tied posy of roses with a silk ivory ribbon around the stems can look beautiful. Consider lifting the bouquet a little with some crystal or pearl head pins.

Alongside roses, lilies, dahlias, hydrangeas, bouvardia, tulips, and orchids can all be great choices for ivory weddings. Make your ivory flower arrangements really stand out by adding ivory feathers or clear acrylic sprays, and think about lighting your flowers with led lights placed inside the vases.

Decorations for Ivory Weddings

Using different textures is very important for ivory weddings, for example a chiffon or silk ivory chair sash or table runner will look beautiful on top of ivory cotton table linen. Using glass for candle holders or vases and embellishing your tables with pearl table scatters or ivory rose petals will also add beautiful texture without adding other colours.

Because you’re having a simple colour scheme you can afford to make your ivory wedding decorations a little more over the top. Think of towering ivory candelabras with floral bases, archways of ivory flowers, or hanging ivory bird cages filled with ivory blooms. Butterfly accessories also work very well with an ivory theme if you choose them in a variety of whites, ivories and creams.

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