Festive Blue and Orange Wedding Ideas: Wedding color combos

Blue and orange weddings

I must say there are some color combinations that I have always loved for weddings specifically and I have written about many of them in this wedding colors hub series. Blue and orange however had not been a color combination that immediately came to mind. I first heard it mentioned as a wedding color theme before ever seeing pictures of it and I was even a bit skeptical about how well the colors would work.

I have to say now that I have seen photos of blue and orange weddings I absolutely adore the color combination for weddings. It is an exhilarating and fun color combo and would be so nice for a beach wedding reception but the beach is just an example. It would be nice in various venues.

If you are skeptical about the blue and orange wedding color combination too please look at these gorgeous photos and maybe you'll reconsider.

As you can see, several shades of blue can work well with the blue and orange wedding theme.

You can go with aqua/ turquoise and really be reminded of the color of the sea in the Caribbean or you can go with cobalt, royal blue or navy blue. These all work very well.

photo credit: aperfectcelebration.com
photo credit: aperfectcelebration.com

Orange gerbera daisies can be beautiful wedding flowers

Orange gerbera daisies would be a moderately priced and pretty wedding flower to use. It looks great with the cobalt blue color above

This vibrant and festive color scheme is sure to please your wedding guests.

Blue and white wedding cake topped with orange flowers

I especially love the wedding cake and table setting choices featured in the collage below.

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photo credit: 1.bp.blogspot.com

Bridesmaid attire

The bridesmaid dresses in the photo below are among my favorites for this particular color scheme.

Eleven bridesmaids, wow, that's a lot but only adds to the festivity, celebration and extravagance.

photo credit: ariadress.com
photo credit: ariadress.com

For a blue and orange themed wedding with dresses like these you might want to consider a cake like in the photo below.

photo credit: cakepicturegallery.com
photo credit: cakepicturegallery.com


Natural candlelight is always one of my favorite and most recommended features at a wedding. It is inexpensive, romantic and truly beautiful. I love the orange candles in the photo collage below.

photo credit: photos.weddingbycolor.com
photo credit: photos.weddingbycolor.com
photo credit: manolobrides.com
photo credit: manolobrides.com
photo credit: firstqueen.net
photo credit: firstqueen.net

As you consider this color theme, below are a couple of options for elegant invitations as found at Wedding Paper Divas.

Boldly Elegant wedding invitation in Persimmon by Wedding Paper Divas

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photo credit: weddingpaperdivas.com

Boldly Elegant wedding invitation in Calypso by Wedding Paper Divas

photo credit: weddingpaperdivas.com
photo credit: weddingpaperdivas.com

Planning a unique wedding

We know this wedding color combination really stands out. It is fairly unique and very memorable.

The two color versions of the invitation above cost $1.71 each.

Wholesale wedding suppliers

You might want to consider wholesale wedding suppliers for additional orange and blue themed wedding ideas that can be very economical. For example, various wedding favor boxes might be featured as well as paper lanterns and table runners. On various occasions, I have seen orange paper lanterns that are quite beautiful.

Where to buy orange paper lanterns

Orange paper lanterns are really gorgeous. They can add an amazing amount of elegance to the aesthetic of your wedding theme but at such a low price. Round orange paper lanterns that are twelve inches in diameter can cost under $2 each.

  • paperlanternstore.com allows you to shop for paper lanterns by color. Of course, if you decide to buy paper lanterns for your blue and orange wedding, you might want to get blue lanterns but I personally like and recommend the orange ones the most. The way the light illuminates from orange paper lanterns is just beautiful and would be great perhaps for an outdoor wedding reception that extends beyond nightfall. The way that they would glow at night would be really nice. If you prefer, you can also get a combination of both blue and orange paper lanterns and arrange them in an alternating pattern.
  • orientaltrading.com also sells round paper lanterns in a variety of colors.
  • amazon.com, partycity.com and save-on-crafts.com are among a few of the other vendors that provide vibrant and festive Chinese/Japanese round paper lanterns in orange or other colors.

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sabasarish 5 years ago from Abbotabad Pakistan

Greate Styles

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Journey * 5 years ago from USA Author

Thank you sabasarish.

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mepperly 5 years ago from Vancouver,WA

I Love this one too.

mackyi 5 years ago

I must say you have some wonderful ideas here. Your presentation is very picturesque...not to mention the styles! It's worthwhile breaking away from tradition sometimes. Voted up beautiful.

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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I love the teal dresses with the multicolored bouquets!

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Journey * 5 years ago from USA Author

Hi mepperly,mackyi and randomcreative, thank you all for your kind comments!

Thanks so much for the vote up mackyi.

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Shannon Paigah 5 years ago from Irvine, CA

Great color scheme. Love the aqua and orange, so tropical :)

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Journey * 3 years ago from USA Author

I really like it too and think it is great for a reception near the beach. Thanks for commenting.

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