9 Ways to Add Navy and Fuchsia to Your Wedding Celebration
Eye-catching and heart-stopping, this bold color combo is anything but shy. Inspired by patterned textiles created by global artisans, we’ve paired sophisticated blues with shocking pinks for a worldly look that’s both exotic and refined.
Put It in Print
Invite guests into your world (and to your wedding) with a block print–style suite that takes cues from Indonesian ikat and Hmong batik patterns. To keep the geometric design relaxed, Boston-based stationer Stripe & Field letterpressed invites with extra ink for that beautifully imperfect, hand-done look. Planning an out-of-town wedding? Include an info card with a list of local must-sees, and tie the pieces together with hot pink string.
"Warren" invitations, stripeandfield.com
Add a Pop-of-Pink Belt
The prettiest part about this electric palette is how it highlights bridesmaids’ dresses—and these colors flatter everyone.
Lauren Gabrielson silk “Dolman” dress; Holst + Lee “Navy Classic II” and “Color Block” mesh bracelets; Osklen
Pick a Classic Pairing
Bonus: For the sartorially timid, both indigo and fuchsia work well with neutrals, like the white blouse above.
Zara top; Kate Spade New York “Gene” skirt; Vince Camuto clutch
Make a Bold Statement
Let your girls choose their main hue, and accessorize with the other as an accent.
Amsale crinkle silk-chiffon gown, G849C; Lele Sadoughi pink cube bracelet and tall blue bangle
Master the Mix
An on-palette necklace enhances a royal blue dress like no other.
Coren Moore “Courtney” gazar dress; Gemma Redux resin necklace
Amp Up Your Bridal Look
Genius idea: Pair an azalea pink or dazzling blue accessory with your white dress for a flash of brilliance. Step out in style with a satin slingback, let something blue dangle from your ears and wrists, or carry your vows in a splashy minaudière. Although the shades are out-of-this-world fabulous, they make a gorgeous team when found in nature as well. We love the way fuchsia ranunculus and garden roses contrast with—and complement—navy delphinium and viburnum berry in a bouquet.
Amanda Pearl “Elyce” clutch; Susan Hanover blue chalcedony and crystal earrings; House of Lavande 1950s blue stone bracelet; Aquazzura “Carmen” satin slingback pumps
Create a Common Thread
Point partygoers to their tables with a one-of-a-kind, hand-sewn display. These large whipstitches are supersimple (especially if you use strips of masking tape to evenly align the names). But if you’d rather not DIY, hire a seamstress to sew seating assignments onto a rug or tapestry. After your wedding, hang it at home as sentimental wall art.
West Elm “Indigo Geo” cotton dhurrie; Knit Collage “Sister” yarn in Bubble Gum
Set Tables Layer by Layer
When you stay in the same color scheme, mixing patterns is a cinch. We topped a white-and-blue cloth with an ikat runner, then piled on blue plates and napkins edged in punchy pink. Centerpieces featuring your bouquet’s buds, plus fuchsia and blue anenomes, pull it all together; these bamboo vases got a makeover thanks to fabric secured with hot glue.
Japanese cotton tablecloth and ikat cotton runner; natural bamboo cylinders; Medard de Noblat “Echappee Belle” charger, dinner plate, and dessert plate; Abc DNA “glo” indigo napkins with neon piping; “127” flatware
Throw a Wrap Party
The textiles in this colorway also make gorgeous (and easy and inexpensive) packaging for favors. We found candles, journals, even gumballs in these colors—the possibilities are endless. Whatever you choose, simply wrap each item and finish with ribbon, yarn, or a rubber-stamped tag. Then, sit back and enjoy the satisfaction of having made yet another perfect match!
Votive; Gumballs; LePen pen; Neon pink cord and blue-and-white stitch apron tape; Neon pink bias tape