Beat The January Blues: How To Use Pantone's 2020 Colour Of The Year In Your Wedding

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Beat The January Blues: How To Use Pantone's 2020 Colour Of The Year In Your Wedding

Contrary to the previous roaring twenties this new decade encourages calm, confidence and connection, if the new Pantone of the Year colour is anything to go by. Described as a dependable, the Classic Blue trend will give us a strong and stable start to 2020. Let’s face it, blue never goes out of fashion; whether its jeans or tees, we all have those blue wardrobe essentials that never get old.

Lifting our January blues, this classic tone offers a bright start to 2020 and we can’t wait to see this key colour filtering though all the trends, from interior to clothing. Top wedding planners have noticed blue playing an increasingly big role in ceremonies, with predictions that it’s on the rise thanks to the Colour of the Year announcement. We want to show you how you can keep your wedding bang on trend with some subtle and not-so-subtle ways to incorporate that “something blue” into your special day!

Tones of blue, from bright to navy have always been a popular choice for groomsmen, page boys and wedding guests and we’ve chosen our favourite five-piece outfits to keep your younger wedding party on trend.

If your boys looking to add a hint of the pop colour to his existing formalwear wardrobe, we’ve got three tempting hues to tie up his look. Baby blue and royal blue are our go-to classic shades but Paisley of London’s latest Steel blue option offers a rich and contemporary finish to any formal look. Perfect for the younger wedding guests looking to dress for less, a simple tie and hanky can freshen up his existing suit.

For a more subtle take on the trend, add a hint of blue to their shoes. A navy shoe is a must have in any young gent’s wardrobe and these smart staple shoes are a perfect option that can be worn after the wedding.

Blue is a classic in men’s formalwear, however the regal shade is becoming a firm favourite for females too, thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate Middleton has opted for blue for several of her iconic wedding guest outfits, including Harry and Meghan’s 2018 ceremony, paving way for the colour to take the spotlight for women this year! If your bridal party are opting for a shade of blue, we have some perfect dresses to coordinate the little ladies in the party.

Another way to bring that something blue into your special day is with stationary. Invitations can be a minefield! Patterned or plain? Traditional or unconventional? These are just some questions to consider ahead of choosing the stationary for your big day. This is usually the first hint of your wedding your guests will see so it’s important to convey your personalities and a little about the wedding theme. Blue is a naturally popular choice with so many templates to consider, whether you’re ordering bespoke or making them yourself. Hints of metallic copper and gold compliment classic blue, or you could opt for tonal blues with the popular marble effect designs.

From traditional cakes to contemporary themed confectionary, the wedding cake is another popular choice for bride’s ‘something blue’. Whether it’s a classic fondant cake with blue accents, or a modern buttercream masterpiece, it’s a great wedding essential that couple’s can make their own. The cake is often one of the last things decided and with just the finishing touches left to go, the cake can really tie together your wedding theme. If blue’s for you, here’s some ideas that have us drooling!

Last on the list is a totally on-trend idea for including blue with a bang! Use fun-filled smoke props to add an ethereal edge to your wedding photography. A blue cloud of colour will give your photos that wow factor with an unforgettable take on 'something blue'!