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Décor Inspiration for a Beautiful Blue & White Wedding

Create a color palette based on blue-and-white ginger jars.

We’ve gathered images from the bridal showers, ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions of Inside Weddings couples to provide you with blue-and-white wedding inspiration from real wedding events.

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Photo: Heather Rowland Photography & Thisbe Grace Photography

If you're still trying to decide on a color palette for your wedding, you might want to consider blue and white. While white and gold weddings are also popular, the classic pairing of blue and white has been popular for centuries – in fact, blue-and-white porcelain ginger jars are thought to have originated in China during the Tang Dynasty. Since then, they’ve been recreated in the chinoiserie style, which has become popular in interior design, home décor, and even weddings. The stylish patterns – and the famous indigo and vanilla hues – have also become popular for wedding decorations. 

Traditional Chinese-inspired patterns, floral motifs, and geometric designs are all popular in today’s ginger jars and blue-and-white ceramics, making it easy to choose a style that works best for your celebration. Whether you choose to go with an entirely blue-and-white color palette or just sprinkle some blue-and-white elements throughout your tablescape, the sophisticated combo is sure to make a statement. Ceramic tiles painted with a festive blue-and-white motif can serve as escort cards, blue-and-white floral embroideries inspired by pottery can adorn the robes or dressing gowns you wear while getting ready for the big day, the high-contrast colors can appear on charger plates or china, or wedding flowers can emerge from antique or modern-day ginger jars at the ceremony or on top of reception tables. 

We’ve gathered images from the bridal showers, ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions of Inside Weddings couples to provide you with blue-and-white wedding inspiration from real wedding events, below. Click the link below each photo to see more from these celebrations!

Linen Handkerchief Invitations
Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events; From Real Event: Parisian-Inspired Bridal Shower in Southern California

Parisian-Inspired Brunch Place Setting
Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events; From Real Event: Parisian-Inspired Bridal Shower in Southern California

Blue Sapphire Three-Stone Ring
Photo by 
Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; From Real Wedding: Seaside Island Destination Wedding with Blue & White Décor

Blue & White Invitation Suite
Photo by Joel & Justyna; Planning & Design by KA Mariage; From Real Wedding: French-Inspired Tented Wedding at the Bride's Family Vacation Home

"Something Blue" Spike Heels with Straps
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Modern, Elegant Wedding with Warm & Inviting White + Gold Décor

Mismatched Light Blue Bridesmaid Gowns
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; From Real Wedding: Seaside Island Destination Wedding with Blue & White Décor

Sparkling Wine with Program
Photo by Rachel Havel Photography; From Real Wedding: Unique, Boho-Chic Wedding Inspired by Blue Agate in Colorado

Blue & White Vases at Ceremony
Photo by Valorie Darling Photography; From Real Wedding: Spring Garden Wedding Ceremony + Luxury Reception in Beverly Hills

Blue Flower Girls Dress with Sash
Photo by Larissa Cleveland Photography; From Real Wedding: Intimate San Francisco Wedding with Art Deco-Inspired Elements

Vow Books with Misty Blue Ribbon
Photo by Aga Jones; From Real Wedding: Jewish Ceremony on Terrace + Modern Bay-View Reception in San Diego

Chelsea Montgomery-Duban & Dominic Wächter
Photo by Cornelia Lietz Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Fairy-Tale Wedding Abroad at Castle in Groom's Hometown in Germany

Light Blue Island Trolley
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; From Real Wedding: Seaside Island Destination Wedding with Blue & White Décor

Blue & White Tile Escort Cards
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties Palm Beach; Venue: The Breakers; From Real Wedding: Opulent Destination Wedding with Luxe Tropical Décor in Palm Beach

Ginger Jar Cocktail Hour Arrangement
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties Palm Beach; Venue: The Breakers; From Real Wedding: Opulent Destination Wedding with Luxe Tropical Décor in Palm Beach

Escort Card Table with Chinoiserie
Photo by KingenSmith; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs; From Real Wedding: Luxe Jewish Wedding with Personal Details, Greenery & Chinoiserie

Playful Blue and White Patterned Table Linens
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Event: Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's Southern-Style Rehearsal Dinner

Chinoiserie-Style Centerpieces
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design; From Real Wedding: Blue, White & Gold Wedding at Historic Ballroom in Downtown LA

Gold-Rimmed Tableware on Blue Linen
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events; From Event: Southern Elegance-Inspired Styled Shoot with Playful Summer Details

A Charming Fete Blue & White Reception
Photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography; Planning & Design by A Charming Fête

Blue & White China and Glassware
Photo by Heather Rowland Photography & Thisbe Grace Photography; From Real Wedding: Gorgeous Blue, White & Gold Wedding with Lush Greenery in Texas

Blue Napkins & Goblets
Photo by Palos Studio; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina; Linens by Luxe Linen; From Real Wedding: Ocean-View Ceremony + Classic Reception with Soft Blue Color Scheme

Striped Drapery at Tent Wedding
Photo by Nicole Barr; From Real Wedding: Ceremony Overlooking the Bay + Tented Reception at Beach House

Bar with Blue & White Floral Design
Photo by 
Heather Rowland Photography & Thisbe Grace Photography; From Real Wedding: Gorgeous Blue, White & Gold Wedding with Lush Greenery in Texas

Sweetheart Table & Cake Wall
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design; From Real Wedding: Blue, White & Gold Wedding at Historic Ballroom in Downtown LA

Floral Wedding Cake with Gold Flowers
Photo by Heather Rowland Photography & Thisbe Grace Photography; From Real Wedding: Gorgeous Blue, White & Gold Wedding with Lush Greenery in Texas

For more wedding ideas, discover 21 wedding ideas inspired by Pantone's 2021 Color of the Year, view 10 easy ways to have a garden wedding, and find out how to incorporate Art Deco wedding ideas into your ceremony and reception! Also, be sure to check out our photo galleries featuring hundreds of images from real weddings, and follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest for more inspiration!