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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. The classic pairing of hues 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 each photo to see more from these celebrations!

Linen Handkerchief Invitations
Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events

Parisian-Inspired Brunch Place Setting
Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events

Blue Sapphire Three-Stone Ring
Photo by 
Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer

Blue & White Invitation Suite
Photo by Joel & Justyna; Planning & Design by KA Mariage

"Something Blue" Spike Heels with Straps
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

Mismatched Light Blue Bridesmaid Gowns
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer

Sparkling Wine with Program
Photo by Rachel Havel Photography

Blue & White Vases at Ceremony
Photo by Valorie Darling Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers; Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Blue Flower Girls Dress with Sash
Photo by Larissa Cleveland Photography

Vow Books with Misty Blue Ribbon
Photo by Aga Jones

Chelsea Montgomery-Duban & Dominic Wächter
Photo by Cornelia Lietz Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

Light Blue Island Trolley
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer

Blue & White Tile Escort Cards
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties Palm Beach; Venue: The Breakers

Ginger Jar Cocktail Hour Arrangement
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties Palm Beach; Venue: The Breakers

Escort Card Table with Chinoiserie
Photo by KingenSmith; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Playful Blue and White Patterned Table Linens
Photo by Vue Photography

Blue & White Vase on Lucite Riser
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design

Gold-Rimmed Tableware on Blue Linen
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events

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

Blue & White China and Gold Flatware
Photo by Heather Rowland Photography & Thisbe Grace Photography

Blue Napkins & Goblets
Photo by Palos Studio; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina; Linens by Luxe Linen

Striped Drapery at Tent Wedding
Photo by Nicole Barr

Bar with Blue & White Floral Design
Photo by 
Heather Rowland Photography & Thisbe Grace Photography; Drapery Design by Revelry Event Designers

Sweetheart Table & Cake Wall
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design

Floral Wedding Cake with Gold Flowers
Photo by Heather Rowland Photography & Thisbe Grace Photography