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!
Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events; From Real Event: Parisian-Inspired Bridal Shower in Southern California
Photo by Rachel Havel Photography; From Real Wedding: Unique, Boho-Chic Wedding Inspired by Blue Agate in Colorado
Photo by Valorie Darling Photography; From Real Wedding: Spring Garden Wedding Ceremony + Luxury Reception in Beverly Hills
Photo by Aga Jones; From Real Wedding: Jewish Ceremony on Terrace + Modern Bay-View Reception in San Diego
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
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Event: Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's Southern-Style Rehearsal Dinner
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
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events; From Event: Southern Elegance-Inspired Styled Shoot with Playful Summer Details
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
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!