Décor Inspiration for a Beautiful Blue & White Wedding

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

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!

Bride with bridesmaids in blue and white getting ready attire wedding ideas
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer

Blue and white plate at bridal shower chinoiserie china pretty designs decor
Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Planning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events

blue and white wedding ideas blue and white wedding invitation
Photo by Joel & Justyna; Planning & Design by KA Mariage

Wedding ceremony by water blue and white vase ginger jar with white flowers
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; Planning & Design by Emily Clarke Events

blue and white ginger jar on mirror table at wedding reception
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events

Dessert for bridal shower on small blue and white plate chinoiserie decor
Photo by Steve SteinhardtPlanning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events

Escort card display greenery moss blue white tiles with seating assignment escort cards
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers

Guest grabbing escort card blue and white tile on arrangement with greenery cocktail hour
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers

Escort card table at wedding reception entrance blue and white vase ginger jar chinoiserie decor
Photo by KingenSmith; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Blue and white ginger jar chinoiserie vase outdoor cocktail hour peony flower arrangement
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers

blue and white wedding ideas ginger jar centerpieces chinoiserie wedding ideas
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design

Wedding reception table blue and white china plate with blue menu card gold flatware
Photo by Heather Rowland Photography & Thisbe Grace Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

Seating place card calligraphy with blue and white china chinoiserie decor bridal shower
Photo by Steve SteinhardtPlanning & Design by Beth Helmstetter Events

Wedding reception intimate fireplace sketch blue and white ginger jar vase chinoiserie decor
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; Planning & Design by Emily Clarke Events

close up of blue and white china plate with gold wax seal blue calligraphy menu blue and white wedding ideas
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design

Purple lighting at wedding reception blue and white vase ginger jar chinoiserie decor
Photo by Patricia Lyons Photography

wedding reception sweetheart table and cake display blue and white ginger jars blue white wedding ideas
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design

For more wedding inspiration, discover beautiful china patterns for your reception, view gorgeous ceiling installations from real weddings, and discover 10 ways to make a big impact at your small wedding.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy