inspiration board #54: navy & pink

Hello gorgeous brides-to-be! Wasn’t it the most beautiful sunny weekend! For those of you who got married, or had their engagement shoots over the last few days you have been treated to the most gorgeous spring light and blooms too!  I’ve been catching up with some favourite suppliers and photographers to line up some super content to share over the next few weeks and months, as well as spending a lazy Sunday with family celebrating with a belated Mother’s Day lunch :)

I’m really quite excited about today’s inspiration board, a scheme that would easily translate into most kinds of wedding, whether a civil ceremony in a grand country mansion, an outdoor garden wedding or even a beach wedding!  The base colour of this board, navy, is universally flattering and gives a preppy edge to any scheme.  Classic yet undeniably crisp and modern, it’s a great colour to dress your groomsmen and bridesmaids.  For a traditional wedding, team with a navy waistcoat and pink tie for the men, and dress your maid’s in long column style dresses for a sophisticated, grown up look.  For a more relaxed vibe, a crisp white shirt and trendy patterned bow tie looks cool for the guys, whilst short dresses with ruffles or a subtle pattern gives the girls a cute summery look.  Navy gives a great base for your other colours to pop! Team hot pink roses, peonies and dahlia’s with paler pinks and shots of lime green or yellow for a fun contemporary look.  Simple, clean lines work well too, a strip of striped ribbon tied around napkins at each place setting creating an elegant final touch.  Less is more again with the stationery, a combination of an elegant scriptive font in navy, with fun pops of pink in a quirky font give guests a hint of your wedding theme without giving too much away.  Unexpected flashes of colour, like hot pink shoes for the bride and bridesmaids, and coordinating socks for the groom and groomsmen hint at the cheeky, playful nature of the newlyweds.

From a practical perspective, it’s always easy to find clothing, props and flowers in these colours, whatever the time of year.  So for those of you with a short timescale or overseas wedding you can relax knowing sourcing those special details should be a piece of (wedding!) cake!


Image Credits

Top Row: ribbon flags via Style Me Pretty by Kate Triano PhotographyMy Simple Details , hot pink bouquet via Middle of the Map Weddings by m three studio , hot pink & navy boutonniere via To the Bride and Groom by Kristen Vining & Weddings and the City

Middle Row: navy ribbon place setting via CapClassique by Lizelle Lotter & I Do Weddings, hot pink bridal shoes via Brides Without Borders by Kristen Vining & Weddings and the City, tutu flower girl via Middle of the Map Weddings by m three studio  by Kristen Vining

Bottom Row: pink & navy bridesmaid via Middle of the Map Weddings by m three studio, pink peony topped cake via Etsy by vintage proverbs 3:56 , hot pink grooms socks via Style Me Pretty by Scott Lawrence & I DO…Weddings



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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Love it!!! These are my colours( well, navy and Magenta pink) it’s looks so pretty all together on an inspiration board, love the ribbons too xxx

Monica Dart

What a vibrant, quirky combination. Would never have thought to put the 2 colours together, but it looks absolutely elegant and fantastic. I think I may just use it for my wedding!x