Navy blue is fixed to a big wedding trend in 2014 in terms of colour schemes, and not simply when combined with a nautical themed wedding. It is finally beginning to realise its potential of providing a stunning backdrop for many other accent colours – from ivory, through yellows, corals, pinks and (a little more controversially but still predicted to be very popular) lime green.
Navy is, when you think of it, the perfect wedding colour as it can function well with ivory as an accent colour or equally well when combined with any number of other colours as a main colour. It offers a neutral and elegant palette which is flattering to adult bridesmaids, and can be easily added to child bridesmaid costumes as an accent colour – think a white dress with navy sash (all over navy can be an overwhelming look for some children).
Naturally navy blue flowers are not in the largest category but luckily there are range of alternative bouquets, such as button and felt which offer a great alternative, or you could choose silk blooms if you happy with an artificial bouquet. Alternatively, choose any flower colour that you like, they nearly all work well against a navy backdrop!
If you were feeling bold as a bride, there are some stunning dresses out there entirely in navy blue but then you always have the option of keeping to the traditional ivory and adding navy blue accessories, such as hairpieces and shoes to keep your wedding dress in theme. And navy blue is an excellent colour for the groom and his party, whether you choose it for the suits themselves or just for accessories such as waistcoats and buttonholes.