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December 2019

7 Ways to Include Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Classic Blue For Your Wedding in 2020

In 2020, bless your wedding with something old, something new, something borrowed and something (Classic) blue.

Pantone recently revealed the colour of the year for 2020 is the shade PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a timeless and enduring blue that is reminiscent of the sky at dusk but not quite as dark and deep as midnight blue. Described as a dependable blue hue that we can always rely on to instill calm, confidence and connection, we can’t think of a shade more fitting than this for a wedding that is timeless and elegant!

We also think Classic Blue is the perfect shade for weddings because it complements most colours and can be used either as the main focal colour or as a base to highlight other colours in your wedding theme. To help you visualise how Pantone’s colour of the year for 2020 will look in your wedding, we show you seven ways you can incorporate Classic Blue for your wedding.

1. Wedding Paper Goods

Dreamy and Whimsical Fort Canning Park Wedding Styled Shoot by Renee, Just Like Magic Co. // Nik Voon

Customised wedding stationery are a great way to show your guests you care about their experience and give them a glimpse of what your wedding might be like. A shade like Classic Blue is extremely versatile and easy to pair with other accent colours like gold, and can be as the text or background of your wedding invite, vows card, menu or other paper goods for your big day.

2. Engagement Ring

Tansey and Phil’s Elegant-Chic Wedding in Malaysia by Samimage Photography

In 2020, stay on trend by opting for a blue coloured gemstone like a sapphire, tanzanite or spinel instead of a diamond on your engagement ring. While diamonds are elegant, timeless and classic, gemstones are unique and a great way to show your personality. Whether you prefer to take your pick from ready-made rings or customise one of your own, you’re sure to find a jeweller that suits your needs from our list of top jewellers in Singapore.

3. Wedding Dress

Sheath Gown by France Paris Bridal (left) and A-line Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore (right) from Spring/Summer Lookbook 2020

Forget about incorporating subtle nuances of Pantone’s colour of the year for 2020 into your wedding – go all out and don a blue dress in or close to the shade of Classic Blue. Take your pick between an elegant, deep blue sheath dress with intricate sequin patterns or a sweet princess, A-line dress with a flowy tulle skirt and strut down the aisle in the year’s trendiest colour. If these dresses aren’t quite your cup of tea, browse through our lookbook of dresses to find the one blue dress you’ve always dreamed of for your once-in-a-lifetime.

4. Groom’s Suit

Cara and Andy’s Ethereal, Blue-Hued St. Regis Singapore Wedding by Antelope Studios

Say goodbye to the good old black groom’s suit and welcome the trendy blue suit with open arms in 2020. We’ve seen more and more grooms favour a blue suit in a medium to navy blue shade over the traditional black suit over the years, but with Pantone’s announcement on the colour of the year for 2020, we expect even more grooms to choose a blue suit for their wedding!

5. Your Bridal Party

Deborah and Donavan’s Beautiful Pan Pacific Singapore Wedding by The Analog Co.

Don’t forget about your jie meis and xiong dis! Let them in on the fun and dress your bridal party in complementary or similar blue hues so they can rock 2020’s trendiest colour alongside you and your groom.

6. Wedding Shoes

Amanda and Stephen’s Elegant Chinoiserie Wedding at The St. Regis Singapore by Andri Tei Photography

If you want to wear Pantone’s colour of the year, Classic Blue, for your wedding but prefer to keep it subtle, then consider getting a pair of blue heels for your big day. The coloured heels not only allows you to incorporate the colour without being too flashy, but also adds a fun pop of colour to your all white ensemble whenever your feet peeks out from under your skirt throughout the day.

7. Wedding Flowers

Cara and Andy’s Ethereal, Blue-Hued St. Regis Singapore Wedding by Antelope Studios

Another great option for brides who want to incorporate the shade without being too flashy is to include the colour in the wedding décor. You can choose to include them into your bridal bouquet by asking your florist to include blue blooms into your wedding flowers, sprucing your bouquet up with a ribbon in a gorgeous blue shade or incorporate the colour into your wedding styling.

Credits: Feature image from Vivian and Josh’s Parisian Garden Wedding at Grand Hyatt Singapore by Bloc Memoire Photography

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7 Ways to Include Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Classic Blue For Your Wedding in 2020