12 Festive Red, White and Blue Wedding Ideas
1. Nautical Bouquets
These preppy bouquets are the perfect complement to classic navy bridesmaid dresses. White hydrangeas, persimmon roses, blue thistle, delphinium and blue nigella give the stems a hint of Americana, while navy and white striped ribbon make them well suited for a seaside celebration.
2. Festive Formalwear
Bridesmaids aren't the only ones who can have fun with color! We love this "New England prep" look, which pairs a navy jacket and gingham button down with bright red pants.
3. Peony Boutonniere
Wrap a bright peony in lace and twine to get this sophisticated lapel-look, which pairs especially well with the coordinating check tie and pocket square. For an extra-sentimental detail, match the boutonniere lace with the wrap on your bouquet.
4. Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
Who could be better to announce your walk down the aisle than these two cuties? For a more casual affair like this outdoor ceremony, ditch the fluffy dress and mini-suit and outfit the flower girl and ring bearer in ensembles that match your wedding colors.
5. Striped Stationery
This stylish stationery set manages to be both vintage and modern with the bright illustrated flowers and clean diagonal stripes. Backers and envelope liners are a great place to play with pattern and incorporate accent colors.
6. Jazzed Up Cocktails
Bright printed straws are an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up cocktail hour. Add them to a colorful signature drink for a fun finishing touch. Or turn sip into an instant escort card by adding flags to each straw with guests' names and table numbers.
7. DIY Centerpiece
Can you believe this floral centerpiece is a DIY? Turn a utility light upside down to create this beach-inspired look, which is filled with red dahlias and blue hydrangeas. Don't worry about flowers wilting–this imitation vase holds water too!
8. Mixed-Pattern Table Settings
We love the bold mixing of pattern in this place setting—a fresh take on the usual white table linens. Don't be daunted by recreating this perfectly mismatched look! Start with a more large-scale pattern, like the blue ikat, and pair with a smaller print.
9. Naked Red Velvet Cake
Naked cakes are having a moment—so why not choose a crowd-pleasing flavor, like red velvet? The vibrant poppy hue and clean lines of vanilla frosting create a fun and modern stripe motif. Top it with a few flowers like these red poppies for an elegant finishing touch.
10. Berry Parfaits
Summer berries topped with whipped cream, sauce and chocolate straws are a refreshing snack for guests who might want something sweet aside from the cake.
11. Pretty Parasols
Outdoor summer weddings can be scorchers. Give guests the gift of shade in the form of parasols–both chic and practical. Psst: We sell them at The Knot Shop.
12. Fireworks Show
What could be a more appropriate ending for your celebration than fireworks? Talk about going out with a bang! If this pyrotechnic display is out of the budget, opt for long sparklers which guests can wave as you exit as newlyweds.