21 Ideas for a Beautiful Aquamarine Wedding
I can’t quite believe it is time for the third post in our birthstone series already – where did February go?! I have so enjoyed these post so far, looking at all the ways you can infuse your big day with these gorgeous gems and hues. Starting with Garnet in January, and Amethyst last month, now it is the turn of March’s birthstone which is the beautiful Aquamarine – and it couldn’t be more perfect for Spring! A delicate and fresh stone, its colour is just the shade for a wedding at this time of year!
It has long been considered valuable, but Aquamarine’s most popular hues have changed over time; in the 19th century the most valued stones were green, today however we love stones to be a romantic sky blue.
And it’s not just its colour that makes it the ideal precious stone for weddings! The Romans believed it absorbed the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.” And in medieval times it was thought to reawaken the love of married couples, also making it the perfect anniversary gift!
Of course you don’t have to use the gem alone to bring your Aquamarine wedding to life! Sprinkle the beautiful shades of blue they come in throughout your celebration to give a subtle reference to the sentiments and symbolism. Here’s some ideas to get you started…..
Whether you were born this month, planning a Spring wedding in March, or just love the colour; the romantic hues of Aquamarine make a stylish (and affordable) alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring, with emerald the most common cut.…..
Aquamarine Diamond Engagement Ring on Etsy
Aquamarine Pear Ring ~ Davie & Chiyo
However, if you love the colour but would prefer a more traditional stone, Montana Sapphires are also a similar shade of light blue….
Halo Engagement Ring ~ S. Kind & Co
Blue Watercolour Stationery Suite ~ Beacon Lane
Or if you prefer a more understated design in a timeless ivory or white color palette, you can always add a hint of aquamarine with a silk ribbon…..
Stationery ~ Art + Alexander // Photography ~ Shannon Yau via Oh So Beautiful
Including Aquamarine in your bouquet is easier than you might think, with both stock and hydrangea coming in the similar sky blue shades……
JNJ Floral // Photography ~ Faith Teasley via SMP
Or, as with the stationery, if you prefer other blooms for your bouquet, you can always add a hint of the shade with a trailing or tied bouquet ribbon…..
Photography ~ Megan Welker via SMP
So soft and airy, it is a universally flattering shade for your bridesmaids! In tulle, chiffon, satin or charmeuse silk it looks beautiful in any style and is perfect for mismatching…..
Dresses ~ Rent The Runway // Photography ~ Krista A. Jones via SMP
Dresses ~ Adrianna Papell // Photography ~ Michael and Carina via SMP
Photography ~ Amalie Orrange via Wedding Chicks
Soft and delicate aquamarine is the perfect shade for the prettiest ‘something blue’…..
SMM Photography via A Coastal Bride
Photography ~ Taylor Lord via Magnolia Rouge
Aquamarine Teardrop Earrings ~ Glitz & Love
Whether with your flowers, linens, stationery or decor, infuse your reception tablescapes with this soft shade of blue for a heaven;y, romance filled reception…..
Photography ~ KT Merry Photography via Style Me Pretty
Deborah Zoe Photography via Swooned
Imagine these delightful flats peeping out from under your dress! A stylish alternative to the traditional ivory or white, and best of all, you can wear, and enjoy, them well after the big day!…..
Bella Belle Shoes // Photography ~ Kurt Boomer
Aquamarine is pale enough to add just the prettiest hint of colour to your wedding day look, especially when glimpsed under a skirt of tulle…..
Tulle Wedding Dress ~ Mila Mira Bridal
Aquamarine Wedding Dress ~ Mila Mira Bridal
Or for you bold brides really looking to make a style statement, I love this retro tea length number – how lovely is the scalloped lace hem??
Juniper from Matthew Christopher
For boho brides and bridesmaids alike, a flower crown in this heavenly hue is the perfect hair accessory….
Or for a more retro vintage look, how about a wisp of sky blue tulle in a blusher veil?
Vintage Aquamarine Veil ~ Nevemore Vintage
Add a splash of aquamarine with a bow tie or boutonniere for a subtle look….
Bowtie ~ Fox & Brie
Or let your man make a style statement with a suit in this dapper shade…..
Marcy Darcy // Photography ~ Rachel Joyce Photography via Want That Wedding
Buttercup Houston // Photography ~ Courtney Leigh Photography via Southbound Bride
Or leave your guests with a lasting impression of your wedding, by waving goodbye from the back of an aquamarine colored vintage car…..
Caroline Yoon Fine Art Photography via Once Wed
Isn’t it just gorgeous! Much as it may be perfect for a Spring wedding, it would look just as lush against a snowy Winter backdrop. And paired with a burnt orange or a pastel pink, it would look super pretty for Fall or Summer too. Pretty much just a perfect color whatever season you’re planning your wedding.
Well, after aquamarine I am counting down the days to next month, which is Diamonds! I’m thinking lots of crisp white details and understated elegance.