Dusty Blue in Atlanta

Say Hello to my favorite shade of blue! With its soft and subtle appeal, dusty blue exudes romance and elegance and all kinds of prettiness. This color combo has a really ethereal feel which of course I can’t get enough of. This gorgeous timeless wedding color theme is beyond beautiful and pairs exceptionally well with warm colors. A neutral palette with highlight hints of gold, champagne, bronze and even rose gold can take a dusty blue from innocent to sultry and passionate.

When planning,  think of colors that would work with all seasons! It was decided early on that we were striving to show brides an elegant and modern feel with a hint of the classic that would be acceptable for any season. The dusty blue tones accented by gold and wood bring out any season on a timeless level. The shoot takes place at a historic museum overlooking the Atlanta skyline – it is the perfect location for the shoot, bringing it full circle, embracing the classic nature of the museum and the modern twist of the city.


The flowers are full and soft with hints of blues. The bridal bouquet is an organic arrangement of garden roses, blue thistle, ranunculus, hyacinth, and dusty miller with classic greenery interspersed. The bouquet is wrapped with a raw linen ribbon in a coordinating blue tone. The boutonniere is made of a single blue thistle and small white garden rose, wrapped in the same raw blue ribbon.  The table centerpiece is similar to the bridal bouquet. It is  full and sat in a mercury glass pedestal container.


The cake is a vanilla almond stacked cake with buttercream icing made in a blue tone and ribbon pattern all around. The cake is topped with coordinating flowers from the decor such as thistle and greenery.


We chose a beautiful custom gown made from soft blue lace. The dress is three separate pieces that can be used for a multitude of events. The base piece is a strapless cocktail dress in an ice blue. We paired this with the full-length tulle skirt and lace cropped jacket in the same color for a full wedding gown look. The ice blue of the tulle and lace played nicely against the city backdrop and the more muted dusty blues of the decor.


The table is anchored by a beautiful centerpiece arrangement of dusty miller, garden roses, blue thistle, ranunculus, and hyacinth in cream and soft peach tones with mixes of blue and greenery added for balance. Along the table is an eucalyptus garland with small mercury glass votives and candles. Six large gold hurricanes were added for height along the table. The table setting is set with gold textured chargers with a mix of antique plates in various blue tones. Modern, gold flatware sat on a raw linen blue napkin. Each setting was topped with a custom menu made out of handmade paper. Along with the place setting, there were blue glass water goblets and stemless champagne glassware. The table itself was a custom farm table set with a raw linen runner and gold chivari chairs. In the front sat a set of bronze lanterns with candles.


Check out all the dusty blue goodness thanks to Emily Richardson Photography.



Photography: Emily Richardson Photography

Planning and Design: LTJ Events and Design

Rentals: Decor By The Day

Floral Design: Special Event Factory

Stationery: Feathered Heart Prints

Venue: Millennium Gate Museum

Hair and Makeup: Ellis Paige Makeup

Dress: Lisa Emerita Bespoke Dressmaker

Cake: A Joy Cakes & Co

Custom Painted Backdrop: Beautiful Wild Designs

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