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The Coco Colour Palette is back after a little Easter and Bank Holiday sabbatical, it also rather kindly gave up it’s usual slot so that I could inform you lovely lot about a rather fancy addition to our wedding venue directory

You can read more about THAT here!

But today, we’re talking Coastal Cool.

For this palette I wanted a cool yet sophisticated take on the nautical theme with a bright pop of colour to accent the traditional hues.

Think bold blues in navy and dusky teals as an aqua nod, crisp whites in cotton and tulle and a pop of bright red for that kiss-me-quick spin…

I do love a bit of signage so I would absolutely go hell-for-leather on these beauties if you’re throwing a beach side party! Think driftwood arrows and simple blue calligraphy. Perfection.

Stripes are a must, from napkins, to tablecloths to the ribbon on the boys boutonnieres! A bouquet instantly looks seaside chic with billowing striped ribbons. Oh, and I adore these teeny tiny boats with their striped canvas sails as escort cards – don’t you…?

Have fun with your stationary suites, I’m still loving watercolour and it’s a great nod to your nautical notions. I love the one pictured below – a lovely mix of jaunty elegance!

The fashion shouldn’t be overboard (get it…?) so channel the Brighton crew and think skinny fit suits in navy for the true mod look. Girls, why not try a two-piece, I love the structured navy top and frou frou tulle skirt in a soft white on our cool Bride below, oh and shades – the perfect accessory.

Whilst red can be a little bit scary to some, I think it’s a fabulous bright to set against this palette, look for subtle touches – from your flowers, to the heels of your shoe, a slick of red lip or a painted nail, through to a deliciously tempting scarlet cocktail.

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Top Row Left: Image by Charlotte Jenks Lewis. Top Row Middle: Image via Snippet & Ink. Top Row Right: Image via Green Wedding Shoes. Second Row Left: Image by navy blur. Second Row Middle: Image by Polly Alexandre. Second Row Right: Image by Stephanie Hunter Photography. Bottom Row Left: Image via Snippet & Ink. Bottom Row Middle: Image via Love Jenna. Bottom Row Right: Image via Pretty Stuff Tumblr.

So are you a Coastal Cool Bride & Groom…?

Have you been brave enough to use red, even as an accent…?

Or maybe you’re looking for your perfect beach side venue…? You can find some gorgeous locations here folks!

If you want more nautical inspiration, from the bold to the dreamy, then head on over to our Pinterest.

Until next time,

Lots of love…

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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