The dusty blue can be subtly nautical, without being over the top explicit. Tarnished silver and natural linens work well with this color scheme and look, both of which Make Merry rents.
Some pale blue accent bottles like our blue bud vases work well here too.
I think the key to using blue in a quiet way is to give it a supporting role, with lots of other light, neutral tones like these pale, delicate florals like these ones from The Flower Shop. Nicole & Teddy Wedding Photography- who really specialize in this airy, ethereal style- used these for their lovely booth at The Indie Wedding Social recently (and this is Nicole's photo). So lovely!
We think the florals would look lovely in tea-stained wooden crates such as these ones featured in a Ashley and Jake's Nantucket Wedding featured on The Sparrow and the Crow. If you are looking for this look Krista's pops was so kind as to build us some nice wooden boxes like these that we're going to have stained and ready to go for summer weddings. Get in touch if you are intersted.
If you are looking for a dusty grey blue dress, such as this lovely on featured on Love4Wed by Emily Riggs Bridal, you should check out talented local dressmaker Katrina Tuttle, as she makes all sorts of lovely custom dress designs, and I hear she will be making a pale blue dress very soon.
We love our new stands. Top them with a simple cake with greens, such as these sweet little babies by Gateux Rose (photographed by Nicole LaPierre Photography) and you'll be well on your way to the storm cloudy wedding of your east coast dreams!