Wedding party looks on at bride and groom. Shades of blue wedding theme - photo by Taylor Ingles Photography, invitations by Leah E. Moss Designs

When I first connected with Lizzie, she told me about the shades of blue wedding theme she had in mind. She and Sean would be having a traditional Catholic mass for their ceremony, with a reception to follow later that evening at Lyon Oaks Banquet Center. I was confident I could help bring that vision to life through her invitations and we chatted about her options in terms of print method and embellishments to add to the overall vibe.

Looking at what she selected for her invitations and what panned out on the big day, it’s always a treat to see the alignment. Her invitations truly created a preview of the shades of blue wedding theme she’d orchestrated. Thanks to beautiful imagery from Taylor Ingles Photography, let’s relive their day!

Lizzie’s Shades of Blue Wedding Theme Color Palette

Color palette for wedding invitations. Shades of blue wedding theme - photo by Taylor Ingles Photography, invitations by Leah E. Moss Designs

For her wedding invitations, Lizzie selected dusty blue text on a cream card, with a pale taupe envelope and cool blue accents. She also incorporated a cream silk ribbon as the final (literal) bow on the package. 

This combination, along with the traditional calligraphy style, monogram, and floral details came together and made for a beautiful invitation suite. Simple and sophisticated, timeless and elegant.

Wedding invitation flat lay with silk ribbon and envelope liner. Shades of blue wedding theme - photo by Taylor Ingles Photography, invitations by Leah E. Moss Designs

Getting Ready

Lizzie was a gorgeous bride. Her bridal details were thoughtful and carefully selected. Even her garter coordinated with their shades of blue wedding theme! Sean looked handsome and classy as a groom, too.


During the ceremony, the altar flowers had various shades of blue. Likewise, their ceremony programs coordinated with the invitation motif. The same monogram, script style, and dusty blue ink all connected it back to the overall event branding.

Wedding Party

As soon as I saw Lizzie’s bridesmaids dresses and their bouquets, I squealed. The gals were wearing the exact “cool blue” shade from the invitation and their bouquets featured the dusty blue and cream elements! It was like the invitation had been the swatch card for their florist, too. This is the perfect example of your invitation setting the tone!

Also, let’s just talk about what a happy couple they are omg 🥰


At their reception, Lizzie and Sean carried the shades of blue wedding theme here, too. Gold-rimmed charger plates harkened back to the taupe envelope, while place cards and favor tags brought in the dusty and cool blues to the table settings. They brought in a lot of stationery elements to the day, which enhanced the overall decor of their reception.

More importantly than any theme though, Lizzie and Sean had a fabulous time! Thank you for bringing me on as a vendor and trusting me! It was an honor to work with you.

So there you have it: a case study in color palette, bringing a shades of blue wedding theme to life, from invitations through the big day itself. Stationery makes for a perfect “tie in” to ensure your entire event feels cohesive. 

If I’m being totally honest, Lizzie was apprehensive about booking me. She was concerned about the price — working with me would stretch their allocated stationery budget. In the end, she took a leap of faith and I’m so glad she did! Her review speaks for itself, so I’m just going to leave this here:

positive review from bride for Leah E. Moss Designs for invitation relating to her shades of blue wedding theme


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Vendor Credits

Ceremony venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Lyon, Michigan

Reception venue: Lyon Oaks Banquet Center in Wixom, Michigan; catering by Katherine’s Catering

Photographer: Taylor Ingles Photography

Invitations and Day-of-Wedding Stationery: Leah E. Moss Designs (that’s me!)

Florist: The Village Florist

Dress: purchased from The Wedding Shoppe

Videographer: Shoot Media

Bakery: Elite Sweets

Entertainment: 1, 2 Step Entertainment