Weaving Pantone’s Colour of The Year into Your Italian Wedding

Weaving Pantone’s Colour of The Year into Your Italian Wedding

If you’re up-to-date with the trends, you’ll have heard that last month Pantone announced its colour of the year for 2020 – Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue – and what a spellbinding shade it is. 

Described as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection,” this sultry shade is a stunning colour to weave into your wedding. If you’re swept away by the Pantone shade and have an Italian wedding to plan for in 2020, then here are some subtle ways to enhance your big day with the charming colour.


Classic Blue has the look and feel of dusk and if that’s the time for your wedding then think alfresco vibes at Mandarin Oriental Como. This sanctuary of calm exists as one of very few locations on Lake Como licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies. And so, with its striking lakefront location, the image of blue will engulf you, as the sky meets the calming waters of the famed lake.

Another venue, superb for your Italian wedding photos and keeping with the Pantone blue theme is the spellbinding Castello Papadopoli Giol. You and your amore can take a romantic paddle out in a blue-washed rowing boat and enjoy the divine atmosphere of a venue that screams unrivalled beauty inside, and out. The huge, 12-hectare historic park is entirely at your disposal for weddings and, hopefully, the skies will remain a pantone blue shade for you throughout.

Left: Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como / Right: Castello Papadopoli Giol
Attire and Accessories

What’s good about Pantone 19-4052, is that there are hundreds of styles of bridesmaid dresses in a very similar colour, on-line and in-store. If you long for your bridal party’s attire to tone as near to the true Classic Blue as possible, think Elisabetta Franchi, the eponymous label from the Italian designer who creates stunning luxury attire for women.

We absolutely love her new season mermaid-style dress that is perfect for the cause, coming in a deep Pantone blue. If it’s more of a homage to female elegance that you have your heart set on? Opt for her sparkling asymmetrical dress wrapped with a blue shouldered jacket – fashionista alert! Well your wedding will be in Italy after all.

Source: elisabettafranchi.com
•The night-before-wear

Seen as the colour know-it-alls, Pantone selected this blue shade for its calming properties… Why not sleep in it? Round up your bride tribe and cosy on down before the big day in some snug satin Pyjamas. Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi has the perfect Satin Silk nightwear set in a striking blue.

Source: Intimissimi.com/ ericandjamiephoto.com
•Groomsmen Attire

Now let’s not forget about grooms and their crews, we are certain they will love wearing this shade, whether it’s a full on suit or just the waistcoat alone.

Gentlemen, you can also opt for subtle splashes of Pantone blue in the form of these stylish bowties and have your groomsmen all matching! The delightful Scocca Papillon is indeed an Italian brand from Sicily specialising in all sorts of unique men’s handmade accessories including bowties and pocket squares.

In keeping to the blue theme, there are polka dot and plush velvet blue bowties in their recent collection, and you can find a sensational velvet, Italian patterned midnight blue bowtie with a matching pocket square. The pattern is inspired by Majolica paintings, which is a traditional Mediterranean ceramic technique from the Renaissance period. Owner Carmelo Nicotra’s Sicilian culture and tradition is reflected beautifully in his special collection. If you are getting married in the South of Italy by that lush blue Mediterranean sea you need to kit you and groomsmen out with these marvels. This is a big thumbs up from us! 

Source: ScoccaPapillon
Invitation Suite

Inject shades of blue and decorate your wedding table with Wildpaper stationery. Their stunning designs involve blue envelopes sealed with gold stamps that would create a ‘save the date’ so stunning that the receiver would be left far from blue.

The designs can be customised you, as individuals and as a couple, as owner Irene “likes to show the personality of the couples through her ideas and creativity.”

© Elisa Russo
Entertainment & Drinks

To inject theatrics in blue to your ceremony, hire the Italian-based mesmerising entertainment artist – Francesca Krnjak. This all-round performing artist has nearly a decade of experience and mixes experimental and classical performances together to create magic. With performances at Ferrara Busker Festival (Italy) and Osjiek Festival (Croatia) in her repertoire, she’s bound to keep your wedding guests in Italy captivated.

Source: Facebook - Parola Bianca

Holy Smokes, this trend is here to stay. Smoke bombs are a brilliant way to add a mystical element into your day, choose that Classic Blue tone to be even more on trend. Ask your photographer to capture their mist in the background of your wedding photos and you’ll have a Pantone blue day to remember in no time. We love this image captured by Italy based Dandelion Photographic Studio, they definitely nailed the shot here.

© Dandelion Photographic Studio

Where tipples are concerned  Val D’Oca winery have Prosecco Millesimato Blu Extra Dry (sparkling), which boasts a dazzling blue bottle (that you’ll likely want to keep to pop flowers in!). Blumond Blue Prosecco from Fratelli Saraceni is another blue-bottled delight, but not only, it’s actually blue in colour too! A combination of prosecco, peach, and blue curacao, the bubbly concoction is described as ‘summer in a bottle’ by its makers. And not forgetting Dol gin, distilled in the Dolomites. This insanely cool bottle, drenched in blue swirls, triumphs a fruity tang with discreet bitter notes, and it has won numerous awards too – which is always a plus!

Other ways to add variations of blue into your wedding include fun aspects like your wedding bar. You could paint your bar blue, or drape blue flowers around it, with fairy lights twisted around the vines. And, on the music front, ask the musicians to play Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) in the background; a well-known and well-loved Italian song. Incase you wanted to get in the mood and sing along, its English translation is ‘In the blue, Painted Blue”.

Blue is a wonderful colour and it’s often associated with depth and stability, and for that reason it makes for the perfect wedding colour. And if you want to inject Pantone blue into your wedding then indulge in the magic of Italian Wedding Circle and let our blog and directory help you to create your perfect Italian wedding… in blue!

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