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Gemstone Wedding Inspiration in Rich Iolite

You get to have your gemstone wedding inspiration two ways in today’s Color Theory post! I’ve always been enchanted by the rich violet blue hue of iolite, so there was simply no way that this knockout shade was only going to make it into one board, so I decided to showcase two radically different ways to incorporate iolite blue into your wedding!

Iolite and Violet

First up is iolite and violet – the soft shades bleed in and out of each other, giving the palette a dreamy, ethereal quality. The near tone on tone palette opens up a lot of doors in terms of color range, but since these two are already so lovely, I wanted to accent them with antique gold and creamy ivory. The soft combination is perfect for a chic bohemian wedding with beachy details – a patterned maxi dress, vintage gold place settings and rich blue glassware, and of course, lots of gemstone jewelry!

Color Theory - Iolite and Violet Chic Bohemian Wedding Inspiration


Iolite and Gold Stationery – Photography by Brklyn View Photography via Style Me Pretty | Gold, Diamond, and Moonstone Engagement Ring – Photography by Brett Heidebrecht Photography via Style Me Pretty | Bohemian Beach Table via Branco Prata | Gemstone Bracelets via Ruelala | Mussell Shell Heart – Photography by Joseba Sandoval via Magnolia Rouge | Printed Gown -Photography by Vicki Grafton Photography via Style Me Pretty


Iolite, Coral, and Gold

The second palette takes a more bold, modern approach with a vibrant palette of coral and bright gold! The rich, purple blue tones in the iolite are gorgeously suited to sequins and crystals, creating a gorgeous sparkling backdrop of midnight blue. Vivid coral peonies pop against fields of blue sequins, while glittering geode earrings make a statement against a wedding dress in blush or gold.

Color Theory - Iolite, Coral, and Gold Glam Modern Wedding Inspiration


Blue Rock Candy – Photography by T&S Hughes Photography via Style Me Pretty | Peony Centerpiece – Photography by Jen Huang Photography, Florals by Poppies and Posies via Style Me Pretty Living | Gold Confetti Wedding Cake – Photography by The Mullers, Cake designed by Lincoln Cake Lady via Snippet & Ink | Sequin Bridesmaid’s Dress and Peony Bouquet – Photography by onelove photography, Dress designed by Badgley Mischka, Florals by JL Designs via HWL | Rose Gold Wedding Invitation – Designed by Sugar Paper via Martha Stewart Weddings | Iolite Geode and Gold Earrings – Photography by Jason Rosencrantz, Earrings designed by Nina Nguyen via Justina Blakely


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