Navy is not only good for military-theme weddings, it is also an important contrast color to highlight plumes of peacock feathers or Tiffany blue glass wedding reception table themes. It is a bold wedding trim color rivaled only by black for the ability to give a shimmery vibrancy and pop to any surrounding colors.
Navy blue themes can be successfully substituted around the holidays in place of traditional Christmas red touches for the wedding reception tables using navy velvet piping and brocade tablecloth toppers for an unexpected regal quality. Navy blue trimmings can also compliment a military theme wedding right into the reception hall.
To make white dishes and white table linens pop add smaller circular or square navy blue tablecloths over longer white cloths and add gold military touches. Golden charger plates or a simple golden vase filled with white roses for the centerpiece would complete a military theme wedding. Fold white napkins to bouquet out of empty champagne glasses surrounding the centerpiece flowers.
Deep dark Tiffany blue shades commonly used in nouveau stain-glass works of art can be duplicated for reception table centerpieces. Navy blue table linens overlaid with white Battenberg lace toppers will compliment a Tiffany art nouveau theme. For the centerpiece use a deep blue vase filled with a colorful multi-floral bouquet, bow-tied with bridal netting and surrounded by navy blue napkins folded to bouquet from empty champagne glasses.
A decorative centerpiece display of peacock feathers can be added to either one of the navy blue and white table linen suggestions above. With the addition of a tall clear, blue or golden vase filled up one quarter with decorative marbles, shells or sand, position two or three tall shimmery peacock feathers for an in-vogue wedding reception table centerpiece.
Stylized peacock feathers can be inexpensively stenciled onto a guest book and atop a wedding card box in art-deco fashion. There are several unique peacock feather stencil patterns online from TheFind.com for a do-it-yourself project at thefind.com/homefurnishings/info-peacock-feather-stencil.
Whether you choose to decorate the reception tables yourself or request your wedding planner to fulfill a navy blue color-scheme; the suggested military, Tiffany or peacock feathers will allow you to carry your theme into the reception hall. With the addition of red napkins, vases or flowers the navy blue table settings listed above could easily become a patriotic red, white and navy blue theme for your holiday wedding and reception.