August Birthstone Inspiration: Peridot

August is just a couple days away, and with it comes new birthstone inspiration. This time: peridot. This is one of our favorite birthstones of all, thanks to its citrusy and summer-friendly lime hue. In linens, the shade can translate into a neon yellow-green, and in flowers and fruits it can take on a slightly softer, more natural appearance. However you use it, it’ll add a pop of citrus cheer to your celebration and leave your guests feeling summer vibes even after the wedding is over. Here are a few inspiring ways to play with peridot for your big day.

Lime green garden table, August birth stone wedding inspiration, peridot wedding inspiration by Doug Meyer | Weddings Illustrated

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Instead of draping round tables in blush or ivory linens, opt for citrusy green tables and chairs left uncovered to give your party a splash of summery color.


Lime green napkins, peridot-inspired napkins, Michelle Lawson Photography | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by Michelle Lawson

Neon-green napkins glow against bright white linens and dinnerware. Looking for a complementary color? Try regal purple, which Ashley and Jordan did on their wedding day, or preppy navy blue.


Green apple napkin weight, lime green wedding details, Candice K Photography | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by Candice K Photography

Get a double dose of peridot green by placing single Granny Smith apples atop baskets of green-trimmed napkins to keep them from flying away in the breeze.


Lime striped tie and boutonniere | Weddings Illustrated

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A striped tie in varying shades of green and a boutonniere in bright yellow-green will give your guy’s wedding day outfit a summery boost.


All-green floral centerpiece, green wedding reception flowers, Candice K Photography | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by Candice K Photography

Gradient shades of green come together to create a wild yet well-styled centerpiece. Fill your vases with Granny Smith apples or limes to continue the color theme.


Stewart's Key Lime Soda, Lime Green Wedding Ideas | Weddings Illustrated

Image via Stewart’s

Cute, retro sodas make a perfect treat at your reception (fill metal bins with ice, or line them up on the bar), and they’re a fun addition to any wedding welcome bag. Key Lime is the perfect pick for Florida brides and grooms.


Purple and lime green wedding cake, Earth and Sugar, Florida wedding cakes | Weddings Illustrated

Photo via Earth and Sugar

Splatters of purple and peridot green give this cake a modern, artsy feel, and the yellow-green orchid leaves add an elegant, tropical touch.

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