The colour palette that you choose for your wedding is one of the first things you’ll decide when planning your special day. Colours set the tone and influence the style of your wedding. Are you soft and romantic at heart? Or do you love bold and modern colours? We work on a lot of weddings and our inspiration comes from not only seeing what is trendy, but also what reflects the individuality and personalities of each bride out there. Before we continue with some of our top colour ideas and inspirations, here are our 5 tips to help you with your colour décor on your big day:
- Decide on your theme – for example, vintage, modern contemporary, or eco friendly
- Choose the mood you would like to set
- Do your research. Use online sites or paint colour wheels to help you put together colour combinations
- Keep in mind the season that you are getting married in. It plays an important factor as light colour hues may look washed out in the winter.
- Consider your reception and ceremony site. For example, what colour walls does your venue have? Are you having your wedding outdoors?
This fresh and sophisticated colour is certainly one of the trendiest colours of 2013 and can be seen everywhere from bridesmaids dresses to décor. We went with a rustic theme for our mint inspiration palette using simple décor pieces that can easily be DIY. Old crates were spray painted in the mint colour; we wrapped a mason jar with lace to add a romantic vintage feel; and mini wooden chalkboard were used to also complete the rustic theme.
Mint and Pale Rose
Mint not only stands on its own beautifully, but also pairs very well with many different colours. When planning your wedding, don’t feel limited to choosing a single colour. When you pair different colours, it can change the entire feel of the wedding. Here, the pale rose paired with mint adds a lightness to create a romantic and classic colour palette.
Soothing and neutral, Peach is one of the top Pantone colours for 2013. This inspiration boards reflects how a colour palette can be used to bring both a vintage touch and a modern twist to your wedding day. Here, lace invitations were used to create a more vintage feel, while the peach watercolour effect adds a unique and modern splash of colour to the theme.
Poppy Red, Gold, and Green
We are big fans of glitter and bright colours, and so naturally, this is one of our favourite colour combinations. This colour palette is for those brides who are a little bolder. Poppy red represents passion and love and in some cultures, red symbolizes good fortune and prosperity. In this inspiration board, glitter accent items were used to add just the right amount of sparkle and we threw in lots of simple DIY elements. Glitter paper was used to for little heart cut outs as cupcake toppers and plain heart favour boxes were covered in glitter spray as as was a foam bird purchased at a local craft store, adding a whole new dimension to the place setting. When choosing napkins, don’t be afraid to be different; instead of choosing a single colour, how about choosing a pattern that reflects your colour palette?
Whatever you choose on your wedding day, just remember to be relax and have fun. After all it is a day of celebrating with each other and the people you love!
Photographer: Magnolia Studios / Planner & Designer: Blossom Events / Floral Design: Settings / Stationery for Mint Colour Palette: Anista Designs / Stationery for Mint and Pale Rose Colour Palette: Jolie Papeterie / Stationery for Peach Colour Palette: Jolie Papeterie / Feather Headpiece for Mint and Pale Rose Colour Palette: Pomp and Plumage