Choosing a colour scheme for weddings has become more popular in recent years.
The process may seem straightforward – after all, everyone has a favourite colour, so it should just be the question of choosing matching flowers and decorations, right?
Let me offer some advice that may help you with the important decision of choosing your wedding colour palette.
Choosing the right style for a wedding may be quite a challenge for many couples.
Consider your dreams and preferences; think of the kind of interiors you feel good in.
The style of your wedding should be a deliberate decision as it affects both the style and colours of specific decorations you are going to use.
For example, princess dresses, powder pinks and sparkle of the classic style will work well with simple, modern interiors. White and gold or silver accessories will round out the aesthetics.
A rustic wedding will be very different, in warm shades of green and gold, often with a lilac or deep maroon accent. Wooden accessories, glass lanterns and natural materials are a must.
If you already have a chosen palette, take it along when visiting potential wedding venues. See what the venue offers – what colour the walls and ceilings are, or even chairs. Consider whether the colours you want to use work well there or whether you need to look for a different place.
If you find your dream venue but it doesn’t work with your colour scheme, consider changing the palette or hiding the details that won’t match the atmosphere of the wedding.
The main colour should be inspired by the season in which the wedding takes place. Shades of pink work perfectly in the spring, the peach palette is for sunny summer, maroon and deep greens for autumn, and white, crystal and silver are the shades of winter.
Of course, if your personal colouring doesn’t match those colours or you simply don’t like them, don’t force it and choose something that fits your vision of dream wedding.
In addition to seasons, colours are often determined by flowers.
In the spring there is a multitude of daffodils, freesias and delicate lilies of the valley.
If you are getting married in the summer, you may fulfil your dream of a rose wedding bouquet, as roses are highly resistant to heat, just like callas, eustoma and eucalyptus leaf.
The typical autumn palette – oranges, yellows, browns and reds – can be found in the bouquets made with callas, orchids and roses.
If your ideas for a flower arrangement revolve around winter themes, you can’t forget about ranunculus, anemones or eustoma, which will add unique magic to the bouquet.
While gathering ideas for the wedding bouquet and flower decorations, make sure to check early on whether the flowers you choose are available in the month of the wedding. It is also a good idea to ask the florist about suggested arrangements and the budget you need to set aside for the bride’s bouquet and venue decorations.
The atmosphere of the wedding is built not just by the wedding gown and the groom’s suit, but most of all, by the decorations in the venue and seemingly unnoticeable details such as colours used on invitations. To make sure the colours are exactly as you want, remember to order samples of the ribbon that will accompany flower arrangements and of the menu cards.
One of the most important rules to apply while creating the atmosphere of a wedding is moderation. The main colour can’t dominate the whole scheme; it should play the lead role in the accessories: vignettes, cake elements or table decorations.
Remember that the colour moodboard is supposed to be only a suggestion for your wedding arrangement. The main colour shouldn’t dominate all the elements of decoration or outfits. Play with details that will highlight both the classic white and the warm hues of ivory.
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