When beginning to plan your big day there are so many questions to answer and decisions to be made. One key decision is the colour theme. It will be present from as early as shopping for your bridesmaid dresses to choosing your wedding invitations before you even get to your big day when your flowers at your ceremony, centrepieces at your reception will have the presence of your colour theme. You will see how important it is to fall in love with your colour theme.
I have seen many wonderful, colourful, exciting and even daring colour themes. Here are some of my personal favourite colour themes.
1. LAVENDER AND LILAC
When you think of these two colours, you probably think it’s purple but it offers you so much more. The lavender offers a light, dusty quality and the lilac offers a fresher look. Combining the two makes it visually interesting because it can create a stunning fresh yet warm feel to your Wedding day.
2. SHADES OF BLUE
This colour combination is wonderful because you don’t have to pick just one, you can choose from French navy to powder blues. It can be dressed up or down and work in any season, which makes it so effortlessly beautiful. Also, the guys will be a lot more comfortable in shades of blue so arguments there.
3. VINTAGE RED AND PEACH
This colour combination makes for a very vibrant choice some might say daring. The amount of floral is abundant, as are other decor items, and it can create a fresh fun look depending on how you want it to be. This is a colour scheme that can really bring out a personality and decorative flair.
4. DUSTY ROSE AND GREEN
This colour combination can be dressed up or down and is a great compromise for pink because it isn’t overly feminine. There is a lot to work with when it comes to decor with this colour contrast, your possibilities are endless. Think of the elegance you can create using these two colours from your wedding invitations to your wedding bouquets.
5. BLACK, WHITE AND GOLD
Black, white and gold are a classic colour combination, which will make any wedding elegant and chic. It’s suitable for any season and style but of course classical or glam will be the best one fitting. Mix these three colours how you want it and how you consider it stylish by adding in the touch of gold, you get that little bit of sparkle and shine that the basic black and white can’t provide. It adds a dressy look to your decor and makes it feel more elegant. Who wouldn’t like classic chic with a hint of sparkle on their Wedding day?
6. CHAMPAGNE AND WINE
Burgundy is one of the most popular wedding colours. The berry-hued, wine-inspired jewel tone is a perfect addition to any brides wedding colour palette. Burgundy is such a strong colour it requires colour to complement and maybe to soften it, I cannot think of a better colour than champagne. Champagne inspired by the fanciest of all wines, this look is perfect for a black-tie wedding. Sequins are a wonderful embodiment of the bubbly nature of champagne, and neutral-coloured dresses scream elegance. Just think of the fun you can have with your favours using this colour theme.
If you have not decided on your colour theme I hope some of my ideas and suggestions might help you and your partner or confirm you made the right choice with your colour theme for your special day.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a resident writer for Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow, a charming hotel in Carlow set in the beautiful banks of River Barrow, renowned for its wedding-perfect location. When she’s not taking vibrant street photos, you can find her writing articles about travel, food, and lifestyle.