Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue – Incorporating Color on Your Wedding Day

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Timeless are the black-tie affairs and the traditional, stunning white gowns that we love. Despite our love for tradition, incorporating color into your wedding can bring a breath of fresh air and make the day feel truly yours. Having a set color theme creates a cohesive atmosphere and there are many ways to do it, whether your desire is to be bold or subtle, your options are limitless.

Consider your venue when choosing a color palette, if you’re choosing a lofty oasis by the water, you may opt for stunning light blues and greens, or more neutral earth tones to play on nature. Contrastingly, you may choose to incorporate bright colors to give your day a special zest, like stunning bouquets of bright red roses in the hands of your bridesmaids.
If you’re sticking with tradition, you may desire your only pop of color to come with your special something blue. Perhaps it’s a piece of blue beach glass jewelry, found on the shore where you met your soon-to-be husband. It could be more of a statement, like stunning blue bridesmaids or flower girl dresses. For a more subtle or hidden incorporation of color, it could be a stunning pastel blue manicure or pair of heels. The options remain endless and entirely contingent upon your vision for the day.


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Borrowed from Brides, Photo Credit The Gold Collective


Your color theme can be inspired by seasonality. Spring lends itself to soft stunning colors, pastels, and pops of color. Your summer sunset dreams may come true with bright colors in bridesmaid dresses or bouquets. You may be planning your wedding around the fall because you love deep jewel tones like emerald green and amber. If you want to get creative with color in ways that aren’t so explicit, you can think outside of the box no matter the season. Serving a signature cocktail that incorporates your wedding color theme can add a fun flair to cocktail hour and your wedding reception. Color can appear subtly with soft table linens, dishes, or floral centerpieces that are gorgeous and eye-catching. One of the sweetest ways to incorporate color on your special day could be with your dessert. Your baker can incorporate color with frosting or flowers, adding a romantic colorful contrast to a traditional white cake.

If one thing is certain about your wedding, the details are what will make the day unique to you as a couple. Putting effort into crafting the details to your liking, even something as simple as the color palette, will make the day leave a lasting and memorable impression for years to come. So get creative, but remember, some things like your timeless love will always be black and white.

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