There is so much you can do with colour for your wedding day styling or theme. When styling, I look at the different aspects of colours to come up with ideas to suit the couples tastes and compliment their personalities.
There are many ways you can add colour to your day, such as:
- Rings. White diamonds are still very popular, however, some brides (and grooms) are opting for different coloured stones for their engagement and/or wedding rings.
- Bridal gown. Many more brides are opting for gowns other than white, cream or ivory these days.
- Shoes and accessories. While some brides go with a traditional white/cream or ivory gown, but their shoes, garter and lingerie may be a little more daring.
- Bridesmaids dresses and accessories. Some brides don’t want to go with tradition, so instead of a bouquet or posy, the bridesmaids may carry a parasol or wear a wrist corsage instead.
- Groom and his groomsmen. Boys usually have some colour on them to suit their partner in the wedding. For the groom, usually his vest, tie, pocket hanky match the brides and the groomsmen match the bridesmaids. The men also wear a boutonnière which can add colour.
- Flowers. Either bouquets/posies or hair flowers, flowers used as cake toppers, arrangements in the ceremony/reception.
- Venue decoration.
So, what is in a colour?
Colours have different meanings, symbolism and psychology. In different cultures and religions, specific colours can signify luck – Chinese weddings typically use red, as a sign of love, joy and prosperity. However white is a colour that is usually worn at funerals.
To certain cultures, colour is very important!
Other things to consider are:
- Wedding Ceremony Venue (outdoors, indoors, beach, garden). Sometimes it’s nice to use a colour/s that work with your venue.
- Style of your wedding (black tie, casual). There are no specific rules, however if you are going hot pink, I might be steering you away from Black Tie.
- Bridesmaid hair colors and skin tones. Sometimes, I encourage brides to choose a couple of colours or shades for their bridesmaids who may be very different in appearance. This means they’ll all wear tones or colours that suit them on the day.
- Flower types/colors in-season for that particular time of year. Best to go with what’s in. You can of course, get any flower imported, but remember the cost implications.
- The weather/season. You can choose colours and tones that compliment different seasons.