When planning a wedding, one of the very first things that most couples do is determine what their “colors” are. For any newbies out there, “colors” refer to the accent colors incorporated into the design of your wedding ceremony and reception.
Once selected, these colors are used to determine things like the bridesmaids’ dresses, the groomsmens’ ties and boutonnieres, the flower girl and ring bearer’s outfits, the cake, every detail of the tablescapes (i.e. table linens, runners, chair covers, napkins, centerpieces, etc), the food, and of course, the flowers.
Selecting these colors can sometimes be a tough task for a couple to agree on with endless combinations to choose from. My advice? Think about your dress (remember, it ALWAYS starts with the dress!), and then think about the bouquet of flowers you see yourself holding in front of that dress. What colors and textures do you envision working with the crown jewel of your wedding? That should get you on the right track in terms of selecting your main color choice.
Expert Tip: Given your chosen wedding date, certain flowers may not be in season, so be sure to plan accordingly. Click HERE for an article I did about what flowers are in season when and how that influences your wedding arrangements.
Once you’ve determined your main color, you can play around with different color pairings, hues and textures to determine what your “colors” will ultimately be. Here are a few examples of my personal favorite color schemes of all time:
White flowers will always be a staple when choosing your wedding colors. The good thing about white flowers is that there will always be an abundance of choices depending on the time of year you get married and you just can’t go wrong! This simple, pure and classic choice will forever remain timeless.
Weather you choose a soft pale pink or brighten things up with fuchsia or shades of raspberry, pink flowers will always make a statement.
Red is the color of passion and love and can easily be used to create a richly stunning bouquet that is dramatic and demands attention, but paired with softer hued colors, textures and shapes, a bride easily create an eye-pleasing floral statement.
Varied shades of green bouquets offer a myriad of choices for the design of your wedding.
Overall, I think a stunning white bridal bouquet wrapped with a thick navy blue ribbon is elegant, classic and stunning. A well made bouquet that is perfectly tailored and perfectly constructed also speaks volumes about the overall design and theme of a wedding.
Another thing to consider is choosing a color like orange as the signature color for a wedding and pairing it with colors from opposites sides of the color spectrum like turquoise or lime green to create a big impact.
For more wedding color combos via flower inspiration, click HERE.