My Best Tip for Selecting Your Signature Wedding Colors (Hint: Think flowers!)

A great way to determine your wedding colors is by deciding what kinds of flowers you want in your wedding bouquet and centerpieces...

A great way to determine your wedding colors is by deciding what kinds of flowers you want in your wedding bouquet and centerpieces…

Hey Ya’ll,

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.

Image via beau-coup.com

Image via beau-coup.com

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.

Image via ellegolden.com

Image via ellegolden.com

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.

Image of color theme via KissMyTulle.com

Image of color theme via KissMyTulle.com

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:

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 4.32.37 PMWhite 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.

d6344c956f6bdbc7b5debb431ff27d61Many brides have grown up planning their wedding day since they were little girls and they envisioned a pink wedding.

Image via birddogwedding.com

Image via birddogwedding.com

Weather you choose a soft pale pink or brighten things up with fuchsia or shades of raspberry, pink flowers will always make a statement.

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 4.49.08 PMI find that when a bride is looking to create the quintessential feminine wedding bouquet, pairing coral and blush pink shades always do the trick!

4d3fa3d5a2ffa6950547283948ec2313Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 4.56.32 PMShades of purple ranging from lavender to aubergine, or an ombre of them all allows a bride that made bold choices for her wedding day, while creating a lush and dramatic purple bouquet.

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 5.08.29 PMRed 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.

Image via thingsfestive.blogspot.com

Image via thingsfestive.blogspot.com

Varied shades of green bouquets offer a myriad of choices for the design of your wedding.

bbe19a82087fc2f0e8decb694a7c3909Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 5.21.14 PMGreen can come in the form of flowers, succulents, leaves and branches providing endless opportunities and combinations.

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.

Example of how to combine citrus colors like Orange and Yellow with opposite colors like turquoise.

Example of how to combine citrus colors like Orange and Yellow with opposite colors like turquoise.

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.

005Windsor-Lawn-XLWhat were your signature wedding colors? Let me know in the comment section below.

For more wedding color combos via flower inspiration, click HERE.
-Brian

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