Selecting Your Wedding Colors

Your wedding colors play a huge role throughout your wedding day! They show up in so many places - invitations, bridesmaid dresses, centerpieces, floral, rentals and so on. Inspiration for your wedding colors are everywhere!

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Date of Wedding

If you are having a spring wedding, pastel colors are often used to reflect the blooming flowers and April + May months. During the summer months, we see a variety of bright, tropical colors with palm branches and poppy flowers. The fall tends to be more moody colors - burnt oranges, burgundies, ivories. The winter months are typically soft and dusty blues with hints of deep greens with mixed metals.  Of course, these are just suggestions. We love when brides mix up the norm!

 Priscilla Thomas Photography

Priscilla Thomas Photography

Personal Preference

Maybe you or your fiancee have favorite colors that you wish to incorporate. Take a gander at your home or wardrobe to see what colors you are naturally drawn to. If you are wishing for pops of pink, maybe look more towards a blush or rose gold - something that is still feminine, but does not scream bubblegum pink. If your husband LOVES his college football team, maybe surprise him with a groom's cake incorporating his passion at the rehearsal dinner. You can combine and select a palette based on both of your likes rather than having a dual about what wedding color YOU like best. After all, while the details and colors play a big role in your day, the main reason for your wedding day is the joining of two persons into one, new family.

 Taylor Rae Photography

Taylor Rae Photography

Venue

Make sure to take the venue's color palette into consideration. If the venue is a bright color, you may want to steer clear of other bright colors that would clash and take away from the chosen location. With bright, bold colors, ivories and creams tend to work well for linen colors and you can bring in other colors through floral, a napkin, or other soft details. At the end of the day, everyone will be looking at YOU and your groom so do not sweat it if you always dreamed of a white wedding and the venue seems to wash out your color choice. That is what your planner is there for - to run ideas by and provide expertise and guidance in all areas!

 Nicolas Gore Weddings

Nicolas Gore Weddings

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