Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue…? Your guide to the hottest Wedding Colours.
One of the first things to think about after the groom has risen from one knee, the ring has been firmly place on the finger and the date has been discussed is the wedding colour scheme! What wedding colours will you choose?
This can set the tone for your whole wedding – what the bridesmaids will wear; what colour the sashes on the chairs will be; what colour the men’s ties will be; what colour flowers to have – I could go on!
So, it is clearly one of the biggest decisions too, as many other aspects of the wedding will hang off this all important detail.
Do you know your colours? Have you always known? Will you be guided by the colours appropriate to the season? Or will you follow a trend?
I decided to opt for orange when I got married.
Granted, it was slightly unusual at the time! But I got married in September and I thought the leaves might just be on the turn and orange would be beautiful as we were getting married late in the day with the sun going down through the window behind us.
And it was beautiful.
But, if you’re undecided; or simply interested (like me!), here are some of the key colour trends for weddings for the second half of 2013 and into 2014, as predicted by celebrity wedding planners, wedding magazines and a whole load of experts – enjoy!
1. Colour is going to be big and bold. From oranges to bright pinks – colour will play a big part.
2. Green has previously suffered from an ancient (and a little old-fashioned) association with bad luck. But it is making a huge comeback! Surprisingly it is Mint green that is leading the way (perhaps in combination with a ‘candy-colour’ palette), with sage and olive green gaining in popularity too.
3. Sun shades of pale yellow and burnt orange are also going to be popular (I’m glad to see I was well ahead of my time!).
4. Blue is always a popular colour at weddings – teal, turquoise and midnight blue have been consistently popular over the last few years. But, making a welcome appearance (as it has in fashion and interiors recently) is Cobalt blue. Beautiful, bright and striking, it might be ushering in a trend for bold Eastern Mediterranean colours – watch this space!
5. And for the sophisticated neutrals among you, greys in all shades from cool slate to warmer doves will form a gorgeous backdrop for your brighter colours to pop. As a secondary colour palette grey is subtle and elegant – always a great combination.
6. Patterns – who’d have thought patterns would take on an even more graphic and mixed up feel? From bridesmaids in different prints, chair sashes in vintage and retro prints (visit www.facebook.com/TheVintageSashCompany for a great selection), and printed table linen – patterns could be huge. Or very small. But definitely there!
Let me know what colours you are planning for your wedding. I’d love to hear about it.