One of the most fun parts of planning a wedding is choosing your signature colors. There are certain colors which are associated with certain times of the year, but it can also be nice to explore some less expected color options. This is a look at some unique wedding color palettes for every season.
Most spring weddings are full of pastel colors. While I love pink as much as the next person, it is not the most original choice for a spring wedding. Consider creating a more sophisticated vibe for your spring celebration by mixing a deeper color with a springy one.
Soft sage green with deep espresso has a fresh natural feeling that stays away from the very sweet pastel tones that are so widely used in spring. It is a great option when you do not want your wedding to have that Easter egg vibe. Mix fresh white flowers with hints of green and tie it up with a brown satin ribbon. For the wedding cake, decorate sage fondant frosting with a stylish chocolate scroll design. The whole effect will embrace the natural beauty of the season, without using any of the spring cliches.
Brighter colors tend to be popular for summer weddings. If you have seen enough of hot pink and lime green, consider doing something like a tangerine hue instead. Keep it fresh and light by combining the tangerine with cream, or make it more formal by using charcoal gray accents. Think about how pretty your bridesmaids would look in floaty tangerine organza dresses with simple pearl jewelry for the wedding. Or for a summer evening wedding, the attendants could wear charcoal chiffon column dresses and carry tangerine colored bouquets. They will look very chic indeed.
In the autumn, fall leaf colors reign supreme. While orange, yellow, brown, and rust are certainly very seasonal, the color palette has been done to death for fall weddings. Consider doing something that is rich but not so typical.
Plum and gold would be marvelous for a formal wedding. A simple cream and bronze palette is another beautiful one for fall. It would look wonderful when done with geometric patterns, such as a Greek key border on the wedding invitations and on the wedding cake. For those brides who like brighter colors, magenta is a great choice for an autumn wedding. It is deep enough to be appropriate for the season, but also very upbeat and festive.
How many “Winter Wonderland” weddings have you been to? If you are like most people, probably more than you care to remember. A great alternative to the usual silver and white color scheme is cherry red with lime green accents. Create the bouquets from bright red amaryllis flowers, and use lime green bows for the bouquet wraps. Your bridesmaids can wear elegant red satin dresses, perhaps with custom wedding jewelry made from clear and lime green crystals. You can decorate your venue with seasonal elements such as frosted lime green round Christmas ornaments. The effect will be very suitable for a winter wedding, but a nice departure from the typical frosty winter color palette.
Let your wedding color palette express something about your personal style! When you depart from the expected colors for any given season, your wedding will be full of character and originality. And what bride doesn’t want that for her big day?