4 Color Ideas for A Summer Wedding
The minute the wedding date is decided, the first question that comes to the couple’s mind is, “What is our wedding colour going to be?” (Well, after wondering what the date is going to be.) It is important to decide upon your wedding colour right at the start so that you can include this colour or these colours in all the wedding items, like the cake, the invitation cards, the wedding favors, even the place cards and dinner table decorations. When deciding your colour, think about the season you’re going to get married in, whether you’re going to have an indoor or outdoor wedding or the whether you wish to have a theme wedding. Select colours that represent the feel and vibe of the season. Or, you can simple choose your favourite colours! After all, it is your day.
But, since summer is here (In India it is) and a lot of people like tying the knot in this season, I decided to list out a few colour combinations that are sure to look great in summer. Enjoy the beautiful pictures!
Orange and Yellow :
This joyous colour combination is ideal for a summer wedding, especially if yours is a beach wedding or if you’ve chosen an outdoor venue. Both colours are bright and beautifully complement the vibe of this jolly, sunshine-filled season. Don’t worry about the colours looking too gaudy as you can always experiment with shades. So, you could pair tangerine orange with a pale yellow, or a really bright yellow with burnt or pastel orange. Infuse this colour combination in your wedding invites, wedding bouquet, wedding favours, the bridal party’s attire, the place settings and the décor. These summery colours also look great on film or in photographs, making it a great choice for your special day!
Here are a couple of pictures that have captured this vibrant colour combination. They might give you inspiring ideas when you’re planning your own wedding.
Blue and White:
This classic colour combination looks great in any season, but more so in summer. Both colours are pleasing to the eye and evoke a feeling of coolness, like one is surrounded by water. Although navy blue is quite a popular colour, lighter shades like pastel blue or oceanic shades like teal or aquamarine are more suitable to this season. If you are eager to have a theme wedding, a nautical team is great to bring out this colour combination. Blue makeup is quite a rage this season, so your bridesmaids could try out a blue smoky eye or blue cat eye look. As the bride, you could infuse this colour combination into your look by lining your eyes with some bright, shiny turquoise kohl or experimenting with blue and white nail art. Create centrepieces with natural deep purple fruits and blue flowers. Monogramming looks great with this colour combination so you could monogram the wedding favors or place cards for a personal touch.
Here are a couple of images to set your creative juices flowing.
Pink and Grey:
If elegance is what you’re looking for, then this colour combination is ideal for you. Grey can replace black for a summer wedding, and yet this colour still looks dapper and sophisticated. Pair soft grey with cherry blossom pink or salmon pink. This combination looks really good if both, the grey and pink shades are soft. If your to-be husband is a worried that there might be too much pink in the air, you can choose grey as the main colour and pink as the accent. If he isn’t allergic to this rosy colour, use it as the main colour and grey as the accent. Either way, this colour palette will lend a cool, breezy feel to your summer wedding. For a hint of sparkle, include a bit of silver in the decorations, like silver vases or a dazzling silvery centrepiece.
Hope these images inspire you!
Lime Green and Cream:
Lime green is a fresh, minty colour, making it the perfect colour for a summer wedding. Pair this colour with cream or ivory as both go well with lime green. If you tend to gravitate towards subtle colours and themes, choose cream as your main colour and lime green as the accent colour. You could also mix in a bit a purple or navy blue for depth. This colour combination is especially good if you’re having an outdoor wedding or a Nature themed wedding. You could use real creepers, leaves and stalks in your decorations. Similarly, you could create a fruit centrepiece using lemons and green apples.
Hope you liked these wedding color ideas. The key to selecting a good wedding color theme is to do a lot of research. So, go through as many bridal magazines as you can, scan the net, talk to friends, you'll end up discovering a host of delightful combinations you never knew existed!