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Wedding Colour Schemes: Ideas for Every Season

Wedding Colour Schemes

Getting creative with your colour scheme is probably the most exciting part of wedding planning. This is one tradition that all couples can get on board with and no one has to feel like they don’t fit the classic wedding template. There are no rules when it comes to colour, and you could choose the entire rainbow if that’s what makes you happy.

Choosing a seasonal colour palette will help to narrow down your choices and could also make things like floral arrangements easier to choose. We’re big fans of including your colour palette in surprising and unexpected ways. It’s also an excellent touch to include in your wedding invitations to give your guests a hint of what is to follow.

If you want your entire wedding party to be coordinated, you could even include the wedding colour scheme on the invite and ask everyone to get involved. If you don’t want to save money on decorating your venue, asking your guests to follow a colour dress code can help to make your wedding photos appear more cohesive.If you’re looking for wedding colour scheme inspiration, try these seasonal colour palettes.

Winter wedding: Crimson and white

Getting married in winter means that people will naturally be thinking about Christmas. Choosing a rich crimson colour palette contrasting with pristine white is an ideal choice for a warming and comforting colour scheme. Bold crimson flowers like deep red roses can be paired with perfect white peonies for a bold contrast. The good news about a winter wedding is that your bouquet is far less likely to wilt in the heat!

Crimson can be overpowering, which is why it is best used in subtle ways. For example, you could choose a red velvet cake with pristine white icing for a nice surprise when you cut into the cake. Trust Wilma’s Bakery to create the perfect cake.

Spring wedding: Sage green and blush

There’s no denying that everyone will expect muted floral tones for a spring wedding, so give the people what they want with a sage green and blush colour scheme. The most obvious way to include these colours in your wedding is with the floral arrangements. We recommend Pictures And Petals to help you achieve the perfect balance of greenery and florals.

Instead of pairing sage green and blush with pure white, look for slightly off-white shades of ivory. And instead of heavy fabrics, look for light and unfussy fabric like washed linen and soft tulle. Sage green and blush would also be the ideal floral backdrop for your photo booth, allowing you to carry your wedding colour scheme through to your wedding photo album. We recommend Smiles Better Entertainment for your wedding photo booth.

Summer wedding: Coral

Coral is a colour that is associated with the summer season. It is a mix of red and orange, which are colours that are associated with warmth and happiness. Coral can be used as an accent colour or as the main colour in the wedding. Use this colour for your table numbers with a little help from Cloud Made Designs.

For an unexpected twist, why not serve a bright coral cocktail at the reception? A delicious peach bellini or a passionfruit cocktail would be the ideal way to inject some colour and bright summer flavours into your wedding day. For help creating the perfect cocktail hour menu, we recommend Beyond Bar Hire.

Autumn wedding: Emerald and copper

The autumn wedding is a perfect time to incorporate the colours of the season. Emerald and copper are two colours that work well together and can be used in a variety of ways.

Emerald is a deep green colour that has been popular for centuries. It is often associated with royalty because it was once believed to be the gemstone of kings. Copper, on the other hand, has been used as a metal since ancient times and it's often associated with wealth because it was once believed to be more valuable than gold.

To capture your special day and make the most of the Autumn light, we recommend working with photographer Clare Kentish.

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Image : Our Wedding - Photographer : Clare Kentish

Do I really need a colour scheme?

It’s not essential, but couples planning their big day often find that things get a little easier once they can picture what they want, and colour plays a big part in this. If you have very distinct personalities and can’t imagine being able to choose a colour scheme that you both adore, don’t worry. Working with a wedding planner can help to bring together distinct personalities and create a cohesive wedding theme that both partners are happy with.

Ready to start planning your wedding? We’re here to help in any way we can. From connecting you with friendly suppliers that will support your dreams, to helping you to define your wedding aesthetic. Get in touch today to learn more.

Debbie and Becca x

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