Ivory, cream, and gold. Silver, and white, and softest blush – these are the no doubt the colors that first come to mind when you think “wedding” – and with good reason. These tried and true tones have done brides right for generations. It’s hard to go wrong with elegant, understated simplicity.
But what comes to mind when you think teal, or orange, magenta or cerulean? What about sunshine yellow, sapphire blue or – dare I say, black? Whether due to trends or nerves, brides tend to shy away from color choices too far from the ivory-tinted spectrum. But with the artistic input of trusted wedding vendors, it turns out that bold color choices really do have the power to invoke some pretty awe-inspiring and timeless wedding swagger.
Hey, don’t just take our word for it – check out the weddings below and prepare to suffer some serious color-envy.
Okay, we’re gonna go ahead and tackle this one right off the top. Sure, black isn’t normally the go-to wedding color. But honestly – that’s what makes it so fabulous! It’s so unexpected. And you know what else it is? Sophisticated. Luxe. Timeless. With a team of professional wedding vendors up for the challenge why not take on a color scheme this bold?
Traditionally, we’re used to seeing soft shades of blues: baby powder blue, whispers of robin’s egg, soft and sweet and every bit of lovely. But there’s just something about cerulean – the almost-jewel tone that inspires a vibrant, bohemian vibe we can’t get enough of. This color is particularly beautiful paired with muted earth tones and lace.
Ah, yellow. The happiest of colors. So it’s truly a mystery to us why we don’t sees it used by brides more often. From flowers, to invitations, to wedding gowns, the trick to this shade is confidence and appropriate color pairings. Wedding vendors live for the opportunity to mix joyful shades with graceful ones – so if yellow is a shade you thought reserved only for the bravest of brides, then square those shoulders, lady and let the sunshine in!
So when it comes to weddings, certainly orange isn’t the first color to come to mind, and we get it. Orange is a color best handled with care. But when incorporated by design artists who appreciate the power of bold statements, this color can add a level of unexpected punch and posh not to be ignored.
This flawless green falls somewhere between earthy and luxurious. A seriously underutilized tone, the bride who embraces jade is embracing a special kind of classy. The color, not quite emerald, but too rich to be turquoise lends itself from almost any style wedding, from black tie, to casual garden party, to romantic ocean-side elopement.