Putting together a wedding theme is no easy task; in fact, picking out the perfect colour for various elements of the wedding is an important factor. The look and styling of the wedding invitations and stationery, bridesmaids’ dresses, florals, and more is inspired by the colour you choose for your wedding. You can choose one focal colour, two complementing or contrasting wedding colours, or more!
If you love the idea of the wedding being themed after colour and it’s meanings or love incorporating symbolism into your life, then you may find this blog post interesting. This week, we look at wedding colours by meaning. Let’s look at the favoured wedding colours and their meanings, and our wedding inspiration boards that we have put together to complement them!
White signifies innocence, purity, and cleanliness. It also symbolises new beginnings and is one of the most traditionally favoured colours to use for your wedding theme. An all white wedding looks like a dream, especially when done up with a selection of flowers accompanied by sheer drapery.
Many of us associated yellow with cheer, and it’s true, because it does symbolise happiness along with energy and wisdom! Lighter shades are preferred and recommended when choosing this colour for weddings as it also reflects freshness!
If you are brimming with creativity or love spice, orange is for you! It’s said to symbolise vitality and strength. It’s a beautiful colour when paired against white, and a favourite for autumn. You can easily incorporate fruits and flowers into the wedding them such as with wedding centrepieces, bouquets and even feature them in your wedding invitations and stationery.
A bolder hue and one that symbolises strength, vitality, and health, it also represents power and passion. As a wedding colour, red is favoured greatly as you can put to use beautiful red roses. It is perfect for a nighttime wedding reception with a modern look, which would lovely against candlelight!
There are so many shades of pink, and we love them all! This colour symbolises love and beauty, and is a perfect choice for a wedding, especially in lighter pastel shades.
You cannot go wrong with the colour of royalty. Using purple in your wedding adds a regal touch, with a touch of whimsy and creativity.
Blue symbolises peace, tranquillity, and compassion. Qualities that one looks in a life partner! Why not celebrate it in your wedding in various shades of blue, choosing between light, aqua, and dark! Blue is often a favourite for beach weddings and could be the perfect “something blue” for your wedding day! We love the idea of using accessories to accent the colour!
If you want your wedding to symbolise harmony and hope, then green is perfect! Olive or emerald is extremely popular choices of colour for your wedding theme! It is perfect for this year’s trend, with foliage and flora being ever so popular. We love the idea of incorporating succulents into everything!
Brown represents stability, and is a great choice of wedding colour for a rustic style. If you are hosting your wedding during autumn, you can add a harvest twist to it too! Incorporate wood finishes and accents to bring an earthiness to the look!
Choosing grey as your wedding colour shows sophistication, and rightly so, as it symbolises maturity. It’s a perfect choice for a modern wedding theme!
Black is a timeless classic and a very chic choice of wedding colour. Whilst beautiful, it may not be the best choice for the conventional bride! For brides who would love the idea, black bridesmaid dresses is the rave!
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