There are SO many ways to do color in a wedding. Be it bright + bold or understated + moody, we love seeing color weaved throughout the day in surprising ways + through the lens of the couples’ personal flare. If you’re thinking about infusing color but aren’t sure where to start, today we have 5 ways to add some colorful brilliance without skimping on style. (No, you don’t have to have rainbow bridesmaids dresses—although perhaps you’ll consider rainbow smoke bombs?)
Amy Ly of Gather Design Company designed this greenhouse inspiration at Christianson’s Nursery—a perfect example of how to use color as a highlight. It helps to have a semi-neutral setting to bring in your favorite tones, and what better example than an earthy greenhouse backdrop?
The Ganeys were on hand to photograph all the details of the day! Have a look and let’s talk COLOR!
The invitation suite from Elmo Paper Stories set the stage, combining fine typography with negative space to make those blocks of color pop.
Tip #1: Choose a Colorful Shoe
Of course, our first tip is going to be about colorful shoes! And no, they don’t have be green. Or red, or orange, for that matter! Even a beautiful muted blush can make a huge impact—like the epic Aquazzura ‘Lotus Blossom Mule Sandal’!
Tip #2: Make the Bouquet Pop
Do colorful florals ever look more beautiful than they do against a white dress? We LOVE this tropical-colored bouquet of poppies, pansies and peonies, dreamt up by Gather Design Company!
Tip #3: Create a Vibrant Tablescape
Gone are the days when black, white, and grey were the only linen options. Look for yummy textures like velvet and washed linen in unexpected colors to make the tables really stand out! And if you’re not quite sold on that much color, focus on your head table as a dramatic centerpiece for the room.
This velvety turquoise tablecloth from BBJ Linens is a lovely canvas for the warmer color palette of the tablescape. Vases in pinks + oranges, a metallic pop with the flatware, and soft-pink plates round out the dreamy design.
Tip #4: Color in the Details
Ready to color outside the lines? Find cute little details where color can really shine—like these tassels on the menus!
Tip #5: Opt for a Vivid Cake
The perfect inspiration: this two-tiered, pink-coral beauty with handmade sugar flowers from Honey Crumb Cake Studio! Color us happy! :)
Such a beautiful day, right? Thank you to the creative team behind the day for sharing your lovely talents with us!
photography: The Ganeys // venue name: Christianson's Nursery, Mt. Vernon, Washington, USA // event design: Gather Design Company // florals: Gather Design Company // wedding dress: Liz Martinez 'Lucia' // wedding dress boutique: En Blanc // bride's shoes: Aquazzura 'Lotus Blossom Mule Sandal' // bride's ring: Greenlake Jewelry Works // hair stylist: Yessie Libby // makeup artist: Yessie Libby // groom's ring: Greenlake Jewelry Works // paper goods: Elmo Paper Stories // cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio // tabletop rentals: Anthropologie // linen rentals: BBJ Linens // models: Seattle Models Guild - Charlotte and Caleb Simms // ring boxes: The Mrs Box // film lab: Richard Photo Lab // styling mat: Simply Rooted Surfaces