While you may have your favorite colors already in mind, it’s a good idea to think twice before making them the foundation for every wedding detail. There are many factors to consider when choosing your palette—time of year and location being the most important. Outdoor weddings are most popular during warmer months. During spring, lighter hues are ideal. They reflect light and keep things cool. Colors such as sage, blush and rose are a perfect combination to create a soft, elegant vibe. If you’re planning a beach wedding in the spring, teal, peach and coral give a great ocean feel and are still soft enough for the season. For those looking to incorporate vibrant colors into their wedding, summer is your season. But be careful. Bold colors such as magenta should be paired with softer hues such as mint and cream to create balance. Bright ocean blue, sea foam green and light gray would be an ideal color combination for a summertime beach wedding. Once the colors are selected, decide how much should be incorporated. Colors aren’t considered accents if they’re all over the place. Consider including subtle hints in the stationery, linen, accessories and flowers. You don’t have to be an expert to find what colors work best. A little research can go a long way. Use colors that will create the perfect vibe, don’t just include them for the sake of adding a pop. You’ll regret it later. And, if all else fails, there’s always black and white.
By Sarah Carter • Photo by Christina Karst Photography