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Wistful Wedding Colors for Spring

What makes for wistful wedding colors to use this spring?

Wistful wedding colors. Wistful. Synonymous with yearning and longing. It's definitively an atmosphere fit for a romantic, so in love, wedding. Since we tend to connect colors with emotions, to create a romantic wedding filled with dramatic longing you'll want to start by picking wistful wedding colors. If you're planning on having one main color paired with white or other neutrals, you'll want to look for light, possibly muted colors. If you want a color combo, you'll want one color to have a dramatic impact that still fits nicely in the light and airy vibe. Pulling bold color inspiration from nature is always a good idea and natural elements done right can really amp up the wistful atmosphere you're working towards. Check out some of our favorite wistful wedding colors!

Wistful Wedding Colors You'll Love this Spring

Wistful Wedding Colors | Poppy and Blush

Poppy and Blush

These wistful wedding colors make for a powerfully romantic combination. The bold poppy color creates a bold statement next to the light and airy blush. Together you've a look that will be unforgettable. This color combo is especially excellent if you plan on using poppy's as part of your wedding bouquet. Wistful Wedding Colors | Dusk Blue

Dusk Blue

A lot of people think of this dusky blue of being perfect for winter weddings. However, it's a definite favorite for the spring. Particularly if you're interested in wistful wedding colors. This cool color paired with light and airy wedding flowers create a relaxed and romantic atmosphere.   Wistful Wedding Colors | Black with Wildflowers

Black with Wildflowers

Black for spring and summer?? YES. When you pair a clean black with wildflowers at your wedding, you create a moody romantic vibe that is to die for. So if you're looking for some drama with an air of pride and prejudice declarations of love, black paired with colorful wildflowers is perfect for you!
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Top 5 Summer Wedding Color Palettes

Bright Blue & Fuchsia

Bright blue and fuchsia are a hot color
combo this summer. It is one of those bold combos that you may worry about becoming tacky, but if you do it right, it can be amazing!! For example, including the soft gold as an accent at this wedding lends a sophistication that might not have been there if they tried to pull in another bright color.
Check out our article "How to go Bold without Falling into Tacky" for more tips to make you bold and bright wedding color dreams come true!

Marigold & Poppy Red

Not only do poppy's and marigolds make for great summer wedding flowers, but they are shining examples of a perfect wedding color combo! 2018 is all about using nature as inspiration! It's a great way to pull in warm, rich colors without having to go over the top.
You can definitely expect to see a lot of weddings this summer with similar vibes as this tablescape!
If this wedding style speaks to you, take a look at some of our own rich and warm gold candle holders to build your own poppy and marigold wedding!Wedding Accessories for a Poppy and Marigold Wedding

Navy & Sage

Faux Flower Sola Flower Bouquet Navy Sage and Dusty Slate Blue Bridal Bouquet One of the airier color combos we are loving this summer, navy and sage make for a wonderfully romantic wedding.

Evergreen and Gold

Gold and Green Wedding Table Lucille Photo Gold seems to be a shining star this year and is showing up everywhere. It may have something to do with it's easy elegance and warmth that can make any wedding feel formal and inviting at the same time. Pair it with greenery and you've got yourself a pretty magical wedding color palette!

Rainbow

 Rainbow Weddings of 2018 Rainbow doesn't have to mean Care Bears and an 8 year old's birthday party. In fact, in the wedding world it 100% shouldn't mean that. Instead it can be a warm, vibrant, and fun wedding style that takes your breath away. We've been seeing rainbow weddings popping up all over and we LOVE it! Colored glass and candlesticks are some of our favorite wedding accessories to help pull this look off!
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How to Go Bold Without Falling into Tacky

There has been a bit of a journey of color over the years in the wedding industry. It seems, though, that every season and every decade, there is a desire to leave behind soft hues and go for something BOLD. We've all seen weddings with bright and bold colors that take our breath away, but when someone says they are using a color like orange in their wedding palette, we can't help but hold are breath hoping it won't be awful. Bold colors can be really hard to pull off. turquoise, cobalt blue, fuchsia, orange...all gorgeous colors that done wrong, can make for a very tacky wedding. Below we will go over three simple tips on how to avoid the tacky wedding while embracing the bold!

Tip One: Pair the bold with something taming. 

If you want to use fuchsia as you main wedding color, we so GO FOR IT. A lot of people say that the bold color should only be the accent. Like wearing bright shoes with a neutral outfit. However, we think that the bold color can be center stage, you just need to frame it with something neutral and soft. Taupe, Grey, Greiges, are all colors that can pretty quickly create a feel of sophistication. Fuchsia and taupe wedding: Bold Wedding Color Combo So let your fuchsia be bold and beautiful with a neutral backdrop to tame it down a tad.

Tip Two: Let Nature Build Your Bold

Flowers are a perfect way to implement your bold colors and still look classy. This doesn't mean dying flowers the colors you want, but using flowers that naturally have your bold color of choice. Along with flowers, you can look at gemstones too! Nature is full of fun, vibrant colors. Use it to your advantage.

Tip Three: Look at the Little Details

Monochrome and color pop wedding inspiration with a Kate Spade twist | www.onefabday.com Remember to take advantage of all the ways color can come into play with your wedding accessories. Everything from your wedding invitations to your bouquet to your table numbers can really establish your color scheme, showing off your bold color choices.

The biggest thing you need to do as you work with your wedding planner, is to be sure to think about the big picture and color on purpose!

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5 Hot Wedding Colors for 2018

5 Hot Wedding Colors for 2018

Pick Your  Dream Wedding Colors

One of the first items on your to do list for wedding planning is picking your wedding colors. You can't buy anything, aside from maybe your white wedding dress, until you know the color scheme! You might discover the perfect wedding invite or flowers, but if the color's don't work for the whole wedding, it just won't work. Here are 5 of the hottest wedding colors for 2018!

Orange

Orange is one of 2018's Hottest Wedding Color Trends This is Why We’re Loving Orange for Wedding Colors This Season Hello ORANGE! Now, a lot of brides may be scared to use a color as bold as the color orange. However, when pulling the color statement from natural floral with lighter colors and neutrals as the back drop, you will be pleasantly surprised.  

A Dusty Teal Blue

Teal Velvet - Wedding Colors inspired by location! Anna Delores Photography  These velvet tablecloths show off exactly why a soft teal blue is hitting high notes this wedding season. Combined with a rose gold and you can't lose!

Honey

Organic Wedding Inspiration with a Foraged Floral Chandelier #modernbride #fineartwedding #organicweddinginspiration Airy, Organic Wedding Inspiration with Honey Hues Warm honey hues are perfect for just about any wedding in any season. It is especially nice when paired with a contrasting cool color like the baby blue shown above. It creates a very natural and earthy tone to your wedding even if you are not using natural materials!

Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet Rock N' Roll Wedding Inspiration #pantone2018 #edgyweddings #bohobridalfashion Shannon Rosan Violet has been in season in not just wedding, but fashion and home decor. So it is no surprise that it is one of 2018's hottest wedding colors. Vibrant, electric, and easily edgy!
Metallic Burgundy  metallic burgundy wedding cake with sugar flowers Sweet and Saucy You may be seeing a trend of earthy and jewel like tones in this list. That's because they are wildly popularity and clearly beautiful. This burgundy wedding cake even has a metallic sheen to it, making it even more spectacular. It's such a romantic color for your wedding day!
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Ruby Wedding Inspiration

Four Things to Consider for your Ruby Wedding

Ruby Wedding Idea Board

Center of Attention or Background?

Ruby, as a gemstone and as a wedding color, is most definitely the center of attention. This means that any other colors you have aside the Ruby should be chosen to enhance its beauty and meaning. Being bold should not mean you can't play it up.  For example, you may choose it to be a pop of color - steal drawing attention - like in the bouquet of our inspiration collage. Or, it can be dramatically center stage like in the sequin bridesmaid dresses. Ruby has a warmth to it that undercuts the hardness or loudness that can sometime accompany red.  This means you really can have Ruby sequin dress with it looking romantic and luxurious and not Vegas show girl.

Meaningful Connections

As a gemstone, Rubies are known to evoke passion and romance. According to crystalvaults.com "ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness" and were in fact once thought to be the perfect wedding stone.  Really, the only thing a young couple wants more than to live happily ever after is to live passionately ever after. Food for thought: Have you ever heard of the joke tradition to put a marble in a jar every time.. eh hem...in your first year of marriage and to take a marble out every time *cough* in the years after and even 50 years later you'll still not have emptied the jar? So, maybe using a Ruby as the center stone of your wedding and maybe even your wedding ring will prevent that from being you!

Wedding Themes Connected to Ruby

  • Royal
  • Love/ Sweethearts
  • Fantasy
  • Bohemian
  • Winery
  • Rustic
  • Harvest

Complementing Colors for your Ruby Wedding

  • Charcoal
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Cream
  • Blush
  • Emerald
  • Jewel Tones ( as in you use several different jewel tones as your color scheme)
Check Out our Emerald Wedding Inspiration Board Here.
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