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posted on 2nd Sep 2016

Red cupcake on a plate

Having a colour theme at your wedding will give unity to your decorations, outfits and accessories, while ensuring that your day has a unique aesthetic of its own. What’s more, a colour theme can make it easier to narrow down your options when it comes to bridesmaids dresses, flowers and flavours, which is invaluable when you have a million decisions to make in the run up to the big day!

So with Team GB recently bringing home the biggest ever Olympic medal haul, we thought we’d take inspiration from their hard work and dedication by using the team colours in a wedding design. If you’re thinking about giving Mo Farah, Tom Daley and Bradley Wiggins a nod on your big day, here are a few ideas for how to incorporate red, white or blue in your wedding décor.

Flowers

Whichever colour theme you choose for your wedding, you can make the most of bold tones and vibrant shades in your flower arrangements. Use white hydrangeas, red roses and blue violets or thistles to create the perfect Team GB bouquet. For an extra added touch of Britannia, you could go for a white, red and blue rose bouquet.

Continue the look into your centrepieces to complete your floral aesthetic.

Cake

If you don’t want to go OTT on the icing, a great way to incorporate your colour theme into your catering is to opt for a naked cake. As The Knot says, “Naked cakes are having a moment—so why not choose a crowd-pleasing flavor, like red velvet? The vibrant poppy hue and clean lines of vanilla frosting create a fun and modern stripe motif”. Finish your cake off with a few edible blue pansies to complete the look.

Stationery

From your invites to your menu cards, you can use red, white and blue to bring your wedding stationery to life. One of the most effective ways of doing this is using red and white (or blue and white stripes) as the background pattern and then use the third colour for the text.

Balloons in the shape of hearts

Bunting and balloons

When it comes to decorative accessories like bunting and balloons, you can go as bold and as bright as you like. Create striking patterns for your bunting out of red and white or blue and white striped paper and invest in hundreds of red, white and blue balloons to give your wedding venue the full Team GB treatment.

Drinks

Though you may not automatically think of drinks when it comes to planning your colour scheme, they can bring a quirky and stylish touch to your wedding décor. Ask our bar staff to whip you up a red concoction like strawberry daiquiri, Pimms and lemonade or vodka and cranberry. Top your drinks off with a white and blue striped straw to complete the colour scheme.

If you’re planning a dream wedding of your own and are looking for ideas, inspiration or an unbeatable venue, explore our site today.

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