Weddings are all about colour. Whether that comes in the form of the flowers, suits and ties, or bridesmaid dresses, there’s something about nuptials that instantly paints a vibrant image in your mind. This year favours a dark colour palette with choices like “deep plum, dark navy and even black taking centre stage”. Deep plum and dark navy can be easily incorporated into your wedding bouquet with the help of your florist. Doing something as simple as colour coordinating the ribbon on your bouquet can get your wedding looking like it is hot off the 2019 bridal catwalk. Remember, your wedding flowers actually say a lot about you.
ELLE DECOR hails navy as a “Timeless Color Scheme”, suggesting several ways you can incorporate the colour into your day. Whether you decide to go for navy, deep plum, dark green, deepest burgundy or even black, highlighting your colour of choice is surprisingly simple.
Start at the very beginning by using the colour scheme in your invitations. Make sure your florist knows exactly what your colour palette is and ask for some top tips on how to use it.
Whether you are letting your bridesmaids choose their own dresses or not, try to make them synchronise with your colour palette of choice, or even match it. If you are giving your bridesmaids free reign over their outfits, then make sure you stress to them what your wedding colours. This could save you a lot of tears later down the line if you have to explain to someone that they can’t have the dress that they’ve fallen in love with!
Cocktails and favours can both be made, or found, to suit any colour choice, no matter how daring you have decided to go! Table decorations are also easily customised to suit your theme. Think colourful napkins, tablecloths, glassware candles and flowers!
Your wedding table plan is another large block of potential colour that can be adapted to suit any theme. You can be as brave and innovative as you like with your table plan as making one from scratch is not as difficult as you might think. Not only can you highlight your wedding colour, you can also personalise it around your likes, or travels, or combined experiences.
If you are still needing some convincing that a dark colour palette is really for you, then consider breaking up the bold, deep tones with lighter colours like plush, cream or ivory or even combining your colour palette with metallics like bronze, which is another 2019 wedding trend.