We met at the paper garland station, during a Christmas Party hosted by Urbanic. There over snowflake paper and glue I started talking to Nicole, owner of Green Ribbon Parties, she is a amazing event planner with a eye for style and color. We traded business, cards, emails and then sharing a love for all things preppy we worked on some styled shoots together! The one thing I love about Nicoles sense of style is her use of bright colors in a way that doesnt feel loud or overbearing. When it came time to ask someone for advice on how to incorporate color into a wedding the first person I thought of was Nicole, here are her 5 tips for adding some color in all the right spots into your big day!
Color is a great way to not only bring some personality to your wedding, but also add some pop. Color not only allows you to show your creativity and style, but it can be a reflection of who you are as a couple.
There are several ways to incorporate color into your wedding -
This one is my favorite ways to add color because I am a big fan of flowers. I get so excited when a bride comes to me and wants flowers in every color! I usually see this at outdoor weddings because bunches of wildflowers look right at barn weddings. In addition to multi-colored flowers, tonal flowers are pretty as well. Just think of what your theme is – are you trying to do something romantic? Then blush tones are for you. Preppy? Pinks with green and navy accents. Fun? Yellow for sure. How about Trendy? Orange as an homage to the Pantone color of the year Tangerine Tango! There are so many beautiful options out there, just keep your colors consistent throughout the reception and you can’t go wrong.
2) Bridal Party
Obviously you can pick one color and have your whole bridal party in one dress. However, I love it when a bride chooses different shades of the one color in the same dress or takes it even further and selects different dresses. Lately, I have even been seeing bridal parties with complementary colors. Not everyone looks good in the same color, so this is also a nice way to allow your bridesmaids to have a say in what they are wearing. How far you are willing to take it really depends on what type of wedding you are having, but it is a creative way to add color and just think of how fun the photos will be!
I am a huge dessert fan and I LOVE a good dessert table. Lately, I have seen many people forgo a traditional wedding cake, in favor of a smaller cake with several types of dessert. This is where the color can come in! Not only can you use color in your mini desserts with colored icings, frostings and fruit toppings, but it can be used in your display pieces as well. You can rent or buy colorful cake plates, bowls and dishes to make your dessert table a standout at your reception. You should also incorporate flowers and a great linen here for a real wow!
4) Paper goods/Signage
Another way to make your wedding your own is to add all of those fantastic personal details, the ones you drool over when reading the blogs. Seating cards, table numbers, menus, favor tags – these are all the perfect places to add fun graphics and loads of color. Whether you do it yourself, you order from etsy or you hire a graphic designer – a color infusion will make the pieces pop.
If you are able to afford to rent linens, there are so many fun choices to be had. Most linen companies offer a wide range of colors and textures. And for the adventurous bride, there are plenty of awesome patterns to be had. Even if you you don’t want to go nuts, you can always add a runner, overlay or add a special linen for your dessert table or seating card table. If you can’t rent linens, you can use house linens and inject some color through the use of napkins made with fabric from your local store. You can even design your own fabric online in your wedding colors and use it throughout – you can’t get more personal than that!
I hope you are inspired to use color in your wedding. It truly makes for spectacular photos and an unforgettable event!
Here are a few images of the fun projects Nicole and I have worked on together.
A fun colorful engagement celebration dinner.