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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wedding Planning: Creating a Rainbow Theme Wedding

You are a happy, bright and fun loving couple so you've chosen a rainbow theme for your wedding day. What an exciting wedding theme. In this article I'm going to give you a few wedding planning ideas to incorporate this fun rainbow theme so that it is still elegant and stylish.

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The first thing you think of when hear the word rainbow is many colours, beautiful colours. How can you incorporate the seven colours of the rainbow into your wedding decor? Well firstly, let's remind ourselves of what the seven colours are. They are red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo (a blue/purple colour) and violet. I suggest that the first place to start is with your flowers. You can have centrepieces and flower arrangements have one or two of each of these colours in each arrangement. You can do the same with the bouquets.

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Choose two of these colours for your table cloths or overlays then lay each table alternately with the colour table cloths, for example, one table will have yellow and the next orange, the next one yellow then orange, and so forth. Do the same with the chair tiebacks. You could three of the colours for your draping, say yellow, blue and violet.

Your wedding planner can help you with these ideas and also with the wedding stationery. You can ask your wedding planner to create wedding invitations that incorporate all the colours in an elegance way. Perhaps choose a red and yellow invitation and add small details with each colour, such as a violet ribbon, orange paper and green leaf inside and a blue and indigo décor item. Then do the same with your menus, name cards and seating plan. Be sure to use the colours in the same way for each item of wedding stationery as you don't want the colours to run away with you.

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Decorate a white wedding cake with each of the colour flowers that you have chosen for your flower arrangements. At the top of the cake have your baker create a bride and groom standing under a rainbow. This way it will tie into your theme perfectly. Why not have also have your bridesmaids wear different colour dresses too, one red, one yellow, one blue, one green and one purple.

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Then have some fun with the wedding souvenir ideas. You could have rainbow decorated gift boxes with colourful sweets, such as jelly beans, inside. Or use the different colour tissue paper to wrap up little souvenirs and tie each one with a different colour ribbon. Maybe have different colour Christmas baubles printed with your names.

As you can see, you can do so much with a rainbow theme and it can look elegant and fun at the same time. I hope that you can picture it.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lovely Gray Wedding Color Palettes

Gray has become a surprisingly popular color for weddings in the last couple of seasons, and this trend is forecast to continue weddings. It might seem strange that such a subdued color could be the basis of a festive celebration, yet gray conveys such a chic sophistication that it really does work. There are many colors which can be paired with gray, some intuitive and some more offbeat; these are some of the most lovely gray wedding color palettes.

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If you want to make gray feel more romantic, pair it with pink. The soft femininity of pink smooths away the somber connotations of the gray, and becomes something very romantic and elegant. Gray makes a lovely neutral in combination with rose, especially for a daytime wedding. The groom and his groomsmen can wear gray suits instead of dark ones, which is great for morning or afternoon. The bridesmaids will look lovely in either pink or gray dresses. If you opt for gray, choose a soft fabric like chiffon to make it feel more romantic. Charcoal pearl bridesmaid jewelry would be lovely with either color dress, and of course the bouquets will be pink flowers with a gray ribbon.

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For a wedding color palette with a modern and offbeat flavor, consider orange and gray. Both hues have been surprise favorites recently, and they look great in combination. The vividness of the orange adds a lively touch, while the calmness of gray keeps the look grounded. The color combination will look fantastic for letterpress invitations, with the lettering in charcoal and a decorative motif in orange. A white wedding cake with a two-tone laser cut fondant scroll design would be ultra stylish. And for the centerpieces, choose orange flowers accented with grayish toned elements such as lamb's ear leaves. The entire effect will be unexpectedly lovely.

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Vintage inspiration is always popular, and gray can be used to great effect in this manner. Pair it with shades of plum and mauve for a Victorian inspired wedding. Host the reception in an historic mansion or on the lawn of an estate. Two-tone bridesmaid dresses in a combination of plum and mauve will be beautiful with gray crystal bridesmaid jewelry (choose a design with a vintage flair, such as chandelier earrings). The bride can wear a soft ivory gown in chiffon or lace and carry a pretty bouquet of blossoms in shades of plum and mauve; bring in the gray in the form of trailing ribbons hanging from the bridal bouquet. This would be the ideal occasion to dress the men in the traditional gray formal attire called morning suits, complete with four-in-hand ties.

Gray also works beautifully with vivid colors like cherry red or lemon yellow. The combination is fantastic for creating a wedding with a dash of retro style. Picture a cake with whimsical red, charcoal, and light gray polka dots in different sizes, topped with a fun vintage bride and groom. Or how about a spring wedding with bright yellow flowers tempered with gray dupioni tablecloths stitched with a diamond pattern? Light gray chiffon bridesmaid dresses with pretty draping on the bodice would be beautiful for a yellow and gray wedding color palette (especially because yellow is so hard to wear). The subtle background color will help the brightly colored accents to pop, which looks incredible. As it turns out, gray is a very versatile color around which to design a wedding - no wonder it has become so popular!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Want to Wear a Blue Wedding Dress at Your Wedding?

Want to Wear a Blue Wedding Dress at Your Wedding


Blue can be calming, vibrant, bold, or warm and it has a special place at weddings. "Something blue" has been a part of weddings for centuries. Ancient Romans wore blue as a symbol of love and fidelity and before the late 19th century, it was actually popular for a bride to wear a blue gown. If it was good enough for the Romans, it can certainly be good enough for you!

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Want to Wear a Blue Wedding Dress at Your Wedding
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There are so many shades of blue that you have for your dress or incorporated into the design of your dress depending on the season you will be married in or the tone you are trying to set. For a winter wedding, midnight blue embroidery would be stunning or for a summer wedding, you could have a turquoise or aquamarine in your dress.

Want to Wear a Blue Wedding Dress at Your Wedding
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Want to Wear a Blue Wedding Dress at Your Wedding
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Blue is such a common color for a bridal party because it is so versatile. Cobalt in the early fall, navy in the winter, periwinkle in the spring, and sky blue in the summer are just a few of the seasonal variations of this color. You can have one of these colors for your bridal party and then accent your own dress with the hue through embroidery, rhinestones, or sequins. Add some sapphire colored stones to your headpiece and on your veil to tie it all together. For a hint of blue, have your seamstress add soft blue chiffon to a ruffled train or a little blue tulle poking out of the bottom of the dress. Much like any part of a wedding, you can be blue under the radar or over the top. If you are going to be married in the winter, consider having a blue wedding jacket made to wear over your dress. This will allow you to take stunning pictures in the snow and then reveal a modern dress to your guests at the reception.

No one should question this color choice for your wedding gown, as the saying goes, "Marry in blue, lover be true."



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Yellow Wedding Details

Yellow is one of the most cheerful colors to use for a wedding. Whether it is your primary color or simply an accent, touches of yellow are a wonderful way to dress up your ceremony and reception. Use these lovely yellow wedding details as inspiration to get you started.

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The flowers are the perfect place to begin gathering yellow wedding details. Spring flowers, in particular, are so pretty in soft shades of yellow. For a pure yellow bouquet, romantic flowers like ruffly sweetpeas, French tulips, or big garden roses are simply gorgeous. They can easily work for many different styles of weddings, including a simple garden wedding or a more formal indoor affair. Use the ribbon and other bouquet wraps to help set the tone for your yellow bouquet and to tie it in with the rest of your wedding style. A light green gingham check ribbon, for instance, would be casual and country tied around a bunch of yellow sweetpeas, whereas the same bouquet adorned with a wide ivory satin ribbon would feel much dressier.

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Yellow flowers also work beautifully as an accent with other colors. A great look for an informal summer wedding would be centerpieces which feature yellow gerbera daisies mixed with the same flower in hot pink and orange. For a romantic vintage look, try combining a few pale yellow flowers with shades of lavender and deep purple. Or go for a very fun effect by using a mixture of yellow and green flowers set over a clear vase filled with fresh lemons and limes. It will be a fresh and unexpected detail.

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You may also wish to bring hints of yellow into the wedding attire. Pale yellow can be a soft and feminine color for bridesmaid dresses, but be wary of bright yellow which can be very hard to wear. If a solid yellow dress is a bit much, look for bridesmaid dresses with patterns which incorporate touches of yellow. An especially beautiful idea for a summer wedding would be white eyelet strapless dresses with yellow embroidery. Sets of pearl bridesmaid jewelry would provide the perfect finishing touch. The white pearls in the bridesmaid jewelry sets will look fresh and bright against the yellow accents.

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The wedding cake is a wonderful place to add a bit of yellow. The classic style of pale yellow frosting roses on a creamy buttercream cake is pure elegance. A yellow basketweave design topped with fresh flowers is another lovely showpiece for the reception. Keep in mind that yellow can also be sophisticated. One only has to see a white fondant cake with square tiers decorated with exotic yellow orchids to know just how chic yellow can be.

From bright to subtle, romantic to exotic, there are a number of ways to enhance your wedding with creamy yellow accents. The details will add a lively cheer everywhere you choose to use them, be it the centerpieces, table linens, invitations, or attire. The happy feeling of yellow is perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Using Pastels in a Wedding Theme

Not everyone wants to make a big and bold statement at their wedding, which is why a pastel colour theme may be ideal for some couples. Pastels cover a wide range of shades and hues and can complement a wide variety of other themes and styles. Their versatility and subtlety means they can be easily combined to create unique wedding ideas without giving the appearance of being overly fussy or ornate. As pastel colours tend to evoke light and delicacy they are best suited to spring and summer weddings where autumn and winter tend to use bolder signature colours, but pastels are also so adaptable that you can even combine them with bolder colours as complementary tones, and they also work very well with a gold or silver wedding theme.

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The trick with using pastels well in your wedding theme is to use them to complement the theme rather than dominate it. If you want a classic or traditionally elegant feel then dusky pink or lilac looks classy when combined with ivory and lace, while baby pinks and baby blues work better for a more youthful and up-to-date look. You can even have a tea-party wedding which works brilliantly with pastels if you team up the colours on crockery and iced buns and cupcakes. For a very fresh and modern feel go for yellow and green, and you can match those colours up with the food you serve for a lovely citrus wedding theme. For an autumnal wedding pick shades of peach and orange which work well with brown, red and gold wedding themes..

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Your wedding flowers are one of the best ways to show off your colour scheme, and pastels are very common in the natural world so you shouldn't have a problem putting your pastel scheme into practice with your bridal bouquet and other flowers. One very effective technique is to add a little bit of colour to white arrangements by adding a scatter of subtle pastels which gives real depth to the visual presentation of your flowers.

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Don't forget to keep the colour scheme consistent across your bridesmaids' flowers, in the button holes and corsages for the rest of the wedding party, in the decorations for the ceremony and reception and in the wedding favours for your guests to take home with them. Extend the theme into your bridesmaid dresses as well as your groomsmen and other attendants' outfits. As dark colours are traditional for grooms you can add pastel accents with neckties or flowers on pockets, or you could ignore tradition and send out heavily themed invitations asking guests to dress to match your theme.

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You can also incorporate pastels into your reception table centrepieces and wedding cake decorations. Keep an eye out for colour candles and vases for tables. You can use cake stands as centrepieces which work well when decorated with silk flowers, beads, pastel sweets or wrapped chocolates and other party favours for your guests to take home with them. For a healthier option that matches the colour scheme you can use fruit as an edible decoration too! Keep the linen in line as well with pastel table runners, tea lights, napkins, placeholders and wedding balloons.

Have your wedding cake decorations follow the colour scheme too - you can always have coloured icing or flowers and ribbons to match as well. For a nice treat for younger guests (or just the young at heart) you can serve cupcakes or sticky buns with pastel icing instead of (or along with!) your more traditional tiered wedding cake.

Remember pastels can be adapted to match up with more or less any wedding theme as well as forming the basis for one if you are looking for ideas. Have a browse around online and look at some pictures to inspire you, and then get creative with your beautiful pastel wedding!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Pink and Purple Wedding Color Palette

Pink and purple are two of the most beloved colors for weddings, and together they are twice as nice! A romantic color scheme with a nice balance of pale and deep shades, you can really do a lot with this color duo. These are some lovely ideas on how to use a pink and purple wedding color palette to create a very special wedding.

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 There are lots of pinks and lots of purples, and it is gorgeous to use a few shades of each in your wedding, particularly for the flowers. Pink and purple do not have a lot of contrast inherently, so the range of depth and tone will help to keep things visually rich and interesting. It works especially well if you select flowers which have a subtle variation of tone within each blossom, such as purple anemones with deeper centers, certain garden roses, and ranunculus. Sweet peas are a wonderful addition to pink and purple bouquets or centerpieces, as they come in lovely shades of both colors. Repeating some flower varieties in different hues will help to give your floral arrangements a cohesive look, even as you mix and match.

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When choosing bridesmaid dresses, it will be prettiest to use slightly subdued versions of the pink and purple shades, particularly the pink. A classic rose pink will blend better than a bright bubble gum hue. Allow your friends to select their favorite shade of blush, rose, amethyst, lavender, or mauve. The colors will flow beautifully, yet each woman will get to show off her sense of individuality. Crystal bridesmaid jewelry in opalescent tones would be a gorgeous complement to all of the dresses. The opalescent crystal bridesmaid jewelry is a little different that the classic clear crystal, yet it is a neutral which will coordinate beautifully with any variety of pink or purple.

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For the reception, choose one main color for the table linens, and use the other as an accent. You need not use both equally. A pale lavender would be so pretty for tablecloths and napkins. Bring in the pink in the form of light rose menu cards with dark purple writing. Then you can use the full expression of the color palette in the centerpieces, which will look spectacular against the more monochromatic linens. At a formal wedding, centerpieces could be large arrangement in a riot of pinks and purples set in either tall fluted silver vases or grand footed urns. For a more relaxed and modern style, place a couple of stems in an assortment of small clear vases running down the middle of the table. That would be a great choice for long family style reception tables.

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Naturally you will want your wedding cake to feature your two signature colors. There are some wonderful ideas for a pink and purple cake. The most simple would be to use a variety of pink and purple flowers on a white buttercream cake. The flowers could either be fresh or sugar, depending on your taste and budget. Brides who love very girly things will adore a pale pink cake decorated with lavender swags and bows. For a more formal reception, pair pale pink with amethyst and gold to create a grand five tier confection with an ornate brocade design.

A pink and purple wedding is the ultimate in feminine style and grace. The colors are widely available in flowers, attire, and decor, which will make planning a wedding in these hues very easy. Pink and purple are definitely a lovely color palette for a wedding.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Pink Wedding Theme - Prettiest in Pink!

One of the most popular color schemes for weddings is pink. This is with very good reason; there are so many different directions that you can take a pink theme. Read on for some tips about having the prettiest pink wedding.

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Pink can be many things. Pale pink conveys a delicate and classic effect. Bermuda pink can be preppy or the height of femininity. And for the bold bride, there is always hot pink! Combining a range of pinks is also wonderful. You can achieve other moods by mixing pink with another color. Pink with white is pure and sweet, pink and brown are chic and sophisticated, and pink and green are preppy and fun.

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A nice thing about a pink color palette for your wedding is that pink elements are so easy to come by. Almost any flower that you can dream of will be available in pink. Whether you love tulips, roses, lilies, hydrangea, snapdragons, or gerbera daisies, you will be able to find your favorite blossoms in a shade of pink (and often in several shades). That makes it very easy to design the floral displays of your dreams, whether your style is elegant orchids or impressive Stargazer lilies.

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Table linens are another part of your wedding décor that will look great in pink. The tables are a good place to think about mixing in a second color. So if you have pale pink linens, use white brocade napkins with silver vases for a formal wedding. Or you could choose to use rich espresso brown napkins over a brighter pink tablecloth for an evening wedding. The possibilities are literally endless.

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When planning a pink wedding, don't forget about lighting. Pink is a fabulously flattering color on anyone's skin. If you are having professional lighting, definitely ask them to use some soft pink lights in the dining area. For fun, you could use hot pink spotlights on the dance floor. A very simple way to cast a pink glow over your reception is with tea lights in pretty pink votive holders.

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No pink wedding would be complete without pink dresses for the bridesmaids. Just like lighting, this is a great choice, because pink is such a universally flattering color to wear. Delicate pink shantung dresses would be just right for a daytime wedding, and richer shades of pink in glowing satin are perfect for the evening. You can also choose a fabric with a design or pattern, such as a strapless cocktail dress with pink and blue stripes, or a stunning pink and white toile.

For your bridesmaid jewelry, you will find many terrific options in pink. Pale pink pearls are very romantic for your attendants. If you like more sparkle, check out Swarovski crystal bridesmaid jewelry, which comes in every imaginable shade of pink. You can also go with the classic look of a strand of pearls and dress it up with a pink bow instead of a regular clasp. Some brides also like the look of white pearls mixed with pink crystal accents.

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The bride herself can get into the act with pink details on her wedding gown. A pink taffeta sash would make a lovely addition to a simple white or ivory dress. Another idea is to wear a bridal gown with pink embroidery on the bodice. If you prefer the all-white look for your dress, you can pull in a hint of pink in your bridal jewelry.

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Pink is just a wonderful color to work into your wedding. There is no limit to the ways in which you can include it, and pink is always pretty. Pick your perfect shade of pink and design the prettiest pink wedding ever!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Regal Purple Weddings

Regal Purple Weddings


Purple has always been the color of royalty. What better way to create a regal atmosphere for your wedding than by using purple accents? It is a rich and powerful color that can add a lot to the look of your ceremony and reception.

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There are many beautiful shades of purple, ranging from the lilac and lavender of springtime, to the bright magenta of summer, to the rich and royal deep purple that brides love all year round. It is this very intense true purple that will feel the most opulent and royal for a wedding color scheme. You don't have to stick with one shade of purple, though; it can be gorgeous to layer in some lighter tones with the dark for a very lush design scheme.

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Regal Purple Weddings
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To really play up the regal feeling of purple, you can use it in combination with metallic gold accents. For example, picture a tablescape featuring rich purple dupioni linens with tall floral displays in various shades of light and dark purple. To really punch it up, layer in gold charger plates and white china with gold borders. This will create a very dramatic and royal looking wedding table, and the metallic gold will also help to keep the purple from being overwhelming.

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Speaking of flowers, the bride will certainly want to carry a bouquet of purple flowers, and there are many gorgeous ones from which to choose. Roses come in quite a few beautiful shades of purple, from a silvery lavender to a deep rich true purple. Lisyanthus is another flower that you can get in a wonderful purple color. Tulips can be found in a purple so deep that it is almost black, for a very sophisticated bouquet. Consider mixing in other shades of purple, like magenta orchids to add dimension to your bouquet.

Regal Purple Weddings
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Regal Purple Weddings
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Of course you can find many wonderful bridesmaid dresses in purple, but there is no reason to stop there. Even if she is wearing a traditional white gown, the bride can still put a little purple into her wedding day look as well. One of the prettiest ways to do this is with purple bridal jewelry sets. You can have sets of bridal jewelry created for the bride and her attendants that feature Swarovski crystals in the rich color of amethysts. The purple crystals look beautiful used in combination with clear crystals or white pearls.

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Regal Purple Weddings
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One of the most unique ways to use color in your wedding is with lighting. You don't necessarily want to turn the entire reception venue purple, but a few well placed accents would be terrific. Use a few purple spotlights to bathe the dance floor in a regal glow. Or really make an impression by having your new monogram (his & hers) projected onto a wall in a rich purple light.

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When you have chosen a great color like purple for your wedding design, you will soon find that it is easy to incorporate it into all of the little details that give a wedding its character. From the envelope lining of the invitations to the ribbons on the favors, you can add touches of purple throughout your entire event. The rich purple accents will tie your wedding together and give it that fabulous royal ambiance.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bring Beautiful Colors to Your Summer Wedding

Bring Beautiful Colors to Your Summer Wedding


As you prepare for your summer wedding, looking at the color palette enables you to choose the right hue for the day while achieving the concept. Whether you are choosing hues for your dress, flowers or decorations, you must make sure the colors unify together marvelously. Choose from bright to clean up to dark colors to make the ceremony simply memorable.

Warm Hues

Bring Beautiful Colors to Your Summer Wedding
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Choose from warm colors - yellow, orange and blue - of summer to make your wedding unique from others.
Blue is pleasing to the eyes and makes your guests think of the beach which relaxes them. Assure the color on your decorations and flowers is not overwhelming so it won't overshadow the bride.

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If you aim to make the accents stand out in the ceremony, then choose yellow. The brightness it brings to the venue is pleasant for the guests while not surpassing the beauty of the bride. This color is best for outdoor ceremony.

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Orange brings that "pop" to your dress as well as to the venue. Like yellow, it brightens the event especially if you are having a sunset beach or garden wedding.

Cool Hues

Bring Beautiful Colors to Your Summer Wedding
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Soft gray is an amazing contender as it works with any backdrop. It blends with the blue sky of an outdoor event or with other complementary hues. In any case, what colors don't blend in with gray?

Bring Beautiful Colors to Your Summer Wedding
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Bright blue brings modesty to your wedding day and very lovely on the dresses, flowers and other decorations. It works best for custom-made dresses which adds more sophisticated style.

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Green is surely one of the cooling hues you want for your summer wedding. Make sure to choose a beautiful shade to make the bride lovelier than ever. From favors to shoes up to the flowers, green is a warm and cool color at the same time.

Summer means deep blue sea and beautiful sunset, and one way to achieve this for your wedding is to choose sand color. It is soothing and warm all at once, and will absolutely beautify your wedding day.

If you still need help, seek the advice of a wedding planner as this person knows which colors go together beautifully. Also don't hesitate to ask your groom which colors he loves to have for the special day.

In choosing your summer colors, ensure they complement each other as well as to your personality. The colors should blend well with the hot weather to achieve an unforgettable summer wedding.