With summer almost upon us, the world somehow feels lighter and with it go the colour palettes. Turning from deep purple and blissful burgundy to light, fresh, airy pastels. We adore the pretty tones, but how do you go about weaving them into your wedding?
Now we’re not suggesting you go painting the rainbow around your wedding day, but it’s quite fun to use a mixture of colours if you go for a pastel palette. As the colours are so light, they won’t look garish together and can really compliment your gorgeous day. So here’s a run down of our favourite pastel palettes and how to use them for maximum prettiness!
Pastel flowers are gorgeous. And summer flowers are the perfect choice for a mixed up pastel bouquet. Sweet peas are an absolute favourite of mine. And the scent with waft on the air as you cruise down the aisle – blissful! Then you’ve got blush roses, perfumed freesia and hydrangea to add to the mix.
Creating tables and dressing the space to fit the pastel theme is just delightful. Watercolours for printed material – menus, place names – and playing with cute accessories like faded vintage teacups and antique lace makes a gorgeous display. Pastels may give a washed out feeling, so make sure you’re going for luxury vintage, rather than shabby and worn! Coloured table linen and even cutlery make a fun addition, and dress your chairs with fluttering fabric or ribbons – perfect for creating movement, especially at an outdoor wedding.
We know that there’s always plenty of food at a wedding! And pastel colours work so well with suger-sweet temptations. A pretty ombre wedding cake fading into white, or a dessert table that’s laden with gorgeous cupcakes gives your sweet treats a wow factor. And who can resist a tiered selection of pastel macarons? Alternatively, go for white and just decorate with pastels so as not to overload with colour!
Now we need to be careful with adding colours to the centrepiece itself – the bridal gown. Straying too far from classic white may make you blend in, when you really want to shine! But a few pastel accents or details can be such an elegant addition to your dress. If you want to stick with white, though, dress up your girls in those pastel shades for a muted, beautiful rainbow.
If you’re feeling inspired, take a peek at more of our colour palette blogs here.