A blissful bold colour palette

Whilst we love a summer pastel palette, we also adore the strong pops of a summer sorbet palette. Tangy raspberry, sour lemon, sweet orange with hints of icy blue bring out the warmth of the summer sun and make a fabulous, rich palette.

We’ve chosen some of our favourite summer sorbet looks for a rainbow of wedding inspiration.

Florals

Mixing brilliant, strong colours with lush greenery makes a beautiful display. Summer outdoor weddings call for gorgeous floral arches and decadent tablescapes. Make your background colour white, and the colours will stand strong.

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Rich colours work so nicely against lush greenery – perfect for a garden wedding. Image: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

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Create a fabulous effect with Edison bulbs for a lazy summer evening celebration. Image: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

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Play with pops of pink against dark bases. Image: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

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…or why not go light?! Brights stand out perfectly against white. Image: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

Décor

You can really have fun with a sorbet palette. Be creative with bright lollipops and sugar sweet drinks. Maybe a cocktail station or just some coloured glassware. And why not substitute a floral wall for a pretty paper wreath wall instead?! At least the flowers won’t droop in the sun!

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Cute! Vintage and boho styles work really well with the summer sorbet palette. Image: Lorraine Claire Photography

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Keep the theme going with fun coloured glassware. Image: Meggie Francisco via weddingchicks

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Gorgeous ‘not floral’ wall! Perfect for a few selfies. Image: RocknRoll Bride

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Hanging decoration from the ceiling is a great way to keep your theme going when the tables and centrepieces are gone. Image: Jessica Reeve Photography

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Cute table idea!

Stationery

This is the place you introduce your guests to your chosen palette – so make it a good first impression! Keep the base white and add your colour in unstructured brush strokes or a splash of florals. So pretty, without being overwhelming.

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Relaxed brushed stationery is a fab way of introducing your palette. Image: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

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Splash some colour onto a plain background. Using textured card adds a really luxurious feel. Image: Brooklyn Bride

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Use the palette for the text – let your words shine through. Image: Jodi Hanagan Photography

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More traditional, structured stationery can still keep the theme – use illustrations of the flowers that will run through your day. Image: Papertie Affair

Cake

There are so many options for your sorbet palette cake design. Go pure white and decorate with real flowers, or choose a coloured cake and really wow your guests. Alternatively, naked cakes are still on trend (and delicious) – decorate with your palette – raspberry, lemon, orange…

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Such a vivid display. A smooth, white cake makes a real feature of the florals. Image: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

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Keep the theme with a rustic naked cake – add fruit for a real sorbet feel! Image: Maddocks Farm Organic

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If you don’t want to use real flowers, sugar flowers can be just as pretty! Image: Jodi Hanagan Photography

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Go for it and colour the cake too! Mix in your florals for a true show stopper. Image: Meggie Francisco via weddingchicks

The bouquet

Splash some colour onto your wedding dress! Well, maybe not literally… If you’ve chosen a white or ivory dress, a zing of colour will be a beautiful addition as you walk down the aisle. Whether a garden, chapel or castle, a bright bouquet is such a happy creation!

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Wildflowers, daisies and more traditional flowers will give you a lovely mixed bouquet – and a touch of blue cools the sorbet palette right down! Image: Jodi Hanagan Photography

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Add ribbons to accent your palette – this would look lovely draped down a white dress. Image: Chanelle Segerius-Bruce

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A gorgeous unstructured bouquet lends itself well to sorbet colours

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A cute hand tied bunch gives opportunity for larger blooms, like sunflowers. Image: Lorraine Claire Photography

The dress

As beautiful as bright ballgowns are, most brides settle for a traditional white colour for their dress. But if you’re feeling brave, or are just VERY committed to your palette, why not add a feature back to your dress, accessorise with shoes, or use your bridesmaids to carry your colour through?!

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Show your colours with a splash on the back. Image: Copious Fashions on etsy

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Match your bridesmaids’ shoes and earrings with the palette for a cute and kitsch touch. Image: The Lucky Elephant

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Hide your little touch of colour under your hemline for a flash of interest when you walk.

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Give your bridesmaids a true summer sorbet palette and go for a fresh, bold maxi dress. Perfect for a garden wedding and complimenting the summer sober palette perfectly.

Summer sorbet is such a gorgeously bright choice for a colour palette. We adore the rich hues and added sunshine (that might be needed for a summer wedding in the UK!). If you’re looking for more colour inspiration, head over to our palettes page.

One thought on “Summer sorbet

  1. Amazing inspiration for a summer colour palette!

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