Engagement season is coming to a close as the spring wedding season is upon us. You’re starting to plan your wedding, but you honestly have no idea where to start. If you were like me, you may have had your color palette picked out. (Maybe even long before you got that shiny little ring on your left finger!) Normal people may be a bit more indecisive.
Not to add even more pressure onto your wedding planning process, but the color scheme of your wedding really does set the overall mood of your big day. Your venue and your decorations are like the Kendra Scott earrings and designer handbag to the outfit that is your color palette – they pull it all together.
Pantone’s color of the year is always a huge driver for color palette’s in the wedding industry. Rose Quartz and Serenity took weddings by storm last year in 2016. (And, I don’t see blush leaving any time soon!) In 2015, when I was planning my own wedding, Marsala was everywhere. When you think about it, it is still everywhere. However, this year the color is one you may have not initially thought about for weddings.
I’m not going to lie, I had mixed feelings when the color was first announced. Green alone, I’m not a fan, unless it’s pastel or darker like emerald. But, the more I thought about it I quickly realized it’s actually everything I love most about some weddings. The florals! There’s something about how florals can tie everything together in design. Plus, greenery is such a big part of that! (Have I mentioned, it could also be budget friendly? Yes, please!)
It got me thinking about what other details besides floral could we tie in with greenery to make the perfect color palettes for this year’s weddings. (You know I’m a sucker for the details!) So how can you create your dream palette using Pantone’s color of 2017? That’s where I come in. You know what the best part is? Hint: It goes with everything.
Make it pop by pairing it with bold colors and patterns for the spring and summer.
There is a way to use bold colors and patterns for your wedding in a tasteful way. In fact, this tablescape designed by Heirloom Events and Decor and captured by Brittany Lee Photography is the definition of perfection. My first question when I saw this photo was, “Where can I get those chargers!” Plus, that old barn door used as the table is a perfect touch of rustic in this sweet design. Needless to say, I’m in love.
Not to mention, bright colors are super easy to carry into florals. It doesn’t take much more effort to brighten up the design of your space. Don’t you just love how they make the greenery pop?
This shoot published on Ruffled shot by Melissa Jill Photography is the definition of using greenery in the details to make a larger statement. Those green stained glasses and green plates just complete the table. They’re just enough of a neutral to pull it all together. See more of the feature on Ruffled, here.
Incorporate deep colors for the fall and winter.
I love fall and winter weddings so much. One big reason is the deepness of the color palettes that you’ll often see. It’s no secret that some of my favorite fall and winter color palettes contain some shade of burgundy. There’s just something about how rich the color is. It can instantly turn a design into something more emotional and moody. Needless to say, the richness in those deep colors also bring out the rich, deep color in the greenery you pair with it.
Keep it soft and neutral, and let it speak for itself.
Greenery paired with a neutral palette such as this one screams elegance without having to do much else. I mean, look how much the greenery pop against the white? With this palette, you could even decide to scale back on florals and focus on greenery to save a little of your budget. It’s simple, classic, and just plain beautiful. Not to mention, you could start with this basic palette and add any pop of color you wanted to take it to the next level. (Although, I personally am falling in love with these neutral palettes more and more!)
Tie it into the smaller details for a subtle look.
The Greenery Collection from Sparkle La Vie is the perfect example. A lot of brides opt into wearing dainty jewelry on their wedding day. Their dress is so stunning, that they couldn’t bear to have anything take away from it. They come in a variety of gorgeous shades to choose from, and I promise you’ll want to wear them all.
Calling all succulent lovers! I know you’ve seen the succulent wedding favors trend. What if you took it to the next level? Don’t let your boutonnieres be left simple and boring. Tie succulents into your groom’s boutonniere (even your bouquet!) for a perfect amount of detail in your wedding portraits. (P.S. Can we talk about this green bowtie for a second? Yes, please!)
You probably are going to have a signature cocktail served at your wedding. This is the perfect way to add in some greenery without even realizing it! Keep your guests refreshed and hitting the dance floor with greenery inspired cocktails. You want to know what would be more perfect? Tie the greenery into the paper straws they’re served with!
You can even bring greenery into your wedding suite! Even if you don’t put greenery all over the stationary itself, stand out from the crowd with a colored envelope. I have to admit, some of the most jaw-dropping beautiful calligraphy I’ve seen has been on a rich color envelope. Wow your guests when they get their mail and make it something they won’t just set aside and forget. I mean, how can you look away from that gorgeous gold lettering?
Your guests will never want to ‘leaf’ with these greenery leaf escort cards. (See what I did there?!)
Escort cards can be easily overlooked at a cocktail hour when they’re just sitting on a long table. So many times I’ve seen people just walk right past them on their way to get in line for a drink. (I guess they are there to party, right?) Adding a greenery touch to your escort cards is the simple, perfect way to make your guests stop and admire their name written on that pretty paper. It’s all about the details, darling!