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Picking Your Palette

Colour is critical for setting the scene of your wedding and how you use it can really make or break your big day on the style front.


We’ve seen so many brides who get it wrong and then there are the others who put together pretty palettes that just work perfectly.

Here are our do’s and don’ts for picking your palette:

Think Of Your Palette As A Guideline

For the love of all things bridal, don’t put yourself or the people around you through hours of torture trying to find the perfect flower or table runner because it definitely won't match that particular shade of cream you've chose 3 months ago. Think of your palette as a guideline and the colours you like as variables. For example, if you want cream and white in your palette, choose a range of shades for a more effortless, natural effect.

Don't Follow Trends

You know those bridesmaids dresses and puffy sleeves from the 80s? This is sort of what we mean. If you don’t particularly like Ultra Violet - Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018 - don’t use it! Trends come and go, as evidence in your parent’s wedding photos will prove, so pick colours that speak to you personally and won’t date in 10 years time.

Colours From Nature

We find that with most things that are timeless in fashion are inspired by nature. So, why would a wedding palette be any different? Sticking to a palette with natural hues helps to create a more romantic, natural atmosphere. It’s also going to be much easier to incorporate the right colour flowers and décor.

With that said, there are some classic colours that look good throughout the year! So, brides, choose those colours wisely!

The Rule Of Three

If choosing a colour palette totally overwhelms you, try and stick to just 3 colours. If you don’t want too much colour at all, chose neutrals such as whites, beiges and greys and maybe add a pop of metallic to keep it fresh and modern.

Shades Of White

When in doubt, choose white - we promise it will be anything but boring! Whites are timeless and elegant and adding hints of colour like light pinks and creams can make a venue look very pretty and classier than it might have been to begin with.

Remember The Venue

Take into consideration the colour of the carpets, curtains and linens you are going to get at the venue. For instance, if your venue has deep, red curtains, it’s going to be very difficult to create a whimsical, white setting in the space you have. Opt for colour that complements the venue or better yet, opt for a venue that complements the colours you like.

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