Wedding season has arrived! As we enter into summer and the most popular months to tie the knot, it’s the ideal time to jot down some notes and take some inspiration for your own big day.
Whether you’ve got all your wedding ducks in a row or you’re still browsing engagement rings for the perfect fit, it’s never too soon to start thinking about your ideal theme. So, what are the most desired colour combinations for the big event in 2023?
Once a firm favourite of spring, pretty pastels are now all the rage, regardless of the season. Far from washed-out, colours such as soft blues, dusty pinks, calm yellows and lavender can create a unique and elegant feel for a perfectly relaxed summer wedding.
Choose a variety of pastel tones for splashes of colour or combine one shade with a darker tone such as baby pink and fuchsia. Incorporate into your bridal bouquet by opting for a flower with different shades such as peonies.
Alternatively, select one main pastel colour and contrast with vibrant decorations such as balloons, chair covers and centrepieces.
Whites and creams
Once firmly avoided so as not to clash with the bride, whites and creams are no longer vetoed. If you’re wanting a classy and sophisticated yet modern style, look no further than these fresh neutrals.
Add some sparkle to your white theme with carefully chosen lighting and select contrasting textures to give plenty of depth. For a simple, rustic outdoor theme, pair with plenty of fresh, green foliage for a secret garden feel.
Bolder colours are becoming more and more popular for bridesmaids to wear, whatever the time of year. Forest greens, vibrant blues and plum reds are all guaranteed to make an impression.
If these shades feel too heavy for a summer wedding, you could try pairing with floral designs or mixing with a combination of textures to soften the look.
Maximise the glamour with a glistening gold colour theme and be as dazzling as you dare with metallics incorporated into chandeliers, dinnerware, cake stands and table decorations. And, for ultimate luxury, choose shimmering gold bridesmaid dresses.
A long-time favourite for the winter bride, purple is back with a new summer vibe. Choose softer tones for a less moody and dramatic feel and pair with a range of similar tones from the purple palette. The beauty of this colour is that you can make your theme as simple, elegant or as bold as you want.
Wherever you choose to have your religious or civil ceremony, the variety of colour options and trends in 2023 makes it easy to get creative and really personalise the theme of your big day.