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Autumn Wedding Colours

 

There’s something very special about autumn weddings. The colour of the foliage as it turns, the position of the sun in the sky, the light as it sets, pink clouds and twilight skies. All perfect for magic and romance.

Plus in terms of the weather, generally speaking it’s going to be crisp, rather than really cold and wet.

If you want to make the most of that special autumnal feeling, then there’s a very specific sort of colour palette you should think about tapping into for your wedding day decor.

From golds, to browns, to yellows, to accents of wood and event deep purples, it’s all about rich seasonal shades.

With all of that in mind, here’s some visual inspiration for you to get the ideas flowing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

Flowers

When it comes to the bride’s bouquet, think about incorporating some pops of auburn and orange along with crisp whites and green foliage. A more rustic approach with ferns and bushy arrangements looks super too. But if you prefer something more tidy, then go for orange roses.  

 

Table

You can really have lots of fun with the table décor and centrepieces. Think of wooden accents and lanterns filled with lots of candles. Go for hanging tea lights from tall branches or mini trees with autumnal leaves. Speaking of leaves, these look great dotted around the table with some green moss too. Seasonal autumnal fruits and veg, such as plums or of course pumpkins and squash make for stand out centrepieces too.

 

 

Room

Try and think of bringing the autumnal forest into your reception and you’ve got it. Leaves, leaves and more leaves will look super along with wooden accents, or small logs, lanterns and pumpkins displayed around the room. You could even think of sourcing an autumnal style flower wall which would look stunning for the photos or could work as a top table backdrop.

Outdoors

Make the most of the outdoor space you have at your disposal. Look for trees that are turning in colour, climbers that have intense red leaves, bare trees and leaves on the ground. Get creative with your photographer in terms of throwing leaves or using nature to enhance the pictures.

 

Magenta and Lemon

Picking a colour or theme for your wedding day can be daunting at the start. You’ve got to work out something that will appeal to both parties and also something you can carry through from your ceremony to reception. Indeed you can even start with your save the dates and invitations.

Often, couples decide to go with classic colour combinations because they are reliable and they will look stunning no matter what the venue or season. And there is a lot to be said for sticking with something universally chic.

That said, if you’re willing to have a little fun and dip your toe into the colour wheel a little more, then consider a vivid combination like magenta and yellow.

Not for the faint of heart, this super vibrant colour palette is ideal for those who adore vivid colours and while it’s ideal for high summer, it’s also a combination you can call on to inject some brightness into a autumn or winter wedding too.

With all of that in mind, here’s some visual inspiration for you to get the ideas flowing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

Bouquet

With most brides going for a white or ivory dress, the contrast of a brightly coloured bouquet will look simply stunning. You don’t have to go with exclusively magenta and yellow blooms. Consider popping in some greenery and shades of both colours.

 

On the table

Play around with different colour table cloths. Go for the full on bright of a magenta table cloth and accent it with yellow, or try something like a yellow and white chevron table runner and magenta napkins. Got for vivid and bold floral centrepieces and inject some citrus colour with lemons interspersed. Play around with shades of pink and yellow to so you have a spectrum of colours on display

 

Around the room

The mantra of this colour scheme is go bold or go home, so don’t be afraid to embrace it. Think of having some giant balloons, pom poms suspended on string. Have some backdrops made of ribbon or hang up some magenta and lemon Chinese lanterns. One of the most dramatic things you can do is get some draping in the shades of magenta and yellow as this will really give the venue an atmospheric feel. Accent with cushions, throws and soft furnishings to complete the look.

Cake

Finally don’t forget the cake. Again you can just go for pops of colour here on your cake, such as a white or naked cake with magenta and lemon style flowers or details. Or go full on with Ombré buttercream going from magenta to yellow or vice versa. Or why not have a sweet table set up in the colours of magenta and yellow of guests to help themselves.

 

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Colourful Wedding Candles

Candles and weddings are a match made in matrimonial heaven. Candles add instant romance, atmosphere and beauty to any wedding ceremony and reception.

Generally speaking, plain white candles are a tried and tested, universally classic wedding trend because they go with everything and no matter what trend or colour scheme you pick, white candles will match. But just because something is traditional, that doesn’t mean you have to stick with it.

Instead, why not have fun with candles and use them to inject colour into your décor and centrepieces? From reinventing the classic candelabra, to playing around with metallics, there’s plenty to think about when it comes to candles.

Here’s some visual inspiration for you, to get the ideas flowing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

Revamp The Candelabra

A classic candelabra is simply stunning. There’s no other way to put it and it’s not surprising that candelabras are still a main feature in so many weddings these days. But that said, when you take a classic and give it a twist, the results can be really eye-catching. And this is so true for using colourful candles in candelabras and candlesticks. From bright pops of colour, to subtle hues of ice cream dream pastels, it’s a look to consider using on your tables.

 

Metallics

Metallics are still a big trend in terms of wedding décor at the moment. From rose gold, to silvers, golds and coppers, there’s so much potential to consider. Plus why not mix and match with different metals in the candlesticks or candelabras and indeed slot in bold coloured candles, to give it a really on trend feel.

 

Colourful Bases

If you just cannot bare to swap white candles for colourful ones, but still like the idea of experimenting with a bit of colour, why not go for some colourful bases and white candles instead? That way you’re getting the best of both worlds, a sort of traditional meets modern take on the classic look. Think up-cycled or re-painted candlesticks, but also think about bottles painted in chic metallics or your favourite rainbow of colours too.

 

Jars

Mason jars are now a staple in many weddings. Often we’re used to seeing them used as they are, in plain glass with white candles inside, but if you want to inject some colour, then why not think about giving them a bit of a makeover? Use an array of paints and embellishments on the outside to give the light a much more atmospheric and colourful feel when you do pop in your tea lights. Use them on tables, or as hanging lanterns for the perfect look once the sun goes down.

 

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Ultra Violet Pantone Colour of the Year

Ultra violet is the Pantone colour of the year for 2018 and it is truly stunning. Vivid, bright and eye-catching this is a colour you can really use to make your wedding pop. While it can be tempting to go all out, it does have the potential to overwhelm the look of your wedding, so when using it, use it carefully.

For example, think about using it for you bridesmaid dresses as a stunning counterpoint to your dress, but then don’t go for all out purple décor in your venue, instead add subtle pops here and there. Or use shades of ultra violet and purple instead of one big splash of colour.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

Flowers

Go for a few perfectly placed vivid ultra violet blooms interspersed with hits of blush and lots of greenery for a really on trend take that will look superb against the white or creams of the brides dress. Don’t forget things like Hydrangeas and of course Lavender. Be sure to match the buttonholes to the gent’s suits as say a light navy or blue might clash with the ultra violet. Experiment with succulents or even purple sprouting broccoli in your bouquets which look fantastic in purple shades with a hit of green.

 

 

Attire

Bridesmaids dresses in this vivid ultra violet shade provide a stunning contrast against the brides dress and will look incredible in the photos. If that seems a little OTT, then why not think about having the brides shoes in ultra violet for a pop of unexpected colour? Add a purple sash to your flower girls dresses. For the men, you could add some ultra violet ties, or even socks for another unexpected dash of colour.

 

Table and Room Décor

For a big hit of colour consider ultra violet table cloths. If that sounds a little too much then try napkins or glassware as a great focal point. Purple candles, florals and low level boxes filled with lavender or succulents will look stunning. Why not get DIY and paint some mason jars and fill with florals in shades of purple. Use purple coloured lighting in the room to set a stunning scene too and string purple pompoms or paper lanterns around the venue or over the dancefloor.

 

 

Food and Drink

Why not create some bespoke purple cocktails and lemonades for guests on arrival instead of traditional bubbles? Little touches like macaroons work so well in this colour palette too. When it comes to the main cake, the ever popular geode style cake trend was made for a hit of ultra violet! Think purple ombre buttercream finishes as well as tiers dressed with marbling and offset with vivid hits of full on purple.

 

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Superhero Wedding Theme

The marvel universe may dominate the box office these days, but superheroes have long been popular with kids and big kids alike! So if you’re a total comic book or superhero fanatic or indeed your kids are and you want to have a wedding theme that is truly entertaining, then this is the theme for you!

Visually stunning, think lots of vivid primary colours and huge scope for creativity, whether you want to channel your inner Marvel or DC hero for your big day. You can go all out and dress up as your favourite characters from the pages of your comic book heroes or add some simple nods in your cake, your table décor or indeed a few touches around the room.

Above all, this is a theme that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is all about lots and lots of fun.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day plans, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Attire

If you’re the sort of couple who want to go all out, then don’t be afraid to dress up as characters from your favourite superhero comics or films. It’s your day, so don’t eel you have to play to convention. If you want to have more subtle nods, then think about superhero cufflinks, garters, socks and buttonholes. Or why not have a little superhero colour or characters incorporated into the bouquets? Or you could dress you flower girl and/or Paige boy in superhero costumes?

 

Table Décor

Why not have your tables named after your favourite superheroes and use actual comic books for those table names? Or get creative with your place cards or escorts cards and give them a superhero makeover with some comic book pez dispensers or have some POW and BANG style cards with a space for the guests name. And of course your table plan is crying out for a superhero makeover too. For the table itself why not go for vivid primary colours for your floral centrepieces or stack comics in amongst your arrangement.

 

Around the Room

You’ve got to have some superhero style props and masks for a photobooth! Think of having capes, shields, fake weapons and masks and let your guests have fun! If you’re DIY lover, then why not make some streamers or pompoms out of actual comic books?

 

Cake

If you don’t want to go all out with your superhero theme, then confirming it to the cake is the perfect way to express your comic book passions. Chat to your cake maker about your ideas, your favourite superheroes and fun ways to incorporate them into the design of the cake.

 

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Lego Wedding Theme

Who doesn’t love Lego? Whether it was your favourite toy as a child, or you just adore the Lego Movie, there’s no denying that these technicolour bricks bring fun with them wherever they go.  And if you are willing to have an open mind and want something different for your wedding day, why not embrace your inner child and bring this world famous childhood toy of clever, colourful interlocking bricks into your décor?

Full of colourful possibilities, Lego will not only put a smile on your guest’s faces, but it can also create a truly stunning look for your wedding and often results in stunning keepsakes you can hold onto after the big day.

Think incredible cakes with hidden Lego sections, rainbow coloured Lego table numbers, planners and escort cards.

The key to a Lego theme is fun. So don’t be afraid to fly in the face of convention. Have fun with movie themes and characters. Let your guests build their own Lego centrepieces and even have a Lego bouquet instead of regular flowers.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Flowers

Have fun with your wedding flowers with some clever Lego additions. For example, why not add some hidden Lego characters in buttonholes and bouquets? If you’re both movie buffs, then look out for superhero or Star Wars Lego characters. For something really special, seek out a bespoke bridal bouquet made of Lego? Not only will it look amazing, but it will be an incredible keepsake. Just don’t do a bouquet toss with it!

 

Table Décor

Lego additions can look incredible on your tables. The bright colours will really impress. An obvious choice is to make your table numbers entirely out of Lego. And if you’re a DIY lover then this will be a great project for you both. Plus you can keep the number after and perhaps frame them.  For your guests, why not make Lego boxes filled with chocolates as favours. Go the extra mile and create personalised Lego characters for each guest as their place name/escort card? They will also double up as a favour which they can bring home and keep.

 

Wedding Cake

If you’re not keen on too much standalone Lego décor, but still want some element of the technicolour bricks in your day, then why not concentrate on your cake. Chat with your cake maker about your ideas. Think about having something with the icing pulled back to reveal a Lego coloured centre for example. Or why not have square Lego shaped cupcakes?  Lego cake toppers are such fun and you can create something totally bespoke that you can then keep after the ceremony.

 

Quirky Additions

Remember Lego is all about having fun, so try and think a little differently when it comes to some finishing touches around the venue. What about a box for your wedding cards made out of Lego? Have some Lego pieces in a bowl and let the guests make their own centrepieces or leave them in the lounge area for amusement. Why not make signage out of Lego too? Again, while these pieces might require some extra efforts, they will also end up being fantastic keepsakes.

 

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Pink and Gold Wedding Theme

Pink and gold has got to be one of the most beautiful colour palettes for a wedding. It lends itself so well to a variety of themes from, romantic, to elegant, vintage, glam and whimsy.  It’s a pairing that works universally. Plus there’s lots of pink and gold pieces readily available and if you’re a DIY craft-lover then it’s also quite easy to put together some nice touches for the big day yourself too.

Of course just because it’s pink, that doesn’t mean you have use baby pink either, think about the whole spectrum, such as pastel pink, blush, vivid fuchsias and don’t be afraid to play around with the gold’s too and incorporate touches of antique or rose gold tones.

Here’s some nice ideas to get your creative juices flowing. If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Centrepieces

Gold doesn’t automatically have to mean something extravagant and indeed there are lots of ways to channel the colour palette without breaking the bank. Think of using different sized bottles or mason jars and painting them with pink and gold accents. Think blush florals with gold frames for table numbers or simple gold lettering for table names or numbers.

 

Table Details

Nothing says glam like sequin table cloths and it can look stunning contrasted with some pink detailing such as, pink napkins, gold place settings or cutlery and why not mix gold and pink stemmed glasses? Don’t stop at the table, think about having gold Chiavari chairs with pink draping or sashes too.

 

 

 

Food and drinks

If you don’t want to go overboard with gold and pink touches in your décor, then why not think about your food? Arrival drinks for your guests will look stunning, yet are quite simple to pull off. Think about having Kir Royales, Rose bubbles or even Cosmos with gold touches like dipping each glass into sparkling gold sugar gold swizzle sticks or umbrellas. Pink cakepops with gold glitter, macaroons, cookies and of course the wedding cake itself can all look beautiful in pink and gold.

 

 

Around the Room

Finally don’t forget to add some fun touches around your venue. Think about having gold, sparkly Mr & Mrs, Mr & Mr or Mrs & Mrs or initial signage, blush and gold bunting, giant balloons which can be the most amazing photo props. Also why not have some subtle pink lighting, fairylight backdrops and floral walls to complete the look.

 

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Colour is Back for Wedding Decor

Colour is back with a bang ladies and gents. While colour is not exactly a ‘new’ trend when it comes to wedding décor, this time the focus has changed. Where there was an emphasis on just primary colours and pastels in the past, this season, think all of those plus newer more unusual colour combinations you may not have considered before, such as mustards, orange, plums, deep greens and more. In addition, crucial to this season’s colour reinvention is the emphasises is on new ways to use colour as opposed to the more traditional décor accents, for example colourful chairs as opposed to chair covers, coloured plates as opposed to table clothes and so on.

For some couples the idea of introducing bight or vivid colours into their wedding day décor can be a bit daunting, but you don’t have to let these colours overwhelm the day, instead you can use a few subtle pops for a really outstanding finish. That said, if you are both total bold colour lovers, then this is the time to really have fun and inject that shared passion throughout your décor for a really personal, unforgettable look

If you’d like to chat about this, or any other aspect of your wedding décor or planning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

Floral Centrepieces and Garlands

Of course nothing says chic like tall floral centrepieces, but recently there has been a move away from overly tall versions to lower centrepieces and garlands, which can look equally stunning and are ideal for adding colour to your reception. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unusual specimens like cacti, herbs and leaves, as well as odd colour combinations, such as mustards, greens, purples alongside the traditional pinks, and pastels.

 

Delph and Glassware

If you want to break away from the normal colour accents of flowers and centrepieces, then why not think differently. For a novel way to inject that flash of colour why not opt for colourful wine glasses and plates on the tables? You can go for a bright rainbow of colours and mismatch them or go for complete colour themes for each table. It’s a look that will definitely make an impact not only on your guests, but on the overall look of your venue too.

 

Candles and Napkins

Something as simple as a colourful napkin can instantly transform the look of your wedding tables. It’s an ideal option if you want to keep an eye on costs or you just want to introduce a subtle dash of colour. Similarly candles themselves are a novel way to inject some warmth into the décor. All too often we go for white candles, but why not consider colourful candles in bright and vivid shades to add instant oomph to your overall look.

 

 

Chairs

Instead of the traditional coloured chair covers or sashes, why not go for colourful chairs themselves or instead of covers go for colourful ribbons hanging from each chair? Again have fun with this one. You could go for random colours at each table, or stick to themes for each table – ie a blue table, a yellow table and so on, or if you’re having long tables why not go for a rainbow of shades starting at one colour on one end and subtle blending into each colour as it goes down the line? It may seem like a bit of extra effort, but the overall look will be truly unique.

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