Friday, July 29, 2011
Some people are going to hold their wedding in summer. First they have to decide the main tone of the whole wedding. Here we give a series of color palettes to help you plan your summer wedding.
1. Purple, Pink, Lime
We imagine this sophisticated color palette at a rooftop wedding with sleek white lounge furniture and sassy cocktails on offer at the Lucite bar. Stick to deep pinks and moody, wine-based purples. Bursts of bright green add just a dash of masculine energy. United by these colors, details like graphic invitations and minimalist centerpieces capture our vision of the perfect summer-in-the-city wedding.
2. Red, Lime Green, White
Ripe, juicy strawberries are the definitive summer fruit. We love the idea of pairing vibrant strawberry-red with crisp lime green for a picnicky color palette that feels fresh and cheerful. Lawn games, mint-sprigged drinks, and DIY décor add loads of lighthearted charm to the backyard wedding we’ve created here.
3. Pink, Peach, Yellow
This luscious color palette reminds us of summer’s many culinary delights: sliced peaches, pink grapefruit sorbet, and sipping pink lemonade on a warm evening (preferably on a porch swing surrounded by fireflies). From juicy frozen fruit pops to cotton candy-colored bridesmaid dresses, here are some ways to use these sweet summer colors throughout your wedding.
4. Blue, Yellow, Orange
Does anything sound more refreshing on a parched summer day than rum punch served over ice in a bright blue glass? Recreate that feeling for guests with a color palette that combines sunny yellow and orange with soothing aqua blue. We’ve found lots of ways to embrace this bold, preppy palette, from lush, vibrant bouquets to customizable tins of lemon candies. Browse our ideas and get inspired!