I’m asked quite often about flower colors for a wedding. Should they be bright, more muted, is white better than bright colors? My answer is to start with the volume low and amp it up as the night goes on.
What does this mean? Well let’s say your favorite color is lavender (which happens to be mine). I would start with ceremony flowers of different shades of white, the only hints of lavender would be in the linens, personal flowers (bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres) bridesmaids’ dresses and ribbons used.
As we move to the cocktail hour, linens would become a deeper shade of lavender; flowers would be white with bright pops of lavender color added. This makes the transition from the ceremony to cocktail hour connected while building a sense of excitement and expectation.
Once you enter the reception flowers become all shades of purple from pale lavender to deep royal purples. The linens reflect the deep richer tones and announce to the guests that this is the PARTY! The colors are “knock your socks” off dazzling, yet everything about your wedding day connects and flows.
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