With each season comes a new bridal colour palette and gorgeous tones to choose from for your wedding dress, colour scheme, reception décor and accessories. From your shoes to the cake to the table centrepieces, any element of the day can capture your seasonal wedding colour scheme.
If you’re looking for wedding colour inspiration, take a peep at these four beautiful, fresh and fashionable wedding colour ideas. They are perfectly suited to the season — but enough of a step away from tradition to make the look of your big day extra special.
Spring is a joyous time filled with daffodil blooms and ever-increasing hours of sunshine. Fill your spring wedding day with fresh yellow roses, pops of sunny yellow ribbon, glasses of Bucks Fizz at the reception, vibrant sunflowers and gorgeous cakes with yellow icing. Yellow looks particularly strong against a white backdrop so make sure your chosen shade really stands out against crisp white linens, pristine white icing and — of course — your stunning wedding dress.
Images: Yellow band wedding cake; Striped yellow and white straws; Sunflower and rose bouquet; Iced biscuit wedding favours; Marquee at Ravens Ait Island; Yellow roses at the Crowne Plaza London; Yellow wedding car at Walton Park Hotel; Yellow bridesmaids; Yellow drinks reception at Holiday Inn Bristol.
Hip, stylish and versatile, blue is a great shade for summer. Mixing shades works really well for a vibrant summer celebration: choose duck egg, teal, sky blue and petrol to tick more than one colour trend. Bridesmaids will love wearing blue, and your groom can get in on the act too with a cool blue suit. Blue hydrangea bouquets look simply awesome at a summer wedding — and they are very cost effective — and if you’re looking for “something blue”, why not choose blue wedding shoes?
Images: Three bridesmaid dresses by B2 Bridesmaids; Rainbow cupcake; Blue hydrangea bouquet; Stationery by Flourish and Lace; Chair with blue ribbon at the Ocean View Hotel; Blue wedding shoes; Moss Bros blue suit; Dark blue hydrangea bouquet; Two bridesmaid dresses by Jim Hjelm Occasions; Short bridesmaid dress by Jasmine Bridesmaid; Long bridesmaid dress by Dessy.
In autumn, get bold and brilliant with intense red and orange shades. Rusty colours are often chosen at this time of year, but by picking more vibrant tones you can make your wedding stand out even more. Bouquets with sunflowers, deep red gerbera and bright orange marigolds look lovely — or for a more festive feel choose red roses with berries and pine cones. Orange bridesmaid dresses always stand out from the wedding crowd and pops of red and orange on all-white tables bring cheer and style to your reception décor.
Images: Bridesmaid dress by Mark Lesley Bridesmaids; Orange camper van; Red top table at Whately Hall; Napkin with orange detail; Marigold bouquet; Wedding cake with orange flowers; Red table décor with pillar candles; Rose centrepiece; Bouquets captured by Courtney Louise Photography.
If you really want to wow your guests at a winter wedding, an all-white colour scheme is the way to go. As well as brightening the day, white offers class, tradition and eternal elegance. Don’t just think of white in terms of your dress: everything from the car to the flowers in church, from the bouquet to the wedding cake and ice-white table décor, can glisten in brilliant white. If there is snow on the ground when you say your vows, an all-white wedding couldn’t be any more magical.
Images: Classic wedding cake; Wedding dress with sleeves by Justin Alexander; Light-up initials at Stanmer House;
Wedding dress by Essence of Australia; White Florence invitations; White rose corsage; Wedding dress with full sleeves by Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner; Wedding dress with sweetheart neckline by Tia by Benjamin Roberts; White cake photographed by Sandra Reddin.