How To Coordinate Colors For Your Wedding Day

How To Coordinate Colors For Your Wedding Day

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When you are planning your wedding day you will get excited about different parts of it. First you get excited to choose the date, this is the start of your planning process. Then comes the locations, next could be your wedding party and so on. With each big decision you accomplish you can then start to focus on the smaller decisions for your wedding. One of those decisions is your “colors”. You have must likely heard someone as you during your planning process, “So what are your wedding colors?” Maybe you look at them like a deer in headlights not even knowing you had to choose colors! Don’t worry, it’s not that hard.

Typically after you have decided on your “colors” you can then start putting those color choices into your decorations. You will use your color palette for your bridesmaids gowns, the grooms suits, your table decor and of course the flowers.

One of the best ways to do this is with your flowers. From your bouquet which is of course so important! to flowers on your cake, the bridesmaids bouquets and of course your groom’s boutonniere. As photographer I draw inspiration from images and I know you do as well. So let’s look at some of my past bridal clients and their choices of flowers for their wedding day.

Shades of purple and cream were the star colors for this wedding. I love how his tie plays of the colors of the brides flowers.


How much fun is this personalized Heart & Arrow Aisle Runner in the matching shade of purple? This would be such a fun addition to the purple color palette. This is also something that would be great to use in your photos after the ceremony is over. The two of you standing behind it with the heart in front of you, what a fun photo to have!

You could also add a touch of purple to the seats of your guests for an outdoor event with these folding heart fans. This is a good idea for an outdoor ceremony in the summertime. While you guests are waiting in the sun it can get hot and this is a fun way for them to keep their cool before you walk down the aisle.


Our next color palette is a fun take on neutrals. You can never go wrong with a mono-tone bouquet especially when it’s all white orchids cascading down your dress! It is a simple and elegant and you know it will look amazing. I love how this bride had small and dainty bridesmaids bouquets in orchids as well but in the crisp green color. White and green are a great way to up-date and modernize an all white color palette.


When I found these moss colored deco bottles I envisioned them on all the guest tables to add that green accent color with your all white or cream colored flowers. These bottles would look so good with a single white flower coming out of them. You can find these bottles on one of my all time favorite sites, Minted.com. Minted is unique because all the artwork & designs are done by artists from all over the world. I also like the simplicity of the dip dyed favor boxes in the soft moss green color. These are also available on the Minted website.


While planning your event in winter it may have you thinking of bright colors and warmer weather. Don’t be afraid to add a pop of bold color to your wedding day with something like sunflowers. Yellow is an upbeat color and brings a sense of happiness and joy to it. These qualities of the color make it perfect for a wedding day. This bride added lockets to each bouquet with photos of family members in each one. This is a special way to incorporate past family members whom can not be there.

Let the pop of yellow start before the wedding day with your invites. I absolutely love letterpress. The high-end tactile quality of the paper and the words pressed into is like nothing else. Each piece is truly a work of art and something you will want to keep long after the wedding day is over. The pops of yellow in the invites shown below coordinate perfectly with the sunflower bouquets. What I love about yellow is you don’t need a lot of it to make a statement. You can find these and more one of kind designs on Minted.com’s wedding invitation section on their website.


Soft shades of blush, pink, white and green showcase these lovely spring flowers. The pop of green adds dimensions to the soft color palette. Spring flowers often have that nice softness and sweetness to them with their delicate blooms. Play off of any of these colors while decorating the tables at your reception. I like simple and modern design and see these cocktails napkins bringing out the soft pink on the tables effortlessly. The folded table place settings also continue with the soft pink color as an accent. These would look lovely on cream or white plates. The place settings cards have three different paper options to print on. These are available at Minted.com as well.

I hope you have found some color inspiration today. Remember to go with what you are drawn to. Don’t do a totally different color if you have never worn it or had it in your home but also don’t be afraid to play around with color. Who knows? Maybe you will find a new combination you didn’t know you loved! Have fun with your planning process and thank you for taking the time to spend a few minutes of your day on my blog.

Cheers- Alexis


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