Happy Monday! I had to dedicate this entry to all of the brides out there who are overwhelmed with choosing their color palette. This past weekend, I met with three new brides who needed some guidance.
To simplify it, there are a few things to consider:
- Season: To some it seems obvious, if you're married in fall you're likely to pick an autumn palette of burgundy, rust orange, and gold. For others who are married in summer, the colors are endless. How do you narrow down your options? Read on...
- Room/Space: Often times the color of the room will influence your decision. However, what about those who choose a blank canvas like local favorites Prairie Production or West Loop Studios? I say the sky's the limit! Pick colors that best represent you and your better half.
- Lighting: If you've found a reception site that has very little or no natural light consider choosing a lighter color palette. This will most definitely brighten up the space and reflect more candlelight if being used.
- Flowers: Of course! I know some of you come in with one flower type in mind. Lately I've been receiving a ton of requests for peonies, but unfortunately peonies are not available in a variety of shades (or seasons for that matter).
- Theme: For example, if you're a romantic bride in love with soft, frilly flowers you may lean towards a muted palette like blush, cream, and celadon. If you're a whimsical bride, you might consider a vibrant palette of pinks, oranges, and purples.
I came across a fabulous blog called The Perfect Palette. It offers a ton of advice on color palettes, tablescapes, and flower choices. Here's one of my favorite boards I stole of their site.