Dominating Colour Schemes

Colour schemes are often one of the most difficult things to decide on. Especially if you are doing things such as dressing bridesmaids and ushers in it.

2012 is seeing a lot of colour with some old favourites coming back to the forefront and dominating all over again.


A true favourite for brides and, matched with silver, it makes a real statement. Use different shades to create depth in your decorations and outfits and match with flowers such as the exotic orchid Vanda, freesias and stocks.

Black and White

The impact theme! This is a real favourite for me – it is very dramatic and can really set the scene for an elegant and formal wedding. However, it is important to utilise it well. Use different linens to create the style you are looking for and incorporate black chargers and beads to create an almost theatrical look.


This is not limited. I am seeing all sorts of greens from sage and olive to turquoise and grass green. It is very popular to match them with creams and golds, or, if you want to go bold and bright, why not match with pinks for a great contrast? Green bridesmaid dresses with a pink sash look fantastic. Also, why not try hiring lots of trees to create a romantic, outdoorsy look.


Blue is making a comeback this season and also doubles up as the bride’s ‘something blue’. Why not have blue stationery – this will have a great impact on your wedding day with menus, table names and a table plan. You can do this with a blue background or blue text and mixing different shades will add a textured feel to your stationery.


With vintage being right at the top of 2012 themes it’s no surprise that naturals are very big. Golds, browns, coppers, creams and the like are well and truly ‘in’. Try incorporating the colours into your table centres, for example, why not have a copper lantern? You can always decorated with cream flowers for that added touch of opulence.

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