Wedding Planning by Color

Planning a wedding by color has become a popular direction taken by brides.  By planning  your special day with specific wedding colors in mind you are given a great starting point to pick wedding flowers, wedding party attire like bridesmaids dresses, groomsmens’ ties and accessories along with other major wedding décor.

Many sites are going towards color specific searches for wedding planning, whether you’re just searching for inspiration or doing your wedding shopping online.  Afloral.com’s Mindy gets weekly requests to build custom wedding inspiration boards by specific wedding color choices.

Now we’re not the only site to recognize this Postolache Ana-Maria with marriagebouquets.com wrote a recent blog post on “Orange Wedding Bouquets” and talked about this popular trend towards searching and planning weddings by color.

Ana Maria discusses,” The truth is that colors are a very powerful tool when it comes to creating a special ambiance for a wedding.  And the best way to insert a unique color in a wedding is through flowers!”

Wedding flowers will give you a great place to start inserting color in your wedding but she also goes on to talk about how seasons affect wedding color choices.  “In general, the choice of color for a wedding is largely dependent on the season and venue of the event.  And every month or season has its own tonality that can be reflected through colored flowers.”  Right now Ana Maria says, “Summer is more focused on bold hues.”

Wedding flowers are a fabulous place to start when looking to insert color into your wedding day.  Looking for color specific flowers will also help narrow down your wedding flower search for brides who might not know what they are looking for in wedding flowers.  When planning your wedding flowers you can look for one or two main colors and flowers to feature and then work in a few accent colors and greenery to complete your bouquet of wedding flower arrangement.

Summer weddings are offering an array of bold, vibrant hues to choose from.  Vibrant oranges are hot right now as the Pantone color of the year is tangerine tango.  Dahlias, Gerbera Daisies, Ranunculus, are great orange wedding flower choices.  Vibrant pinks are feminine yet chic for a summer bride roses, peonies, orchids. Blues are a refreshing tone that can also pump up your color spectrum with bold hues, roses, peonies, hydrangeas and cornflowers.

Take a look through our blog by color to view color specific wedding design ideas and also great color themed inspiration boards or email Mindy[at]afloral.com to have her create your own!

photo credits: blue & orange corsage afloral.com; orange bouquet w-weddingflowers.com; blue, yellow, purple boutonniere afloral.com; yellow bouquet elegantweddingcenterpieces.com; pink bouquets bollea.com

Blue, Green, and Pink Wedding Inspiration Board

“Hi LeAnne,
My wedding is in May 2011. I originally had light pink and moss/fern green chosen as my colors, but I’ve decided to change that for two reasons. First is that my dress has some very nice silver and crystal beading. Second is that I decided that I am way more of a “blue” person than a “pink” person, and although I love pink in moderation I wouldn’t feel right unless my MOH was wearing blue. So I really want to go with a blue and silver theme but I don’t want it to come off as “winter-y”, so I thought I would also incorporate pale pink and the moss/fern green as well. But I can’t find the “right” inspiration from internet searches so I’m turning to you. Can you help??”

I created this inspiration board with flowers in pinks, greens, and blues. I think the bouquets would be beautiful and still “spring” if you made them using pink roses, blue delphinium and iris, and green hydrangeas. Wrap a silver ribbon around the bouquet stems to bring in the silver color and perhaps accent that with pink or blue pins! I hope this helps give you some ideas for your flowers!

Items used to create the Blue, Green, and Pink Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Avocado Green Ranunculus, Blue Iris, Silver Satin Edge Ribbon, Assorted Pink Pins, Pink Open Rose, Blue Delphinium, Green Hydrangea, Pink Gerbera Daisy, Blue Hydrangea.

Peggy’s Jade, Orange, and Petunia Pink Wedding Inspiration Board

Peggy writes:
“So I need an ideal from flowers on the colors I picked out…My bridal dress are coming from Alfred Angelo. The colors are Jade and
Petunia and ideas on what flowers to use (oh and my accent color is orange) thanks!
Thank you,

Peggy, what a beautiful color combination you have chosen! Since we don’t have many flowers that are jade in color, I think create the bouquets with pinks and orange with jade accents. I think the bouquets would look great made up with watermelon pink roses, pink gerbera daisies, and orange lilies. Accent with seashell and pearl sprays or find a jade ribbon to wrap around the bouquet stems. I hope this board helps give you some ideas!

Dresses from Alfred Angelo. Items used to create Peggy’s Jade, Orange, and Petunia Pink Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Turquoise Jumbo Gerbera Daisy, Pink Gerbera Daisy, Ocean Rose Petals, Orange Chiffon Ribbon, Seashell and Pearl Spray, Assorted Pink Pearl Pins, Orange Day Lily, Premium Watermelon Open Rose.

Deanna’s Pink, White, Orange, and Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board

Deanna, although we do not do any custom designing or arranging at Afloral.com we have put together an inspiration board for you! We included all of the colors and flower types you wanted in your bouquets and wedding arrangements. Feel free to view all of our pre-made boutonnieres and corsages here: Boutonnieres & Corsages. Take a look at our how-to videos here: Wedding How-To Videos. I hope this helps!

Items used to create Deanna’s Pink, White, Orange, and Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Orange Garden Lily, Premium Watermelon Open Rose, White Stephanotis Spray, Yellow Rose Petals, Orange Rose Petals, Hot Pink Rose Petals, Orange Open Rose, Orange Chiffon Ribbon, Hot Pink Satin Ribbon, Daffodil Yellow Garbo Ribbon, Yellow Half Opening Rose, White Ecuador Open Rose.