Trends in the wedding industry tend to change often and when you’re getting married, the time of year will most likely reflect the season and the color of that season. It’s very important to create an atmosphere that adds personality and style to your winter wedding and using color is the perfect way to do this. It’s not always just as simple as saying you’ll use one of two colors you like, there are hundreds out there that may look better than others, especially when the snow is falling and your cold outside. Darker colors are what we would recommend in general if you’re having a winter wedding, this goes for bridesmaid dresses and everything else. You’ll find that people tend to wear darker colors as it’s colder and duller in the winter season, this doesn’t mean to say your day is dark and gloomy though, the colors simply add to the beauty of the day.
Coat your wedding day in the majestic color of rich purple, it’s so complimentary for different figures, but it also makes a beautiful tie and groomsman color too. You can decorate your tables and ceremony in this purple color too add a little royalty to the day. The richness of the dark purple color is sure to add some mystery to your day, but it works well even if the weather outside is frightful. It’s the perfect complimentary base color to accent colors like grey and white and will be a perfect match with wedding dresses. Perhaps also add pale lilac for a softer scheme for your wedding day.
Contrast a dark ivy with the winterberry colors, and you could have yourself the best and most beautiful winter wedding there is. Berry colors are ideal in the fall months, but when it comes to winter, people forget they even exist. Yet, if you’re willing to put them with some metallic colors such as champagne or ivy, you could have yourself a wedding you’ll never forget. This is even better for winter weddings taking place near Christmas as berry colors are all the trend around this time. The muted berry scheme contrasts well with the accent metallic colors to create a playful delicacy many brides only ever dream of. Plus, muted berries always look amazing for mother of the bride dresses!
While we often associate pastel colors with summer colors such as blush pink and peach, these colors work well with a winter feel too. Make your wedding the ultimate wintery vibe by adding duskier colors such as purple or gray to make it everything you’ve ever wanted. Pastel gray colors are perfect for the frosty days where the snow is falling meaning even if your bridesmaids wear this style and you use it as your base color it will work. Add accent colors such as soft pinks and darker grays to add even more dimension to your wedding day. However, make sure you add some brighter colors in certain places as it can seem dull if you use dark colors everywhere. We would recommend possibly a purple or pink color to add a little light into your big day.
These days part of your wedding planning absolutely needs to include the construction of a wedding website. A wedding website is the key element that helps your guests know important wedding updates, where to go for the reception, and it's even a place that can help you keep track of your RSVPs.
I scoured the web to find you inspirational examples of colorful wedding websites for your enjoyment that do a great job of telling guests about the bride and groom as well as providing them with all the important info they need for the big day. Check out the sites I found below:
Matthew and Lauren's website was color themed! Woo hoo! The CMYK theme was totally cool, and their wedding website matched the theme perfectly. Their website includes a guest book, information about the wedding, the registry, and more. It's a fun and colorful site designed entirely by the bride and groom.
This cool couple decided to throw a fun and brightly colored circus inspired wedding featuring a big tent and ticket stubs as part of the theme. Their wedding website features incredibly bold colors and is actually easy to use!
This wedding website features bold and contrasting colors, with creative typography and illustrations weaved in throughout the site.
I'm head over heels in love with the design of this wedding site. Not only does it have cool typography, and interesting illustrations, it tells the couple's story in a unique parallax design. It's an incredibly sleek, elegant, and gorgeous website.
Tangerine and Sky Blue Wedding Website
Karl and Gina's wedding website is not only romantic, it's incredibly cute and sweet. I love the color combination of tangerine and sky blue along with the sweet illustrated characters.
Hipster Chic Wedding Website
Ross and Jess decided to go incredibly hipster for the design of their wedding website. The design incorporates frames, and very chic color choices that are slightly muted but elegant.
Red and Mint Colorful Wedding Website
Jenny and Grayden decided to tell their love story with incredibly unique and cool graphics and an awesome color combination that isn't only trendy but works well together.
Nanda and Juan Diego
This wedding website is jam packed with fun and bright colors. It's perfect for an outdoor summer wedding that will make everyone smile.
Chad and Katie Covered in Purple
Purple is one of my favorite colors, and this lovely couple incorporates purple elements beautifully into the design of their website.
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Whimsical Wonderland Weddings features so much gorgeous wedding and color inspiration, I really can't get enough. Not only does Whimsical Wonderland weddings feature Real Weddings, DIY projects, and Wedding Planning Tips, but they also allow you to search their site for weddings be color on their homepage.
I've absolutely fallen in love with some of the amazing colors featured on the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings website, check out some of my favorites below:
For some more color inspiration, check out these pastel palettes:
Get Inspired with these yellow hues:
Besides featuring amazing Real Weddings, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings features photo shoots from engagements and more. I found a few of my favorite colorful photo shoots. I hope that you love them as much as I do.
Whimisical Wonderland Weddings was founded by Louise Baltruschat in April 2010 while she was planning her own wedding. She's done an amazing job of finding the best of the best real weddings, wedding related photo shoots, and basically everything you need to plan an amazing wedding. Be sure to connect with Louise and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings through Facebook and Twitter for more wedding inspiration.
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If you're looking for some alternative wedding inspiration, Rock n Roll Bride is going to be your go-to site for planning your special day. Kat, the website's author and founder started the site back in 2007 when she was planning her own wedding.
I absolutely love that Rock n Roll Bride is filled with amazing inspiration from Real weddings. I searched through the site to bring you some of my favorites. If you're up to it and feeling creative, create some color palettes based upon the these fabulous alternatively themed weddings and post them in the comments below, we'd love to see what you colorful palettes you come up with.
I've never seen so many cool and creative weddings all in one place! I have spent hours upon hours looking through the amazing weddings that Kat has found to feature on Rock n Roll Bride. She really has found the best of the best when it comes to alternative and unique weddings.
In addition to Kat finding amazing alternative and real weddings, in January 2012, she expanded her blog into a new section, The Green Room, where she talks about running her own business. It's really a fascinating section and Kat posts some amazing stuff on there.
One of my favorite parts of Kat's work is her Print Magazine. The print magazine comes out once a year and is a beautiful advertising-free print magazine featuring the best of Rock n Roll Bride from the past year.
Make sure to check out Kat's website for more Rock n Roll Inspiration.
If you've read any of my recent posts, you would know that I'm in the beginning stages of planning my wedding. It seems so overwhelming to try and figure out everything, and I haven't really known where to start. Every day someone asks me a different question: where are you having the wedding? what are you wearing? what food are you serving? It's starting to feel like there are a million and a half elements that have to come together to create this one massive event..and I don't even known where to start.
I recently discovered the wedding site Mary Me Metro, and had a chance to connect with the site's editor and founder Ashleigh. She is one of the nicest people I've ever had the chance to talk to and she really is the ultimate wedding aficionada. If we ever had the chance to meet in real life, I know that we would be instant best friends.
As you know I'm from San Francisco, I went to the University of San Francisco, and am a true-blue city girl. I love all that San Francisco has to offer, and I couldn't dream of leaving the fabulous culture and atmosphere that San Francisco has to offer. I was so pleased to discover Marry Me Metro because it is a wedding site geared toward the metropolitan Bride & Groom! If you're a city girl like me, or you just want to keep up with the latest trends in weddings Marry Me Metro is definitely a resource you need to check out.
Marry Me Metro offers a variety of tools to help you get inspired for your wedding, and plan your special day. The site has different sections, including:
I went searching through the Inspiration Boards after I first landed on the site, and I was completely blown away with the cool and creative ideas that Ashleigh depicted. I've selected a few of my favorites below to share with you, and help you get inspired.
Pastel Wedding: Pastel's are totally in style right now, and I really love how Ashleigh chose to showcase this awesome color trend.
I searched around and found some inspirational palettes that feature pastels for you to play with as well.
Neon Wedding: Neon and bright colors are extremely popular and trendy right now. I see countless celebrities on the red carpet wearing bright colors that really make them stand out, so I love the idea of adding a touch of neon to a wedding.
I think my favorite section on the site has to be the vendors and venues section, because there is some incredible advice there! Ashleigh does an amazing job of finding venues and vendors and really getting to know them through an interview, and then providing you with the best of the best when it comes to weddings.
I think these hair pieces are absolutely stunning, and I'm so happy that Ashleigh found them and had the chance to share them with her community.
If you're really looking for some colorful inspiration, the Real Weddings section is the place to go. I hope that everyone in the COLOURlovers community will get inspired by these amazing weddings that Ashleigh found, and create some cool palettes and share them in the comments below! I selected a few of my favorite images from real weddings on Mary Me Metro, and I can't wait to see what palettes you come up with.
Raleigh Wedding: This couple is SO cool. These use amazing and bright colors throughout their wedding and I love this photo of the couple in front of graffiti.
New York Wedding at the Foundry: I absolutely love the color choices this couple chose. I can't believe how bright and brilliant these flowers look.
Seattle Wedding: I really just want to be friends with this couple, they look so cool, and I love that they chose to take such fun pictures after they got married. What do you think of the colors in the bouquet?
Austin Wedding: I am so in love with the color choices featured below, I really can't get enough of them! I want to see so many palettes featuring these colors in the comments.
I truly can't get enough of the awesome things I keep finding on Marry Me Metro and I definitely have to give a shout out to Hollie at Design23 for creating the creative Marry Me Metro logo and back-end tech customization. I hope that I can recruit her to sell some of her design assets because they really are fabulous.
I hope you enjoyed this little peak into the one of the hottest wedding blogs out there right now. Be sure to check out the Marry Me Metro website, and if you're looking for some more inspiration connect with Ashleigh and Marry Me Metro through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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