Summer is a wonderful time to get married. The options of dresses are much larger in warmer months and the colour combinations that work, are endless. Whether you are planning a formal wedding in a cathedral or a beach wedding, the styles and options available are only limited by your imagination.
Formal weddings are steeped in tradition, but the wedding attire is still up to the bride and groom. You can have a lovely formal wedding with the bridesmaids wearing tea-length dresses instead of floor length gowns. You can have your choice of music to announce the entry of the bride and there is no law that says you have to carry roses.
Chic and understated elegance comes in many fashions. Some of the colours trending for the 2017 formal bride and groom are:
Champagne & Gold: This looks lovely in the formal setting and the choice of flowers that accompany this colour combination is sensational. You can also accent this colour combination with pearls.
Navy Blue & Blush Pink: Navy blue has always been the colour of grace and charm. It is equal in formal areas to black. Blush is a great, soft colour to bring the wedding colours to life. If blush is a bit boring for you, opt for a warm coral to complement the navy blue.
Mint green and light peach are trending for the beach colours of the year. Neutrals are also very popular with a bright splash of colour with the floral arrangements. The evening sunset paints the world around you for some fantastic wedding pictures.
Yellow and cream work well to give the beach wedding a warm underglow and is perfect for an early day wedding or a late evening reception. Often the bride opts for an off-white or shell coloured gown for this wedding.
This includes gazebo weddings, vineyard weddings, barn weddings, and outdoor hotel venues. This carries the widest range of wedding choices and the widest range of wedding colours. While the colours are important, it is equally important to choose the style that compliments your wedding. Short dresses and boots, separates with different colour tops, strapless dresses, and sandals, or formal gowns in a rustic setting are all options.
Keep in mind the weather and make sure everyone is comfortable or you will have some less than perfect pictures. Here are a few popular choices for colours for the outdoor wedding:
Grey & Smoke: This is ultra-modern. The bridal gown is made of wispy and light smoke and the bridal party is dressed in a deeper gray. It is classy, unique and elegant.
Mint & Ink blue: This combination is perfect for outdoors. It is light and pretty with a touch of ink blue which is close to denim blue. Your bridal party will love this, especially if the groomsmen are wearing jeans.
Sage Green & Smokey Lavender: While this is not a combination you see every day, when you see how beautifully these colours work together you will love it. Add a touch of peach or very light pink to the floral arrangements for some breathtaking photos.
This is the year for understated glamour in the wedding world. Make your wedding unforgettable and wear your favorite colours. After all, it is your special day!
TIP: If you you are creating a website to promote and track guests for your wedding or to raise funds, it is a good idea to choose your colours before designing your wedding or fundraising site. Sites like Plumfund give you a lot of options in personalizing your wedding/honeymoon site.
Author Bio: Wendy Dessler
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