Once you’ve picked your wedding venue and have seen the interior, you can start to plan your wedding colour scheme. Your colour scheme can be theme inspired and can help to pull your whole wedding look together. Plan wedding moodboards to see what works best together and which combinations you like the most.
We’ve put together five on trend wedding colour schemes to inspire you...
Rustic inspired colour palettes are hugely popular at weddings and suit so many South African wedding venues. Use earthy tones and plenty of greenery to add to the theme.
Brown paper bunting can be strung across your venue ceiling or used to decorate your top table. Team the brown paper detailing with fresh green succulents — great for centrepieces or wedding favours. Burlap is ideal for a rustic table cloth or table runner, and white lace or fabric really sets it off.
Credits: Bridesmaid dress — B163019 B2; Burlap and bunting — My Pretty Vintage; Succulents and greenery — My Pretty Vintage; Apple décor, pine cone place marker and log table mat — Natural Nostalgia; Invitation — The Invitation Gallery.
If you love gold tones and glitter, style it sophisticatedly by mixing metallic rose gold with grown-up navy blue.
The navy blue Mori Lee bridesmaid dress would suit any bridesmaid, and could even be worn again and again. ‘A Butterfly Moment’ nail polish from OPI has a perfect pinky gold tone that would look stunning against the dresses. Golden teacups on the tables will add a dose of glamour.
Credits: Bridesmaid dress — Mori Lee; Invitation — The Invitation Gallery; Gold teacups — Rosehilde Etsy Store; Nail varnish — OPI; Mason jars — TheShabbyChicWedding Etsy Store; Cake — Magnolia Cakes; Table setting — Katelyn James Photography.
If you’re not big on colour, a neutral nude colour scheme is ideal. This colour palette is subtly feminine and works with any surroundings, perfect if you have a colourful venue or a groom with a fear of too much pink!
These Moroccan lanterns would look beautiful placed along long tables, and come in a range of shades. The Liquid Sand polish from OPI in ‘It’s All Andrea’s Fault’ would complement a bouquet in a soft colour-way, and look great paired with the B153068 bridesmaid dress from B2.
Credits: Bridesmaid dress — B153068 B2; Bowtie — TangledTiesBowTies Etsy Store; Lantern — DanielleAdlerDesign Etsy Store; Peony bouquet — Braggingbags Etsy Store; Nail Varnish — OPI; Cake — Love at First Sight; Stationery — Mocholoco.
Silvers and blues work well at a winter wedding and are a timelessly classic colour combination.
Flowers placed in silverware can bring antique items to life, and hide unsightly stems. Dress your bridesmaids in these beautiful blue-grey dresses from Belsoie, and add a glitzy Benjamin Adams clutch and sparkly silver ‘Which is Witch’ nail varnish.
Credits: Table number — The Bloom Room; Bridesmaid dress — L164016 Belsoie; Silver table wear — The Bloom Room; Shoes and Clutch — Benjamin Adams; Nail Varnish — OPI; Invitation — Oh Yay; Silver centrepiece — styling by A Vintage Affair, photography by Real Simple Photography.
Pastels are the perfect colour scheme for a spring wedding, and add a romantic, feminine twist to the styling of the day.
The Nicole for OPI collection has the perfect pastel ‘something blue’ for your fingers and toes in ‘Stand by Your Manny’. This delicate shade would also look amazing teamed with the 2877 bridesmaid dress from Dessy, in a soft lilac. A pretty bouquet with delicate pastel blooms will complement the colour scheme perfectly.
Jars of pastel-hued sweets will add to the décor and delight your guests and vintage patterned teacups filled with pastel flowers will look stunning on your reception tables.
Credits: Bridesmaid dress — 2877 Dessy; Stationery — Crystal Print; Sweet jar image — Moira West; Nail varnish — Nicole for OPI; Bouquet — Party Décor hire; Tea cup with flowers — A Vintage Affair.