Whenever I first encounter a bride to be, the first thing I ask is if they've chosen the date and selected the location for the wedding and reception. Most respond that they haven't really nailed down either of those tiny details but they have almost always decided on the most important detail..........the color scheme!
Well for the moment, let’s let our parents worry about those “silly” other things, such as planning the scrumptious Culinary Crafts menu, we want to talk about colors.
I’m seeing a return to glamour in 2009 with fashion forward looks using Black and White as an elegant base with a pop of bright color such as Lemon Yellow, Lime Green or Fire Engine Red.
Black and White with a mix of metallic colors, Silver, Copper, Bronze and Gold provide a sophisticated formal evening look.
High Contrast Damask and Retro Marimekko inspired prints are very hip and a lot of fun.
Analogous color schemes that use colors tones that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel for a chic modern feel.
Sleek modern containers of monochromatic bright floral provide a great color pop. Topiary floral “Snowballs” or tall clear cylinders of submerged exotic Green Calla Lilies give a sophisticated modern edge to a tuxedo dressed Black and White table.
Bridesmaids dressed in flattering “little black dresses” that they actually adore.
And Mom…..well let Mom do as she pleases! She should wear a color and style that will become and enhance her features and make her feel beautiful, even if it deviates a little (or a lot) from your color scheme.
Well these are just some of the myriad of choices that you’ll have to ponder. But ultimately the color scheme will be comprised of your own personal favorite colors and therefore there are no truly incorrect color choices.
After all it is your day.