Shake off the darkness of winter by using a pale purple, such as lavender, for a spring wedding. Avoid the usual dark purple accent color with a pale yellow, pale blue, or even a peach shade.
Flowers: Lavender, lilacs, orchids, and lisianthus are all great choices for your main flower. For flowers in your accent color(s), consider roses, hibiscuses, ranunculus, or hellebores.
Orange is used most often in fall weddings, but with the right accent colors, it can be used to make a beautiful spring color scheme.
A bright orange paired with another bright color, like blue or pink, will add just the right burst of color and cheeriness to your wedding. To tone down your color scheme, use a bright orange with a pale blue or pink.
Flowers: center your bouquets around tulips, dahlias, daisies, or hydrangeas. For accent flowers, try roses, calla lilies, carnations, or mums.
What's the difference between deep blue, dark blue, and bright blue? A deep blue (think twilight blue or royal blue) is more of a combination of dark blue (such as navy blue) and bright blue (like robin's egg blue or electric blue). You can create the illusion of staring into space with the right shade of deep blue.
For your color scheme, use lighter shades of blue, purple, pink, or green. The contrast will prevent the color palate from feeling heavy or overwhelmingly dark.
Flowers: orchids, cornflowers, hyacinths, and hibiscuses will bring the best blue color to your arrangements. These flowers also come in many other shades that complement deep blue and can be used in an arrangement together, without becoming overbearing.
Reception and Decorations
- Use two or three of your wedding colors for the tablecloths, and alternate them through the reception hall
- Keep the fabrics light and airy, and if possible, leave the windows open in the reception venue, to enjoy the spring breeze
- Incorporate candles into the floral arrangements and centerpieces, especially if you are using bright or deep colors
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Elizabeth is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.