Colour – bright, bold and vivid – is one of the hottest trends in weddings this year, reports The Knot, with couples keen to celebrate the joy of their big day with a splash. From colourful wedding cakes to diamonds in the brightest shades of the rainbow, there are many ways to make your wedding a little less neutral and a little more personal. The following are just a few tips for expressing your love of colour through your wedding attire and accessories.
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Nice Day For A Pink Wedding
Celebrities have long ditched plain white favouring dresses dipped in colourful palettes of pink, red, pearl, and other beautiful shades. Take Jessica Biel, who chose a bright pink shade for her big day, or Gwen Stefani, who opted for an ombre white-to-pink gown when she tied the knot with Gavin Rossdale. Back then, colourful dresses were the exception rather than the norm. Still, all that has changed, thanks to designers like Marchesa, Kiyoko Hata, and Royal Wed, showing how eye-catching and memorable a colourful dress can be. Designs ranged from floral appliques and embroidery (Marchesa) right through to two-toned ombre designs (Kiyoko Hata) and combinations of bright tulle, beads and lace.
Gemstones Are A Girl’s (And Boy’s) Best Friend
Gemstones are the buzzword in wedding jewellery in current times. Many brides and grooms opt for pink and yellow diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and other gems to brighten up engagement and wedding rings. Opting for a colourful stone other than a diamond can have the added advantage of price, with stones such as amethysts, aquamarines, and pink sapphires shining brightly at a significantly lower cost than diamonds. Men’s wedding ring trends are changing too. There’s no longer a reason to sport a plain white or yellow gold band; instead, this piece of everyday jewellery can be used to make a fashion statement. Today, men embrace black, wood-effect, and black-and-rose gold designs, and they are also adopting new textures such as engraved natural elements, linked designs, and hammered gold.
Men and women have the opportunity to don a wide array of accessories on their wedding day – everything from boutonnieres to hair accessories, veils and corsages. When choosing these items, let your preferred colour theme shine through. Boutonnieres look gorgeous in vivid hues like blue, pink and green. These can be made in fresh or dried, painted flowers. Hair is also the perfect place to include pops of colour such as yellow, aquamarine, and bright pink.
Colour is one of the hottest trends in weddings this year. To embrace it, you can go all out by wearing colourful wedding attire or keep it subtle by opting for dazzling accessories. Whichever colour themes you choose, make sure that your wedding décor echoes them so that your entire event can be a celebration of art, nature and life.