I think picking a color combo might be one of the most important first decisions that need to be made when you begin wedding planning. The colors you select can play such a big role in the vibe of your big day. I thought it would be fun to share four of my favorite wedding color combos, culminating with the colors we’ve decided to use on our big day!
Pink, Coral, and Gold.
I love the romantic and feminine soft pinks and gold, and the bright punch of coral. The invitation is your guests first impression of your big day. First impressions matter, so I think it’s particularly important to make sure your invite matches your color scheme, and vibe for the big day. I found three options I loved by wedding paper divas.
The first is a modern invite called Deco Dreams, in coral. I especially like how the gold is incorporated into this invite. Although this invitation doesn’t have much in the soft pink department, I think it’s a great option if you’re planning a more modern event. You could plan to use coral and gold as your main colors, and tie in soft pink as an accent (or hey you could even ditch the soft pink all together!)
Next up, Tender Floral Frame in Taffy- this is a beautiful option if you’re going for a very romantic, soft vibe. With the light cream, and ballet pink background it’s also a very feminine choice. This would be perfect for a romantic garden wedding.
Probably my favorite invite, is the Lavish Damask. I like the formal styling and how it incorporates the gold and pink without being overly girly. I really like the look of this, and think it sets the tone for a beautiful and classy day.
Depending on the vibe you’re going for, you could go a few ways for your bridesmaids.
If you’re going the more modern route: I love how this bride incorporated the bright coral skirts with a white shirt. This skirt and shirt trend is one that I actually really like the look of. It’s a little bit untraditional but I think done right it can look really great.
If you’re looking for a romantic, soft day- I’d keep the bridesmaid dresses light and use a light pink/blush dress. I love the bridesmaid dresses this bride picked, the styling of the dress is soft and romantic and it’s flattering on each of the bridesmaids.
For the bride, I think a pretty lace gown like this one by Watters this is be beautiful. It’s very feminine and pretty without being over the top.
I’d probably add in a sparkly sash by Etsy Seller Abigail Grace Bridal, tied in a bow in the back as an accent.
I saw these shoes on Pinterest, and fell in love. They’d work perfectly with the color scheme. They almost look like something you could DIY by getting a pretty thick ribbon and securing it to the ankle strap of some light pink heels.
For the groomsmen, a classic black tux is always in style, but I think a nice khaki suit would work equally well. I love how this bride used the tie colors to incorporate her color scheme (Green & Coral) it provided a nice distinction between the Groom and Groomsmen. With the pink, gold, and coral color scheme you could ask the Groom to wear pink (instead of green), and have the groomsmen in coral.
For flowers, I think that Peonies are the perfect complement to this color scheme. They come in a variety of colors, and I’m a big fan of their sweet scent. When I think of peonies, I instantly think of a soft pink like this:
But they come in a variety of colors, including coral:
For the tablescapes I think doing something soft and romantic like this would be beautiful.
I like how the centerpiece is up high; it makes conversation with the entire table easier. I think it’s best to mix up the height of the centerpieces, incorporating some high and some low to give the room some additional depth. Although to stay consistent with my color scheme, I’d swap out the silver lined accessories for gold chargers and goblets, like the gold glasses this bride used.
I might stick with the mahogany Chivari chair in the picture above, but switching it out for a gold Chivari chair like below, could work as well.
I really like this watercolor table number, but I think the exposed canvas might be a bit to modern for the romantic vibe we’re creating.
I’d probably try to replicate and place in a pretty vintage inspired gold frame like these created by Etsy seller Shabby Me Chic
For the cake, I’d probably keep it simple and all white, perhaps with some interesting piping like the below cake by Tiffany Baking Comapny:
To top it off, I’d probably try to bring in drama in with the cake topper. I really like this rhinestoned letter.
Just a thought—it might be possible to carefully remove the stakes from the bottom- and try to repurpose the topper into a Christmas ornament!
Color Combos I love: