{Monday Muse} Do I need a colour theme?

Happy, Monday, one & all! We’ve had a whole weekend of wedding wonders, with the last of our Essex Vintage Wedding Fairs at the Essex Indoor Vintage Festival! It was lovely to meet lots of brides & grooms looking for inspiration for their big day and some familiar faces who met some of our fab suppliers at previous events!

Today, I wanted to discuss something often talked about when in the initial stages of planning a wedding – a colour theme. Some brides have a very definite colour scheme they want to run through their wedding day, tying together all the little touches and ensuring everything coordinates.

Every year, wedding magazines and blogs rush to predict the hottest colours for the following year – with navy & teal standing out amongst the blush pastels tipped to be favourite for 2014. Yet, apparently, wedding themes are no way near as popular as they used to be – with themes replacing colour trends.

Colour trends

Others (like me!) stumble across one accidentally while choosing items like the bridesmaid dresses or the groom’s suit. Navy blue ended up being a predominant colour in our wedding, but we also opted for a colourful cacophony in other aspects such as the bouquet and the tableware. So, does it matter?

Long gone are the days of having wedding receptions looking like corporate Christmas dos. For me, organza sashes really have had their day, and a floral or brightly coloured chair cover or sash looks so much neater and unique than a piece of pastel fabric wrapped round it in a messy bow! Why not go bright & bring out those polkadots?!

Calamitea Jane's Vintage Tea Parties Polka Dot Sash

Calamitea Jane’s Vintage Tea Parties Polka Dot Sash

Brides are definitely getting much more confident at standing out & being daring when it comes to colours. Pastels are surely a favourite with Spring & Summer weddings and I love a winter monochrome affair too! Tying your colour scheme in with the seasons seems a logical way to go, as your flowers can often set the tone and if you’re getting married in Summer, sunflowers can be the perfect way to inject a splash of colour to your big day.

My bouquet (427x640)

Don’t be afraid to mix it up! I adore this brightly coloured wedding of Tabitha & James, photographed by our very own Kerrie Mitchell. It perfectly illustrates how a whole rainbow of colours can be created without looking messy or confused. The attention to detail is just incredible and I love the addition of black and white to bring some order to the table layout too! Genius!

(c) Kerrie Mitchell Photography

(c) Kerrie Mitchell Photography

So, what’s your colour theme? Or don’t you have one? Let us know your ideas & plans!