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How to Choose Your Wedding Flower Colors for the Perfect Effect

Monday, August 15th, 2011

First of all, think about the general style and tone that you are hoping to create for your wedding. The colors of flowers are symbolic, and they also have a strong emotional impact. You want to match the flowers you choose to the overall vibe you are going for.

The most traditional color for wedding flowers is all white. This is a wonderful option for a formal wedding. There is nothing more iconic of a wedding than a beaming bride in a white gown carrying a lovely bouquet of white flowers. White does not have to mean basic or uncreative, either; there are plenty of different design effects that can be created, depending on which type of flower you select. An oversized cascading bouquet of giant orchids will have a very different style than a dainty little posy of lily-of-the-valley, after all.

Red is another favorite for wedding flowers, and it has a distinctly different flavor than white bouquets or centerpieces. Rich deep red is passionate, it is dramatic, and it is anything but demure. Red roses are the classic Valentine’s flowers for a good reason. Bright red can also be happy and festive. Imagine cheery centerpieces of true red gerbera daisies for a picnic theme casual afternoon wedding. Also think about how red can be mixed with additional colors to create other effects for your wedding. Russet red with goldenrod yellow and a deep orange are the quintessential flower colors for an autumn harvest theme wedding.

Pink is a long time favorites of brides. Pink flowers are pretty and feminine. They add a splash of color in a way that white does not, without losing their innocence. Another great thing about pink bouquets is that they pair so well with pink bridesmaid dresses and sets of bridesmaid jewelry. A fantastic look is to layer different shades of pink. For instance, if the bridesmaids were wearing a pale pink dress, they could carry bouquets of deep pink flowers and tie it all together with deep pink bridesmaid jewelry sets. This allows you to create a look with a strong color focus without being monochromatic or boring.

The perfect wedding flower colors will do so much for your design scheme. The color of your flowers will help to establish a tone and can also go a long way towards reinforcing a theme. Of course the most important thing that your wedding flowers should do is make you smile, so in the end, the best color choice will be the one that you simply love the best.