When I got married 32 years ago, we were kind of limited to two choices – red roses or white roses. Add a couple branches of babies breath and some random greenery and your bouquet was finished. Sadly, due to the limited floral choices of the day, most weddings tended to have the same look to them. If you chose white roses you could make other color choices for what your wedding party wore. But those red roses… they really limited you. I (of course) picked red roses.
I think because of this I am always excited to see which colors our couples pick to represent their wedding day. When Amanda and AC were in the planning stages of their wedding there was a lot of conversation over what color “marigold” really was. Needless to say marigold didn’t make it into their color pallet! Today the color choices are limited only by your imagination. Flowers are available from around the world or grown in hot houses and shipped to your florist. Fabrics can be dyed to your specific color. No one should ever feel limited again. I’ve been looking at the colors our couples have used over the last couple years. It’s very rare we have couples using the exact same color scheme. While dark purple may be a common choice, one couple may have a purple that’s more red, while the other couple’s purple has more of a blue undertone. The accent colors vary giving everything a different feel. For a photographer it’s very exciting not to have the same thing every weekend!
As I’ve been going through past wedding I’ve been putting together “Inspiration Boards” to post here. I’ve put the Pantone color number on the color swatch so if you see a color you love you can identify it easily. Pantone allow designers to ‘color match’ specific colors when a design enters production stage—regardless of the equipment used to produce the color. This system has been widely adopted by graphic designers and reproduction and printing houses for a number of years now allowing for consistency. By the way the Pantone Color of 2012 is – Tangerine Tango. “Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.”