There are certain phrases those who have started the wedding planning process are bound to hear over and over again. Technical terms such as “DOC” – or “day-of coordinator – and fashion phrases such as “hemline” and “appliqués” will surely come up as you design your big day. When going about conceptualizing your reception décor, it’s important to remember the various tablescape aspects, such as floral options, candle configurations, and table linens. Oftentimes, professional planners will throw in the term “a pop of color” to describe certain vibrant details. For many couples, finding this idyllic hue is the key to their event design.
Brides and grooms have a history of selecting two or three neutral colors – such as white, silver, and champagne – to adorn their wedding, along with one or two “accent colors,” which are typically much stronger. These tones can be found anywhere throughout the fête, but mostly appear in the floral arrangements, including the bouquets. Pairs with city-glam ideas for their vow exchange will select colors like black and red to show a level of decadence. Duos looking to create a more rustic celebration might choose yellow or green. If you’re searching for the right “pop of color” for your nuptials, consider incorporating purple blooms in your bridal bouquet.
Scroll through the photos below to see examples from real weddings and styled shoots – be sure to click on each picture for further inspiration. Photo by Next Exit Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events; Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Photo by Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Karlisch Photography
Photo by Carter Rose for f8studio; Floral & Event Design by Bella Flora of Dallas
Photo by Amanda McKinnon Photography; Bridal Gown by Claire Pettibone