According to color psychologists, seeing the color pink triggers feelings of being nurtured and understood. Pink calms the fiery passion of red, creating a more gentle and loving energy. “Pink really lends itself to weddings and we see a lot of it, especially with pale pink being on trend,” says Creative Director Lindsay Saltz, “What’s so great about it is it’s fun and romantic while still being sophisticated – if done right…We get a lot of grooms who get nervous when their fiancée will take out the pink inspiration board or have an all-pink Pinterest board.”
Pink can be tricky – if you push too much pink against a poorly matched venue or combine too many tones and textures, things can quickly go from charming to childish. “Our goal is to make sure the wedding doesn’t look like Barbie’s birthday party so we’re super careful in what we use it in, how much of it we use and the shades we select when we design the wedding.”
“…Overall, if the client wants a pink wedding, we’ll make sure to incorporate some creams, white and greens into the mix so it’s not so overwhelming, and maybe also use a champagne linen as well. Just because you have a “theme color” doesn’t mean it has to be everywhere and in everything – there should always be a nice balance.”
Whether pink is your statement color or simply an accent in your wedding décor, the options for its inclusion are endless. Today, many brides and wedding planners are expanding beyond pink bouquets and centerpieces and finding creative ways to incorporate the classic color. Here, we take a look at some of today’s fun celeb brides who have not been shy with their love of all things PINK.
Portia De Rossi
With a traditional cream-colored halter top, a blush-tinted tulle skirt was an effective subtle accent in Zac Posen’s designs. Designing both of their bridal looks, adding a touch of pink to Portia’s skirt gave both brides a complementing color and romantic style.
Wanting her dress to stay away from any traditional vibe, Gwen Stefani was able to spray paint her John Galliano white silk gown with a pink hue. The ombre style captured her colorful personality, but did not take away from her special day. Carrying a small bouquet allowed the attention to stay on her unique bridal look.
Other than diamonds, tulle may be a girls’ best friend– at least on her wedding day. Showcasing a traditional look, Valentino incorporated a soft pink ombre in Anne Hathaway’s gown. The detail was able to show colorfully against the pure white of her full length veil.
Jessica Biel knew she wanted to stay away from a traditional white color when searching for her bridal gown and choosing a pink floral Giambattista Valli Haute Couture piece. Though the original dress was created in a fuchsia tone, the designer suggested a lighter pink. Biel complimented the dress’ flattering shade with a white and green bouquet.
Reese Witherspoon’s southern-chic wedding was complimented by her pink look. Though traditional, she did not wear white until the reception. Her custom blush Monique Lhuillier gown was detailed with a Chantilly lace bodice and full A-line skirt. The white veil and cream bouquet brightened the blush coloring.