Planning & Inspiration
The Minimalist’s Guide To Incorporating Color Into Your Wedding
‘Colorful minimalism’ sounds like a contradiction of terms, especially when it comes to wedding style. We completely understand if you are most comfortable in a uniform of black, white, and if you are feeling a little adventurous, beige. Color, however, is tied to emotion. And one of the most emotional days in one’s life is their wedding. Incorporating color doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice personal style or step way out of your comfort zone though. Actually, a dash of color, when applied thoughtfully and creatively, will complement your minimalist aesthetic, making it feel more special and expressive during this once-in-a-lifetime event. Let these ideas for adding color into your wedding help guide you in brightening up your big day.
Wedding invitations are your guests first introduction to what kind of event your wedding will be, and design, font, and color scheme weigh heavy on how they will be received. Here, an abstract design expressed through vivid pink and peach looks like a modern artwork worthy to be framed and put on display.
You like the idea of hanging flowers, but a voluminous floral chandelier is out of the question. Consider stringing delicate blooms (dried or fresh) over a low, simple tablescape. The subtle hints of color draw the eye up while adding a touch of whimsy to the celebration.
Vibrant, Floating Centerpieces
The harlow stand’s capacity to elevate the reception atmosphere is undeniable. What is so great of this decor element is that its streamlined design allows for a super clean tabletop while giving the impression that the floral arrangements are floating in air.
Hanging Flowers With A Pop Of Color
Don’t count out a hanging floral chandelier all together. Putting emphasis on one eye-popping color is key to pulling off a cluster of suspended blooms with a minimalist twist. This design creates a high-impact impression by pairing a joyful yellow with mostly dried earth tone florals.
Simple and Serene Ceremony Backdrop
Proof that less is more. This simple backdrop uses only two colors and basic elements, tan pampas grass and blue-green pedestals and glass vases, to create a captivating ceremony atmosphere that brings to mind a tranquil seascape.
Natural Romantic Ceremony Backdrop
Perhaps the easiest way to make your wedding florals look effortless is to trick the eye into believing they were created by the hands of Mother Nature. Radiating natural romanticism, this ‘living’ ceremony backdrop showcases seasonal blooms and foliage in shades of white, sierra, soft pink, and green.
Untraditional Black & Green Bouquet
Trade in monochromatic whites for a daring black and green bridal bouquet. Guaranteed to turn heads, this mesmerizing modern beauty combines fresh, shiny leaves with delicate chocolate cosmos.
Turn Up A Neutral Palette
Amplify the ‘wow’ factor in a neutral palette by turning up the intensity of one color. A peach-pink hue perfectly complements this otherwise natural and light scheme to create points of interest that dazzle the eye to no end.
Colored Wedding Linens
From the ceremony to the reception, linens can be used to add a subtle splash of color to your special day. Here, a soft blue tablecloth highlights the natural beauty of a white-on-white floral centerpiece.
Color Block Tablescape
An ideal design choice for the art savvy couple, color blocking allows for playing with bold colors while keeping within a minimalist design framework. The goal is not to shock, but rather welcome the eye with balance and harmony. This striking tablescape unfolds in a graduation of rainbow colored centerpieces, each uniquely beautiful from the next.
Contemporary Wedding Cake With Floral Flair
A sculptural, embossed fondant cake is a contemporary work of art. Topping the tiered dessert with florals adds color while highlighting the exquisite craftsmanship and design.
Turn simple table decor up a notch with colored candles. Powder blue tapered candles underscore the understated sophistication of this inviting tablescape. Affordable and easy to work with, candles come in every hue imaginable from whispering pastels to brilliant technicolors, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Modern Wedding Dress With Colored Satin Bows
When it comes to bridal style, minimalism and fashion-forward go hand-in-hand. A modern take on the bridal bow, this stunning Carolina Herrera gown pairs sleek a column silhouette with luminous lilac satin ribbons tied at the shoulders.
Something Blue Wedding Shoes
Bridal footwear has come along way in recent years with designers offering an array of styles and colors to choose from. And these powdery satin sandals from Margaux (also available in blush) take care of your ‘something blue’ with beauty and ease.
Color, whether subtle or high-impact, is approachable for the minimalist minded. Weddings are made of many interconnected pieces that together, form a beautiful whole. And each of the pieces, from the invitations to the ceremony backdrop and reception centerpieces to the wedding dress, offer the chance for personal and meaningful expression through color.