We’re so glad to have awesome NYC florist, Rachel Cho back on the blog today, sharing more expert tips on all things florals and wedding design.
Today Rachel is tackling how to choose a colour palette – which is tricky at any time of year, let alone when you’re getting married in a season with so many cliched colour combos.
So to steer you away from all things holly and ivy if you want a more timeless December wedding, or to give you ideas for a February bash that doesn’t look like a Hallmark store on Valentine’s day, Rachel’s come up with some chic, non-traditional ideas for creating a celebration that still nods to the season, without succumbing to it entirely!
How do you pull off wedding decor in the winter without it screaming “Happy Holidays”? There are a lot of color pairings that you might ordinarily feel comfortable with, if you were getting married in any other season.
But once you decide on a winter wedding, you encounter all sorts of palettes that have already been spoken for: Christmas’ cheerful reds/greens/whites, Hanukkah’s sophisticated whites/blues/silvers, Valentine’s passionate pinks and candy plush reds.
On the other hand, certain color palettes that you might feel good about for a summer or spring wedding – soft pastel pinks mixed with blues and lavenders, bright yellows contrasted with dark purples – might not feel right for a winter wedding, either.
So, how do you strike a tasteful note and choose a color palette that is true to its season, without also feeling clichéd? We’ve seen plenty of creative, out-of-the-box, and stylish ideas over the years, and have come up with a few ourselves. Here are our favorites to-date: