We’ve been hard at work this week checking out the hottest colour combinations for autumn winter 2016/2017, and we think you’re going to love what we’ve come back with! From budget-friendly Italian inspired greenery to an update on formal monochrome (Spoiler alert! It involves glittery gold!), wedding colour schemes for 2016/2017 are chic, sophisticated, fresh and completely fabulous!
Greenery Wedding Theme
One of our favourite palettes this year is this elegant, earthy greenery theme. Perfect for autumn/winter (although we wouldn’t tell spring brides to rule it out either!), a greenery theme can be integrated in to every part of the Big Day from invites to bouquets to the cake! Bouquets consisting of eucalyptus and simple white flowers will be a clean and fresh addition to the bride’s and bridesmaids’ looks, while garlands of greenery can be placed everywhere from archways to chair backs and even table runners for a romantic, organic feel.
Photo credits: Green & white vine invitation photo by Laura Nelson Photography via MODWedding.com | Bride with full greenery bouquet photo by Nina and Wes Photography via Magnolia Rouge | Bride with greenery floral crown photo by Rachel Solomon Photography via Wedding Sparrow | Wooden welcome sign photo via MODWedding.com | White wedding cake with vine detail photo by Mint Photography, Cake by Carol Bullion via Ruffled | Free standing cocktail bar photo via greenweddingshoes.com
Purple & Mixed Berry Palette
This fresh palette of rich hues is perfect for an autumn wedding. Purple has always been a popular colour for Irish weddings because of its regal, timeless feel but this is the year to mix up your shades and make it all the more modern. It’s fairly easy to integrate purple into wedding decor, and bridesmaid dresses take care of themselves, but take it up a notch by serving beautiful berry cocktails and topping your wedding cake with a mixture of fresh berries to really make your theme stand out.
Photo credits: Hanging lavender filled birdcages photo by Krista Fox Photography via greenweddingshoes.com | Bridesmaids in purple tone dresses by Jenny Yoo | Mixed shade table decor photo via Pinterest | Floral centrepiece photo via Pinterest | Berry cocktails photo by Alyssa Turner Photography via bridalmusings.com | Purple tone wedding invitations by Dottie Creations
Modern Navy Blue & Gold
A navy blue and gold palette is the ideal modern take on the formal black tie wedding. This super chic mix of colours is all at once smart and glamorous and allows couples to have some fun adding gorgeous golds to really dress it up. Perfect for a winter wedding, this sophisticated palette will really pop on your festive-feel Big Day.
Photo credits: Navy & gold invitation suite photo by Amy & Jordan Photography via weddingchicks.com | Vintage style engagement ring in navy box photo by Mirelle Carmichael via Fab Mood | Navy blue & gold glitter wedding cake photo via The Knot | Champagne blueberry cocktails photo by Valerie Busque via SMP
This fresh and ethereal palette of neutral tones will work for weddings at any time of the year and is so simple to integrate into decor if you have an easy hand. Keep bridemaids in greys or ‘nude’ tones and try to pare back flowers to include soft browns and off-whites. This palette is all about soft colours that flow together so resist the urge to sneak in pops of colour at all costs!
Photo credits: Photo of Adrianna Papell dresses by Bryce Covey via SMP | Sergio Rossi shoes photo by Jessica Burke via SMP | Vintage style diamond engagement ring by Trumpet & Horn, photo by Jake and Heather via SMP | Font detail wedding invitations via theeverylastdetail.com | Bride in Justin Alexander dress photo via Harper’s Bazaar
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