Last year was all about tropical wedding themes, watercolour effects and, of course, Serenity and Rose Quartz and while wedding colours for 2017 are following down the same route, the overall trend is towards a more muted, natural and minimalistic style. Greenery is the colour of 2017 – or so says Pantone and although we’re not mad on the shade, we’re right behind them on the concept – so we’re going to be seeing lots of leafy details like gorgeous garlands and understated, foliage-style centrepieces around. The industrial look popped up last year, and we think it’ll catch on with Irish brides who are opting for a pared-back, contemporary look, particularly for a city venue or a more unusual DIY wedding job. Purple will always be big for Irish weddings, and this year is no different, we’re thinking lilacs and mixed berries and a full depth of shades to make it really romantic and soft yet striking – perfect for a summer wedding. Lastly, you may have had copper overload last year, but we’re still holding it up as our number one metallic. It’s cool, modern, unusual and we can’t wait to see how it pops up in Irish weddings for 2017.
Greenery Wedding Theme
One of our favourite colour schemes for last year (and it seems from its shares on Pinterest, yours too) Greenery is the colour of 2017. Pantone declared the olive green shade as their number one, and the concept of earthy, natural, bringing-the-outdoors-in is something we can really get on board with for 2017. Loving the look? Get even more inspiration here.
Credits: ‘It was always you’ greenery backdrop photo via Confetti Daydreams | White wedding cake and greenery toppers photo via stylecaster.com | Green and white save the date card via a fabulous fete | Mixed leaf centrepiece photo via oncewed.com | Large greenery wreath wall decor photo via EverythingSparklyWhite | Green garland and gold lantern pew ends photo via SMP
‘Industrial chic’ – a misnomer or pure madness? Whatever you think of it, this minimal, muted, sharp palette was the talk of the town last year, with wedding bloggers tripping over themselves for Edison lightbulbs and all things monochrome and geometric. We have to say we love this look, and although there are very few weddings it’ll fit in Ireland, internationally it is one of the wedding themes of 2017. Find out how to pull it off here.
Credits: Groom in suit photo from Greg Finck‘s workshop | Personalised light bulbs photo by Kim Lyn Photography | Welcome sign, geometric metallic photo booth backdrop by Claudia Rose Carter | White & clear Valentino Rockstuds photo by Karen Hill Photography | Bride in sequin wedding dress by Le Secret D’audrey | Modern tablescape & copper chairs photo by Sarah Street Photography via 100layercake | Wedding cake photo by Kim Lyn Photography | Invitations by Lindsey Pruitt, Photography by Finch and Farrow
Navy & Gold
Subtle, classic and just the right amount of glam, for us, navy and gold is the black and white of 2017 (yep, we just said that). This is a great palette for couples who want something for a formal affair, that’s a bit easier to style, as it’s simple enough to stick to and only needs a few pops of gold to make a statement. Find out how we’d style it here.
Navy & gold Charleston wedding via SMP | Navy gold stationery via SMP | Gold and navy vintage wedding shoes via elegant weddings | Modern navy wedding cake via Brides | Groom in navy suit by weddingpartyapp | Beer coozy favours via Rustic Folk Weddings | Gatsby quote wedding sign via tidewaterandtulle.com | Gold bridesmaids dresses via SMP | Kate Spade Sapphire Engagement Ring via SMP | Love balloons photo via weddingsonline
Purple & Mixed Berry
Purple is a definite Irish wedding colour, and when it’s done right can look super romantic. This year, using several shades of purple is the way to go; think mix and match ‘maids, giant bouquets and delicious mixed berry cocktails. For some gorgeous ideas of how to incorporate all the shades into your wedding decor, check out our palette here.
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
Cool, chic and crisp, copper’s where it’s at metallic-wise in 2017. Copper or bronze can be used practically everywhere for wedding decor and dress – from the bride’s shoes and hair accessories to our ultimate fave at the moment – Moscow Mule mugs for the drinks reception (yes please!) Check out more of the awesome copper ideas we’ve come across this week in our palette here.
Credits Copper table decor via SMP | Copper escort cards via SMP | Frame with copper hinges from CoxandCox.co.uk | Industrial style personalised light 100layercake | Moscow mule mugs photo via SMP | Copper covered cake via 100layercake | Copper wire table number via MOD Wedding | Bronze hair accessories by Rock my Wedding | Modern industrial altar decor via Rock my Wedding | Copper drinks dispenser via mywedding.com
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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.