The summer wedding season is almost upon us! That means everything from amazing brights, beautiful earth tones, and warm, softer shades. Our favorite wedding blogs showcase real couples and real weddings – indoor, outdoor, local, and international. They inspire us and give us ideas for our own nuptials. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 fresh color palettes for summer weddings.
Light blue and ivory
This seaside wedding, photographed by Jessica Burke and featured on Style Me Pretty, embraces the blues in a pretty palette of pale – but not too pale – periwinkle, and bouquets of soft ivories and a hint of green succulents. These elegant and flowy blue dresses are a perfect something blue.
Ivory and deep purples
We love this color scheme of ivory and deep purples. This shoot, from Once Wed, features a range of cranberry and plum to deepest eggplant creates the perfect dramatic and monochromatic palette. In a sea of pinks and corals, this pairing is rich and luxurious – and makes a great scheme for a nighttime wedding.
Orange, coral, and pink
This laid-back Palm Springs wedding palette is fun, vibrant, and festive. Green Wedding Shoes showcases this sweet wedding filled with bright pinks, oranges and corals that look incredible against the bright desert sky. This color scheme looks fresh and even neutral as it’s used in little pops here and there throughout a mostly white backdrop.
Aqua and yellow
This fun wedding is featured on Ruffled. Photographer, Jackie Wonders, captured all the sweet, summery details of this wedding. The bride told Ruffled, We were going for a feeling that was California cool, relaxed yet elegant. The style and design was meant to reflect a celebratory get together rather than a formal dinner. Our colors included sunshine yellow and muted green hues with pops of orange and subtle hints of blue that accented the warm and free spirited color palette.
Green, ivory, blue
This wedding, shot by Bret Cole and featured on Grey Likes Weddings, is simple, natural, and perfect. The greenery made up almost all of the wedding color against a canvas of white and the natural browns of the setting. The couple were married in a redwood grove which set the tone of the whole affair. We love how the color scheme is so minimalist and doesn’t compete at all with the venue. How can you compete with this beautiful setting?
Peach, champagne, cream, and gold
This soft palette of peach, champagne, cream and, gold is light, classy, and elegant. Photographed by Edyta Szyszlo, this ornate, styled shoot is featured on 100 Layer Cake. Gold candlesticks, gold flatware, and peach wine goblets are set on a sequined champagne table with fresh green garlands with sweet, cream flowers.
Pale pink, yellow, and ice blue
This beautiful wedding features a romantic and light palette perfectly befitting an Italian countryside. Lato Photography captured this event. The groom wore an ice blue suit and the bridesmaids wore the palest of pink dresses. A pastel bouquet and reception details rounded out this sunny wedding that took place at Castello Montegridolfo, in Montegridolfo, Italy. You can see the whole thing on Junebug Weddings.
Taupe and yellow
This fun wedding may have taken place in the fall but the simple color palette is perfect all year round. These taupe bridesmaid dresses are a sweet neutral that goes with any season and the yellow sunflowers can easily be switched out for sunny tulips or a bouquet of pastel roses. See the whole wedding, captured by Jenna Petersen, on the Wedding Chicks blog.
White, ivory, cream, gold
This monochromatic palette is classic and chic. This glamorous Los Angeles wedding had black and white striped sofas, bold gold accents, and even a Candy Land themed candy bar. If you’re planning a nighttime shindig, this is a palette you simply can’t go wrong with. See the whole wedding, photographed by OneLove Photography, on Green Wedding Shoes.
Pinks, light yellow, and lavender
This bright playful palette works really well for sunny outdoor weddings. We love how this wedding features bright pink dresses that pop against an otherwise neutral palette of muted taupes and rustic details. Can’t quite commit to bold dresses? The color scheme works great with a large variety of flowers. Create a bouquet of pink peonies with sprigs of lavender, cream spray roses, and sweet dahlias. See the entire gallery, captured by Leo Patrone, on Once Wed.
What are your favorite color schemes for summer?