Whether you’re celebrating in a marquee on the Cornish coast or heading to the Tuscan hills, a summer wedding and all the glorious sunshine (fingers crossed) that comes with it opens up the palette of your big day to a whole array of bright new possibilities. But if you’re struggling to select the perfect matrimonial hues for you, then scroll through our creative mood-boards to find some inspiration for a summer wedding colour scheme that will shine from your invitations to your table settings.
Move over millennial pink, blush pastels are the real colour of summer. Romantic and always exceedingly pretty, your guests will feel full up with love just from looking at their menus. Come dusk, those soft tones will be a fine complement to the golden light of the sun setting.
Summer is green’s hour. Its time to shine. When it gets to open up, strut its stuff and show the world its fun side. It's just begging to put on its finest for your big day. Fresh and bright without being overbearing, it also has the obvious added attraction of providing plenty of playful foliage opportunities.
A summer wedding doesn’t have to mean bright and bold. It can be the perfect time for a monochrome palette to make an elegant impression — think Coco Chanel holidaying on the French Riveria. And when it comes to symbolising the happy couple in perfect harmony, what better pairing of colours can there be than those that represent ying and yang?
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Perhaps this colour scheme works best in Italy — surrounded by trees bursting with bright yellow Calabrian lemons, and a perfect match for some after-dinner limoncellos. But we think that, when the sun’s shining, shades of citrus are always refreshingly fun wherever you are. As is limoncello.
In wedding traditions, ‘something blue’ represents love & fidelity
BLUE & WHITE
Cool and breezy, blue and white is a natural choice for a coastal celebration. It's a subtle and stylish summer palette that also means your 'something blue' will work rather nicely with the rest of your big day's decorations.