Updated: Nov 14, 2019
We all love a bit of colourful fun at a wedding but it can be really daunting trying to weigh up 'keeping it classy' while letting your fun rainbow-loving side run wild. This inspiration shoot 'Colour Pops and Brides that Rock' by Florence Berry Photography and Bake to the Future is the perfect marriage (see what I did there?) of sophistication and colour splash and I can't wait for you to see how beautiful it is! While you marvel at the fantastic funkiness of this shoot, I'll also be offering some tips on how to incorporate colour into your big day!
Start with a Blank Canvas
When you say the words 'blank canvas' it can often sound boring but that's not the case! You need a great neutral backdrop for your colourful splashes so that they aren't too overwhelming. Choose a venue that screams sophisticated and modern. This shoot was at The Winding House in Dover, a former Victorian Coal Mining Building so it has character but it is also neutrally decorated to allow you to bring your own personality into your day.
Mix Classic with Contemporary
Many people think that a colourful wedding should be a modern one. Not necessarily! Just think of all the bygone eras that were full of colour! Take some fun classic staples from these colourful past times and incorporate them into your day like this 1938 Buick Limousine from Quadriga Wedding Cars. It adds a touch of class, a nod to the retro and a beautiful accessory to your colourful day.
Choose a 'Background' Colour
As I mentioned above, you need a neutral background colour to keep everything consistent. This doesn't necessarily have to be white. It could be black, cream, ivory, grey - ideally something neutral to make sure your colour really pops. Whites and greys have been used in this shoot.
Use Colour to Compliment
Don't let the colour overwhelm! Use it to compliment and highlight. Always keep your neutral background colour the main focus and then add your rainbow touches on top. This keeps it from becoming too overwhelming on the eye and keeps everything super stylish. Just look at this table styling by Locate to Create. White crockery and clear glassware have been used to keep it all looking clean-cut and sophisticated while the beautiful flowers from Flowers by EG and pom pom touches bring it all together.
Pastel or Rainbow?
Both amazing but give off a different vibe so make sure you stick to one. Pastels give a very soft, romantic, vintage look while bright rainbow colours are vivid and eye catching for a more fun-loving vibe. Of course, this team has gone for a bright rainbow palette shown mainly through balloons by Think Bubble Party - who doesn't love a balloon right?!
It's all about the Accessories
Where do you focus the most amount of colour? In your accessories of course! Keep your wedding dress classic and white and accessorise with a coloured veil or awesome colourful jacket like this one from Sammy Lea's Retro Emporium. I love a coloured wedding dress as much as the next person, but can be a bit overwhelming if the rest of your wedding is packed full of rainbow accessories as well.
My main advice is to never be afraid to use colour on your wedding day! If it reflects who you are, then do it and it will most definitely be a showstopper!
Some more snaps to inspire you...
And an awesome video by Film Our Day...
Here's the fab team behind this shoot...
Wedding Venue - The Winding House
Photography - Florence Berry Photography
Cake + Doughnut Wall - Bake to the Future
Floristry - Flowers by EG
Hair Stylist - Claire Hartley Stylist
Videography - Film Our Day
Cars - Quadriga Wedding Cars
Props, Furniture & Table Styling - Locate to Create
Prosecco Bar - The Craft Cart Co
Stationery - Zoe Barker Design
Ice Cream Tricycle - Treats on a Tricycle
Favour Boxes - Oast House Gifts
Bridal Dresses - The Bridal Boutique of Jules
Balloon Styling - Think Bubble Party
Jackets - Sammy Leas Retro Emporium
Make Up Artist - Ruth Ashcroft MUA