August 14, 2009

Wedding Decor A to Z- Color


Series of topics about wedding planning, flowers and wedding trends categorized from A to Z.


One of the first decor directions you will establish when planning your wedding is color choice. Color plays a huge role in the feel and look of your event.

I want to talk about color impact in flowers by discussing two ends of the scale. All white flowers and brightly colored flowers.

All white flowers are the traditional choice for weddings. White symbolizes purity and a fresh start. But when using all white flowers there are a few problems to consider.

Lack of impact: When designing with white flowers there is a lack of the initial “Wow” factor. When your guests first enter the reception they may not be immediately bowled over by the impact of the flowers. Additionally, all white flowers have a tendency to disappear in photos. How do you compensate for this? By either using masses of white flowers or by using the flowers in an interesting and unusual design.

The picture above is of centerpieces in shades of white and touches of green. What makes these centerpieces interesting is the use of textural elements and the varying shades of white. The variety of textures and shades keep the flowers from blending away into a white “blur”.

White flowers are more delicate: If your event takes place in the heat of the summer your white flowers might suffer for it. White flowers show bruises and heat damage faster and easier than deeper colored flowers.


Brightly colored flowers at weddings have become more popular. for several reasons. But for me- I love bright flowers at a wedding because they communicate joy and happiness.

More bang for your flower buck:
Bright flowers give your reception room a lot of impact and visual excitement. Another consideration is bright or high contrast flowers will photograph beautifully.

More flower choices make good budget sense: When your floral designer is not limited to one specific color but is working with a palette of colors it allows for smart purchasing decisions. When I am working with a range of colors, I can take advantage of great specials offered by flower wholesalers and growers. This means more blooms for my bride and groom!

I guess you can tell where my heart lies. In a bed of sunshine, citrus and candy colored blooms!

philippines flower : 23:37 August 16, 2009
Hey! it seems your post tackles a variety of topics about the Wedding decor. i love those Bright flowers. it seems very attractive and refreshing...

Florist Class : 13:04 September 1, 2009
I enjoyed reading your post about wedding flowers and touching on each end of the color scheme spectrum. Both are beautiful when done right. You definitely have the creative skills to make it happen! It should be included in a florist class to teach students. It would be great to see you offer some classes. Thanks for sharing.
White Wedding Flowers : 08:17 December 28, 2009
Planning a wedding has never been more exciting. Today's weddings aren't what they used to be as many extra avenues are now open to more people than there once was. Thanks for great post!

Related Posts
Wine and Roses Lodi, Ca- A Decadent Affair
The Citizen Hotel Sacramento, Ca Wedding “Bendel Botanical”
Sacramento Wedding Flowers- Just a few pretty Bridal Bouquets