Colours & theming trends


If you're planning on getting married in 2013, you may be wondering what colours and themes are likely to be in fashion and how you could incorporate them into your wedding, to make your special day memorable and unique to you.

So, let's take a look at some of the trends the wedding industry is predicting for 2013:

Colours & theming trends

Adapting to the seasons

It seems that there will be a distinct link to the change in seasons which will determine colours, natural elements, organic textures and eco friendly themes. Spring weddings will incorporate nature by using trees and branches, shades of olive green, duck egg blue, soft shades of brown and vibrant warm oranges. “Love Birds” will be used in the form of two little birds that may be included on the invitations, serviettes, place settings, coasters and even the aisle runners. To go alongside the pair of tweeters, there will also be ornate bird cages used for centre pieces on the tables, bird themed cake toppers and fancy cages in which to collect cards from the guests. Eco friendly is also on trend and you might like to include some natural elements such as painted pebbles to serve as place name holders and packets of seed to be given as wedding favors. Bridesmaids could carry a pot plant themed to the season, such as daffodils or hyacinths for the spring. These can later be used for table decorations or replanted.

Say it with colour

Summer weddings are a complete opposite to the soft tranquil colours of Spring and instead incorporate a rainbow of bright vibrant colours. Coloured bridal gowns are set to be the trend, although this may not be for everyone. Red is very popular and you could choose to get married in a Vera Wang red wedding dress or opt for a pair of stunning red shoes.

If you can't make up your mind on the colour for your bridesmaids dress then there's no reason why they can't all wear identical dresses in shades of yellow, purple, blue, pink, orange or green for a kaleidoscope of colour. Or alternatively, choose a bold combination of brightly coloured flowers or shoes for each girl so that each one has a different colour of the rainbow.

Black and white will still be popular both in the bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses and if you choose these colours then use bold summer colours to dress up your wedding cake and use a mixture of brightly coloured decorations, ribbons and streamers to match. You could even give each table a separate colour scheme. If you don't like the idea of so many colours why not choose one bright colour to use throughout. For example red could be used throughout with either a poppy theme or a romantic red rose theme. Yellow is another choice and you could use bright yellow daisies on your tables and yellow sashes on the chairs.

Retro is the new modern

Vintage continues to be the new modern with sumptuous bridal gowns taking their inspiration from the 50's and 60's with a clever twist that makes them ideal for contemporary brides. Picture full skirts elegantly trimmed at the bottom with antique lace to invoke feelings of nostalgia, tradition and vintage chic. Brides could also consider choosing a photographer who specialises in unique vintage photos. Keep the vintage theme going by carrying a parasol or adding some gloves or accent pearls for elegance. Use lace laid over coloured table clothes and to wrap your wedding favours.

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