Now that spring is officially here, color (and lots of it!) is making its way back into our wardrobe, food and celebrations... and I can't wait to see ALL. THE. COLORS!! Anyone else a huge color lover? Obviously, the biggest way to incorporate color into your wedding day is with your flowers, but there are other fun ways to involve ROYGBIV too. Here are 5 ways to infuse color into your wedding details that you might not have thought of but can have a huge impact on your guests and (my favorite...) your photographs!
1. ceremony backdrop: chuppah, floral arches, geometric shapes, custom art
the most popular chuppah designs you’ve probably seen include some greenery or floral elements but Maggie + Ben’s Italian vineyard wedding took it to the next level with a floral arch full of greenery, peonies and garden roses!
watercolor peony programs for the win!!!
Courtney + Mike’s handmade chuppah used eucalyptus leaves and multiple herbs to bring an amazing scent and vibrant natural look to their Accelerator Space wedding ceremony. Bonus: afterwards, the greenery was used to add lush beauty to their sweetheart table!
Another example of a super simple contemporary chuppah design is this one, made out of copper pipe. I love how clean and minimal it is!
This modern industrial wedding at Main Street Ballroom used untreated wood 2x4s to create a simple geometric focal point for a dynamic hanging floral installation!
Hiring a local artist to create a one of a kind custom painting could almost steal the show and may be my favorite look for the coming year… NO other ceremony will ever resemble yours when something like this is behind you!
2. specialty cocktails
red, orange and coral colored drinks are the best since they always add that perfect pop of color to any setting!
3. tablescape: placesettings, names and napkins
how guests find their seats at the table can be a great way to incorporate an elegant layer of sparkle at each placesetting… why not add their names in gold?!
don’t forget about napkins! it’s the perfect amount of color on an otherwise mostly white surface…
have you thought about what your ceremony musicians might wear? I absolutely love this harpist’s peacock colored sparkly ensemble!
5. reception venue: murals / balloon installations
your venue should be a space that feels completely and totally YOU… so why not take advantage of the walls and surfaces they’ve already decorated!?
The American Visionary Art Museum is the epitome of color, fun, unique and one of a kind designs in every corner of their space. We had to take advantage of this mosaic wall and enormous birdhouse!
And hi… this LOVE sign on the front of one of the AVAM’s main buildings is all sorts of wedding perfection!
At Havana 59 in Richmond, Devan + Bryce got to see their names up in lights! How fun is a marquee sign overhead for all your guests to see!?
Last but not least, BALLOONS! A rainbow ombre was what this colorful Assembly Room wedding used to bring in a splash of bold and vibrant color that their guests couldn’t stop talking about…
2018 and 2019 couples, I want to hear from you! what ideas are you considering to incorporate color into your big day? if there ever was a Baltimore / Maryland wedding photographer that loved bright, beautiful colors of all kinds, it’s me…
venues and vendor work featured include:
The Assembly Room
American Visionary Art Museum
Main Street Ballroom
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Havana 59 in Richmond
The Sentimental Fools (balloon installation + event design/planning)
Katie Pumphrey Art (custom paintings)
Crimson and Clover (The Assembly Room floral design)
Thurman and Fig (Main Street Ballroom floral design)
Steelcut Flower Co. (Lord Baltimore wedding floral design)
pretty/creative by AES (Italian wedding; gold lasercut names + program design)