We know, we know…we’re not the first to fall in love with a blush pink bridal palette. Pantone’s 2016 color of the year is rose quartz – and pale pink exploded this season, everywhere from bridesmaid gowns to wedding tents. But hear us out: not all pinks are created equal! And not every shade is perfect for your own big day. On the contrary: as true connoisseurs of color, and purveyors of fine design, we feel strongly that there is an ideal color palette for every wedding couple. Some of the factors that might help you establish your color scheme include your personal aesthetic (and that of your fiancé(e)), event style, seasonality, and even geographic location. That said, should you find yourself in a similar state of mind as this planner (read: thinking pink), we have a style guide for you that’ll have you tickled pink in no time!
As bride Shelby (in the movie ‘Steel Magnolias’) once said, “Pink is my signature color” – and if the same can be said for you, we’ve paired a series of pink wedding gowns and bouquet inspirations to suit every style and modern bride. The trick to pink perfection, without overdoing it? Stick to your personal style, and incorporate a shade or two of pink that best fits your event design, along with plenty of textural variety. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to be the blushing bride on your big day…
Style Guide: for the Sweet and Feminine Bride
This delicate two piece lace corset and chiffon skirt combo, photographed by Sally Pinera, gets at the heart of every girl’s sweet dreams of her wedding day.
Captured by photographer Jose Villa, this mauve Vera Wang structural ballgown is all about the luscious lines and textured tulle – a combination that would have the likes of Rembrandt swooning.
Set next to this artist’s dream bridal bouquet from Bows and Arrows (shot by Kayla Barker), this pairing has all the makings of a divine still life painting, complete with trailing ribbons and lavish blooms.
Style Guide: For the Edgy Modern Bride
This Krikor Jabotian sequined cape gown (photographed by Le Secret d’Audrey) is a modern marvel – unlike anything we’ve ever seen, with just a tinge of silvery pink tulle to keep things grounded in all of that sparkle.
We suggest a fabulously irreverent pairing for a French wedding in early spring: complete with a sassy protea and thistle bouquet, and finished with barely-there pink tulips (from Peony and Plum, photographed by Ether and Smith Photography).
Paired with a classic bundle of blooms befitting an ‘English Rose’ herself, you cannot go wrong with garden party styling by Sweet Woodruff, and photographed by ARTIESE Studios. Pass the tea and crumpets!
Style Guide: for the Punchy Pop Bride
Feeling punchy pink, like Gwen Stefani circa 2002? Make the most of this pink tinged tulle gown from Tara Keely Bridal, and show your pop side.
What more perfect accompaniment than this bridal bouquet, packed with pops of electric pink peonies and bursting with ranunculus from Bristol Lane Florals, photographed by Sophie Epton Photography. Party in a bridal bouquet, if you ask us!
Style Guide: for the Classically Romantic Bride
There’s nothing prettier than the classic lines and soft tulle of this putty pink Reem Acra Gown – the romance is almost palpable.
Accompany a classic gown with an equally perfect bridal bouquet, complete with trailing ribbons and fairytale ivy. Floral design by Brandie Chisolm, and photographed by Ryan Ray Photography.