Pastel Weddings

The pastel wedding colour is a classic, whether you are opting for one core pastel shade or multiple contrasting light shades, pastels will always be in when it comes to weddings. Often used for spring weddings, the pastel colour palette is one which is a nod to a sense of renewal but also has an air of whimsy about it – themes which are both iconic to the spring season. Now pastels don’t just come into play with wedding décor, florals and the cake – the bridesmaids will often be adorned in these Jordan almond shades, and beyond this so will be wedding guests and the mother of the bride and groom alike.

Now there is often a fine line with pastel weddings so that yours is more chic and less sickly (like when you have too many Jordan almonds). If you cross the line and lean all the way into the pastel shades it can end up looking like an Easter hat parade. The trick is to pick and choose particular pastel shades and use them across your wedding intentionally, and often mixing in a few shades that may not be traditionally seen as ‘pastels’ will help balance everything out. If you are going to ask your wedding guests and/or bridesmaids to wear pastels then choosing a certain colour palette and communicating this to them via invite will help balance the colours on the day of our wedding – making your photographs (and the overall aesthetic) shine.

 

Think Ice Cream Shades

The brief – neapolitan, but in all serious thinking about ice cream can help you scheme a colour theme for your pastel soirée. Let’s start with the famous three flavoured ice cream, the flavours are strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, and the obvious pastel here is the strawberry (pink) but the chocolate (brown) and vanilla (ivory), although not considered pastels, will instead act as neutrals in this colour palette. The chocolate and ivory shades can be threaded throughout your pink pastel wedding to round out the bright colours, making it a little less sickly than the ice cream we are discussing. Neutral tones don’t have to be block colours either, they could be found in printed or embroidered styles or through accessories. And of course, you don’t have to ask your guests to wear white – that is what you will be wearing as the bride, unless you want to of course.

 

A Pastel Rainbow

Say you want to go all out and have every pastel colour under the sun in your wedding – think buttercup yellows, strawberry pinks, zesty greens and sky blues, well then you can do this. What we are saying here is that more is more in this case. But when we say more is more, we ask you to consider this in terms of – contrast is key. For your florals don’t go all one shade, rather mix in a plethora of pastels, at least three of four shades, and for your bridesmaids have them all dress in a different colour but also in a different silhouette (again contrast on all levels). We would still recommend throwing in a few neutrals for balance also – as this will tone everything down just enough. The other key thing to remember across the board is that a pastel colour palette is whimsical, so you florals, cake and other details should also play into this idea of having a certain sense of whimsy.

 

Twilight Shades

Sunset lovers unite. A pastel wedding inspired by the shades of dusk is another fool proof way to go. Think vibrant orange tones, pinkness, twilight purples and blues. The idea here, like at sunset, is that you use a mix of cooler with warmer tones to balance out the brights. Have your wedding guests or bridesmaids in a mixture of pink, purple and blue dresses, tonal shades will play in well here and produce an awe inspiring colour scheme. Wear gold accessories to add in extra warmth overall. The same thing goes for your other décor and bouquets. The overall vibe will be fresh, sophisticated and oh so chic.

 

You will always look your best in Montique! For more fashion tips or information on our dresses and products, contact us at customerservice@intermoda.com.au to be in touch with our customer service team, or shop our new arrivals now!

 

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