Picture this: a dreamy wonderland where your wedding unfolds like pages from a fairy tale book, each moment painted in a palette of enchanting colours. Sounds incredible, right? If hosting a whimsical wedding has been your dream, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ll explore how to infuse your special day with whimsy and wonder, turning it into a fairy tale wedding that you and your guests will cherish forever. And what better way to create an atmosphere of wonder and delight for your guests than with colour? It’s time to make your fairy-tale wedding dreams come true!
Choosing your colour palette
Creating a fairy tale colour palette for your wedding is all about embracing whimsical hues and dreamy pastels. Think soft pinks, powder blues, lavenders and mint greens. Here are some additional tips on how to craft the perfect fairy tale wedding colour palette:
- Choose 2-3 dominant colours: Focus on shades that evoke romance and fantasy. Rose quartz, baby blue, lilac, and seafoam are perfect choices. Use these colours for your bridesmaid dresses, floral arrangements, table linens and other decors.
- Add metallic accents: Gold and silver details create an enchanted, magical feel. Incorporate metallics into stationery, signage, cutlery, candle holders, vases and chair sashes. Even adding metallic ribbon, string, or washi tape is an easy, budget-friendly option.
- Don’t forget about nature: Add natural elements like wood, greenery, berries, feathers and pearls. Wooden chairs, moss, eucalyptus and baby’s breath complement pastel colours beautifully for a whimsical woodland vibe.
Use decorative lighting
Twinkly fairy lights, lanterns, chandeliers and string lights cultivate a dreamy, whimsical ambiance for an evening reception or cocktail hour. Uplighting, string lights or lanterns glowing in your wedding colours will bathe your reception space in a magical multi-hued glow. Pink or lavender uplighting transforms a space, while string lights or paper lanterns in bright colours hung from trees or ceilings create a whimsical wonderland vibe.
Combining a palette of soft pastels with metallic accents, natural touches, and decorative lighting creates a colour scheme straight out of a fairy tale for your wedding.
Incorporating pops of colour into your fairy tale wedding decor
Don’t be afraid to incorporate pops of colour into your fairytale wedding decor. In fact, the more colour, the better! Here are some helpful tips:
- Flowers: Bursting with bright blooms, flowers are a perfect way to add splashes of colour. Consider filling reception centrepieces, ceremony arches, and bouquets with vivid flowers like roses, tulips, orchids or gerberas in candy pinks, sunny yellows, and deep reds.
- Linens: Colourful tablecloths, napkins, chair sashes or runners are an easy way to weave colour into your reception decor. For a whimsical look, mix and match linens in complementary shades of pink, peach, lavender and mint green.
- Stationery: From invitations to menus to programs, stationery provides opportunities to showcase your wedding colours. Select stationery featuring colourful illustrations, hand-drawn elements, whimsical fonts, patterns, ribbons or other embellishments to match your wedding vision.
- Backdrops: A colourful ceremony backdrop, sweetheart table, or photo booth backdrop makes a bold statement. Consider a floral backdrop, fabric backdrop or balloon arch in shades of peach, mint, lavender or pink for a whimsical photo-worthy focal point.
Finding your fairy tale wedding dress in vibrant colours
Finding a fairy tale wedding dress that fits your fantasy is all about embracing vibrant colours. Why settle for traditional white when there’s a rainbow of options for your big day?
Whimsical wedding dresses
For a whimsical wedding vibe that’s as dreamy as it gets, consider the charm of soft and romantic floral print dresses. Or choose a gown in a soft pastel shade, with a full skirt or layers, for a dreamy walk down the aisle.
If you’re feeling a bit playful, oversized bows bring a whimsical flair, creating a delightful focal point and unexpected detail.
To add an element of versatility, think about dresses with removable overlay skirts or detachable sleeves. These features allow you to transform your look effortlessly, from a ceremony full of elegance to a reception with a more relaxed feel.
Add colourful accents
If a fully coloured dress or floral print gown isn’t for you, consider a white or ivory gown with colourful details. A sash, belt or ribbon in your wedding colours tied around the waist adds a perfect pop of colour. Or search for dresses with coloured lace, embroidery, beading or appliques on a neutral background. Subtle accents on the skirt, bodice or train provide colourful touches that don’t overwhelm.
Complement with accessories
Complete your fairy tale look with vibrant accessories that pick up the colours in your gown. A bright sash, colourful jewelry, hair pins or hair clips, shoes, gloves, or a patterned veil are all options for accessorizing your wedding palette. For extra whimsy, add a colourful petticoat or crinoline to peek out from under your gown’s skirt.
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