In the Pink (and Orange): Inspiring Color Ideas for a Bright Wedding Day

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If your favorite color is anything “as long as it’s pink” — or you dearly love autumn because so many of the leaves turn orange — you’re in luck. Pinks and oranges are the “hot” colors for weddings in almost any season; if you plan carefully, you can have shades of both these colors mingle happily together. Here are some wedding ideas for those hues, courtesy of Jodi Miller Photography, to get you started. Your flowers are probably a most likely place you’ll use these colors; fortunately, plenty of blooms cooperate naturally: peonies, carnations, daisies, marigolds, mums, and lilies are only a few. Put them together with some white accents (lily of the valley, white carnations, Calla lilies… the list goes on) and you can have a truly striking ensemble. And don’t think just bouquets: check out the floral “ring” shown here!

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Both pinks and oranges blend well with a “mellow” yellow and lots of greenery; they also go beautifully with pure white. Check out the bright pink chair next to a table covered in a white tablecloth trimmed with pink/orange paisley. Another color that makes these selections “pop” — fortunately for your groom and the other men in the party — is blue. This aqua-toned ribbon is an eye-catcher wrapping a bouquet of white, orange, yellow, and pink. Don’t forget, too: “pink” and “orange” are both broad color families. You might not want baby-doll pink in your palette — but you’re crazy about old rose. Likewise, the color of your morning juice might not thrill you — but how about a rich nutmeg or pumpkin? Whatever shades of pink and orange you love, blend them in ways like these, and you’ll have a cheery, bright “hit.”

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