New Colors for Christmas

If you're working with a black and sugar plum color scheme, keep the colors simple and muted, such as this rose and calla lily bouquet from Kim and Company.

Planning a holiday wedding?  Think beyond the typical red and green color scheme for a chic soiree.

Eggplant & Chartreuse

Think luxurious, royal velvets and satiny charmeuse in elegant shades of deep purple paired with explosive modern green accents — fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme.

Cranberry, Sherbet Pink & Ivory

Think frothy, delicious holiday punch: chiffon, irredescent taffeta, feathers.  Add pops of expected color with unexpected details in bouquets and centerpieces — cherries, rock candy, pearls.

Black & Sugar Plum

Think sophisticated understatement with matte taffeta, silk satin or even jersey knit.  Keep the colors simple and muted, such as light plum table cloths topped with sheer “sugary” linens and adding dusty miller to bouquets.

Deck your bridesmaids out in festive (but un-Santa-y) dresses, such as this teal gown from Belsoie.

Champagne, Chocolate & Bronze

Think rich, warm metals and sleek textures, like silk shantung and charmeuse, and infuse color with seasonal flair: cinnamon sticks, Christmas ornaments, ivory poinsettias and plenty of pillar candles.

Teal & Cobalt

Think high shine with satin and charmeuse, and bring your colors together with peacock feathers.  Keep the color coming with ribbons, enameled jewelry, and colored or stained glass.

Soft Blue & Silver

Think soft, wintery textures like chiffon, matte satin, lace and even fur.  Infuse wintery wonder with glittery ribbons, glass jewels, faux fur, and delicate baby’s breath.

Add stylish but homey touches, such as wreaths strung with dried orange slices and rich greenery.

Hunter Green & Copper

Think cozy sophistication, like thick satin and fine tissue taffeta, with classic Christmas details adding bursts of vivid color: oranges, pears, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, and evergreen boughs.

Planning your color scheme is one of the first steps to a beautifully designed wedding, so choose carefully — but choose boldly!  When your guests get their first glimpse of your wedding, you want them to be breathless.  Going with the safe options won’t necessarily elicit that response; instead, it might get a “ho-hum.”  Wow your guests by pulling off an unexpected color scheme that you’ll be proud of for years to come (and that you’ll love showing off in your pictures for the rest of your life).

~ Laura


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