One of the enduring wedding trends that continues to feature so frequently (even from the moment I joined Rock My Wedding back in 2012) is the blush colour theme. Piles upon piles of exquisitely framed images all using tones of peachy, pinky blush hues with a dash of gold here or a splash of dove grey there. And it never gets old. Not ever.
Well it doesn’t for me at least. In fact I don’t think that it’s a colour scheme that can be bested in terms of the romance, love and classic glamour that it imbues…plus it flatters all venues, all brides (yes and grooms too!), all settings and all seasons. The colour palette has versatility in spades.
What better then than to share a round up of beautiful blush themed weddings that have all appeared on Rock My Wedding in the hopes of inspiring you to plan your own big day using the shade. Shall we get started? Click or tap the mood boards to pin or share.
As with any ‘colour theme’ wedding perhaps the easiest way to integrate the shade of your desire is by using florals of that self-same hue as well as including them in your wedding stationery. The beauty of using blush coloured tones is that they look wonderful at all times of the year, at the height of summer in the form of the softest blush ‘Shirley Temple’ peonies, or set against the berry and reddish tones of Autumn, even combined with golds and silvers in wintry months or representing a sign of wonderful things to come at the beginning of Spring.
If you’re a Summer bride then the world is your oyster, choose from flirtatious come hither peonies, perfumed garden roses or more delicate snapdragons. If you’re marrying in the Autumn months then it’s all about Cafe Au Lait Dahlia, calla lilies and lots of seasonal berries. Fronds of freesia, Astilbe and Roses will ensure you look the picture of beauty in Wintery settings. Lastly blush blossoms, tulips and ranunculus make for the prettiest of bouquets and table centrepieces in light and airy Spring weddings.
Try incorporating the shade into your big day through your bridal party fashion choices too. The easiest way to do this is by selecting blush toned bridesmaid dresses and groomsmens’ accessories. Look how gorgeous the maids in the moodboards look in their respective frocks. From a personal perspective I’ve found that those of you with olive skin tones look awesome in brighter, more intense coral shades whereas fairer maids look radiant in softer more subtle hues.
Most of you will probably be aware of the rising popularity of the coloured wedding dress. More and more brides are choosing to reject the traditional white frock in favour of buttery nudes, soft peaches and sweet pinks. If you thoroughly want to embrace the blush colour theme you’ve set yourself then why not choose a coloured wedding dress. Honestly if I were to do it all again then I’d seriously consider a soft peachy hued number. They’re so flipping romantic. Alternatively choosing heels or a belted sash in the shade is a nod to the trend without going overboard.
This section of the post revolves entirely around cake. (I know! It’s our favourite part too!) All of the cakes included in the slider at the top here get our seal of approval yet they are utterly different in how they’ve approached the colour theme in question. If you want a subtle nod to the trend then it’s all about the naked cake with a few specially selected on colour point blooms strategically placed on each tier. For colour impact, then all over blush toned icing is the way to go. Alternatively forget the cake or go for biscuits piped with blush pink detailing or go French and opt for a macaron tower. So pretty!
The boys needn’t feel left out either. We’ve seen the rise of the super swanky blush suit and trust me when I say these boys look AMAZING. Granted I can’t imagine that the general male population will be as bold as these chappies pictured in the mood boards here with their own fashion choices but that’s not to say that they can’t include the hue at least somewhere in their sartorial get-up.
The most obvious method of integrating the shade is by using appropriately coloured accessories. A chic tie or jaunty bow-tie is perhaps the easiest option but equally choosing pocket squares, braces, cufflinks and socks are all just as fun too. Finish off with a beautiful buttonhole in similar blooms to that which you have in your bridal bouquet.
If you’ve loved today’s blush themed inspiration on Rock My Wedding then you might be thrilled to hear that we’re continuing the fun over on our sister blogs – Rock My Style and Rock My Family too. Lisa has rounded up the best of the best blush inspired interiors for adults on RMS and Lottie has scouted the sweetest nursery inspiration using the shade on RMF. Why not pop on over and have a look…