Brides who want a fresh and trendy look for the sunny months are flocking to pink and green in droves. And that’s no surprise: for many of us, these two hues are pretty much the ultimate when it comes to a look that’s playful and contemporary, feminine yet still flexible enough to fit ten subtly different moods.
But wait: didn’t pink once belong to girly-girl brides who had to go by the book?
Even if that was ever the case, today’s revved-up pink and green are modern dynamos, urging each other on to ever-higher heights.
Don’t get us wrong, pink and green doesn’t have to be all about setting new trends. Play it softly, and you have a classic English garden theme you might find in your mother’s wedding album (one that you’re sure to still swoon over!).
But this combo can also drive you to color outside the box. Which is why you see brides turning up the heat with greens like lime or honeydew, and pinks that border on fuchsia. In short, you can take these two anywhere: from Newport Beach to Negril and everywhere in between.
This theme calls for some true guilty pleasures when it comes to blooms and other flora: pink peonies or zingy tulips, blushing roses or stargazer lilies; and for green, kermit mums, cymbidium orchids and hypericum berries, small green apples or zesty limes.
Ribbon and ties tend to play a big role in this wedding, too, from bridesmaids’ gowns to chair sashes. On the modern side, you might also find citrus fruit piled up in clear eiffel vases, or polka dots that jazz up the bridesmaid or flower girl attire. Tea-length gowns are popular for the ‘maids in this warm-season wedding. So are fun, casual touches like cafe-style menus done in pink and green chalk, or candy buffets filled with treats for both the eye and the palette, in pink and chartreuse.
What posed your biggest challenge: picking the right shade of green? Did you settle on citrus, peridot, celadon or something altogether different? Pink for the bridesmaids, or did you dream up some kind of clever combo, involving flirty pastel sashes?