As a luxury wedding planner who’s been named an innovator by The Knot, I know a thing or two about what’s poppin’ in the luxury wedding world. And, in 2024 and 2025, using color in wedding design is going to be the biggest, boldest luxury wedding trend.
Traditionally, a luxury wedding is expected to have a lot of white and muted colors. But colorful weddings are coming up in a big way, and here’s why: they add personality to your wedding and create a wow factor.
Color Adds Personality
If a wedding is a celebration of two people and their love then, in turn, it should also be a celebration and reflection of them. Adding in color feels like a no-brainer. Whether it’s through their pets, hobbies, favorite trips, or family traditions, my designs always use colors and motifs that reference my clients’ real lives.
Color Creates a Wow Factor
Muted color palettes may look classy and chic, but they’ve also been done before — like, a lot. And while I can totally rock a white and green palette, I can create ten-times more “wow” factor with a full spectrum of color. A bright emerald custom dance floor, citrus-inspired welcome party, or kaleidoscope of cocktails, on the other hand? Now those are some jaw-dropping moments.
How to Use Color in Your Wedding Designs
I’ve got one word for ya: maximalism. It’s a design principle I’ve embraced more and more as I plan luxury weddings for my clients. Layering colors, textures, patterns, and even styles on top of each other adds richness and dimension to an event design. A maximalist design is the perfect way to break tradition, reflect my clients’ bold personalities, and impress their guests. More is more.
My Favorite Wedding Color Palettes
I never met a colorful event palette I didn’t like, as my portfolio will show. Why limit yourself to white and blush when there is a whole rainbow of colors out there?
Take Annie + Scott’s wedding, for example. The entire wedding weekend was dripping with color-rich themes. Even the bride’s wedding dress wasn’t all white! In particular, the bright yellow aisle made an incredible statement as Annie walked down it, and the colorful florals around the chuppah were an absolute show-stopper.
We used a full spectrum of color across Morgan + Cameron’s wedding design, but kept all of the hues muted so that they played nicely together. The tablescapes alone featured blue tablecloths, purple florals, green and tan stationery, and pops of red and yellow in the decor.
Magen + Mickey’s wedding was a perfect example of how adding color to your design adds personality, too. Their destination wedding venue Baha Luna has classic Mexican architecture with a streamlined look and minimal color — the perfect opportunity for us to layer in sagey greens and bright tropical blooms in reds, oranges, and pinks.
When it comes to color, Indian weddings take the cake every time. Lindsay + Nikhil’s wedding highlighted the traditional Indian wedding color of ruby red, but we added even more dimension by adding in pink, yellow and white touches, like in their massive escort card display.
Let’s Redefine Luxury Weddings
You and me? We’ll make the colorful luxury wedding dream team. Because if there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to plan a luxury wedding that rocks the socks off of every guest in attendance. Reach out and let’s chat more about your vision, boo.