Your Guide to Incorporating Rich Colors in Your Wedding

Incorporating a pop of color into your wedding design can be intimidating, let alone choosing a palette consisting of primarily rich, bold hues. However, it can be done…and done well, as The Graceful Host and Allison Kuhn Photography prove right here in this dramatic and beautiful editorial. Stunning floral arrangements by Amy Lynne Originals set against teal velvet linens by Nuage Designs create an alluring tablescape, and the pièce de résistance is a cake by Wow Factor that can only be described as a work of art.

From The Graceful HostThis styled shoot was a collaboration with Allison Kuhn Photography. We started talking about producing a shoot in order to create content that we don’t see a lot of, like the use of rich, bold colors. And it morphed into something we are both really proud of! The idea is a modern charm, which I describe as old world elements meets luxurious, high fashion style. I always want my designs feel fresh and new, so I took ideas that are classic in nature and gave them a little twist to modernize.

The colors were teal, lavender, blush, yellow, marsala, and ivory with gold accents. Since we were incorporating a wide variety of colors, I wanted to make sure the colors felt sophisticated and elegant rather than child-like. It should come together like a painting, which was the inspiration behind the cake and was repeated in the vellum envelope of our invitation suite. The floral design mimicked the artistic inspiration, as well, by playing up texture through the blooms and greenery.

Throughout our tablescape design, we layered texture upon texture – from the linen to the place setting to the paper goods. Our place settings incorporated contemporary designs through the dinner plates and flatware mixed with etched crystal goblets and gold rim glasses that are vintage in nature. Each place setting also had a vellum menu with a handwritten script-style design, and the table was draped in a bold teal, velvet linen.

The wedding dress was a classic, delicate a-line ballgown with on-trend and contemporary design elements including beading, an illusion neckline, and layers upon layers of tulle. The look was luxurious and fashion forward. Hair and makeup was understated elegance and fresh, paired with a bold plum lip.

Photography: Allison Kuhn Photography | Event Design + Styling: The Graceful Host | Floral Design: Amy Lynne Originals LLC | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Cake: Wow Factor Cakes | Hair + Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne | Wedding Venue: The Barn at Reynolda Village | Bridal Boutique: Hayden Olivia Bridal | Linen Rentals: Nuage Designs | Paper Goods: Elisabeth Rose | Rentals: Evermore | Rentals: Party Reflections | Rentals: Carolina's Luxury Event Rentals