2018 Color of the Year – How to Tie in this Daring/Exciting/Adventurous Color into Your Special Day

Colors are such an impactful part of your wedding day – they help create the mood and ambiance of your wedding day. Now, some of you may have been dreaming of the ‘biggest day of your life’ since you were little and know the exact colors you’re planning to blend together. Others of you may be a little curious about new trends and want to explore what’s considered to be ‘THE color’ of the season. And there's no right or wrong way to wedding plan but today we're talking all about the color trend of the year!


Pantone announced late last year that the color of the year is…wait for it - Ultra Violet purple! it’s vibrant, and dramatic and we’re kind of loving it. Whether you’ve envisioned this bold color or not, we’re here to guide you through a few ways you can rock this exciting trend on your special day. 



Invitation Suites

As the first item your wedding guests receive regarding your wedding day, why not let your personality shine? Bring together each aspect of your invitation, from save-the-dates to RSVP cards, with hints of color. Whether it’s the color of the text, the adventurous choice of paper or the velvet ribbon wrapping them all together, this can be a true reflection of what guests can expect on your big day.


Floral Arrangements

We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve on how you can bring in a little, or a lot, of pop of this new color trend into your wedding day florals. Classic routes include adding hints into your bridal bouquets, bridesmaid’s bouquets, centerpieces, arbors, boutonnieres, cakes, table settings, flower crowns, etc. the list really goes on and on. The amazing thing about floral design is that you can scale your arrangements to have as much of a color as you’d like. So, take it up a notch by incorporating handfuls of Dahlia Lilac Time’s into your arrangements or hang on the subtle side by blending in just a few here and there.



If you’re not so sure you’re into this fad just yet, adding a few touches into your cake design could win the hearts of many. No need to go crazy with the color to make it have an impact. By having your florist add a few delicate, or dramatic, flowers to the display, a cake can be completely transformed!


Escort Cards/Favors

Don’t be afraid to mix in a little color into your escort cards or favors too. A pure white paper with Ultra Violet text adds just the right amount of pop to a classic look. Be a little more adventurous by going with a more pronounced version of an Ultra Violet. Let’s say maybe a Dahlia Lilac Time’s potted plant? This can play as an escort card AND a favor - and it smells wonderful too!


Bridal Party Attire

You’re starting to get comfortable with the idea of Ultra Violet, aren’t you? If so, let’s think a little bit bigger – for example, bridesmaid dresses? Groomsmen ties? We’re loving the contrast of a white bridal gown against a bold, fearless color. Why not show your quirky personality off through your and your soon-to-be hubby’s best gals and guys?


Now we’ll admit it - we’re no expert in the design side of weddings, but we hope to have sparked a love in you for this new daring color trend of 2018! We’re looking forward to maybe seeing some Ultra Violet in our 2018 Addison Grove weddings!

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