How to Incorporate Bright Colors Throughout Your Elopement or Micro Wedding

April 8, 2022

In 2022, we’re seeing more couples ditch the neutral and green color scheme that has dominated the past few years and are opting for bright shades. From fierce fuchsia to bold blues and metallic hues — we have a feeling that this trend is here to stay. If you’re considering incorporating more color into your upcoming elopement or micro wedding, here are a few ways you can consider playing with color. Whether you want to make a statement or just add subtle pops in all of the details, we’re loving how much fun our couples are having creating a color palette that’s unique to their personalities.

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Statement Floral

If you’re looking for an easy place to start, then it’s time to chat with your florist! From elaborate aisle markers to breathtaking arbors, bright floral arrangements can truly take your wedding to the next level. Recently, couples have taken an interest in creating a few focal points throughout their wedding or elopement setup that can serve as prime photo spots for both themselves and any guests that might be in attendance. Not to mention, brides are opting for bouquets that pop against their gowns (or better complement a non-traditional outfit choice!). Here’s a little bit of inspiration that we’ve been loving lately:

Place Settings and Decor

While they may not be one of the main details on the day, your place settings and table decor can still make a statement. There are quite a few options to consider like colored linens and tableware to custom place cards or an escort card display. Some of our couples have skipped the traditional white linens and gone for black silk, soft pinks, metallics and more. When it comes to signage, there’s room to experiment including pressed florals, custom drawings or artwork, neon signs, balloon installations and more. Here’s a few ideas to consider when planning:

Attire and Accessories

Okay, now it’s really time to have some fun! Who says you have to stick to traditional white gowns and black tuxedos? This is your opportunity to express your individual style. Make your wedding attire a part of your color scheme by considering different colors. Some of our brides have opted for black, bright pink, floral prints and even shimmering silver. But, we can’t forget about the gents. We’ve seen grooms go for emerald green, bright blue, patterned and velvet options. We have to admit, these bolder combinations can make for some incredible wedding portraits! Here’s some wedding attire inspiration that may spark some ideas:

Your Invitation Suite

An invitation suite is a first impression for your wedding or elopement — why not make it a memorable one? Choose bright colored and unique accents like envelope liners, wax seals, ribbons or even confetti. Digital save-the-dates are rising in popularity as well, which gives you the chance to experiment with different options before you have to commit to a final color combination.

Colorful Concoctions

If you’re thinking of choosing signature cocktails for your reception, make them anything but basic. Add fresh garnishes, opt for colored stemware or even incorporate them into your escort card display that guests will see as they arrive.


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