Orange can range from a pale apricot, to a slightly pinkish coral, to a strong and bold tangerine. The brighter the shade, the more appropriate it is for a sizzling summer wedding; oranges that are a bit rusty are a popular choice for fall weddings, and pastel shades are great for spring. Check out these toned-down tangerine dresses from Dessy
, and also these vintage-looking apricot blooms by The Flower Magician
. Pair a vibrant orange shade with cream or pale spring green, or make it pop by partnering it up with a bright aqua.
You need to have “something blue” at your wedding, and if your favorite color is blue, you have many choices available, including pale cornflower, turquoise, pastel baby blue, sapphire, indigo and a midnight bluish-black. Helene Bridal
has some bright new shades for 2012; these would look great at an outdoor summer wedding underneath the turquoise daytime sky. If your taste points more toward a darker hue, consider this classy midnight blue dress from The Wedding Store
; this would be perfect for a nighttime wedding. Depending on the shade, blue can be paired with pink, coral, red, yellow or green. Look at this blue and green bouquet as featured in
From lime to dark hunter and everything in between, going green in 2012 means more than raising your environmental awareness! Green is a surprisingly versatile color. Pair lime green with bright red for a surprisingly attractive, if somewhat daring, duo. The Discount Dress Shop carries
this pretty gown
in both colors, allowing you to choose one for the dress and accessorizing with the other. Imagine the dress in red in combination with these green flowers
. If you’re planning a fall wedding, pair dark shades of green with burgundy, burnt orange or gold; a winter wedding color scheme could include medium shades of green paired with silver and cranberry.
One hot trend for 2012 weddings is to dress the bridesmaids in neutral shades, such as khaki, gray or driftwood brown, then let their accessories provide the punch that you’re looking for. Linens should be in a complementary neutral shade, and flowers can hold second stage only to the bride, with classy, rich tones, like jade, sapphire and garnet. Imagine your bridesmaids wearing this pewter gown from Val Stefani, and carrying a pink bouquet like this one on Martha Stewart Weddings