It’s all in the detail

Have you chosen a colour theme for your wedding but not sure how to make it work?

Deciding on the large elements isn’t too difficult, flowers, cake, dresses. It’s the details that people often get bogged down with.

It’s important at this moment to remember your wedding is about you. Choosing the elements that go into your day that reflect who you are is a really great way to bring colour and co-ordination.

Here are my top 5 tips on adding your personality and a touch of colour

1      Wedding Stationery

Add a twist to traditional florals by using contemporary designs that pick out the main colour of your theme, this embossed design was found on Oh So Beautiful Paper

For an understated urban touch use postcards that include your favourite picture and pick out the lettering in colours that match or tone with your theme My

Tie in the shape of your flowers and toning colour, I found this really original design on Creative Wedding Favours

2      Favours and Place Settings

These gold lettered rock sweets come in a whole host of colours and flavours and are just £4.95 for a bag of fifty from Cameo Favours.  Tied up in little bags with a name card would double as a place name and a favour in one. With every sweetie you can imagine available on their site you will be sure to find a colour that matches.

Fruit is a cheap yet stylish way to add colour. Here the place name tags have been attached as leaves. You could just as easily use other fruit such as lemons and oranges, find unique ways of adding guests names, toothpicks with paper flags is an easy solution. Image found on UK Bride

I love the contemporary style of the square plate with the Brides name picked out in gold lettering and the yellow menu card. An idea you could replicate using Letraset letters available in craft shops. Image found on Wedding Chicks

3     Dress up the Groom

Bow ties are big this year, forget the top hat and tails fun and quirky are all the rage. Tone in your colours with stripes in muted shades or bright and bold, from dots to paisley there are tons to choose from. From left to right lime green and white striped from Oxoelle on Etsy seen on, Black and gold stripe from Elite on Smartshopbuy, Lime green paisley from Oxoelle and seen on Onewed (as before).

4     Shoes and Socks

For that must have photo of wedding feet then pay attention to the shoes and socks. Shoes might not be the cheapest part of a bridal ensemble but if you go for a pair that picks out your colour theme you may even be able to wear them again! Plus socks must be one of the cheapest accessories to buy. Would be quite cute to have the bestman and any additional groomsmen or close family men in matching socks (thinking more photo opportunties). From left to right: Orange shoes and socks found on CherryTreeLaneBridal, Yellow shoes and socks and Turquoise socks and shoes found on Weddingbee photos by Georgi Anastasov and Dave Richards Photography

5     More Shoes

Well a girl can never have enough! I love these bridal flip flops. Sure the staggeringly high/strappy/peep toe to die for shoes look great on photos, make you walk like a diva but can you really keep them on all day?! To avoid that prancing around barefoot look these would be a perfect solution for the bit where you let your hair down and party and they come in other colours too! By Nina Hilaria available from

I’d like to add more to the list of top tips but I need your help. What top tip do you have for adding colour and your personal stamp to your big day?



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