While many summer couples look to vibrant colors to reflect the season, it’s most definitely not a requirement.
If bold and bright just isn’t your style, there’s no need to hew to a palette of intense hues. Going with a subdued color scheme can actually be more unexpected -- for example, icy blues will exude a cool and refreshing atmosphere. For a surefire palette that works with almost any style -- from ultra-formal to relaxed and natural -- look to a combo of whites and ivories with green accents. An apple green hue will give a preppy, fun feel, while a deeper green like loden or moss will imbue your nuptials with a subdued elegance. See photos of our favorite summer wedding colors.
Special thanks to Lori Stephenson, owner and senior event consultant, LOLA Event Productions, Chicago; Miriam Phalen, owner and event planner, Sterling Events LLC, New York City.
-- Kate Wood, www.theknot.com