Summer weddings call for bright and festive colors and accents. Sometimes you can take your cue from current fashions and come up with some great inspirations. One of the freshest looks for weddings this year is the very stylish turquoise and lime green combination.
Turquoise and lime green are bright and bold colors, but they are also surprisingly versatile as a wedding color scheme. Depending on the exact shades that you choose, these colors can be beachy, preppy, 1960s mod, or thoroughly contemporary. Not too many other color palettes can make that claim! One of the things that makes lime green and turquoise work so well together is that they have a similar intensity and depth of color. You can create some really interesting visual effects, especially with pattern.
Once you have decided on the general feeling that you would like for your wedding, it is time to start getting into the details that will make your vision become a reality. For instance, let’s say that you are having a wedding by the ocean, how would you go about using a turquoise and lime color palette? With the bridesmaid dresses, for starters. Picture crisp turquoise organza dresses edged with a lime green organza border at the hem. They would look magnificent against the blue of the water and the sky.
If you love the idea of a 1960s look for your wedding, pick a great mod print to use in your décor. Big graphic flowers or pop art circles would be fantastic. You can use your favorite pattern on everything from table linens to the invitations. Just be sure that the bridesmaids don’t end up looking like they are wearing tablecloths; keep either the linens or the dresses more muted so that they do not blend together.
You can also use shades of lime green and turquoise to create a very chic environment for your wedding. One of the top trends for bridesmaids right now is flowing chiffon dresses. This style would be even more stunning when created from an ombre chiffon that is dyed to flow from one color into the other. Another idea is to have your attendants wear chiffon dresses that have an accent color peeking out from under the main hue.
Turquoise and lime green can be used to design magnificent centerpieces. Fill tall cylinders will real limes, fill with water, and then top with a floral arrangement. There is a wider array of green flowers available than you may think, ranging from romantic green hydrangeas to exotic green orchids. These combine beautifully with white flowers, and the green and white centerpieces will really pop against turquoise linens in either a pattern or a solid.
The bride will certainly want to get in on the fun of such delightful colors. Your bridal accessories, such as shoes, jewelry, and wraps are great ways to add a touch of color to a white wedding gown. A small accent will really stand out against a white dress, so you don’t have to do too much to create a dramatic effect. A strand of white pearls with a scattering of turquoise and lime crystals would be fresh and pretty for a summer wedding. If you want to keep your dash of color under wraps, opt for a sassy pair of strappy sandals that will peek out when you are on the dance floor.
Great wedding designs begin with great color choices. Turquoise and lime green are definitely colors that say fun and festive, which makes them terrific for a summer wedding. Use them throughout your wedding to create an event that will be bold, eclectic, and original.