coral wedding

Every year Pantone announces its Colour of the Year and we are truly smitten with 2019’s choice: Living Coral. We’ve seen Ultra-Violet and Greenery in the last couple of years but we must admit, this vibrant shade of coral is bold, beautiful and guaranteed to add a pop of colour to your nuptials. So, if you’re tying the knot in 2019 and you want a wedding that is totally on-trend, why not incorporate Living Coral into your colour scheme?

Living Coral offers warmth, vibrancy and fun, making it the perfect match for your wedding day. It really is anything but boring! You can use it as the main colour or you can use it as an accent shade, pairing it with gold metallic for a luxe look, or grey and greens for something a little more understated.

Pantone opted for this colour to take centre stage because of an “innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits”, as well as “authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy”. Sounds like the right fit for a love story, doesn’t it?

coral color theme

Images: Top Row Left via 100 Layercake by Cara Robbins Studio | Top Row Right via The Knot by Onelove Photography | Second Row Left via 100 Layercake (same as before) by Edyta Szyszlo | Second Row Right via SouthBound Bride by Pear & Bear Photography | Third Row Left via Boho Weddings by Bonnie Berry Photography | Third Row Right via Style Me Pretty by Nicole Lennox Photographer | Bottom Row Left via Rock My Wedding by M & J Photography | Bottom Row Right via June Bug Weddings by Gloria Goode Photography

Despite its bright shade, Living Coral actually lends itself to all seasons so don’t think you are restricted to a spring or summer soirée. If you have fallen in love with Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019 but you’re having a winter wedding, team it with navy or black hues to add a modern edge.

If you want to embrace the bright, playful aspect of Living Coral for your celebration, there are so many lovely ways you can use it throughout the day. Adorn a wooden ceremony archway with big, blousy coral blooms and plenty of foliage. You could add in colour-popping yellow or fuchsia pink if you really want your floral styling to stand out. Opt for the same blooms as you would use in your bouquet so the design looks completely coordinated. If you want an all-green bridal bouquet, use silk coral ribbon to add a hint of colour. You could do the same with your bridesmaids, it would look gorgeous with pale coral gowns. On the topic of aisle style, don’t be afraid to wear something a little more daring on your big day and step out in a coral gown. A white ombré gown with a subtle coral skirt is the perfect choice for the fashion-forward bridal babe.

coral wedding inspo

Images: Top Row Left via Hey Wedding Lady by Lizelle Goussard Photography | Top Row Right via Junebug Weddings by Zach and Rosalie | Second Row Left via Hey Wedding Lady (same as before) by Ashley Slater Photography | Second Row Right via Green Wedding Shoes by The Ganeys Photography | Third Row Left via Junebug Weddings (same as before) by Valerie Thompson Photography | Third Row Right via Junebug Weddings (same as before) by Zach and Rosalie | Bottom via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings by Emilie May Photography

A Living Coral inspired wedding cake is bound to make your guests’ mouths water! We think a statement two-tier cake with simple detailing and coral icing will look scrumptious. Serve coral-coloured cocktails to keep your guests feeling cool and refreshed.

Style your wedding breakfast tables with gilded urns that are overflowing with foliage and coral posies. We’re talking oversized peonies, garden roses and more. This will look modern yet luxurious. Complement the centre pieces with golden charger plates, a simple peony place setting and a napkin tied with coral ribbon.

We really couldn’t be happier that this delightful shade of coral has been thrown into the limelight and we look forward to seeing how it makes its mark within the wedding industry for the year ahead.

Written by Lottie Dainton


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