Multicolour

Multi

Colour palette: sky blue, raspberry ripple, violet, orange, yellow

A fun colour palette that works particularly well for vintage styled weddings; to work successfully the colours should be anchored by a neutral such as sky blue

Décor:

  • Deck the halls! – bunting in the signature colours draped around the great hall sets the scene
  • Layer up the refractory table in the hall with a sky blue cloth overlaid with lace and jam jars filled with yellow, orange, red and violet flowers
  • Use windmills in preserving jars and glass jars of sweets in the signature colours to decorate surfaces
  • Tea clothes in sky blue and raspberry ripple can be thrown over the tea tables on the terrace
  • In Castle House garland the posts with greenery and lace with flowers in the signature colours
  • Windowsills in Castle House can be decorated with vintage crystal flower vases and cloches covering terracotta pots of signature colour flowers

Dine:

  • Instead of a drinks reception why not have a tea party after the ceremony? As well as cups of tea a glass of fizz with fresh raspberries or strawberries in looks very pretty whilst Pimms decorated with oranges/strawberries and lemons also goes down very well!

Multicolour 2Perfect Pastels

Colour palette: light pink, lemon chiffon, sky blue and lavender

Another really lovely vintage colour palette which uses really delicate pastel shades

Décor:

  • Pretty pastel bunting sets the scene
  • Layer up the refractory table in the hall with sky blue and lace clothes and jam jars filled with light pink, lemon chiffon, sky blue and lavender flowers
  • A display using vintage suitcases and photo frames makes a  nice ‘anchor’ for your guest book
  • Lace tea clothes can be thrown over the tea tables on the terrace to display the vintage china on
  • In Castle House garland the posts with greenery and lace with flowers in the signature colours whilst the windowsills can be decorated with vintage crystal flower vases and cloches covering terracotta pots of signature colour flowers

Dine:

  • How about a sweet treat table during your tea party? Ask your friends and family to bake cakes and sweets as contributions – the only stipulation being that every cake must be pastel coloured – we can then decorate them/the table with fresh flowers!

Multicolour 3Colour Crazy

Colour palette: red, deep pink, yellow, fuchsia, indigo, navy and chocolate

Not for the faint hearted this vibrant colour palette is more retro/mad men in feel then strictly vintage! It works by clashing and contrasting the colours and using retro props such as vintage typewriters/suitcases/American milk glass

Décor:

  • Set the scene in the great hall by covering the guest book table with a vibrant coloured cloth – use it to display the vintage typewriter/pot of flowers in a clashing colour etc
  • Layer up the refractory table with coloured retro glass flower containers. I have a lovely selection including grey, plum, blue and green
  • Candles in colours such as Forest, Saddle and Nutmeg and Vetiver look delicious on randomly coloured candle plates
  • A display using vintage suitcases and photo frames makes a  nice ‘anchor’ for your guest book
  • Use jam jars wrapped in old musical scores to add interest to the wedding breakfast tables
  • In Castle House garland the posts with greenery and lace with flowers in the signature colours whilst the windowsills can be decorated with vintage crystal flower vases and cloches covering terracotta pots of signature colour flowers

Dine:

  • Old fashioned soda bottles filled with a variety of different coloured sodas – lime, orange, blackcurrant – even pineapple [as it’s  a lovely yellow colour!] fit the med men theme. You could have  a self service table set up with them during the drinks reception

Multicolour 4Buttons and Butterflies

Colour palette: antique white, rosy brown, taupe, light coral, thistle and light cyan

A multi coloured palette where the colours complement each other or are drawn from the same family. The colours are restful and the palette is useful where you want to anchor props such as birds, butterflies or buttons to name but a few!

Décor:

  • Use taupe or rosy brown as your anchoring colour; so taupe table linen with light coral napkins for example looks magnificent
  • Tie the napkins with your signature prop – birds, butterflies or buttons
  • The ivory candelabra work  with the colour palette beautifully particularly if they are draped with antique white/light coral/rosy brown pearls
  • A display using vintage suitcases and photo frames make a nice ‘anchor’ for your guest book and the suitcases are all in shades of rosy brown and taupe to begin with!
  • Old lace and clear glass hurricane lamps and tea lights work best with this colour palette
  • The antique white wooden birdcages are good props to use to fill windowsills etc and can be accessorized with either birds or butterflies; if you choose buttons as your signature prop then you have to think of them as  a repeating detail: so your invitations would have been accessorized with buttons, your bouquet made up from them, a row of them could be stitched/glued onto your napkins for example

Dine:

  • A Black Pearl cocktail – made using cognac, Tia Maria and champagne adds the right amount of sparkle!
*All photo credits to Style Me Pretty