Neutrals and earth tones ... naturally beautiful wedding colors

neutrals and earth tones wedding themes

Think about the shades and colors that are found in the natural world and you'll realize that Nature doesn't get it wrong when it comes to blending hues.

To illustrate the point, we picked out two weddings featuring deep earth tones combined with neutrals - and we think you'll agree the color combo is perfection. Because there are so many shades of both, you can create a fabulous palette that will suit everyone's style and complexion.

Coffee and cream wedding colors

Coffee & Cream Wedding

The bride at the wedding directly above, photographed by the wonderful Tucker Images, chose a variety of earth tones and neutrals for her bridesmaids and just see how great they all look. She's chosen strapless gowns for all her girls - but you could mix and match the necklines as you wish. However, it's usually best to keep to one skirt length, whether you go for cocktail style or ground sweeping.

Beach Wedding

At this gorgeous beach wedding shown above, the groom and groomsmen are in cream and the bridesmaids in a rich brown - and set against that beautiful blue sky with the greenery waving in the summer breeze, the photograph taken by the talented Gia Canali makes you almost taste the salt in the air and feel the sand between your toes. Even the celebrants are working the colors.

The groom and the groomsmen are perfectly dressed for the beach in their neutral suits, color merging the two sides. (Check Dessy's similar men's classic summer suits.)

If you're having a beach wedding, remember to choose dresses for your girls that won't float up too much (because you don't really want any of your girls having a Marilyn Monroe moment at your wedding ceremony, do you).

All the ones we've picked out here by Dessy are suitably airy - but won't fly up in the breeze! You're looking for a breezy, fluttery effect but with some structure.

neutral colored bridesmaid dresses

Left Alfred Sung Style D538, right After Six Bridesmaid style 1505

bridesmaid dresses in neutrals

Left After Six Bridesmaid Dress 6786, right After Six Bridesmaid Dress 1515

Periwinkle Blue and Pink Wedding thoughts

periwinkle blue and pink wedding color theme

One of the ways we like to help brides-to-be is by suggesting different color combos for their bridesmaid dresses. In fact, ways of working color through all the aspects of a wedding party.

And today, because spring is most definitely on its way (and about time too) we're going to feature a periwinkle blue and pink color theme. 

It's a really romantic color mix. Delicate, classic, dreamy and really, really lovely. 

Mix the two together and your maids can choose the shade that suits them best. 

Talk to your florist about flower options. We're thinking pink peonies, blush pink roses, forget-me-nots, cornflowers, delphiniums. Don't feel you have to have exact color matches, it looks much better to mix it up a bit. 

(Bridesmaid dresses by Dessy)

Same applies with your bridesmaid frocks. Windsor blue, periwinkle and blush are some color options from Dessy, but all these shades can be mixed and matched together and will blend beautifully. (Think a sort of ombre effect). 

If you'd like some help choosing your colors and working out which combo you like best, then check Dessy's Pantone color tools, which give you the right shades so you can communicate them to your florist, bridal designer, venue, cake decorator - and whoever needs to know.

Bridesmaid dresses by Dessy 

Tie your wedding bouquet (and maybe the bridesmaid bouquets) with red and pink ribbons, in a soft gauze.

We love floaty chiffons and lighter fabrics with these colors, especially if you're having a rustic style wedding day and getting married in the afternoon. 

As the bride, you could give a nod to the theme with your bouquet of course - but also maybe with some delicate blush pink wedding shoes or blue, peeking out shyly from the hem of your wedding gown. 

Flower crowns are definitely having a moment right now, so consider them for your maids, or even yourself, if it's a boho sort of an event. They look super cute on flowergirls of course. 

As for your groom, take a look at the light, tan colored suits which would work so well with pale pinks and blues for bow ties, vests and maybe socks! 

Main images at top from: Wedding Chicks  






Primrose yellow wedding ideas that will TOTALLY make you want to get married in springtime

primrose yellow wedding ideas

(Photo credits clockwise from top: Barker Evans via Fabulous Flowers, Susan Tibak at Something Blue Wedding Photography via Wedding Chicks, Tasha Seccombe via BLoved, Dessy bridesmaids in Style LR204 in Buttercup.)

Primrose, buttercup, lemon ... yellow wedding themes just glow and springtime is the perfect time of year to go for this color option.

You'll have your pick of spring blooms

Spring flowers smell beautiful as well as looking fresh and pretty. What choices do you have? We're thinking narcissi and paper whites, daffodils, primroses, tulips. Contrast with blue - little grape hyacinths and possibly some classic white roses. The spring bride featured above has a beautiful bouquet.

As for your tables - think of winter jasmine to add some structure. A long central table decoration looks super stylish and doesn't get in the way of conversation.


And for your bridesmaids? Here we've picked out bridesmaid frocks from Dessy in buttercup, which is a soft, gentle kind of a hue. As ever, you can choose a neckline and length to suit the style of your day (and your maids). And we haven't forgotten your flowergirls either.

(All Buttercup yellow bridesmaids gowns via Dessy)

(Photo credit: Rosalind Miller Cakes)

You can use yellow as a single color theme or mix it up with white, blues or greys.

It's such an optimistic, happy kind of a color. Light and ideal for a wedding in late morning or afternoon. Especially a barn wedding or one that's rustic style.

(Photography credit: Sarah Rhoads)

Maybe have a dessert table in yellow? Decorate your tables with large lemons placed in glass vases, as above. Have striped yellow straws at a drinks stand.

You could serve citrus flavored drinks and lemon flavored macarons.

Have lemon cakes, tea with slices of lemon instead of milk. Talk to your caterer and your florist about your color theme and see what ideas they have to inspire the proceedings!

Macaroons by Lize's


You Need to Have Mustard Yellow In Your Wedding

Mustard yellow seems to be everywhere these days in fashion. From sweaters, to shirts and pants. So why not bridesmaid dresses? We're in love with this vibrant color because it just gorgeous and can go with so many other colors. What is great is that it goes with most of the seasons too!

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So many of our dresses come in a variation of this color, we picked just a few of our favorites that we thought gives a great idea of what this color is truly all about. We have the After Six Bridesmaids Style 6710, the Twist Wrap Dress, Alfred Sung Style D693 and Dessy Collection Style 2906.

An Alfred Sung Turquoise Dream Wedding

An Alfred Sung Turquoise Dream Wedding

We love the various shades of turquoise for just about any season. It works well in the fall, in the winter with some creamy whites infused and in the spring with vibrant colored flowers and other pastels.;You really can't go wrong with the color.

While we obviously love all of our dresses, we thought some of our Alfred Sung Bridesmaid dresses were perfect to show with this color. We picked a handful of dresses that bring this color out fully.

Above from left to right are styles: D674 in mediterranean, D666 in azure, D656 in mediterranean, D622 in fusion and D660 in mediterranean.

Complete the look with any of our accessories, particularly the Gathered Matte Satin Clutch in oasis.

Sparkly and Shimmery Bridesmaid Dresses for Spring!

Sparkly and Shimmery Bridesmaid Dresses for Spring!

These two colors together with a little added sparkle and shimmer are perfect for a spring or summer wedding. While many of you are preparing for your winter weddings, we thought two colors are a reason to celebrate warmer months ahead.

What is great about these two colors is that invites other wonderful colors too. You can do lighter pinks, a darker nude to add to the color palette. The opportunities are endless. This year we saw a lot of sparkle with brides going with mix and match with fabrics and styles, and a sparkly bridesmaid dress was definitely one of them.

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We loved these colors in three of our newest styles from our fall collection. The dresses featured here are Dessy Collection Style 2925 in ivory, After Six Bridesmaids Style 6725 in ginger and Social Bridesmaids Style 8161 in ivory as well. If this trend continues (and we hope it will) you can really have a lot of fun with your bridesmaid dresses!

A Winter White and Grey Wedding

A Winter White and Grey Wedding

Neutral colors are great at any time of the year, and we just love a winter white and grey color combination for a winter wedding. It is romantic and simply lovely for a wedding.

Pair this color combination with vibrant red roses or a blend of creamy white ones. This color is great for various times of the year, not just the winter. If you are planning a wedding in the spring, this color combination works well too. Pastel floral bouquets work great with this color combination as well.

We loved these colors in these dresses: Alfred Sung Style D704, Lela Rose Style LR207, JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Style JY507 and Dessy Collection Style 2920.
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Look for these colors in all of our newest fall styles at!

An Elegant Emerald and Gold Winter Wedding

An Elegant Emerald and Gold Winter Wedding

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An elegant winter wedding with a beautiful combination of emerald and gold is just absolutely stunning. The subtle green and the vibrant gold is perfect with winter white and light green flowers is a perfect add-on to the winter wedding look. Deep red roses are also a great alternative to this color combination.

Winter weddings are beautiful because they're so cozy and personal this color combination just beckons love, warmth and celebration. For this color combination, we thought the After Six Bridesmaids Style 6729, Dessy Collection Style 2921 and After Six Bridesmaid Style 6624.

For the groomsmen, we recommend our After Six tuxedos that can be found at After, the tuxedos are both modern wonderful combination of modern and classic and would look great for a winter wedding.

Destination Wedding Ready with Pink and Green

Destination Wedding Ready with Pink and Green

A light pink and green wedding color theme is beautiful for a wedding during the warmer months of the year and for a destination wedding. And these two colors allow you a lot of wiggle room when it comes to wedding centerpieces and bouquets. Pink especially was popular this summer and we're sure it will be a popular color next spring and summer as well.

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For these two colors, any of our dresses are work well. We particularly love Dessy Collection Style 2931, After Six Bridesmaid Style 6723 and Dessy Collection Style 2943

Looking for more destination wedding looks? Check out our Destination Suits for the men in your bridal party, and check out the accessories to complete the look.