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Todays wedding inspiration is based on happy and cheerful rainbow colours. Apart from being a really fun colour scheme it can solve a few problems, if can’t decide on just one colour, have seven. If your Bridesmaids can’t agree on which colour they all like and will wear, give them seven colours to choose from. This is the perfect theme for anyone who feels restricted by traditional colour schemes of one or two colours. If you are on a tight budget your bridesmaids don’t even need to have matching dresses for this theme, as long as they pick dresses in rainbow colours.
For flowers there are a couple of options to suit rainbow schemes. Firstly you could have a different colour bouquet for each bridesmaid to tone with their dress. Or you could have all the bouquets the same, just pick flowers in various shades of the rainbow. To make the second option effective, I would have compact hand tied bouquets using flowers like roses, dahlias and gerberas to give blocks of colour. Small delicate flowers won’t have much impact in this colour scheme. Alternatively for outdoor weddings your maids could carry brightly coloured parasols instead of a bouquet to match their dress. To carry the theme through for the gents, the men could all wear a different colour tie or cravat in a rainbow colour with matching buttonhole.
For venue flowers pick designs that are simple and modern to suit the rainbow theme. Try a cluster of small glass vases on the tables with different colour arrangement in each vase. There are plenty of opportunities to incorporate the rainbow theme on your reception tables. Each place name could be in a different rainbow colour, you could give guests mini rainbow swirly lollipops as favours, or little bags of sweets in rainbow paper bags. To keep kids entertained give them packs with colouring books and rainbow crayons.
This fabulous cake is probably more suited to a small wedding party as it would be a nightmare to cut into lots of pieces. But I love the idea of it appearing to be a simple white cake and then revealed as an amazing multi-coloured masterpiece. A simple cake iced in white would look stunning dressed with fresh flowers in rainbow colours, or you could have a white cake iced with tiny rainbow polka dots. If you want full on rainbow for your cake, cupcakes might be a better option with rainbow buttercream topping.
Rainbow mood board images:
Rainbow lollipops – 3 bears one stop gift shop, notonthehighstreet.com
Parasols - greenweddingshoes.com by Christian Cruz
Bridesmaid dresses – indie bliss
Rainbow macarons - Steph Goralnick populagram
Invite – lovelooksend.com