Summer is such a wonderful time for weddings in Ireland. From sun-drenched country gardens and picturesque outdoor ceremonies to bright bouquets and even cooling summer showers, it’s no wonder so many couples choose this as the season to say “I do”. If all the recent sunshine has you dreaming of summer nuptials, you’ll want to choose a summer wedding palette that’s as fresh and vibrant as the season itself. These summer wedding colour combinations will delight your guests and turn your celebration of love into a celebration of the season too.
Here are five bold and beautiful summer wedding colour combinations to inspire you as you plan your Irish destination wedding.
Green, mauve, and taupe. Of course, we have to start with some green! This palette combines the classic Irish wedding colour with mauve, a shade that’s very much on-trend, as well as soft taupe. The result is a fresh take on familiar tones. In fact, mauve works for any season, but in this combination I think it would be beautiful for a sophisticated summer wedding at an Irish manor house or garden. Romantic and just a tiny bit moody, you can also add pops of a jewel tone like mulberry red to really add dimension.
Perfectly peachy. Blush is a colour many brides turn to for a summer wedding but I think peach makes a fresh and versatile alternative. In its softest hue it has the same dreamy romance as blush but with a bit of extra warmth and vibrancy. That makes it ideal for summer. Best of all, it combines perfectly with a huge range of colours from aqua and mint to neutrals like ivory or champagne, or in more unusual groupings like mustard and seafoam.
Neutrals with a pop of black. A neutral tonal palette is always chic and can work for a number of summer wedding styles. However, it’s the trend for dried flowers that has really made this look take off. One way to make your palette of neutrals really stand out is to pair it with a surprise: pops of black. Use it sparingly for impact and drama and the effect will be undeniably chic!
Lavender, yellow, and white. This is a classic palette but one we haven’t seen much of for a while, so it’s feeling particularly fresh. The pastel goodness of lavender always looks great with a crisp summer white. But when you add in a soft buttery yellow, you have pure sunny romance. Or, if you’re feeling bolder, take the yellow up several notches and use bright pops of daisy yellow instead.
Fuchsia. If you really want to take colour to the next level, this on-trend fashion shade is the way to go! Fuchsia is certainly a showstopper, and is perfectly suited to the summer season. Since it’s bold, be sure to pair it with more understated shades and not overuse it. Those pops of colour are all you need!
Which of these summer wedding colour combinations do you like best? Would you use any of them in your wedding design?
Slán go Fóill,
Image by Lisa O’Dwyer Photography