Pink, a combination of red and white, is available in a wide variety of shades and tints. From vibrant fuchsia and hot magenta, through to relaxing rose, there are a whole host of options from which to choose when opting for a pink wedding theme or pink wedding colour scheme. This article takes a closer look at pink weddings, and provides ideas and suggestions on how to create the ultimate pink-based day.
Compatible Colours & Themes
For those looking to use pink as a base for their wedding colour scheme, there are certain wedding themes and colours that it will work particularly well with. So unless you're contemplating an all-pink wedding theme, then this will be of particular interest to you.
An adaptable colour, pink not only combines effectively with other shades of its own colour, but it can also be complemented by a whole range of other colours to stunning effect. Pastel shades, such as lemon, lilac and peach, will work well with a rose or dusky pink, whilst hot pinks offset with chrome or silver will look equally as effective. For a more vivid effect, fuchsia combined with black or dark blue is sure to look the part. Red often sits well with a pink colour scheme, but be careful when colour-matching to avoid unwanted clashes.
If you are contemplating a themed wedding of some description and would like the colour pink to feature prominently, then a heart wedding theme, or one centred around love and passion is ideal. Additionally, pink is also a wonderful accompaniment to any butterfly, princess or fairy-tale wedding theme. For those tying the knot in the springtime, an abundance of pink will look superb, whilst a splash of it won't look out of place at a summer themed wedding either.
Pink Wedding Flowers
Flowers are one of the easiest and most dramatic ways to showcase your pink wedding theme or pink colour scheme and there are a wide range of pink flowers available from which you can choose. Some popular wedding flowers available in pink that you may want to consider are...
Pink Wedding Decorations
Pink wedding decorations should feature prominently throughout your day, from pink balloons (be they free standing, exploding, balloon-arches or other), banners and streamers, to pew bows, pillar candles and chair covers.
Table decoration is also essential, and pink table confetti, pink table cloths/runners, pink disposable cameras, pink napkins and pink napkin rings are just some of the ways to accentuate your pink wedding theme or colour scheme. The table centrepieces are an obvious focal point, so a pink floral arrangement or a simple pink glass bowl filled with water (add a dash of summer fruit cordial for maximum effect) adorned with pink rose petals and floating pink candles will look superb. For a finishing touch, consider naming your tables after different shades of pink.
Pink Wedding Favours
Favours are a great little wedding keepsake, and what better way to give your guests something to take away that will remind them of your day than a pink wedding favour.
Essentially, any wedding favour placed in a pink organza bag, encased in a pink wrapper or placed in a pink container is good bet, but for maximum impact try to opt for a favour that is itself pink in colour. National lottery tickets are a prime example, whilst pink teddies for the little ones are a great alternative. Pink bubbles, aftershave/perfume or alcohol in a custom made pink bottle, pink soap, pink candles and pink picture frames are also superb options.
If you plan to head down the sweets and candy line, pink sugared almonds and chocolate dragees wrapped in pink foil are a good traditional option, or for something more unconventional how about candy wedding rock, pink marshmallows, pink M&M's or pink love hearts? Not only will they all taste superb, but they'll look the part too.
Pink Wedding Finishing Touches
You'll want to factor pink into as much as you possibly can to obtain maximum effect. With this in mind, here are just a few pink wedding suggestions you may wish to implement...
Stationery: Long before the wedding takes place, invitations and save the date cards will be sent out to your wedding guests. With this in mind, try to get across your pink wedding plans early and factor the colour into your designs. Continue the pink trend on, and after, the day with your place-cards, menus, orders of service, thank you cards, table plans etc.
Wedding Dress: A traditional ivory wedding dress adorned with pink accessories (pink crystals, embroidery, ribbons etc.) is a subtle way to emphasise your wedding theme or colour scheme. However, for a more dramatic effect, why not consider an all-pink gown? Light pink wedding dresses are rising in popularity these days and look particularly effective ball gown and A-Line profiles.
Wedding Outfits: Pink bridesmaids dresses are a fairly obvious call, but you should also consider pink neckpieces and waistcoats / cummerbunds for the Groom and his groomsmen. Look to finish any wedding outfit off with a series of pink wedding accessories - pink cufflinks, pink bridesmaid jewellery, pink bolero's etc.
Transport: Arrive in style in a pink wedding vehicle. OK, vintage pink cars may be nigh-on impossible to track down, but pink limos, pink hummers, pink modern cars & more are more prominent than you may think, and are well worth tracking down.
Cake: As one of the focal points of the day, a pink wedding cake is essential. Whether it's a cake iced fully in pink or a white based cake adorned with pink decorative items, a pink wedding cake topper is also a must. For a nice finishing touch, you may want to consider strawberry icing and lashings of raspberry jam as a filling!
Food: Pink salmon, lobster, crab and raspberry sorbets are all viable food options.
Welcome Drinks: Pink champagne for the adults, pink lemonade or strawberry cordial for the kids.
Jewellery: As a long and lasting reminder of your pink wedding theme, incorporate pink diamonds or pink gold into your wedding and, if it's not too late, your engagement rings.
Music & Entertainment: Candy floss stands can be hired for weddings, and make a wonderful pink-based form of entertainment. Finally, for the ultimate pink wedding theme, why not take your first dance together to 'Love Song' by Pink!
For those of you wanting to find out more, we've a whole host of other wedding theme and colour articles on our site packed full of unique and inspirational ideas, not to mention our online wedding directory that's filled with venue decorators, balloon suppliers and more.