Green has been the colour of choice for many 15th century brides. The colour green represents harmony & growth. It symbolizes well being & balance as well as money. Green has some of the same calming attributes of blue. It is the national colour of Ireland and is strongly associated with the country. Green can be a very earthy colour and therefore reminiscent of spring, when paired with reds and gold’s it’s a Christmas colour.
Green Colour Shades
Army green, Asparagus Green, Bright green, British racing green, Camouflage green, Celadon Green, Chartreuse Green, Citrine Green, Cyan, Dartmouth green, Electric green, Emerald Green, Fern green, Glaucous, Harlequin Green, Honeydew Green, Hunter green, India green, Islamic green, Jade Green, Jungle green, Kelly green, Lime Green, Lincoln green, Midnight green, Moss green, MSU Green, Myrtle Green, Office green, Olive Green, Paris Green, Pear Green, Persian green, Phthalocyanine Green,Pigment green, Pine green, Rifle green, Sap green, Sea green, Shamrock green, Spring Green, Tea green, Teal, Turquoise GreenVerdigris, Vert, Viridian.
Colours to Compliment Green Weddings
Green used to be a very popular wedding colour in the 15th century, now a days you are not very likely to see a bride in green over white, however many brides still wish to use stunning shades of green as a colour at their weddings. When choosing colours to compliment green you could start with your favorite colour, the colour of a certain flower you must have at your wedding or even what colours suit your grooms and bridesmaids skin tones.
Every colour comes in different shades and tones so you are bound to find one that will be perfect for you. Lime sage greens provide a fun, summery feel to weddings when paired with popping pinks and yellows, olive hunter greens on the other hand give an earthier feel to weddings and look best paired with neutrals such as creams, beige’s. If you want you’re wedding to warm, traditional and luxurious you should use deep jade greens carefully in small doses. Deep, rich minty emerald greens combined with gold will give a real regal feel to your wedding oozing with warmth and the sense of extravagance. Remember with bold colours little is more and you don’t have to over do it small doses are often more effective then large doses when it comes to strong colours. Balloons, table decorations, bridesmaid dresses, cravats or the waist coat of the groom along with ribbons on the flowers or even the cake would be the perfect examples of where you could use an accent colour along to compliment the green and tone it down it to create that not tacky but grandeur wedding theme.
Green can work amazing not only as the primary colour at a wedding but also when being used to adding an earthy feel to other colours. Adding different shades of green to certain colours can change the look completely and help colours adapt to different seasons for example using rich greens as the accent colour to gold, ivory, black, reds and purples will also give you a gorgeous luxurious colour scheme for winter weddings, where as using a fresh pastel green combined with pastel pinks, browns, yellows and blues look fresh for spring time.
Colours to Avoid at a Green Wedding
If you are going for that classy, elegant wedding most of us dream of then there are some rules when using green. Always use green in small quantities and stick to one shade of green throughout the wedding. Green can be a very powerful rich bold colour or a subtle fresh colour depending on the shade you pick. Unless you’re opting for the traditional wedding steer clear of red and green together. Other colours close to red such as oranges and pinks also clash with certain shades of green. Green is a tricky colour to pull off but will look stunning if done correctly just remember there a so many shades you are bound to find one that fits your wedding colour scheme perfectly.
Green Wedding Decorations
Decorations besides the bride of course are a fabulous way to make a wedding have everybody saying ‘wow’. The perfect decorations should feature throughout your day displaying only the colours you have chosen for your theme. From green wedding flowers, balloons and confetti through to green chair covers, ribbons and candles for day and gold napkins, table cloths, sparklers and centrepieces for night decorations can really make a wedding inviting and look stunning. Besides the usual decorations everybody thinks of its always nice to think hard and add personal touches that mean things to you to your decorations.
Green Wedding Favours
Favours are the perfect way to say thank you to all your guests for attending your special day and will give them something they can keep to remind them of your wedding. Finding favours in green will be an easy job but if you wish to give favours that don’t match your colour scheme you do have the choice of favour boxes and organza bags that come in all colours. Putting favours in small boxes or bags means you can give your guests anything you wish in any colour and they won’t detract from your green theme as they will be concealed but also beautifully presented. Another option is to introduce that accent colour again whether it is cream or chocolate it will still fit in with your wedding colour scheme and you may have more option when it comes to buying the favours. Traditionally favours were sugared almonds, chocolates wrapped in foil or candy of some sort. That would work well with having an green colour scheme as there are candy and foil covered chocolates in abundance in every colour imaginable, however if you plan to give something your guests can keep what about miniature bubbles, picture frames, stationary or even lottery ticket holders which has become very popular, these all come in almost all colours to fit in with any wedding. For the kids activity books and jars filled with green jelly beans or other sweets would be a great idea and keep them amused through the speeches and toasts, perfect.