- By Cathy Cassata, CTW Features
- Category: Ceremony
Each year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year that expresses the current global mood and attitude.
The 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery. Pantone calls it “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew,” as well as a life-affirming shade, “emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”
Check out some ways to add this fun color into your wedding day.
Fit for Florals
No doubt Greenery fits in with floral arrangements from bouquets and garlands to wreaths and accents on tables.
A huge advantage to brides is that using natural green and leafy elements can help save on your floral budget. Greens pair well with the majority of wedding flowers, including white, taupe, pink, coral, yellow and more. She suggests getting creative by incorporating fresh herbs, succulents and ivy for winter weddings.
To make Greenery a main color in your floral arrangements, use a lot of greenery in the arrangements and only small pops of other colors. This arrangement lends itself to more tropical, plant-based bouquets.
Dress in Green
Bridesmaids dresses are the perfect place to impress with green, and groomsmen can show some green too.
Brides can get in on the fun by adding some green to their gown, especially if they’re wearing white or ivory dresses. A green colored belt, colored gem jewelry, or even a pair of green heels will make a mark.
If you’d rather bring green to your top half, headpieces and crowns are a current trend and easy to incorporate green into.
Add Green to Decor
Splashes of Greenery can be added to almost every bit of decor throughout your wedding. Start with green motifs in your wedding stationary from save the dates and invites to table cards and thank you notes.
At the ceremony, add green ribboning on aisles or to a wedding arch if you’re going that route. At the venue, options are galore from lush pops of greenery on table runners, table clothes and napkins to candles and chair accents. However, if the bridesmaids dresses are green, stay clear of too much greenery on the tables. You don't want them disappearing into the tables.
Green can even extend to the ceilings. Instead of hanging lanterns or paper lanterns, which have been around forever, brides can incorporate hanging or draped greens from ceilings.