The Five Tips To Creating A Radiant Orchid Inspired Wedding
We are thrilled to have Christina Caruso of Chistina Caruso Wedding & Events as our Featured Guest Blogger. She gives us her 5 Tips for A Radiant Orchid Inspired Wedding ranging from determining your “color” personality to thinking outside the box with the fine details. Earlier this year, we did a post on Radiant Orchid Style for Groom & Groomsmen and are thrilled to be expanding our scope and understanding of Radiant Orchid. And now we introduce to you, Christina Caruso!
Hi All. Thank you for having us by to chat about Pantone’s “Color of the Year”, Radiant Orchid.
Here at Christina Caruso Weddings & Events we love color! Color is what brings life to every event and creates a unique fingerprint and magical spark setting your event apart from all the others. Nothing gets us more excited than truly amazing design. A strong design and color concept are the mark of a really exceptional event.
Pantone’s 2014 color of the year is the ever so vibrant, Radiant Orchid. We’ve been seeing it pop up all over the wedding scene, and of course in fashion. This show-stopping color definitely holds its own, but it can be tricky to determine how to pair it well with other colors effectively. Here are a few tips to guide you to the perfect color match.
1. Determine Your Color “Personality”
Radiant Orchid is a very multi-dimensional hue. With undertones of fuchsia, purple and pink, it has amazing versatility. In it’s lighter tones it is charming and joyful, bringing an air of whimsy and romance. As the shades deepen you get amazingly lush tones that are sultry, confidant and mysteriously captivating.
2. Identify Your Level of Formality
Because Radiant Orchid is so versatile, it lends itself to both formal and informal events. For an event filled with fun, playful touches try pairing it with mints, corals or tangerines. If you’re hosting a more formal affair, pairing Radiant Orchid with golds, delicate peaches or deep plums will create drama in a sophisticated, regal way.
3. Show Restraint
This is one of our favorite pieces of advise for our clients. Color can be so exciting that you just want to use it from floor to ceiling in every possible nook and cranny. We know – it’s tempting! While rules are made to be broken, we are firm believers in “negative space” or “white space”. Especially when you are using bold colors, incorporating breathing room by using neutrals can really bring everything together in a harmonious way. The right neutrals bring a sense of effortless elegance to any color palette. This can even be done with one of our favorite hot trends, ombre, which by nature, incorporates whites and ivories. In fact, don’t be afraid to fip-flop your palette and go all neutral with carefully selected focal points of color for an ultra refined look.
4. Use Seasonal Pairings
Here are a few of our favorite Radiant Orchid pairings incorporating seasonal inspiration.
In Spring and Summer we love to see this lovely purple paired with pastels, like soft yellows, greens and peachy pinks.In Fall and Winter you can really take advantage of its richness, pairing it with golds, oranges, emerald greens and berry tones.
5. Design the Details
So where do I actually put all this color, you ask? Of course flowers are the obvious answer, but for those who like to think outside the box a bit, we suggest pops of color in unexpected places. Details like a beautifully designed menu, colored glassware or place settings, and attire accessories are great choices.
Thanks for having us and happy designing,
We want to thank Christina for her insightful and creative post on Radiant Orchid! We’re ready to pick this as our favorite wedding hue! Check out more about Chistina Caruso Wedding & Events on her website. And don’t forget to check out our Radiant Orchid Pinterest Board for more inspirational ideas for the grooms and groomsmen accessories in radiant orchid. We have an array of Radiant Orchid Menswear accessories that are perfect for any wedding -especially yours.
Your Bows-N-Ties Team