RADIANT ORCHID: PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2014

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We are absolutely in love with Pantone’s latest colour for 2014, Radiant Orchid! It’s warm, charming and oh so romantic. If you’re having a wedding next year, why not make this hue your special colour? Here’s some inspiration to get you started!

Source: (l-r) Glendalough Manor, Etsy, Inspired By This

Source: (l-r) Glendalough Manor, Etsy, Inspired By This

Source: (l-r) Designer Chair Covers To Go, Vponsale, The Bride Link

Source: (l-r) Designer Chair Covers To Go, Vponsale, The Bride Link

 “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®

Source: (l-r) Aileen Tran, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled Media

Source: (l-r) Aileen Tran, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled Media

Make it pop with an explosion of purple for your hand bouquet. Have a myriad of shades to create depth with tiny splashes of green and white.

Source: (l-r) Wedding Splendor, Love Wed Bliss, Kimberley’s Kake Designs, Brides

Source: (l-r) Wedding Splendor, Love Wed Bliss, Kimberley’s Kake Designs, Brides

Who said wedding cakes have to be white? Fondant roses, pastel purple swirls, lace detailing and an ombre effect…you can’t get any prettier!

Source: (top-bottom) www.superweddingshoes.com, www.elegantweddingconcept.com

Source: (top-bottom) www.superweddingshoes.com, www.elegantweddingconcept.com

Make a surprising entrance with bright satin heels that will add a stark contrast against your wedding gown.

Source: (top-bottom) www.bridesmaid.com, www.elizabethannedesigns.com

Source: (top-bottom) www.bridesmaid.com, www.elizabethannedesigns.com

Source: (top-bottom) www.onewed.com, www.killjoypapers.blogspot.com

Source: (top-bottom) www.onewed.com, www.killjoypapers.blogspot.com

Bridesmaid dresses in different shades of radiant orchid makes for an amazing bridal party photograph!

Source: (l-r) Wedding Chicks, Wedding Bee, Elizabeth Anne Designs

Source: (l-r) Wedding Chicks, Wedding Bee, Elizabeth Anne Designs

Don’t forget your hubby (and pet)! Small accents of purple on him will string the theme beautifully with simple details such as a matching tie or custom made boutonnieres.

Source: (l-r) Wedding Paper Divas, Uschi And Kay, Boho Weddings

Source: (l-r) Wedding Paper Divas, Uschi And Kay, Boho Weddings

Tie larger than life balloons along the aisle as you walk in, or release a handful into the sky after you’ve exchanged vows. You can’t get any prettier with purple lanterns set against a white tent for your dinner reception.

Source: (l-r) IWallpapersFive, Wedding Splendor, Weddingish

Source: (l-r) IWallpapersFive, Wedding Splendor, Weddingish

Source: www.brideorama.com

Source: www.brideorama.com

Play with different tones and decorate your reception with flower balls randomly scattered on doors and pedestals, or create strong bright centerpieces for your dinner table.

Enjoy the planning brides-to-be! Hope this has given you some lovely ideas for your wedding next year. 2013 has been a wonderful year and here’s to an even more amazing 2014! Happy New Year!

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