If you’re a bride who loves to follow all the latest wedding trends, I have the perfect color palette for you: Radiant orchid and red. Radiant orchid is 2014’s color of the year. The shade is a beautiful combination of deep purple and fuchsia and is a stunning way to liven up your wedding decor. Pair a vibrant red with radiant orchid – red is similar in color, but just different enough to create a perfectly coordinated palette. I’ve got a few ways that you can blend these colors together for your big day:


Wedding invitations
Introduce your beautiful color palette early on by sending out this Splatter Paint – Fuchsia Invitation. Specks of bright fuchsia and gold dance across the stationery for the perfect splash of color. Send out the invites in bright red envelopes or tie some red ribbon around the stationery for a fun finishing touch.

Bridal bouquet
Combine radiant orchid and red using your wedding flowers – the hues will provide a stunning contrast against your white dress. Put orchids and red roses together in your arrangement, and wrap your stems in some delicate lace or satin ribbon.

Signature cocktails
Many brides and grooms put together their own signature cocktails to serve at their wedding reception. If you’re planning on doing the same, why not have your drinks match your color palette? Work with a mixologist to come up with the perfectly colored cocktail, like raspberry and plum bellinis. This cocktail is in color similar to a radiant orchid, and you can place fresh raspberries on the top for a splash of red.

Ombre wedding cake
Can’t decide whether to use radiant orchid or red on your wedding cake? You don’t have to choose – use both by having your baker use an ombre technique. The bottom tier of frosting can start off red and gradually get lighter until the top tier is radiant orchid. Another way to blend the two colors on your cake is to stick with a simple white confection but use red and radiant orchid-toned flowers for a cake topper.

Beautiful bridesmaids
It’s no longer common for the bridesmaids to all wear one color and style dress on your wedding day. Create an arrangement of beautiful colors by assigning each girl a gown in a different shade. Select various hues of red and and fuchsia for a varied, yet put-together look.

What are your wedding colors? Share your thoughts with us!

Photo Credit: Table Setting: Modern Wedding, Red Shoes: Lisa Lefkowitz via Style Me Pretty, Signature Cocktails: Dainotes, Groom: Stephanie Yonce Photography via Ruffled Blog, Bouquet: Callaway Gable via Junebug Weddings, Bridesmaid Dresses: Autumn and Melinda Photography via Style Me Pretty