March 27, 2018

Color on Point | 2018 Color Trends for Weddings

One of the first questions engaged couples often get from friends, after what is the date and how did he/she propose, is what colors are you going to have in your wedding.  I am not really sure how this became so interesting to other people, but for some reason  it is.  This post is devoted to 2018 Color Trends for Weddings.

As many of you may know, Violet is the Pantone Color of the Year, so I expect to see a lot of violet when photographing weddings this year.  It is a color that works particularly well with formal weddings/ballrooms.  Delphinium are some of my favorite flowers, so I do love this color a lot.

Infographic for Pantone Color of the Year
Violet is a strong, rich color.  Infographic provided by The Black Tux Company, purveyors of stylish Tuxedo rentals.


2018 Color Trends for Weddings
Andy Pratt provided the gorgeous violet uplighting in the newly renovated Queensbury Hotel Ballroom.  Fabulous dress from Lily Saratoga.  Tuxedo from Jonathan Reid.

Blush and Grey will continue to feature prominently in weddings this upcoming year.  Both colors are fairly neutral and work well in most settings.

Wedding Color Trend Infographic
Blush and Grey was popular last year and will continue to do well this year.
Fun Wedding Party Photos Saratoga Springs
Brooke and John’s wedding at the Mansion Inn featured great blush and grey attire for the attendants.  Brooke’s dress is also from Lily Saratoga.

Lilac and Evergreen–particularly the green!  I feel like this shade of green looks great on almost everyone, so it is probably my favorite of this year’s color trends.

Wedding Color Palette


Bride Groom Photo Thirsty Owl
Love, love, love the green shirt Domenick chose to wear for his wedding.  Kathryn’s dress is from Something Bleu Bridal.  Her hair and makeup is by Make Me Fabulous.
Wedding Rings Photo
One of my favorite ring shots this year incorporating Evergreens.
Wedding Cake Photo Saratoga National
Lilac colored roses!  How pretty!

Slate and moss are popular along with the trend toward succulents in floral design.  Again, these are very neutral and can be very versatile.

Color inforgraphic for weddings.

Some of my very favorite weddings have featured succulents this year in bouquets and arrangements.


2018 Color Trends for Weddings
White Roses and Succulents with Evergreens–so perfect. Florals by Simply Sidney.


Groom Boutonniere Photo
Slate colored tuxedo from a recent shoot provided by Jonathan Reid in Glens Falls. Boutonniere by Samantha Nass.

So there you have it, Color Trends for 2018/19.  What are your favorite colors?

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