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​What Wedding Colors Should I Choose?

Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life. If you’re the primary planner, it can also be one of the most demanding events to arrange. There are flowers and bridesmaid dresses to choose, cakes and food to taste, venues to secure and dozens (or hundreds!) of white gowns to try on.

Before you start browsing invitations, flowers and formalwear, it’s important to select a primary wedding color. A theme color can help tie the various elements of your Dallas wedding together so that everything feels cohesive. To help you make this crucial decision, we’re breaking down four of this year’s most popular wedding colors and what type of wedding each shade fits best.

●      Greenery: Named Pantone’s official Color of the Year 2017, Greenery is an earthy shade of yellow-green inspired by nature. Green and white makes for a classic and elegant color combination perfect for a spring, summer or early fall wedding. Select a grassy outdoor venue such as Southfork Ranch’s elegant lawn for your ceremony, and use as much live greenery as possible. Ivy makes for a classic centerpiece or bouquet spray. Click here for photo ideas on incorporating natural plants into your wedding arch, seats and table decor.  

●      Shades of Blue: Cheerful yet relaxing, robin’s egg blue is a beautiful accent color for a spring wedding. Take the theme a step further with faux bird’s nest centerpieces or favors that incorporate speckled jordan almonds as “eggs.” Ice blue suits a winter wedding, with frosty white or silver as a complementary color. This is an especially flattering shade for bridesmaids gowns, and is easily translatable to tuxedo accessories and boutonnieres.

●      Metallics: Rose gold is a major bridal jewelry trend for 2017, with national retailers adding it to their regular engagement and wedding ring stock. Many brides are bringing the bling into their receptions by incorporating rose gold and blush details, from invitations and dresses to table linens, signs and jewelry for the wedding party. This shade lends itself to a romantic or vintage style wedding, and can be used in spring or year-round. Silver and champagne is another popular pairing that incorporates metallics. Tone the shine down with antiqued silver finishes and soft fabrics.  

●      Watermelon: Juicy and vibrant, this shade of pink has the same upbeat feel as coral, without the orange undertone. It’s a natural fit with summer weddings, and less formal than traditional wedding colors. Arrange a summer picnic wedding at Southfork Ranch, or go Dallas-style with white Stetsons, watermelon-colored boots and an upscale Texas-style bbq reception. Use fruits in your centerpieces and desserts. Since real watermelon runs from white to pale pink to juicy near-red and green, there are endless possibilities.

No matter what color(s) you choose, your Southfork Ranch wedding will be gorgeous. From the signature tree-lined entry lane featured prominently in the filming of the hit TV series Dallas to the Ewing mansion and our ten stately ballrooms, there’s a location to perfectly fit your theme and colors. We can also help coordinate flowers, catering, entertainment and more. For information on hosting your Dallas wedding at Southfork Ranch, visit our wedding site or contact an event specialist at 972-442-7800 today.

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