Wedding Colour Combinations

Vintage Wedding Colour Combinations

Hello everybody! I hope this post finds you well.  Today we’re looking at some favourite wedding colour combinations which can be adapted for just about any kind of day. So if you’ve recently got engaged – firstly CONGRATULATIONS! and secondly, cast your lovely eyes over these moodboards to kick start your wedding planning.

Love Mirlah xx

Blush Pink & Silver

Magical, Whimsical, Romantic and all kinds of pretty. If that’s the kind of style you’ve got in mind then Blush Pink and hints of Metallic Silver sounds perfect for you.

Add simple touches of blush by hand tying ribbon round the cutlery. Add beautiful blush roses or peonies to vintage mercury glass vases, you can’t get much more understated than that, but it’s certainly bound to make a big impression.

The idea of taking the trend a step further by wearing a coloured gown, seems slightly off the cuff and certainly not traditional but I think we can all agree, that the Jenny Packham Bride below looks exsquiste. Blush Pink is very subtle shade which works beautifully for a bridal gown but if it’s not for you then dressing you Bridesmads in pinky hues is a very popular choice.

Ah! These colour together just scream romance and you can continue the colour scheme through to your wedding bouquet. How stunning are the flowers below? Made up of Dahlias, Garden Roses, Parrot Tulips, and Dusty Miller it fits the palette perfectly, I love how the dusty miller gives a slight silver effect. Gorgeous.

Vintage Wedding Colour Combinations - Blush Pink & Silver

Moodboards Created By: Best Day Ever

Image Credits: Jimmy Choo Shoes: Lani Elias via Style Me Pretty | Silver Cutlery with bow: Home Town Girl | Jenny Packham Gown in Blush: Jonas Peterson via Once Wed | Mercury Glass Centrepiece: Heather Kincaid via Style Me Pretty | Blush Oversizded Balloons: Brumley & Wells via Style Me Pretty | Silver Wedding Cake: White Ivory Photography  via Wedding Chicks Blush & Silver Themed Wedding Bouquet: Simply Bloom Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings

Navy Blue & Gold

From whimsical we move gracefully to bold sophistication. This Wedding Colour Combination is elegant, classy and just the right amount of moody. The  dark navy hues create a beautiful initimate atomsphere that just lends itself to an abundance of candles or golden twinkly fairy lights. This colour palette is very remincisent of the 1920s Gatsby days and I just can’t get enough. Those Wedding Table Centrepieces are just genius and very easily replicated with a stack of vintage books and a mix of vintage vases filled with your favourite flowers, you could even add a golden table runner to add a touch of glitz.

Vintage Wedding Colour Combinations Navy Blue & Gold

Image Credits: Wedding Bar Sign: Amanda Thomsen + Camilla Jørvad + Tine Hvolby via Love My Dress | Blue Biba Wedding Gown:  Sam Gibson via Love My Dress | Navy Blue & Gold Wedding Cake: Catherine Mac  via The Pretty Blog | Vintage Book Centrepiece: Erica B via Style Me Pretty | Champagne & Blueberries: Blue Rose Pictures via Ruffled Blog | Navy & Gold Wedding Couple: Our Labor of Love via Bespoke Bride | Navy & Gold Table Setting: Scheme Events

Peach & Mint

Finally we move from dramatic grandeur to fun and flirty with one of our favourite colour combinations. Peach or Coral with fresh mint. These colours would be perfect for a spring summer wedding and I’m not sure you can over do it with this colour combo. This palette works well when you don’t stick to one shade of each colour and mix and match different shades. Starting with your bridesmaids is a great way to mix the colours together and you can even mix styles and different textures. We talked about mismatched wedding styling and bridesmaids here in an earlier blog post.

Think about introducing cream and natural colours to break up the brighter colours or even add touches of silver or gold, just a little sprinkle of something the cake or embellished necklaces work well. I love the use of doilies and wood in the tables setting below, it’s just shows how versatile these colours are, the dark wood turns quite a girly colour combination in to something a little more rustic.

Vintage Wedding Colour Combinations - Peach, Coral & Mint

Image Credits: Mint Wedding Cake: Love is a Big Deal via Ruffled Blog | Mint & Peach Bridesmaids Dresses: Shipra Panosian via Ruffled Blog | Coral Flowers in Mint Mason Jar: Bonny Berry via Style Me Pretty | Bridesmaids Bouquet: Nancy Ray Photography via Wedding Chicks | Cocktail: Bridal Tweet | Vintage Bottles: Etsy Leaping Gazelle | Coral & Mint Pinwheels: Charlie Juliet via The Sweetest Occasion | Peach & Mint Table Setting: Kaysha Weiner via Hostess With The Mostess

So which are you? Romantic and Whimsical, Mysterious and Intimate or Fun and Flirty? Shall we all just have three weddings, they’re all gorgeous.


13:39 13 January 2014

Take us back to: the 1920s

1920s Wedding Inspiration

Hello Hello, is everyone having a good week?. This weeks blog post is taking us back to one of the most decadent eras, and possible my favourite. We’re going to whisk off to the 1920s and indulge in the glitz and glam that the Jazz Age was so well known for. This weeks Vinspiration – that word again! Comes in the form of 4 moodboards covering all the details of 1920s wedding, from the Hen Party right the way through to the oh so glamourous Honeymoon. So, stop what you’re doing pop on some pearls and sip a little champagne. After all ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody!’

Frivolous Festivities 

Also known as the 1920s Hen Party! and the perfect place to start your journey through the roaring 20s. Get your girls together and prepare yourselves for a evening full of glitz, glamour and plenty of fizz. Start the evening off with a fabulous Vintage Tea Party and serve your cocktails alongside sweet treats like golden macaroons and glittery cake pops. The distinctive sounds of 1920s Jazz is the soundtrack to your evening and perfect for you to pull out those Charleston dance moves. The outfit? An embellished dress with plenty of fringing and a neck draped in pearls. Think sleek finger waves with feather headpieces, the smokiest of eyes and bold red or dark lips. Perfect!


Image Credits: BackstageBeauties / Polly Wreford via Brabourne Farm / Manisima

Fashioninsing / Pinterest / Marilyn Nakazato via Ruffled

Apostrophe9 / Ellen Von Unwerth via Indulgy

SouthernCinderella / Pinterest / Knot&Bow for DesignLoveFest / Esty: SilksAndScreens / Pinterest

 Glamourous Garments

On to the clothing. The 1920s were a time of grandeur and luxury and no doubt this was echoed through the fashion. It’s so fascinating how 1920s fashion was so overloaded with glitz and glamour but can look so simple and striking. Imagine silk, lace, dropped waistlines and hints of art deco patterns. A winter wedding? A dramatic feather cape or a (faux) fur coat will put the chills at bay and ooze sophistication. Accessorise with beautifully adorned shoes and delicate headpieces. Sheena Holland in Derby have the most amazing range of vintage headwear and accessories. For something inspired by the 1920s take a peek at the Great Gatsby range. Beautiful headbands, combs and tiaras that are guaranteed to set your heart a flutter.


Image Credits: Rylee Hitchner via OnceWed / Clary Photo via DustJacketAttic / Liezl Croft *

Carlyle Routh via WeddingBelles / Sheena Holland / You&YourWedding / Pinterest 

Liezl Croft * / Naomi Kenton via LoveMyDress /Rosie Parsons via LoveMyDress / Veiled Heaven

Decadent Details

The 1920s was all about the details, less is more? Not in this era. Striking black and white mixed with metallic tones mimic the opulent nature of this period. Create dramatic centrepieces with ostrich feathers and pearls and incorporate subtle art deco shapes and patterns into the stationery. The wedding venue? Imagine a grand ballroom, the ceiling adorned with crystal chandeliers. The sound of a live jazz band transporting you to a celebration that Jay Gatsby would be proud of. Subtle hues of blush pinks and mint greens compliment the decor. The champagne is flowing in the form of a champagne waterfall no doubt and the cake, well, this is the 1920s, embellish that too!


Image Credits: BlushRose / MarthaWeddings / OneAndOnlyParisPhotography / Tobiah Tayo via LoveMyDress / Chris Milner via EnglishWedding 

Allyson Magda via InspiredByThis / BellsAndBoards / QuotesWave 

Mike Carreiro via SmittenStudio / Etsy: ZCreateDesign / Sylivia Hommert / Kristy Hogan via 10oLayerCake

The Great Getaway

It would be rude not to carry on the glamour of the 1920s through to the Honeymoon. Boat, plane, car or train do it in style and pack those vintage suitcases and transport yourself somewhere fabulous!  Relax in the glorious sunshine, let the champagne can flow and do it all in a most gorgeous high-waisted swimsuit and sun hat – Hello sophistication! If you fancy a honeymoon in true decadent Gatsby style jet off New York City. Stay at the New York Plaza, who have recently designed the new Fitzgerald Suite to celebrate the release of the The Great Gatsby. Glitz, glamour and grandeur, I do think so!


Image Credits: The Telegraph / Kate Spade / OnlineBrowsing

Jana Williams via TheChriselleFactor / Etsy: Paperchat / Winona Ryder by Steven Meisel for Vogue

Mark Giusti /Etsy: SimplyHue  / WeHadFacesThen / Pinterest

Oh the 1920s! So beautiful and captivating, are you loving the glamour? We hope this post has given you plenty of ideas if you’re planning a 1920s themed wedding. Which elements would you incorporate into your big day? We’d love to hear from you! Also, if you fancy staying in the 1920s for a little while longer why not pop over to our 1920s Wedding Style Pinterest board.

*P.S Did anyone noticed Darby & Joan’s Karen on the ‘Glamourous Garments’ board? Pretty fab eh? Those photos were from a 1920s themed photo shoot a while ago that Darby & Joan styled. Set in the stunning Botanical Gardens in Birmingham and captured by Liezl Croft. Many thanks to Luxe Bridal for the beautiful dresses and Vintage Chic Wedding Fair for organising it.

Here’s a few more snaps from the shoot.

1920s Themed Shoot- Styled by Darby & Joan

12:50 12 June 2013

1920’s 1930’s Vintage Chic Wedding Shoot

Botanical Gardens

When Susie from Vintage Chic asked if Darby & Joan would like to be involved with a vintage styled photo shoot, it took me all of three seconds to say yes please.  The idea behind the shoot was to help promote the fast approaching Vintage Chic Wedding Fair at The Centenial Centre in Birmingham on 22nd April.

Susie was keen to work with suppliers who would be exhibiting at this fair, so a few weeks ago we met up with Luxe Bridal, The Red Cake Company, Liezl Croft Photography, Cheryl Williams and Emily Hall.

We had a lot of fun producing these images and hope that is reflected here.

We were hoping to capture the femininity, elegance and glamour of the 1920s and 1930s.  Our our brief from Susie that we were to smile, smile, smile…which was pretty easy for Ulle & I as we had such a giggle during the day.

Becky & Shelley from Luxe Bridal arrived laden down with a selection of the most beautiful  original vintage wedding gowns, and the trickiest part of the day was deciding who was to wear which dress as we both fell in love with all of them.Cherished Vintage Bridal Accessories supplied the stunningly gorgeous headpieces.





Susie had chosen The Botanical Gardens in Birmingham as the venue because it offered us a gorgeous art-deco backdrop and it’s architecture, colours and gardens perfectly suited the theme of the shoot.

The light fittings, the wooden panelling, the stage area, the light streaming into the room all made for a series of stunning shots. 




While we were being made up and having our hair curled Liezl, from Liezl Croft Photography had plenty of time to decide on which parts of the building to use.

She time to take some lovely shots of our props which I am thrilled with.




Emily Hall was the make up artist on the day and did a fantastic job in transforming us into glamourous, authentic looking vintage brides.  Our hair was styled byCheryl Williams and she really was superb.

Both ladies were on hand throughout the shoot to do touch-ups, swap head pieces and change looks.




And the cakes!  These were supplied by The Red Cake Company and they really were stunning.

I had decided to take lots of silverware, crystal, faux fur and lace as styling props for the day.  I wanted to try and capture the glamour and opulence of the roaring Twenties.


One of the highlights for me of the day was discovering a piano tucked away in a corner, finding a nice chap and asking if we could use it as a prop.  Of course he said, where would you like me to move it too… one of my mottos is “always ask, because you never know…” so when I said I would like it lifting onto the stage area I was pleasantly surprised that he agreed!  Watching four burly men trying to lift the piano onto a stage that was three foot high was like a sketch from Only Fools and Horses!  But bless them, they managed it, so thanks guys!  I suspect the piano is still there…


I hope you enjoy this post as much as we all enjoyed putting it all together.


18:52 28 March 2012

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