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

1920’s 1930’s Vintage Chic Wedding Shoot

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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