Top tips for choosing your wedding colour scheme


Your choice of colours really have the ability to say so much about your wedding day. Whether you have a chic, contemporary style in mind, or are veering towards bold, bright hues, deciding on which colour(s) to intertwine throughout your day can really leave a lasting impression on guests. If you’re not sure where to start, we have the solution. Here, we share our top tips for choosing your wedding colour scheme.

  1. Location, location, location

Our first top tip is not to get too hung up on colours until after you’ve booked your wedding venue. Often, venues such as converted barns or marquees offer a blank canvas, meaning that a wealth of colour combinations will work well. Alternatively, hotels, restaurants or manor houses may have their own colour schemes going on. While sometimes they’re neutral, this isn’t a guarantee so pay attention to what colours are already there and consider how you can complement them.

2. Get your priorities in check

If there’s something in particular that you have always envisioned having for your wedding day, think about whether its colour could influence your scheme. For example, if you are dead set on having say, pink roses on your tables, this can serve as the perfect guide in choosing colour combinations, rather than later down the line, trying to fit it in and finding that it clashes.

Image by Kris Dickson photography

Image by Kris Dickson photography

3. Look to the seasons

While you definitely don’t have to choose colours based on the time of year, if you are stuck for inspiration, this can serve as a good starting point, particularly if the season you are getting married holds significance for you. As a guide, the following colours are typically associated with each season:

  • Spring: This season definitely screams pastel hues. A sorbet array of lemon sherbet, luscious lilacs and blush pinks are popular. If this is all a bit too sweet, infuse with metallics for a more modern approach.

  • Summer: This summer, mauve proved particularly popular when it came to bridesmaid dresses. Other pops of colour came in the form of salmon, coral and blues.

  • Autumn: The autumn season is ultimately all about beautiful colours and here, nature serves as a guide. Earthy tones are key, while deep burgundy and purple shades are always a winning option.

  • Winter: Winter whites and lush greens are often at play, while metallic tones will add a richness.

When it comes to choosing dresses for yourself and your leading ladies, opt for colours which flatter everyone.


4. Consider the mood

Colours play a key role in setting the tone for your wedding and the style you wish to convey. For a relaxed, romantic day, blush pinks and cream are a great combination. Or, if you want a day which exudes drama, a darker colour palette will really be memorable.

5. Let the colour wheel guide you

If choosing colours is particularly important to you, and you really wish to give it some thought, consult the colour wheel for combinations, which work in harmony. As a general rule, those which are opposites - one cool and one warm - work well together. Likewise, similar tones, which share a primary colour are good options, such as sunshine yellow and melon orange or fuchsia and blush. Likewise, try pairing a bright colour with a neutral shade.

Florals by Tortraits Floral design. Image by Kris Dickson Photography

Florals by Tortraits Floral design. Image by Kris Dickson Photography

6. Go with what feels right

As we’ve mentioned, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to wedding colours. For many couples, it’s as simple as going with their heart. Our advice is always to choose a colour scheme which complements your personalities. That way, when guests see your choice, they’ll instantly recognise it as being you. If you’re stuck for inspiration, look to your own home and the colours you have incorporated through your decor choices. When browsing Pinterest and flicking through wedding magazines, which colours generally catch your eye?

If you need help choosing your wedding colour scheme or how to incorporate it into your wedding day, help is at hand. Get in touch here.

The seriously stylish summer wedding trends you’ll want to know about


Here at The Wedding Room, our goal is to always to bring oodles of chicness to your wedding day and one way we achieve this is by staying ahead of the latest trends. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the world of weddings isn’t dominated by trends and to a degree, this is true. However, as more and more couples aim to create a day which is unlike any other, we have witnessed changing trends in the industry. Each season, we are met with a wave of new ideas, stunning designs and unique features, and as we are in the midst of summer wedding season, now is the perfect time to round-up the stylish summer wedding trends that you’ll want to know about.


Living coral

This year, Pantone named the queen of corals – Living Coral – as its Colour of the Year, so it isn’t surprising that the colour is making an appearance at weddings worldwide. The happy hue definitely has a place at weddings so we are happy to see its infusion. Like any colour, coral can be used in a multitude of ways. For brides who dare to go bold, it’s the perfect bridesmaid dress choice, while its place in bouquets nods to the trend, without going overboard. This summer, coral is proving its versatility, and in particular, we’ve loved seeing its use in combination with metallic and rose golds for a luxe finish.


Brining the outdoors in

Summer is undeniably all about the great outdoors and while here in Northern Ireland, the weather isn’t exactly always on our side, we’ve loved seeing how brides embrace the trend, by bringing a touch of nature inside. Rustic garden party table settings, fantastic use of foliage, dramatic floral displays, flower walls and an infusion of pampas grass are just a few of the ways you can embrace this trend.

When it comes to flowers this summer, brides are veering from perfectly put-together bouquets and centerpieces, in favour of a beautiful abundance of greenery, long-stemmed flowers and dramatic shower bouquets.

Image source: Pinterest

Image source: Pinterest

The Royal touch

It isn’t surprising that the Royals continue to pave the way for bridal trends, with simple sophistication reigning supreme this summer. Both Duchess Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie are to thank for an elegant approach to bridalwear, with more and more ladies allowing their natural beauty to shine through, thanks to their choice of simple, yet stylish wedding dresses. Simple definitely doesn’t mean boring though. This style is all about terrific tailoring and gorgeous silhouettes with interesting cut out detailing and embellishment sparking intrigue, while brides are evoking their own personal style through their choice of accessories.


Venues with a difference

Northern Ireland is home to a wealth of amazing hotels but we’ve noticed that couples are choosing to think outside of the box and opt for venues with a difference this summer. Engaging settings such as rooftops, industrial spaces, barns, breweries, museums and galleries are winning choices. These #instaworthy wedding venues will have guests snapping happy and sharing your amazing wedding venue with the world. 

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Bold, bright hues

Summer really is the season of colour and we’ve loved seeing how couples are getting creative with it. Colour blocking is an easy way to inject huge amounts of colour and get in on those festival vibes. Mixing coloured candles with mismatched vases full of a wide spectrum of bold blooms is an easy way to ensure your wedding décor stands out from the rest. Elegantly complete your reception room by adding soft draping or finishes to chairs to keep the look distinctly stylish.

Image source: Pinterest

Image source: Pinterest

Make the most of summer

While summer is one of our favourite seasons, given the promise of sunshine and warm weather, it’s also a time that reminds us of relaxing on the beach, catching up with friends on summer nights and taking time off to have fun. If you have chosen this season for your wedding, take full advantage of those feel good summer vibes by incorporating a few of these chic wedding trends into your big day, guaranteed to keep guests talking for years to come.

Easy ways to add texture to your wedding day

Image: The Wedding Room

Image: The Wedding Room

One of our favourite things about weddings, is the chance to experiment with an array of luxurious textures. Couples are using the opportunity to get creative with opulent fabrics, using them to create dimension, highlight delicate detailing and personalise their wedding day. If you are in the throws of wedding planning, get inspired, thanks to our round-up of just some of the ways that we love to use texture. 

Image: The Wedding Room

Image: The Wedding Room

Create layering through tablescapes

Couples are really upping the ante when it comes their receptions, using their décor choices to set the theme for the day. Long gone are the days of simply adding just a centerpiece - brides and grooms are creating a spectacular scene before the eyes of guests. The key here is to play around with layers and height to build them up to offer a unique finish. Charger plates, coloured table clothes and voile runners are combined in various ways to match a couple’s wedding day vision. We love the clash of textures and colours, such as metallics paired with pastels or greenery with crisp white for a stylish finish.

Image source: Pinterest

Image source: Pinterest

Make a statement with pampas grass

There’s something about pampas grass that just screams bridal, so it was only a matter of time before it found its way into weddings. A firm favourite with boho brides in particular, this dried botanical almost mimics feathers and easily adds a touch of drama to any wedding décor, by fulfilling both texture and height demands, when included in centrepieces, arches, backdrops or bouquets.

Image: The Wedding Room

Image: The Wedding Room

Ceremony altar

With couples keen to evoke their own personal style at various stages of a wedding day, we’ve seen a rise in popularity of ceremony altar. Ceremony altars create a focal point and can be created in a range of unique ways. Primarily built from wood, these are often finished with delicate draping and intertwined with florals and foliage, the result of which is simply spectacular.

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Image source: Pinterest

Rich velvet

There’s something undeniably opulent about velvet which makes it a winning choice for a wedding day. Velvet sees its place in weddings in a wealth of wonderful ways. When it comes to attire, velvet is found in both menswear and bridesmaid dresses. Your choice of colour can make it work for any season. For autumn and winter, an abundance of burgundy and bottle green hues are popular, while spring and summer months see brides veer towards the pastel spectrum. However, this terrific texture isn’t confined to just clothing, as velvet makes its way into the reception too. From wedding stationery finished with a simple velvet bow in your chosen colour, to luxe table cloths and runners, this texture can be used in so many creative ways.

Image: The Wedding Room

Image: The Wedding Room

Fabulous furniture

Brides are proving that matchy-matchy style is a thing of the past and using furniture as a way to create texture. Eras are carefully juxtaposed as an eclectic mix of wooden chairs and industrial seats with an array of finishes are combined for a unique finish. Clashing fabrics via cushions, pillows and blankets create even more texture and height and the bespoke result is unlike anything you’ll have ever seen before. Why not create a stylish statement for the ceremony or a nook for guests to relax at the reception to pull off this style with ease?! 


Luscious lace

Undeniably, lace still remains a favourite fabric when it comes to weddings. While it’s reminiscent of a bygone era, lace has received a chic update, making it distinctly modern. While the classic fabric was the main fabric choice for dresses for years, designers have added a contemporary twist, using beading, laser cut embellishments and floral appliques to meet brides’ modern day vision. When it comes to wedding dress silhouettes, we’ve seen lace adorn everything from fit and flare styles, to dramatic ball gowns and more streamlined styles.  

Dreaming of adding texture to your wedding day? Get in touch today. The team at The Wedding Room can help bring your wedding décor dreams to life.

10 styling tips to add personality to your wedding day


If you’re in the process of planning your wedding, like many couples, you’re probably keen to add your personality to it. Doing this gives your day oodles of charm and distinguishes it from the rest, making your wedding day distinctly unique to you! Therefore, with this in mind, this blog post is dedicated to sharing 10 styling tips to help you add tons of personality to your wedding day.

1. Choose a style you both love

Choosing a particular ‘style’ for your wedding, is the perfect way to create a day, which reflects what you both love. Whether it’s soft pink blush tones, a boho inspired day or drawing on old Hollywood glamour for inspiration, decide on something you share a passion for and watch your wedding day vision come to life.


2. Get on board with backdrops and draping

Whether you want to make a statement at the top table or add a focal point to your ceremony, drapings and backdrops are a great way to achieve this. With endless options available, it’s easy to add your personality to your wedding. Fairy lit backdrops are ideal for adding a touch of romance, while drama can be found in ceiling and circular drapes.

Recently, flower walls have dominated, which isn’t surprising, given that they can be used in so many ways. Whether as a backdrop to the top table, to draw the eye towards your exquisite cake or simply as an area where guests can gather to take stunning photos, the floral backdrop is definitely an easy way to evoke your fun side on your wedding day.

3. Say it with favours

Long gone are the days of sugared almond wedding favours, as couples choose to get creative with their choice of wedding favours. Wedding favours are a fab way to leave guests with a lasting impression of your wedding day, so give them something they’ll remember. From personalised playlists, so monogrammed miniature drinks, consider your wedding day style and how you can convey it through your choice of wedding favours.


4. Add a focal point with centerpieces

Guests spend the majority of a wedding reception seated around tables, so use the opportunity to bring your wedding style to life. Whether glamorous, rustic, elegant, classic or romantic, choose a centrepiece which conveys your wedding day style.


5. Make sure guests are sitting pretty

A well dressed reception room just screams elegance so make sure guests are sitting pretty by choosing chairs or covers which really up the ante. When sourcing these, consider the style of the room and the overall vision you have in mind to choose chairs which reflect your personal style. Today, couples are loving ‘naked’ wooden style chairs, adorned with flowers for a unique approach.

6. Comfort is key

Making sure that guests are comfortable is definitely the way to their hearts. We love the idea of creating a cosy corner for guests to relax and wind down. Add plenty of cushions and candles to create a luxurious space to relax and socialise in whilst setting the mood for the party to follow. This area will also serve as a retreat for older guests who may not want to be at the heart of the action, while allowing them to still feel that they are a part of proceedings.


7. Say it with lighting 

There’s no doubt about it – lighting possesses the power to add a touch of romance to a wedding, so make sure yours is on point. From stunning LED up-lighters to festoon lighting and the ever popular fairy lights, setting the mood for your wedding is easy.

8. Stationery

Your wedding stationery is the first glimpse that guests will get into your wedding day so make sure it screams of your personality. Whatever style you have in mind for your wedding, incorporate this into your wedding invite to spark intrigue. Continue this across your seating chart, place names and table numbers. This is an amazing place to nod to your personality. Whether it’s travel, sport interests, hobbies, or simply memories or places you’ve visited together, get creative and impress guests with oodles of charm.


9. A spectacular send off

To portray your fun side, give guests a send off that they’ll never forget. Sparkler send offs and spectacular firework displays are becoming more popular and a great way to get everyone involved. Plus, there’s no denying that this can make for a truly amazing wedding photo and something you will treasure forever.

10. It’s all in the details

The way to really bring a wedding day to life is with those little added extras, which will effortlessly convey your hobbies and passions. From statement displays to personalised favours, you are limited only by your imagination!

Whatever vision you have in mind for your wedding day, call on the experts to help bring it to life. For more information on decorations and props for your wedding day, get in touch here.

Spring wedding trends to fall in love with


A brand new season has arrived and we’re definitely ready to have a fling with spring. The season is all about an abundance of colour and flowers, so if you’ve chosen this time for your wedding day, you’re in luck. Here, we round up the spring wedding trends you are guaranteed to fall in love with this season.


Opt for beautiful blooms

There’s no denying that spring is all about a reawakening of nature and a celebration of beautiful blooms so it’s the perfect excuse to really up the ante when it comes to flowers. Here at The Wedding Room, we predict that blooms will be BIG this season. Couples are still taking #inspo from Kimye’s unforgettable floral wall, with everything from arches, to extravagant table centrepieces getting the floral treatment. When it comes to bringing blooms into your big day, the options really are endless and you can go faux or real depending on what look you want to achieve.


Get creative with draping

Draping really has the ability to bring a room to life. Given that draping can magnificently transform an area, it won’t come as a surprise that the trend is set to be big this season. Draping can create a focal point in a room, such as a spectacular archway for the ceremony. Its use is also popular in marquees, with elegant draping from the ceiling transforming that white canvas into a stunning wedding reception setting, while windows, doorways and the top table are also given delicate draping treatment.


Go luxe with lighting

The thing about lighting is that it really is key when it comes to setting what mood you want to convey. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that couples are choosing to light up their wedding day in some of the most unexpected ways. Lighting can be truly romantic, which is why it effortlessly fits in with a wedding day and here at The Wedding Room, we’ve long been preaching its importance. This season, we’ve noticed that couples are going luxe with lighting in a variety of ways. From stunning LED up-lighters, festoon lighting and the ever popular fairy lights, lighting can spotlight or enhance the unique touches of your wedding.


Say goodbye with a sparkler send off

More and more couples are looking to add a creative twist to their big day, to ensure that guests leave with a lasting impression. From firework finales to sparkler send offs and colourful confetti (all of which make for amazing photos by the way), the sky’s the limit when it comes to adding your unique personal twist to your wedding day.


Embrace the great outdoors

With spring undoubtedly highlighting nature's beauty, what better way to pay homage to it than by bringing the great outdoors inside A top contender for one of Pinterest’s most popular trends, greenery can be used to effortlessly finish a room. Our favourite way to introduce the trend is with subtle foliage, paired with white tablecloths, for a chic and always stylish look.


Rose gold hues

Rose gold was one of the hottest hues for 2018, so we aren’t surprised to see its return this season. Brides have fallen in love with this romantic metal with everything from bridesmaid dresses to table settings getting the colour treatment. Rose gold definitely adds a touch of luxe to a wedding, striking the perfect balance between glamorous and feminine.

If you are planning a wedding or event and need help with either the planning aspect or decoration (or both), get in touch today here.