Question from Josphine:
I’m getting married in July 2011, and I chose wine and peach as my colours. I want to know how best I can use these colours to make my wedding a “woaw” one.
Answer from The Wedding Expert:
Hi Josphine, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Creating a WOW factor is about details, balance and lighting.
Lighting creates drama. Lighting draws the eye to where you want it to go in a room. Lighting can be top down, and/or bottom up. Up Lights cost around $10 each and can add drama to an otherwise unlit area of a room. Most Up Lights can swivel, so you can use them as “spots” to highlight a fountain or ice sculpture, for example.
Balance in the overall look of the room is important. Balance the use of colour throughout the room, and not just in one area. One way to create a WOW factor with your colours is to keep to white and peach, and then put in punches of the wine colour which is a darker colour. It will draw the eye and create drama.
And as always, it is in the details. Many brides overdo it with too much stuff, too many colours and it becomes overwhelming to the senses. Keeping things simple, with well placed colour will draw the eye. Candle light makes crystal, glass, and silver sparkle. Lots of wedding candles in a low lit room will create a WOW factor as well. Strategically placed Up Lights to highlight the occasional extravagant floral design will draw the eye.
The secret is to keep things simple and white. Accent with colour and lighting.
Good luck and enjoy.
Wedding Planner and Consultant