One of the most important planning steps on any bride and groom's schedule is selecting the right colour schemes for their special day.
Whether you've got a themed wedding, a unique venue or are going for something more low-key, choosing a colour scheme can help tie the day together and make selecting decorations and event venues a whole lot easier.
Radiant orchid is the official colour of 2014, according to international colour experts Pantone. The bold, romantic colour is the perfect fit for a wedding, and with its fuschia, pink and purple undertones it is effortlessly feminine.
The hue would look great against a neutral palette, allowing the bright colour to really pop and stand out. Think crisp whites, creams or light greys to contrast against the bold orchid tone.
Bridesmaids could incorporate the colour into their dresses, and it can even be woven into invitations, flowers, place settings and lighting. Just make sure you use the exact same shade throughout the wedding, however, as you don't want to end up with too many competing shades of pink and purple.
Navy and yellow
Navy blue is a timeless classic for weddings, as it's a modern and sophisticated colour that tends to look good on everyone and never dates.
Groomsmen can wear navy suits with charcoal accents and yellow flowers or pocket squares, and a beautiful yellow bouquet can offset deep blue gowns and jewellery. The bride can incorporate "something blue" into her outfit by weaving a navy ribbon through her hair or pinning a bow to her garter.
If you do choose both navy and yellow for your wedding palette, keep the rest of the colours pared back. Grey and white can be used as base colours, with the bolder hues accenting everything from dinner plates through to the candy bar.