The Meaning of Wedding Colors
Queen Victoria wore a white satin and lace gown when she married Prince Albert in 1840.Since then, white wedding dresses and bridal bouquets have been a top choice for weddings. Symbolizing virginity and purity, white is the most popular flower color for wedding arrangements. Simple, yet elegant, graceful and refined beauty is found in white. While the white dress is traditional, what color you wear is your choice as well as how you choose the colors of other items in your wedding. In Eastern cultures red is worn to symbolize auspiciousness and good luck. Auspiciousness is a promise of future success and happiness and prosperity. Red is a color of power and strength, the same colors of blood and fire. Although not a traditional wedding gown choice, red is often used in floral arrangements and other accentual ways. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue is the popular adage in wedding planning.
- Blue is a very popular choice as the varying shades of blue can range from bold and dark to soft and pastel hues. Blue is the color of the sky and the sea, and stands for tranquility, calmness and stability.
- Green is the color of grass, spring leaves and growing plants, green is a color that symbolizes new beginnings, new growth and nature.
- Yellow symbolizes warmth and optimism; cheerful hues of yellow are often used in summer weddings celebrations.
- Purple is a symbol of royalty, wealth and nobility. Orange is a color of warmth and energy, yet not overpowering.