It was probably Jessica Biel who started it when she married Justin Timberlake a few years ago…
It was probably Jessica Biel who started it when she married Justin Timberlake a few years ago.
Because she wore a blush pink wedding dress and looked completely fabulous!
Since then, blush has really taken off as a wedding colour choice, for a number of reasons.
- Blush is an easy colour that suits many skin tones whereas white or ivory can look a little harsh on some girls
- Brunettes, blondes and red heads all suit blush
- It’s a great choice if you’re having a second-time around wedding
- It’s a really romantic colour
- Many girls have never really lost their childhood love of pink
- It’s an easy theme for a wedding, right through from your invitations to your wedding cake
- It’s a classic and never really goes out of fashion
Wedding designers are turning to blush
The good news for brides is that since Jessica kickstarted the trend there are many more wedding dresses out there in this beautiful soft pink shade.
You can even get your bridesmaids in on the act too!
Team blush with sequins and you’re really on trend. The latest thing to do is to put your bridesmaids in matching co-ordinates, which makes it more likely that they’ll wear their bridesmaid dresses again. And when they look like this, what girl could resist?
This is a look that works perfectly from day to night. Whether you’re marrying in spring, summer or winter. Soft dreamy pink in the afternoon and sparkles for the evening party.
If you’d still rather dress in white or ivory, then leave the blush and sequins up to your girls and maybe wear sequin blush wedding shoes peeking out from underneath your gown. Maybe you could add rose quartz earrings?
A blush wedding day look
There are plenty of other ways to work blush into your theme.
Your wedding bouquet and flowers. We’d always say choose flowers that are in season which keep your eco credentials intact and also save you money on your budget but roses are in season at every time of year. Peonies are also naturally blush in colour and look wonderful.
Team your flowers with fresh greens like eucalyptus leaves.
And on your wedding tables and at your reception?
This is where you can really embrace blush to the full.
If you’re a little bit underwhelmed by the décor in the room in which you’re holding your reception (but it’s in just the right location and on your budget which is why you chose it), remember that you can transform it with draping inside. So an ordinary village hall will turn into a fairytale venue. Clever lighting in soft pinks will create that blush effect you’re after and create a warm, intimate atmosphere. This is something we could help you with.
- Have a blush sequin runner put over your tables to add a sparkling highlight.
- Tie your wedding napkins with a length of blush ribbon.
- Write your place settings in gold pen on blush pink card
- Source inexpensive rose pink Morroccan tea glasses and use as wedding favours with some traditional pink almonds inside
- Serve pink champagne or pale pink cocktails
- Have a blush pink-themed sweet table
- Put blush candles in lanterns along the path to your entrance way
- A blush-themed wedding cake isn’t difficult to source. And if you’re having a DIY wedding, then buy a good quality plain white iced cake (Waitrose creates a fabulous one, made by the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake maker Fiona Cairns) and decorate it yourself or ask your florist to with blush pink fresh flowers.
- Having blush pink wedding chair decor is an understated way to work the look through.
Remember that ruffles and blush pink are natural partners in elegant design.
The bridegroom and his best man, plus ushers can have blush accessories like cravats and maybe even socks!
Think about the ideas we’ve suggested and cherry pick which would work best for you…