Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid a Chic Choice for Weddings

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Bouquet Credit (clockwise): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Today we have a guest post from Michelle Ford, a writer with a passion for all things design. Here’s what Michelle has to say about the must-have color trend for the new year:

If you’re looking for some floral inspiration for your wedding, we’ve found it: Pantone has announced that the 2014 color of the year is a purplish-pink hue called Radiant Orchid. The vibrant, feminine color certainly is a bright pop that we expect to see lots of brides choosing for their wedding days.

Radiant Orchid is a fresh purple with a splash of pink, and the shade is taken straight from nature. Brides can go straight to the florist for a swatch of inspiration, because the shade is inspired by the elegant and graceful orchid flower. You can incorporate the flower into your wedding day with orchid bouquets, table settings, boutonnieres, cake decorations, and hair accents.bouquet 2Photo Credits for table settings (clockwise): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Add more touches of Radiant Orchid throughout your wedding day by dressing your bridesmaids in the purple-pink hue and incorporating color into your wedding invitations.

invitesInvitations (left to right):  1, 2, 3, cake

Photo Credit for Cakes (left to right): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 bridesmaidsPhoto Credit for Bridesmaid Dresses (left to right): 1, 2, 3

Of course, our favorite way to showcase a trendy color on your wedding day is with your shoes! Any of our dyeable wedding shoes dyed in My Glass Slipper dye colors Royal Purple, Lavender and Fuchsia would add a fashion-forward pop of orchid color to your special day.

high-societyHigh-Society by My Glass Slipper dyed Royal Purple

princess Princess by David Tutera dyed Lavender


Lauren by Pelle Moda dyed Fuchsia

Michelle Ford grew up in Georgetown, Guyana and is currently an architecture graduate student at the University of South Florida. She is interested in various forms of design including interior, floral, and jewelry.