“Viva Magenta” Wedding Inspiration
Each year a Pantone color is selected to be the color of the year. We think it’s the perfect way to select your wedding color. Because the color is unique to each year, it’s sure to be on trend. The 2023 Pantone color of the year is called “Viva Magenta.” If that color doesn’t say joyful celebration we don’t know what does! From its cheerful brightness to its balancing deeper tones of dark red, Viva Magenta is the perfect color to inspire your wedding, no matter the season. Here is some timely inspiration as you plan your “Viva Magenta” wedding.
Start with a bold entrance.
Place color where you and your guests will enter your venue(s) to set the tone of your wedding day. The cheery vibe will be felt the second guests enter. Choose a decorated floral arch, or large draping flowers on any tables or chairs near the entryway. While sometimes less is more, your grand entrance is one place you should go big or go home. If you are on a tight budget, you can still embrace this bright-colored hue by using less expensive flowers, such as carnations. Then throughout the rest of the venue, you can incorporate ribbons, candles, and other decors to carry the color through without the big price tag.
Your bridal party will look beautiful in flattering “Viva Magenta”-hued dresses!
No matter the time of year, your bridal party will have plenty of dresses to choose from in this flattering hue of magenta. If you are having a fall or winter wedding velvet can be a dynamic choice for bridesmaid dresses to pull out both the darker and lighter shades of this color. If you’re getting married in the spring or summer and like the idea of having different shades come out in the same dress, a silky charmeuse satin would be a lighter-weight choice. And of course, there is always the ever-classic chiffon bridesmaid dress popular for its flattering, flowing styles.
Choose a venue with a complimentary, or neutral color scheme.
If you are looking to choose this bold color, it’s important to keep that in mind when selecting your venue. If a venue has lots of red or burgundy carpets or walls, you want to ensure it will not clash with your selected color of the year. One option is to go with a venue with a neutral color scheme so your wedding color will pop. Another option would be to choose a natural or garden venue that would incorporate the magenta. There are so many incredible Chicagoland wedding venues that combine the best of both worlds, whether you’re looking for a barn venue or a grand ballroom.
Wedding favors and dessert tables can be adorned with colorful flowers, linens, beads, or candles as pops of color.
Paired with clean, white linens, Viva Magenta pops! A white cake is the perfect pairing for “Viva Magenta” flowers. Even if the white frosting has lots of detail you can still add bold-colored flowers or fabric to it. Don’t be afraid of different textures and sizes, they add more detail and softness to bold colors. A unique way to incorporate this color is to have vintage teacups for coffee service that have magenta flowers on them. Aside from being useful at your wedding, the teacups can become favors! Unique touches like this are what make your wedding memorable for your guests.
The groomsmen’s pocket squares and boutonnieres are perfect for a bold pop of Viva Magenta!
Keep your formality in mind when choosing your groomsmen’s boutonnieres and pocket squares. There are so many different flowers and boutonniere designs from rustic to classic, formal roses. We love this rustic one because of the unique flowers and simple style. Conveniently, magenta pops no matter what color suit the groomsmen wear. Therefore you don’t have to choose the largest boutonnieres or flowers to pull the eye to your wedding color.
This year brings some beautiful wedding trends! We think this joyful color will be a hit embodying the excitement you have for your new lives together. For more wedding planning advice and inspiration check out more Chicago Wedding Blog posts below. Happy Planning! Did you choose “Viva Magenta” as your wedding color? We’d love to see your wedding photos! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.