Vivid “Tangerine Tango” is the hottest hue for 2012, but if your style is a bit more delicate and romantic, consider using shades of peach and apricot for your wedding. They have the orangey undertones that are so popular, but the softer colors are much more subtle and feminine. Peach and apricot work beautifully together, along with hints of ivory and pale green. Find out how to bring it all together here.
I think that the flowers would be a wonderful place to start with a peach and apricot wedding color scheme. Romantic, ruffly, old-fashioned blossoms that look like they grew in a rambling country garden instead of a hothouse are the way to go with this palette. Top choices include garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, and sweet peas. Make them extra romantic by letting centerpieces tumble gently over the sides of footed urns, silver fluted vases, or vintage pitchers. Loose bouquets tied up with satin or lace ribbons are perfect with these soft feminine hues. Mix in cream flowers for a hint of lightness, and perhaps some pale green blossoms or foliage for contrast. Silvery dusty miller or lamb’s ear work beautifully with the peaches and apricots, as does light green hanging amaranthus.
The bride could wear a dreamy wedding gown in peach, blush, or sherbet. It would be so romantic with one of the bouquets above; just include some deeper shades of apricot or hints of green so the bouquet doesn’t blend in with your wedding dress. If you prefer to wear a more traditional bridal hue, an ivory or cream wedding dress would be spectacular with this wedding theme. You can choose peach wedding accessories like peach pearl bridal jewelry or peach jeweled silk shoes to bring in your special color. Peach or apricot bridesmaid dresses are flattering to most skin tones and ideal for the signature hues. Once again, be sure that there is enough contrast between the bridesmaid dresses and bouquets.
I believe that a wedding cake should always showcase the special theme or color palette of the event. Creating a lovely peach or apricot cake is actually quite easy, as the colors are so pretty. You could have a simple, classic cake in peach, such as this neatly tailored little cake made with “pearl” dots (wonderful if you plan to wear pearl wedding jewelry!). Or you could go for something a bit more statement-making, like this remarkably textured peach and apricot ombre cake. It would definitely be fun to use peach or apricot jam as a filling inside your cake so that the flavor matches the appearance.
You will find many more ways to bring this soft color palette to life. Pretty paper lanterns or parasols can be hung to decorate the reception space and cast a flattering glow over the space. Use peachy tones in your tablecloths or napkins, perhaps with a contrasting shade such as pale blue. The colors are timeless, romantic, and easy to work with; in other words, perfect for a wedding!