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Wedding | Celebrate in Colour: Bridesmaid & Flower Girl Dresses

Whether you choose to hire a wedding planner or coordinate every last detail yourself - as any bride knows - there are many decisions to be made when planning your big day. With invites to order, flowers arrangements to pick, and bridesmaid dresses to choose, one of the most important initial considerations is the colour palette. 

Some may have already had their dream wedding planned for years, however others may be completely overwhelmed at the choices. Whichever category you fit into, we've put together tips on how to help you choose, with an edit of our favourite bridesmaid and flower girl dresses - in SS22 wedding season's prettiest palette - for inspiration on how to celebrate in colour and, more importantly, style.

7 Mar 2022

A good place to start is by building your colour scheme around one particular feature such as the flowers.


The one aspect where most brides choose to compliment their chosen wedding colour is in the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses.
The first step though is deciding what this is going to be. 
A great tip for gathering inspiration is to create mood boards. By pulling together a mix of different items that you like and wish to include, it's possible to pick out a particular colour that features often. What mood are you drawn to, and is there one overwhelming colour? A good place to start is by building your colour theme around one particular feature such as the flowers. Your location can be another consideration. For example, if your wedding is being held in a grand setting, you may be able to draw inspiration from the building. If you're getting married outside, the landcape and surrounding greenery is a source for inspiration, and the season is a big influencing factor – spring wouldn't be spring without a pretty pastel palette. 


Consider a complimentary shade to offset your primary colour scheme.


Once you've chosen your colour, there are a variety of ways you can incorporate it. For example, you may want to go all out pink for every single detail or you may use it to simply offer a subtle pop – ways you can do this is with table settings, ties or pocket squares for groomsmen. Add a sophistictated personal touch with a signature cocktail from the bar - Periwinkle Pimms on the lawn anyone? Lastly, consider a complimentary colour to offset your primary theme. The best place to start is to look at the colour wheel and see which shades work well together. For example, lemon yellow and lilac, peach and pastel blue, delicate pink and sage green. 


The bridesmaid dresses are usually one of the last things to pick as for those planning their wedding a year or more in advance, different dresses will go out of style and little bodies will grow. Using three key pastel shades for SS22, we've put together an edit of our favorite picks for lilac, blue and pink colour schemes. 


Contemporary, fashionable, and modern. Offset this beautiful purple shade with green or warm, golden tones.

Junona - Lilac Pleated & Tiered Dress | ChildrensalonJunona
Gucci - Girls Purple Tulle Dress | ChildrensalonGucci
Patachou - Purple Lace & Chiffon Dress | ChildrensalonPatachou

Love to love lilac

This beautiful shade of blue-purple is Pantone's Colour of the Year - Very Peri - and consequently is everywhere this year, from interiors to fashion. These colours often feature heavily in the year's wedding colours - and for good reason! According to Pantone, "Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude". If that doesn't sound perfect for a wedding, what does?


Below: Girls Lilac Lace Dress by Patachou  | Girls Purple Linen Dress by Mayoral | Lilac Purple Floral Dress by Abel & Lula  | Girls Lilac Chiffon Dress by Patachou 

Patachou - Girls Lilac Lace Dress | ChildrensalonPatachou
Mayoral - Girls Purple Linen Dress | ChildrensalonMayoral
Abel & Lula - Lilac Purple Floral Dress | ChildrensalonAbel & Lula
Patachou - Girls Lilac Chiffon Dress | ChildrensalonPatachou


Romantic and timeless, pink pairs perfectly with green. Including lots of wild foliage will give this colour scheme a fresh feel.

Junona - Pink Sequin & Tulle Dress | ChildrensalonJunona
Patachou - Pink Satin & Lace Dress | ChildrensalonPatachou
Nicki Macfarlane - Pale Pink Taffeta & Lace Dress | ChildrensalonNicki Macfarlane

Pretty in pink

Pink is another timeless choice. It's the colour of romance, and it symbolises love and tenderness. There are so many shades to choose from, with peachy-pink set to be a prominent trend this year. You may choose to keep it subtle with a soft shade of peach or make a statement with punchy bright orange flowers in the bouquet and table arrangements.


Below: Pink & Gold Lace Dress Set by Romano  | Pink & White Embroidered Dress by Abel & Lula Pink Floral Organza Dress by Junona | Girls Pink Jacquard Dress by Romano Princess 

Romano - Pink & Gold Lace Dress Set | ChildrensalonRomano
Abel & Lula - Pink & White Embroidered Dress | ChildrensalonAbel & Lula
Junona - Pink Floral Organza Dress | ChildrensalonJunona
Romano - Girls Pink Jacquard Dress | ChildrensalonRomano

Light Blue

Calming, elegant, and classic, offset light blue with a gold or orange shade.

Romano - Blue & Gold Brocade Dress | ChildrensalonRomano
Junona - Blue Crêpe & Tulle Floral Dress | ChildrensalonJunona
Le Mu - Blue Tulle Butterfly Dress | ChildrensalonLe Mu
Patachou - Blue Satin & Lace Dress | ChildrensalonPatachou

Something blue ....

Calming, elegant, and classic, offset light blue with a gold or orange shade. You may choose to keep it subtle with a soft shade of peach or make a statement with punchy bright orange flowers in the bouquet and table arrangements.


Below: Girls Blue Satin & Lace Dress by Graci  | Girls Blue Floral & Tulle Gown by Le Mu | Girls Blue Chiffon Dress by Patachou | Blue Satin & Tulle Dress by Le Mu 

Graci - Girls Blue Satin & Lace Dress | ChildrensalonGraci
Le Mu - Girls Blue Floral & Tulle Gown | ChildrensalonLe Mu
Patachou - Girls Blue Chiffon Dress | ChildrensalonPatachou
Le Mu - Blue Satin & Tulle Dress | ChildrensalonLe Mu

All Images by Childrensalon

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