The concept of a radiant bride marching down the aisle and looking splendid in a pure white gown is something everyone knows about. And that is why a bride might have a hard time resisting tradition and cultivating a revolutionary style for her gown on her big day.
How one chooses a colour scheme really depends on the mood they are trying to create. The best way to get started is to figure out what emotions one wants their celebration to evoke.
“The choice of colour would sometimes denote the mood or be symbolic but not in all weddings. In some churches colours are symbolic but in others they have no meaning,” said Herbert Dusabe a decoration assistant at Kimironko Wedding Rental Site.
For instance, a vibrant summer yellow mixed with chocolate brown (think sunflowers and bees) is perfect for a country-chic wedding style; add gold to the mix, and the combination is a perfect match.
Another example is leaf green paired with cantaloupe—pretty for a waterside wedding; but pair this green with copper, and you have a color scheme that’s formal enough for a ballroom or an estate setting. If your wedding takes place in multiple spaces, each room can have its own color scheme.
According to Patrick Muhire a Wedding designer and decorator at Inkanda House in Gikondo, colours and the dress cord in the Church and at the reception do not change.
“We don’t change the dress cord and colours; everything should be uniform from the church to the reception,” Muhire said.
A bride’s gown does not have to be solid white, especially since colour accents are increasingly more available. A blue or red sash around the waist is striking and still very bridal.
“The groom and his guys can also sport colour in their ties or on their cuff links. However, colour should be most prominently displayed throughout the day in the bridesmaid dresses,” said Grace Niyonshima, a designer at tailoring shop in Kisimenti, Remera.
Some people might want to match the dresses to the invitation ribbons, the favour tags, and the bouquets but this isn’t the only way to define a style. It is all important to consider the colour one chooses for their wedding, the colour will either make a wedding shine with brightness or be a boring and dull event.