Flowers In Season
Spring Wedding Flowers

Apple or cherry blossoms
Forsythia branches
Lily of the Valley
Sweet Peas

Summer Wedding Flowers
Calla Lilies
Jacobs Ladder
Queen Anne’s Lace
Shasta daises

Autumn/Fall Wedding Flowers
Gerbera daisies

Winter Wedding Flowers
Poinsettias Holly

Seasonal Colour
Spring Colour:

Cool colours in hues of baby pink, rich cream, soft lilac, pale sky blue, mint green, and soft silver tones.
Spring Colour

Summer Colour:

Balmy mid-purples, rich peaches, ice whites, baby yellows and pale blues.
Summer Colour

Autumn/Fall Colour:

Warming burgundies, claret red, copper, olive green, and dark pink.
Autumn/Fall Colour

Winter Colour:

Any frosty tone of cream or white; from ivory to pale coffee cream. Other wintery themed colors include silvery greys, and icicle blues.
Winter Colour

Meaningful colour

Obviously, there are so many different colours and tones that it would take forever to list absolutely every meaning. Here are some examples of the more ‘traditional’ connotations of specific colours ...


Often associated with the color of water & the sky, it has come to symbolize serenity & infinity, particularly shades of aqua & teal.  Be careful though because some shades of blue can cause feelings of sadness. Pure blue shades are the colors of inspiration, sincerity & spirituality & is the color most often chosen by conservative people.  Blue is a calming & soothing color, whilst a dark blue is the color of truth & moderation.  Wear blue gemstones such as sapphires or topaz for a sense of calm. Turquoise blue symbolizes youth & communication.  This shade of blue has been traditionally used for protection, health, confidence & strength.  


This color has both an up & a down side.  Associated with spring & prosperity it can also be a negative color in terms of feelings of jealousy & nausea.  For many centuries it has been thought to represent fertility with green being the color of choice for many 15th century brides. Green also means learning, harmony & growth & is often considered a safe color.  It symbolizes well being & balance as well as money.  It contains the energies of nature, growth & the desire to expand.


Orange is a warm color which can evoke a sense of fire.  Subtle shades of orange are said to stimulate the appetite & reduce tension, whilst brighter shades promote high energy & anxiety. It also considered a power or healing color & can stimulate enthusiasm & creativity.  The meaning of orange is vitality & endurance whilst people who like orange are said to be thoughtful & sincere.  It is also the color associated with Lady Luck! As red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the warmth of the sun.  It is a dynamic color which brings with characteristics of curiosity & wanting to try new things.


Pink has always been a popular choice for weddings as it is the color of universal love.  A favorite amongst lovers of beauty.  Pink carnations mean ‘I will never forget you’. With pink being a combination of red & white it takes on the symbolism of those colors.  White stands for the potential for fullness whilst red is said to help achieve that fullness.  Deeper shades of pink are said to neutralize disorder, aggression & violence. This is also the color that promotes feelings of caring, love, acceptance, self-worth & tenderness.

Lavender Purple and its lighter lavender shades has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. While purple is the color of royalty, lavender is the color of femininity. It's a grown up pink. Use the color lavender to suggest something unique or extremely special but without the deeper mystery of purple. Lavender may be a good choice when you are targeting women and want to invoke feelings of nostalgia or romance

Purple has often been associated with Royalty in the Western world especially as purple was a hard & expensive color to produce.  Even in today’s modern world where purple is as easy to produce as any other color, it still invokes as sense of elegance & sophistication. Purple is said to be the color of good judgment & profitable to those seeking spiritual fulfillment.  It is also used to represent mystery & magic, as well as peace of mind. Violet shades of purple are associated with imagination & inspiration.


Traditionally the color of love & passion in Western cultures & is the color of choice for extroverts & males.  In China red symbolizes happiness & good fortune & you will often see Chinese brides wearing a red wedding dress. Red is also the color of bad temper & anger.  It is also the color of Mars – which is named after the God of War. As red is a warm color it is associated with fiery heat, warmth & danger or burning.  As red is also the color of blood it has strong symbolism with the essence of life & vitality.


As it is often associated with the sun it is regarded as a cheerful color.  Widely associated with Springtime, it is revered in China as an imperial color, although some Western studies have shown yellow to be many peoples least favorite color. It is the shade of yellow which determines its meaning.  A bright sunny yellow is the easiest to see & is full of creative & intellectual energy.  It symbolizes wisdom, joy & happiness.  Those of high intellect will favor yellow.  Yellow daffodils symbolize unrequited love. Yellow can bring with it a sense of clarity & awareness, but it is the different shades of yellow which can determine its meaning.  A yellow green means deceit & can create disorientation.  An orange yellow gives a sense of establishments whilst a light yellow can clear the mind leaving it active & alert.

White The color of purity & a mainstay of many weddings.  It is the color of kindness, wholeness & completion.  Carry white daisies in your bouquet as a symbol of loyal love.
Brown A popular wedding color which brings with it a sense of warmth & comfort.  It said that brown can also stimulate the appetite & make food taste better.  People who chose brown as their favorite color are said to be conventional & orderly.  On the negative side it is said they can be lazy.  It is the color of earth & is associated with the material side of life. Brown is a color which can coordinate with many different surroundings, being a mixture of red, blue & yellow.  It is a stabilizing color which can promote practical energy & mental focus.  Certain shades of brown can create a sense of warmth, comfort, wholesomeness, naturalness & dependability.

The symbol of wealth & prosperity & of good health.  Those who favor gold are said to be optimistic.  Gold is linked with divinity & is associated with those gods linked to the sun.

Black Possibly the most misunderstood color.  Often associated with formality & elegance but also death.  Native Americans believe black to be a good color as it is the color of soil, the bringer of life.

Regarded as the color of sorrow, gray is actually this years color of choice for weddings.  People who favor gray are seen as narrow minded or loners.  However a silver gray can be an active color.  Native Americans associated it with friendship & it is seen as the symbol of security, maturity & dependability.  It also gives off a sense of responsibility & conservative praciticality. Gray can be seen as a restful color although some will associate it with feelings of emptiness & devoid of emotion.  It has a cooling effect when teamed with other colors especially more vibrant shades.

Silver Silver often symbolizes riches, just as gold does. Silver can be glamorous and distinguished. While gray-haired men and women are seen as old, silver-haired denotes a graceful aging. The color silver can be earthy, natural or sleek and elegant. It can be used much as gray is although when using shiny metallic inks, small amounts for accents is best.
Turquoise: Create feminine appeal with the lighter shades of turquoise. Some shades of turquoise have an old-fashioned 50s and 60s retro feel. Teal has a darker, somewhat more sophisticated look. Like the mineral, turquoise shades range from almost sky blue to deep greenish blues.

Color Relationships

In addition to understanding color meanings, it helps with mixing and matching colors to know the relationship of adjacent, harmonizing, contrasting, and complementary colors. Below is a brief synopis:

Adjacent or harmonizing colors appear next to each other on the color wheel. Harmonizing colors often work well together but if too close in value they can appear washed out or not have enough contrast. A harmonizing trio could be something like blue, light blue, and cyan or perhaps red, orange, and yellow.

Contrasting colors are separated from each other by other colors - they come from different segments of the color wheel. The further apart, the more the contrast. Red (from the warm half of the color wheel) contrasts with green and blue (from the cool half of the color wheel). Shades of purple contrast with shades of green. Contrasting colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel may be described as clashing colors - see the description for complementary. Despite the name, colors that clash are not always a bad combination if used carefully. They provide great contrast and high visibility.

Complementary colors are on opposite sides of the color wheel -- they are each half of a pair of contrasting colors. For example, blue is a complementary color to yellow. Green is complementary to purple and magenta. A pair of complementary colors printed side by side can sometimes cause visual vibration (clash) making them a less than desirable combination. However, separate them on the page with other colors and they can work together. Note the spelling. These are not complimentary colors. They don't always flatter (compliment) one another but they do complete (complement) each other.

On each of the cool, warm, mixed, and neutral pages are links to profiles of specific groups of colors with descriptions of their nature, cultural color meanings, how to use each color in design work, and which colors work best together.

•Cool Color Meanings (calming): Blue, Green, Turquoise, Silver
•Warm Color Meanings (exciting): Red, Pink, Yellow, Gold, Orange
•Mixed Cool/Warm Color Meanings: Purple, Lavender, Green, Turquoise
•Neutral Color Meanings (unifying): Brown, Beige, Ivory, Gray, Black, White

Color Chart

Warm Colors Warm colors are best suited for sites that utilize an energetic or bold theme. The vivid nature of these colors coupled with the appropriate background can offer excellent contrast. Be cautious when using this color group so as not to overwhelm your content with these eye catching hues.
Cool Colors Cool colors are well suited for conveying a lower key message. They give a soothing impression of calm and seldom overpower the main content of a page. With a complimentary font color, they offer an effective combination of contrast and color variation.
Analogous colors Analogous colors offer a palette of well blending colors that are generally compatible in any combination. You can use this color grouping when you want just enough variation in color to offer separation of the elements without straying too far from your theme. Here, a segment of three consecutive "slices" with similar hues represents a typical analogous group.
Complimentary colors Complimentary colors offer high contrast and should be used with caution. Residing directly opposite of each other on the color wheel, this stark difference in tone and hue can be eye catching, but if used wrongly, can give an eyesore effect to your design. The bottom line here is to use complimentary colors in moderation.
Monochromatic colors Monochromatic colors are what you might call "low risk" colors. Because you are using all of the hues of a single color, there is little chance of overwhelming your content or conflicting with another color selection. Like cool colors, the subtle changes in hue can give a calming effect but you also run the risk of giving your pages a generally "boring" appearance unless there is sufficient diversity in your content. This group offers very little contrast or variation and may not be suitable to some themes.
Triadic colors Triadic colors give your page a sense of balance. You have sufficient variation to support most any thematic approach to design without much conflict between color combinations. Triadic colors are separated by 120 degrees on the color wheel and could be considered a "middle of the road" approach to color coordination.