it’s all in the details: rainbow wedding

If you love colour, you will be smitten with today’s It’s All in the Details! A multitude of hues, every colour in the rainbow, nothing screams celebration more than this palette!  This explosion of colour is not for the shy and retiring bride, a fun, light-hearted approach is required!  This scheme works best in one of two types of venue, a blank canvas (like a marquee or gallery space) or a flower-filled garden, in a more ornate venue the addition of too many colours may just be too much.


The key to this to pick a range of colours, I’d say between three and five, and stick to hues of each of these to prevent complete colour overload! Avoid using too many primary colours without something to break them up (clashing colours, and lots of white) to keep the look sophisticated, yet playful and definitely not ‘playschool’!  Think of the fun and fabulous way Kate Spade successfully uses colour clashing combo’s, and you’re halfway there!


{exploding confetti invitations by Project Party Studio}

Confetti designs are a really fun and elegant way to bring colour into your design, these prettily packaged invites are filled with confetti, ready to explode over your guests when opened giving them a great idea of your wedding theme!

{bunting invitation by Under Consideration}

For a multicoloured marquee wedding, a bunting motif is great, not only does it hint at a fun, celebration style event, but ties nicely in with your decor too.

{wildflower by Minted}

For a more rustic colourful wedding, a floral invite is a sweet way to illustrate your theme.

decor & props

Coloured glassware is a simple and really effective way to add instant colour to your reception tables.  You can hire colourful glasses from places such as Jones Hire, or for a budget option why not collect your own or DIY with this fab tutorial from Pocketful of Dreams?  Adding colour through decor means you can save on flowers, using smaller arrangements to add softness and texture.

{floral menu by Christine Meintjes via Wedding Concepts,  coloured plate setting by Anne Robert Photography via Style Me Pretty}

For a cleaner, contemporary look focus on adding colour through your place settings.  A vibrant menu, or colour pop floral plates do all the talking, meaning you can keep the rest of the table design simple.

flowers & bouquets

{over the rainbow bouquet by Mindy Hiatt Photography via Middle of the Map, spring bouquet of peony, tulip, ranunculus & billy balls by Katie Noble Photo via Style Me Pretty}

Loose hand-tied bouquets with a soft, rustic look work well when using lots of colour.  A variety of blooms and textures, from ranunculus, roses and peonies, to dahlias and even gerbera are available in eye-popping colours.  Finish with a bold ribbon for maximum effect.

{colour pop bouquet by Anne Robert Photography via Style Me Pretty}

cake & dessert table

{rainbow dessert table via Candice & Ezra}

For a wow-factor cake or dessert table, this is where you can really go for it with colour!  Introduce rainbow hues with a sweetie-filled dessert table with multicolour backdrop.

{funfetti cake via Kitchen Heals Soul, rainbow cake via Martha Stewart}

Embrace this year’s trend for ‘naked’ cakes with these fun layered options, filled with hundreds and thousands, or a medley of rainbow layers.  You could ice these plain for a traditional looking cake with a fun surprise!

{confetti cupcake via Cake Journal, funfetti oreo’s via Carter & Cooke}

Or treat your guests with cute and colourful mini-treats, these would make great favours or late night snacks!

I’m in love with fun and colourful weddings! Are you?



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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