One of the most popular sets of colors for weddings this year is pink and brown, or rather, anything with brown. I’ve seen teal and brown, and even a kind of tan and brown, which is also very beautiful. As I mentioned before in previous articles, my sister is getting married soon and will also be having a pink and brown wedding, and the colors are just beautiful together. If you have decided you want to have a pink and brown wedding as well, but are lost when it comes to decorating for your reception, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some great ideas for ways to incorporate pink and brown into your wedding decor.
1. Ceremony Decorations
This is something that I didn’t think about until just a few weeks before the wedding. It seems I spent so much time on the reception, the dress, the photographer, and all the other details that keep popping up that I just didn’t think of this one. You can do some great decorating at your ceremony location. If you are getting married outside, then place pink ribbons on some of the trees (if they will let you do it – ask beforehand!!). If you are getting married in a church, then pink ribbons on the brown wooden edges of the pews will be great. The brown in the bouquets and the bridesmaid dresses will help to add enough of the brown color to your wedding ceremony decorations.
2. Bridesmaid Dresses
This is one of the easier tasks, as most everyone looks great in pink and/or brown. A pink dress in the shade of your choosing paired with a brown sash, or vise versa with the brown dress and pink sash is a popular choice for brides today. Or, if you prefer, you could make the dresses either solid pink or brown, and give each bridesmaid a bouquet with pink and brown flowers. Believe it or not, there are many flowers which will come in a dark, almost brown color (and not the dead ones!) Check with your florist to see what is available. You can also make it a hand tied bouquet with a wide pink and brown ribbons for another touch of added color.
Think cherry blossom branches. When most people stick to roses and other more common flowers at their weddings, this is a great way to make a statement, not only that but they are absoultely beautiful. The brown branch along with the small delicate pinkish flowers make a simple and yet classy centerpiece for the tables at your reception, or even as larger arrangements to decorate any area. Talk to your florist for pricing. Stick taller branches in a vase with water, or you can get some shorter vases and cherry blossom branches and submerge them completely in the water for a shorter centerpiece, whichever is your preference but both are absolutely beautiful. Another one of my favorites for pink and brown wedding centerpieces is to use coffee beans. Check out my article on Using Coffee Beans as Wedding Decorations for more ideas on using coffee beans.
4. Wedding Linens
Your table linens are an easy way to add a touch of color to your wedding reception. Choosing a light brown table cloth with a light pink runner is a beautiful choice, and will really set the romantic glow at your table. To help vary things among the tables, you can do half the tables that way, and the other half with a light pink tablecloth and light brown table runner. A cute idea for using this is to have the brides family sit at the pink tablecloth section, and the groom’s family at the brown tablecloth section to help make it easier with sitting.
5. Wedding Favors
Your choices for this are unlimited. Search on the Internet for some cute pink and brown boxes and put one at each place setting. Anything can be inside the boxes, doesn’t have to be pink or brown. One idea that many use is chocolate with pink ribbons or paper covering. It only takes a few minutes, and most everyone loves chocolate. You can also use coffee beans, just grab beans of your favorite brew, wrap them up and tie it off with a pink ribbon, and you’ve got another great wedding favor.
Pink and brown weddings are quickly becoming more popular, and like I said before, it’s a great color combination. Use your imagination when doing your decorating, and if you have any other great ideas for using pink and brown in your wedding, then be sure to leave a comment and let me know!