Marrakech Metallics

While perusing Pinterest with a co-worker earlier this week, I came across a photo of a courtyard in Marrakech, Morocco. I was blown away by how beautiful and ornate the mosaics were, as well as how the artists were able to incorporate a plethora of colors into such a complicated design. Morocco, known for their colorful culture, as well as their ornate architecture, is a fantastic country to draw inspiration from for both summer and winter weddings.

The image that initially blew me away earlier this week while browsing Pinterest. 

For winter weddings, I would suggest the following: Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, accented by a metallic gold or silver. Orchid is a very bold and regal color, the richness a perfect fit for a wintery wedding. However, purple tones can be tough to pair with another color. Orange hues may stand out too much, and the wrong shade of green can be a massive visual turn-off. This is why metallic accents are such a great match for any deep winter color: they’re a neutral color that can make a statement. 

Radiant Orchid, accent by gold. Middle image features the Genoa (left) and Turin (right) bridesmaids gowns from Watters Maids Fall 2014 Collection. 

 For summer weddings, teal and gold can be very classy, as well as exotic! But if you’re going to incorporate bold and exotic colors into your wedding, be sure to go all out! Your colors should be seen everywhere, they are a visual statement and one that should blow your guests away. Having only small splashes of color can leave your reception hall or venue feeling barren and plain. Don’t be afraid to go a little crazy! 

Teal and light blue with gold accents. 

If there is anything you should take away Moroccan art it is that you can get complicated with design and color without things looking cluttered or gaudy.  At the end of the day, the most important part about selecting your wedding colors is that they reflect who you and your fiancé are as a couple, as one person. I should hope it’s a reflection and a statement you make loudly! 

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