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How to Choose A Wedding Color Scheme that Photographs Well

Updated: Jan 4, 2023



One of the first things you'll want to decide on when planning your wedding will be the colors you use throughout the day. From the ceremony, reception venue to the invitations and centerpieces, your whole wedding will be filled with colors. You want to make sure your colors not only go together but will also photograph well. Before you set your wedding colors in stone be sure to consider the following tips and suggestions for picking the perfect color scheme.



A beautiful bride with her five bridesmaids dressed in gorgeous shades of slate blue.

Bride and groom with their wedding party posed inside the lobby of a venue.  The bridesmaids are in varied colours like black, peach, and rose pink. The men are in black suits.


5 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Color Scheme



1. Consider your venue.

Your venue can help inspire you to choose the perfect colors for your wedding day but it can also clash with colors you may have already chosen. If you already booked your venue be sure that your color scheme will pair well with the venue colors and settings. If you are still looking for a venue, keep in mind the colors you are considering and try to envision the colors in the space. Sometimes you might be faced with having to change the color scheme or change the venue.



Bride and her bridesmaids striking a pose on the greens of a golf course with trees in the background.  The girls are in various shades of pink.  From light pink to rose pink.  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography


2. Keep it simple

You might have five or more colors you'd like to include in the details of your wedding day but this can lead to a very busy setting and can overpower your wedding photos. Keep your color scheme to two to three colors that will help enhance the overall day and will make your images stand out even more.


Beautiful fall colours for a wedding party.  The bride and groom are both in black as well as the groomsmen.  The bridesmaids have emerald green dresses and the groomsmen have green accents.  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

3. Balance

Consider undertones and accent colors wisely. You may be thinking of using two bold colors as the feature colors of your wedding but this can be hard on the eyes both in person and in photographs. If you are set on using bright and bold colors be sure to balance them with muted tones or use one more then the other. Bold and bright colors can look chic and sophisticated and really capture attention in images but they need to be complimented and balanced.


4. Consider textures

Two colors may look stunning together when paired on flat surfaces, but what if one color is textured? You might want to change up your colors just slightly if you are going with a colored table runner, burlap, cotton, or even against a wood backdrop. Textures can help subdue overly bold colors and can also change the mood of the space.


5. Think of the tone and mood

Speaking of mood, you want to understand how your color scheme can affect the tone and mood of your wedding. Pastels can give off a more whimsical and romantic feel but bold colors can do the same as well. Be sure your color scheme will help enhance the mood you are trying to set so that it comes across in your décor and in your wedding day photos.


Wedding party including the bride and groom .  The men are in grey suits and the bridesmaids are in lavender/violet dresses.  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

Wedding party in a park surrounded by trees.  The bridesmaids are in emerald green and the men are in tan suits with green accents.  The bouquets have yellow sunflowers as accents.  Southwestern Ontario wedding photography  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

Beautiful bride with lovely red hair is wearing a plaid shawl over her white wedding dress.  Her bridesmaids are wearing burgundy dresses and holding bouquets containing sunflowers.  They are standing under vibrant red maple trees.  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

A beaming bride and her maid of honour standing under a large tree in a park.  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

Fabulously flashy wedding party!  THe bride had vibrant purple hair and a sparkly tiara.  The six bridesmaids are wearing purple sequined dresses.  The group is posing in a corn field and look fabulous!  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

Wedding party in a park setting.  The men are in black and grey suits and the bridesmaids are in mint green floor length dresses.  South western ontario wedding photographer London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography



Wedding party outside under trees leaning against a yellow classic car.  THe bride is on the hood and the wedding party is standing beside the car.  The men are in blue suits and the bridesmaids are in burgundy. London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

Wedding party outside in the country under trees. The men are in grey suits and the bridesmaids are in powder blue floor length dresses.  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

Happy wedding party all jumping in the air with Lake Huron in the background. London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

A beautiful bride and her bridal party sitting in a church on vibrantly coloured chairs and wearing flowered dresses.  London Ontario Wedding Photography Lori Beneteau Photography

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