My Winter Wedding Color Palette:
Colors from Nature

When I was engaged, my biggest pet peeve was getting the question, "What are your wedding colors?" I'm not a person who wants to be stuck with one color theme in life, so the idea of a wedding being defined by a color of the moment seemed passé. Instead, I chose to go with what I considered a non-existent color palette.

My response to this harmless question was always that my color was grey, and I got a lot of raised eyebrows. I suppose coral, yellow, and turquoise were what these well-meaning friends wanted to hear as the answer. But a winter wedding is not an affair that necessarily calls for bright colors, especially since I got married in the snowy mountains of Colorado. I really wanted to focus on the natural elements and pull colors from nature to incorporate into my big day.

You can see my mood board for the wedding inspiration in image #2, and it shows you where I started and what I ended up with. I recommend doing a mood board for any big soiree that you might be planning out the decor for. Here are a few key pieces that helped create a cohesive look for the wedding:


  • Burlap table cloths



  • Zinc table numbers



  • Mercury glass votives and flower vessels



  • All white flowers


In the end, I did have a color palette, but it was a loose one mixed with various shades of white, grey, silver, green, and all-natural burlap. I'm not claiming that this won't look overdone and trendy in twenty years, but I was happy with how things turned out and in the end that is really all that matters.

(Images: Figge Photography)

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Claire is a California native living in London who loves discovering the city with her husband and French bulldog Watson. With a background in photography and interior design, her current creative obsessions include sewing, printmaking, and anything neon.