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Living Coral and Your Wedding Story

Image via Chic and Stylish Weddings  when living coral comes to life....

This post is one that I have been meaning to do for the last while. But better late than never as they say. As you may or may not know every year a colour is set for the year by Pantone and this year it is Living Coral.

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing colour that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.

 This colour influences everything from product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design.

For this post I am sharing some Living Coral inspiration that you can add into your wedding if you desire. Coral is such a gorgeous colour and one that can be easily incorporated into your wedding story.

Here are some tips for when it comes to planning your wedding, they are not in any particular order...
  • Know your budget.  
  • Have a conversation with in-laws and family members early, so they know what you need help with and the direction you are going. This cuts out unnecessary arguments further into the planning.
  • Choose your bridal party carefully, as there is nothing worse than an non-supporting party.        
  • Ask for help and delegate, do not be afraid to give over control. 
  • Research your suppliers, look at their social media and ask a lot of questions.
  • If you like a certain supplier, book them early. 
  • When you go venue shopping have an idea of your guest numbers and what you may want for your day. Bring a list of questions that you may want to ask with you.    
  • Have an honest conversation with your partner so you know what each of you want from your wedding day.
  • Trends come and go, so do not get caught up with them.
  • Know your colour scheme and tailor other colours around it. Creating a mood board is a great way to get a feel of what you like and want. With mood boards think venue, dress, colour scheme, bridesmaid, extra details and flowers. For this, Pinterest is a great place to start.
  • When choosing your colour palette, take in the time of year for your wedding, winter, summer, spring & autumn. Your venue will also inspire you. 
  • Trust your suppliers and know what you want from them, especially when it comes to venue decor and wedding photography.  
  • Enjoy the planning and your day as it goes so quickly, so take time to be as a couple and to take the day in.
  • Wedding fairs and showcases can be very overwhelming at times. My best piece of advice is to have a list of what you want to get from them e.g. booking a supplier, honeymoon planning advice, wedding dress inspiration etc.      
Now back to some Living Coral inspiration. Various colour palettes surround the colour, You can use these palettes  for inspiration and they are great for exploring different tones from soft to bright. You can view these here on Pantone and throughout my post. So in a real wedding sense let's have a look at what Living Coral translates too. Various colour palettes shown below will offer inspiration there are so many beautiful shades to choose from. 


Table and flower settings via Style Me Pretty  

Images via Confetti Day Dreams


Image Via  Rock My Wedding

Mixing in navy and adding details from drinks, invitations and groomsmen wear. 
Image via Fab Mood 
Image Via Hi Miss Puff

 Image via Fab Mood

Image via Style Me Pretty

Mint and Coral another fab mix image via Elegant Wedding Invites
 I love the idea of the flower girl being dressed up a vibrant colour as opposed to the norm of cream, ivory and white.  

Image via WeddinOmania

Coral bridesmaid dresses image via Wedding Chicks  

Image via Brides,Com

Image Via Style Me Pretty

Balloon decor image The Wedding Playbook 

So there you have it, some living colour inspiration for your wedding day.
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Yours in wedding planning .


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