10 Bright Wedding Colour Palettes

This month has been all about bright colours (and we’ll actually be carrying on with this through the end of the week) – it’s been the perfect way for me personally to welcome in summer! And since it’s all about the colour, I just had to go through our archives and pull together 10 palettes that use bright shades of orange, yellow, coral, blue, green and pink to show you just how gorgeous colour can be! Every one of these makes me feel super happy, and for me that’s the best reason to use bright hues on your big day – they reflect the sheer joy of the occasion and get everyone in a celebratory mood! So… which is your fave? (Links in bold denote affiliate links. SouthBound Bride may make a commission if a sale is made.)

Credits: Top row (l-r): Bride in flower crown {Ali Harper Photography/Amy Osaba}; bouquet {Stylish & Hip Weddings/Shiramisu/The Green Vase}; floral print bridesmaid dress | Row 2: Tablescape {Rebecca Wood Photography/Cynthia Martyn Events Inc./Stemz}; floral invitation {Wedding Paper Divas}; paint dipped cutlery {KT Merry/David Arthur Fittin/Lucia Paul Design}; cake {JoPhoto} | Row 3: Cocktails {Christy Tyler Photography/Reenie Rose}; table with peaches {Justin DeMutiis Photography/Jade Lee Events}; flowers in wire basket {Rebecca Wood Photography/Cynthia Martyn Events Inc./Stemz}

Blossom & Grow Colorful Wedding Palette

Kicking things off with a palette that’s all about fuschia (and peach, and tangerine), florals, and fun! These colours together are a classic combination (with the softer tones adding a bit of extra depth, and clean white creating a modern edge). More is definitely more here, and isn’t it fabulous?

Credits: Top row (l-r): Groom with dotty tie {Allison Cox}; invitation {Wedding Paper Divas}; bridesmaid polka dot dress {Amy Majors Photography} | Row 2: Swiss dot wedding dress {The Natural Wedding Company}; lollies; centrepiece {Springs Floral/Mirelle Carmichael}; pink lemonade {Wings of Glory Photography} | Row 3: Bouquet {Gracie Blue Photography/carolynA Events/Holly Bryan Floral and Botanical Design}; pink and yellow balloons {Poppy Talk}; cake with dots {Erica O’Brien}

Just Dotty Colorful Summer Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

This gorgeous look sets a preppy monochrome black tie look right off against bright pastel pinks and yellows. It’s fun, it’s summery, and it’s elegant – if Kate Spade got married in summer, this might be what it looked like. Also? Polka dots. LOVE.

Credits: Top row (l-r): Lace & seafoam tulle dress {Jodi Miller}; centrepiece {}; bridesmaids {Segerius-Bruce/Tiffany Grant-Riley}; sweets | Row 2: Bride & groom {Clary Photo}; shoes with bow; lemons {Meadowbrook Farm} | Row 3: Lemonade {Caroline Joy Photography/Sweet Sunday Events}; place setting {Jen Huang}; cake on yellow stand {Stephanie Williams Photography/Sweet and Saucy/JL Designs}; church {Bree Madden}

Bright Sunshiney Day Colorful Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

Bright and beautiful doesn’t have to mean a mass of different colours. How about this cool shade of aquamarine which pops so amazingly with a lemon yellow? Beyond perfect for spring or summer!

Credits: Top row (l-r): Place setting (Michael Radford Photography/Tinge) | Centrepiece (Tony Gigov/Lovely Weddings/A Very Beloved Wedding/Evelyn Kühr) | Citrus invitation suite (Melissa Jill Photography/Copper + Cotton/Lola Lee Invitations) | Row 2: Ring boxes (Jose Villa/The Mrs. Box) | Table number (Mike Larson/Reed + James/Loop Flowers) | Orlando Wedding Dress by JuLee Collections (Image: Rahel Menig Photography) | Row 3: Bouquet (Adrienne Gunde/Valley Flora/Amy Kaneko Events) | Bright bridesmaid dresses (Cassie Loree Photography/Petals Couture Floral & Event Design/Bella Bridesmaids) | Cake with kumquats (Michael Radford Photography/Tinge/Pippa Cakery)

Summer Citrus Colorful Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

This is a new board just created this month, but it’s already a fave. Acid brights come from citrus shades of lemon, lime, grapefruit and orange, and contrast with a beautiful soft blue and elegant styling. Isn’t it luuuuurvely?

Credits: Top row (l-r): Bouquet {Shoot This Not That}; bridesmaids {Kate Harrison Photography/Enjoy Events Co. Inc.}; neon table number {Shoot This Not That} | Row 2: Coral shoes {Laura Murray Photography/Holly Gerard}; cutlery bundle {Shoot This Not That}; coral table decor {Elizabeth Scott Photography/Sweet November Events} | Row 3: Neon necklace {Imbue Weddings/Byron Loves Fawn}; flowers; menu with neon string {Kate Harrison Photography/Enjoy Events Co. Inc.}

Neon Rustic Wedding Inspiration Board | SouthBound Bride

Neon is a difficult one to get right for weddings, but this is my favourite neon combo from over the years. Combining a soft coral and peach with an acid yellow still feels romantic and wedding-ey, but has that unexpected pop! Perfect for a rustic do.

Credits: Top row (l-r): Place setting {S: A Styled Fete; P: Carly Jones; Printables: Anders Ruff}; neon letterpress invitation {Ladyfingers Letterpress}; popcorn bags {S: A Styled Fete; P: Carly Jones; Printables: Anders Ruff} | Row 2: Macaroons {S: A Styled Fete; P: Carly Jones}; funfetti cake {found via b.loved}; bride & groom with LOVE sign {Sweet Tea Photography} | Row 3: Gold balloons {S: Somewhere Splendid; P: Canary Grey Photography}; badges {Wedding in a Teacup}; neon bouquet {S: Pretty Little Details; P: Sarah Postma Photography}

Neon Brights Modern Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

If that was the subtle neon, this is the full package! This modern, offbeat wedding design goes full-scale ’90s with the pink, green, yellow and orange neons, and sets them against a graphic white-white and plenty of fun details like buttons, balloons, and even neon macarons. Against the odds, I love it – this would make such a fab city wedding for a fun-loving couple who loves a bit of retro style!

Pantone Greenery Inspiration Board: Greenery & Flamingo | SouthBound Bride

Credits: Top row (l-r): Couple with flamingos (Hunter Ryan Photo/Kelly McWilliams) | Flamingo cake toppers (Jessica Bordner Photography/Earth and Sugar) | Leaf place cards (Annabella Charles) | Row 2: Tropical tablescape (Beau-Coup) | Flamingo drink stirrers | Flamingo wedding invitation (Mooseberry Paper Co on Etsy) | Row 3: Bridesmaid in pink dress (Lani Elias Fine Art Photography/Soiree Event Planning) | Tropical cocktail bar (Madison Short Photography/Pop the Cork Designs) | Bouquet (Zofia & Co/Unique Nantucket/Soiree Floral)

Pantone Greenery Inspiration Board: Greenery & Flamingo | SouthBound Bride

Let’s get tropsy! This tropical board includes 2017 Pantone COY Greenery and mixes it with bright pinks to fabulous effect! Love how this bright green matches with the pinks here to make a classic palette just that little bit more modern and fresh. And any wedding that includes flamingos is winning by me!

Credits: Top row (l-r): Bride and bridesmaids {onelove photography}; wedding invitation {Gubba Gumma}; chairs with ribbons {Elizabeth Anne Weddings/Laura Ivanova Photography} | Row 2: Colourful cake pops; polka dot napkin {Yvette Gilbert}; rainbow paper straws {Peach Blossom} | Row 3: Colour chips; colour dot cake {Martha Stewart}; painted mason jars {Jeanine Groenewald/Leipzig}

Pantone Popsicle Colorful | SouthBound Bride

Pastels are always a great choice for a summer wedding, but this board takes those soft spring pastels and turns them up, Miami style. The result is a fun rainbow of blues, pinks, greens and yellows (and some of the fun-nest bridesmaid dresses ever, right?) You couldn’t help but have a good time at this wedding!

Credits: Top row (l-r): Bridesmaids in sundresses {KT Merry/David Arthur Fittin/Lucia Paul Design}; lemonades {KT Merry/David Arthur Fittin/Lucia Paul Design}; bouquet {Cliff Brunk/A Bride’s Best Friend} | Row 2: Parfaits; cake {Anne Robert Photography/Dana FitzGerald/Blackbird Bakery}; billy buttons {Andrea Dozier} | Row 3: Table arrangements {Laura Jane Petelko/Cynthia Martyn Events Inc.}; popsicles in wineribbon wands {Cameron + Kelly Studios/Sedona Bride}

Summer Garden Party Wedding Inspiration Board | SouthBound Bride

This board takes its cue from a summer garden party: sundresses for the ladies, lemonade, alcoholic popsicles, ribbon wands. We’re back to that orange and pink combo here, but with the fruity addition of melon, pink and a punch of yellow. Like a fruit punch, in the form of a wedding. Could anything be more perfect for summer?

Credits: Top (l-r): Flowers and calligraphed envelopes {Annabella Charles/Haute Horticulture/Kristin Wolter}; bridesmaids {Sarah Hasstedt/Pink Champagne Events}; dress {Eric Kelley Photography/Beehive Events} | Row 2: Pie table {Kellan Studios}; leaf place cards {Annabella Charles/Haute Horticulture/Kristin Wolter} | Row 3: Table setting {Odalys Mendez Photography/Virtu Floral and Event Design/The Funky Shack/Southern Flair}; bouquet {Alea Lovely Photo/The Bridal Tree}; Figs in bowl {Annabella Charles/Haute Horticulture/Kristin Wolter}

Botanical Brights Wedding Palette | SouthBound Bride

This board is a real fave of mine from the archive! I absolutely love the mix of cool green, soft pinks and purples and then a pop of bright fuschia, as well as the botanical feel of the whole thing, don’t you?

10 Bright Summer Wedding Color Palettes | SouthBound Bride