Colour Collections – Red

Feeling all festive and whatnot, today’s post is about the fiery hue of red. Sure to warm your cockles on this chilly December evening, red can be a bold choice for your wedding day theme.

Lady in Red

If you’re feeling particularly brave or have a vibrant personality that you just want to show off, then a red wedding dress could be the way forward.

Although you can purchase ‘traditional’ wedding dresses in red, I think this colour works particularly well in a polka dot design. The fifties style dress below is by Oh my Honey! who I’ve featured on Dotty’s once before. It’s a playful design, and would certainly ensure that all eyes are on you for your big moment. Image sourced here.

Red & White Polka Dot Halterneck

Red & White Polka Dot Halterneck

Candy Anthony are based in London, and operate from their boutique based in the Oxo Tower Wharf. A collaboration between British fashion designer Candy Anthony, and Italian designer Alex Di Silvestro, the brand is vintage inspired and uses UK sourced fabrics whenever possible. This example, from their bespoke bridal collection, features a bright red sash and petticoat – I adore the flirty flash of colour. Image sourced here.

Candy Anthony

Candy Anthony

Shoes… Beautiful Shoes!

If you love the idea of wearing red, but you’re not sure about committing to a red wedding dress, you could always choose some red wedding shoes instead.

The first pair, dubbed ‘The Lamplighter’ are by the wonderful Figgie Shoes, and features a black and white design with Swarvoski crystals, on an originally red shoe. Image sourced here.

The Lamplighter by Figgie Shoes

The Lamplighter by Figgie Shoes

This next example is a ‘T-Bone’ design with silk red roses creating a romantic effect. Image sourced here.

Red Floral Wedding Shoes

Red Floral Wedding Shoes

Feeling Floral

If you’re getting married in the winter months, this bouquet is a fabulous example of how you can utilise seasonal blooms to your advantage. This bouquet includes hydrangeas, grand prix roses and black calla lilies, finished with berries, sedum and heather. Image sourced here.

Winter Bouquet with Hydrangeas, Lilies & Roses

Winter Bouquet with Hydrangeas, Lilies & Roses

On the other side of the seasonal spectrum, this next bouquet includes dahlias, buplerum and spray roses, accented with a playful turquoise ribbon. I also love the simple use of a glass vase with a couple of red carnations, acting as a subtle decoration for the tables, and adorable wedding favours for guests to take away. Images sourced here.

Summer Bridal Bouquet with Dahlias & Roses

Summer Bridal Bouquet with Dahlias & Roses

Little Vases of Flowers as Wedding Favours

Little Vases of Flowers as Wedding Favours

Deck the Halls…

… With heaps of beautiful red decor! There are countless ways of decorating your wedding venue with red details.

Pom Poms

These tissue paper pom poms make for the most beautiful backdrop for this wedding ceremony. Striking, unique yet cheap – what could be better?! Originally featured over on Grey Likes Weddings, you can see lots more images from this wonderful wedding by following the link. Image sourced here.

Red Tissue Pom Poms

Red Tissue Pom Poms

Keep it simple

These centrepieces used the fabulous combination of black, white and red – you’re guaranteed to make red ‘pop’ using a monochromatic background. This a wonderful and low cost way of decorating your wedding tables/venue. Image sourced here.

Tulip DIY Wedding Centrepieces

Tulip DIY Wedding Centrepieces

Hanging Hearts

This dreamy ‘Pretty in Pink’ wedding is romantic, dreamy and full of quirky decor ideas. I particularly loved the hanging hearts, mixed with pom poms and lighting. Image sourced here.

Hanging Wedding Hearts

Hanging Wedding Hearts

Whether you opt for Winter festivity, tropical hues in the Summer, or all out romance at Valentines, the possibilities are endless with this diverse wedding colour theme.

Did you have a red wedding theme? Make sure you submit your photos!

L x

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