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By: Emily Howald Sefton | Posted: 03/24/2014
My world has been taken over by the color pink. When my husband and I welcomed a baby girl in early December, I promised him that I wouldn’t go crazy with said girly hue. I lied.
In my defense, pink is everywhere. Upon my return to work, blush weddings from the past few months filled the Real Wedding submissions inbox. Brides are turning to this classic hue to up the romance ante on their big day. But before you go all blushing bride, there are five things you’ll want to remember before letting pink color your wedding world.
1. Embrace the color’s variety. One of the best things about getting pretty in pink is the way in which the various tones blend together. Embrace that concept and allow your floral arrangements some depth of variety.
2. Less is more. Especially when it comes to pink and your tablescape. Team your rosy selection—whether it‘s the centerpieces, the linens, or the dishes—with a very neutral secondary hue, allowing your color pieces to really pop.
3. Respect his boundaries. It takes a confident man to rock pink on his wedding day. Before ordering pink pocket squares for all his buddies, talk with your groom about his comfort level. An easy compromise is playing up that secondary neutral color with his tux, and then sneaking your rosy hue into his boutonniere or cuff links.
4. Consider your wedding party. Not all gals can rock a blush tone without looking completely washed out. Consider allowing varying tones of pink, so the paler girls can find a hue more appropriate for their skin tone . . . or at least hook them up with a decent spray tan if they’re interested.
5. Say no to Pepto-Bismol. The one thing you want to avoid when you look back on your wedding in 10 years is regretting your color choice. If you’re looking to keep your wedding timeless, consider soft blush tones with pops of fuchsia. Even Jennifer Aniston struggles to make Pepto-Bismol pink look good.
Emily Howald Sefton is Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s deputy features editor and Mpls.St.Paul Weddings’ editor. See bio
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