Popular Colors for Your June Wedding

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Expect to see brides wearing a variety of colors at June weddings this year. Celebrities crashed through the white and ivory-only tradition last fall and left wide the gate for just about any color you can imagine. Even black is an option for those who want to make a lasting impression. The secret is to choose a dress that still has the look and style of wedding attire. For those whose skin tones are not complemented by white, the option to choose a favorite color can be a real confidence-booster. Of course, you can also choose to stay traditional with your white or ivory dress and add a sash and bright shoes for an extra splash of color.

Fashion experts predict that mint will be the most popular wedding color for June brides for several reasons. Martha Stewart Weddings is promoting this delicious sherbet color in dresses, accessories, decorations and flowers. Bright lemon yellow is suggested as the perfect accompanying color for a lovely summer wedding, especially an outdoor affair. The popularity of mint green may also be traced to the retro look of the 30's and 40's, which has seen somewhat of a renaissance in recent years.

Mint green is also a versatile color. Pair an intense shade of this green with an equally intense peach for a warmer feeling or lighten both colors for a cooler effect. In either case, the results will be a beautiful blend of timeless and modern influences. An alternative would be to pair mint green with gold for a slightly more elegant or evening wedding. OPI Nail Lacquer has a lush shade of matching mint green, Mermaid's Tears, which would be perfect for a manicure or pedicure on this special day. Mint and chocolate is another option, especially for those who have an insatiable passion for chocolate in their lives. Oh the joys of chocolate cake and cupcakes with mint icing!

Expect to see "marbleized" wedding gowns, accessories and decorations this summer too. Of course, marbleized mint green will be a popular option, but almost any color can be swirled in fabric, on paper or in flower arrangements. Vases, linens, stationary and candle-holders will be available with these special effects and what about a marbled wedding cake to complete the theme? Imagine yards and yards of softly flowing hints of color as the bride and her bridesmaids make their entrance or swirl on the dance floor later.

Black-and-white "Parisian" weddings are another popular color choice for June weddings. Sophisticated and chic, they are ideal for evening weddings but can be appropriate at any time of the day. These wedding colors practically ooze romance. A variation to such a bold black-and-white theme would be to choose your favorite color and create a monochromatic palette. For example, Pantone's Emerald green will pair wonderfully with aqua and white. This color combination strategy is also a Martha Stewart Weddings favorite. Place-settings, flower bouquets, centerpieces and stationary all lend themselves to an easy and affordable wedding plan. Royal blue paired with a light blue and white would be equally effective.

This year's June weddings are only limited by the imagination of the planner. Go ahead and choose your favorite colors. Options abound. If necessary, get some professional advice, but always leave room to follow your heart and surround yourself with the colors you love.

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