Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{Color Inspiration} Looking for some? World celebrations can help.

If you are looking for wedding color inspiration - the best place to start your planning, sometimes you need to look no further than worldly festival for ideas. We know which colors we like, we know what colors can say about us, and we know sometimes colors also have specific traditional meanings, which would be the perfect opportunity to get TWO cross-offs on your wedding list: COLOR and CULTURE.

Here are some great examples of color at some traditional festivals:

Holi, Hindu festival of spring and colors - Hindus greet the turn of winter into spring with a splash of color. The large festival has roots to many Hindu legends associated with the triumph of good over evil.

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Cinco de Mayo - This celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, commemorating the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces in 1862, offers an amazing spectrum of vivid and vibrant hues. In fact, I would dare say I chose MY wedding palette by looking at these kinds of celebrations and how they used color to represent excitement, enjoyment and energy.

Photo Credit: SFGate

Just look at this purple, orange, yellow...gorgeous color combo! A little red and blue thrown in there and you have a lovely Mexican palette.

Photo Credit: Oregon Live

Red, the color of love; feisty and passionate, a great color for weddings.

This shot was too beautiful to pass up!

From the gorgeous continent of Asia, Chinese New Year celebrations are just ripe with colors that stand for luck and love.
Photo Credit: Chinese New Year, Thailand

Photo Credit: CAPA
Chinese Lantern Festival
Photo Credit: China Tour

Lest we forget: Brazilian Carnaval; every color possible can be found here.

Photo Credit: TVNewsRadio

Or St. Patrick's Day - the giver of green, perfect for a Spring wedding!

Photo Credit: CBS News

These are just a few examples of how festivals and traditional celebrations can help you choose colors that add a touch of culture to your wedding.  The world is full of amazing days of joy and festivity!
Find what works for you and go for it!

Have a deLicious Day and go with the good stuff!

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