You have come to the right place. As a wedding photographer, I have been to a whole bunch of awesome weddings. At those weddings, I have seen so many amazing creative ideas come to life. So, I’m here to spill the beans and help you SPICE up your wedding day with lots of colour.
It’s no secret that I love a smoke bomb photo. It is by far the easiest and probably the cheapest way to add colour to your wedding day.
Consider incorporating smoke bombs to add excitement to your wedding photos. You can create a colourful group shot by having all your brides and grooms hold smoke bombs. During your couple portraits, have some fun by waving your smoke bombs in the air and wearing shades. For a unique backdrop, try placing smoke bombs on the floor behind you and capture moments of dancing, kissing, and having fun.
Not only do smoke bombs add colour to your day, but I always find that they set off such a fun vibe!! A lot of the time, guests will be watching in awe as you take the photos, cheering you on. If you’re maybe a little bit nervous and looking a little stiff, 99% of the time, throwing a smoke bomb into the occasion really loosens those nerves and captures the fun.
When it comes to adding colour to your wedding day, one of the best places to start is the venue itself. You can DIY this or you can hire a wedding stylist. A couple of ways could be colourful lanterns, pom poms, ribbons, balloons, and streamers. Not only does it add a lot of colour, but it’s also an awesome way to inject your personality into the venue. You can really make the day your own.
Confetti is another affordable and fun way to add colour to your wedding day. The trick with confetti is finding the right confetti. As a wedding photographer, I have come to find that some confetti just doesn’t show as well on camera as others. I’m sure you want those photos to POP!!!
Are you hoping to create an Instagram-worthy confetti moment on your big day? One where you’re surrounded by vibrant, chunky pieces of confetti? If so, keep reading. Proper confetti is the one. They come in a range of amazing colours and different sizes, and the confetti just seems to float in the air that little bit longer. Those few seconds make all the difference. It’s biodegradable too, so completely safe for the environment.
But that is just tip number 1 with confetti, there’s two steps. The next step is to make sure you order enough of it. You want your guests’ hands to be bursting with confetti. You want to make sure that all your guests are able to get involved. Not only does this mean you are going to have that confetti magic moment but, it also means that you will get some natural shots of all your guests enjoying themselves walloping you in the face with confetti.
When I edit confetti shots, I love zooming in and looking at all the reactions of all the guests, and I know my couples will love doing that too.
Flowers are also another amazing way to add colour to your wedding day. I would advise if you’re looking to add colour, avoid greens and whites. Go for something a bit more vibrant, like deep royal colours.
My absolute dream bouquet to shoot is an autumnal bouquet that is an array of burnt oranges and reds. These will not only add a pop of colour to your wedding, but also add style and sass.
To extend from bouquets, you can also look at colourful buttonholes, floral displays across your reception tables, and floral arches.
When adding colour to your wedding day, you might want to do a few subtle hints of colour, and the best way to do this is with accessories. You might want to have colourful shoes or a personalized jacket, or maybe opt for some form of crown or hair accessory, sunglasses. It can be something small and something meaningful or fitting with the theme for the day.
Remember not to forget to add your personality into the day; the little personal touches are what make your wedding yours. It’s YOUR wedding, YOUR rules. Try not to get too caught up in Pinterest and Instagram and really focus on the heart of the day, what makes you happy.