Red and Shades of Pink Valentine's Day Wedding Colours

I will never forget the first time someone ever told me that pink and red clash. I was 11 years old and in my grade 7 homeroom class. Until that exact moment I didn't pay much attention to colour - I knew I liked them all but didn't know that it was a major faux-pas to mix certain colours. That day changed me and I was suddenly aware of how colour was presented everywhere around me. I didn't dare pair pink and red ever again because the last thing that I wanted to do was clash.

Fast forward to 12 or 13 years down the road and I'm planning my wedding. Colour became a bigger part of my life than it ever had been and it was like all of my wedding decisions were based around finding the perfect (non-clashing) hues. I spent hours upon hours researching colour combinations and became a lot more open-minded to colours I wouldn't have ever dreamt of putting together. I started to look outside the box a little more except there was one box that I swore I would never, ever, EVER stray from - the pink/red clashing box.

Until now.

Who really gets to decide what is a colour faux-pas? I was so hung up on red and pink being a crime but I never really bothered to look for ways to make it work. I just believed the hype and made sure that it never happened. But now, as Valentine's Day approaches once again, I've been inspired to make pink and red acceptable. This is a fun and romantic pairing and quite honestly, I think it works. Pink and red would make an excellent colour scheme for a bold couple who aren't afraid of breaking the rules. I think the key to making this work is choosing one shade of red and varying your shades of pink. Hoping for a more subdued look? Try breaking up these vibrant colours with some ivory in your decor and flowers!

It's all in the details:

  • A pink and red fingerprint guestbook
  • Giant red heart-shaped balloons
  • Mismatched bridesmaids dresses in bright pink and bright red


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