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Style Files: How to ‘do’ the colour pink

Tuesday 5th April 2016
Compassion and love are two distinct feelings that the colour pink nurtures. There’s something to be said about the simplicity and warmth the feminine hue generates and when styling, less is certainty more. There are beautifully elegant and grown-up ways to tie in the colour - be it through bridesmaid attire, to delicate, yet deliberate design details.
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Inspired by the salmon coloured city of Marrakech and the pink-blossomed cherry trees of Japan, we like the idea of incorporating the signature colour into your big day. Although in most cultures, pink is stereotypically a very ‘girly’ colour, it also has the capacity to lend a cohesive, modern nuance to your wedding day styling.

An understated dusty rose or soft blushing hue will add a two-dimensional romance to your event. In colour psychology, pink is a positive gradient. Naturally, it inspires feelings of comfort and understanding and doubles as a sign of hope. All the more reason to include elements of the shade in to your reception décor.

We’ve enlisted the help of Melbourne styling and events company, Georgeous to guide us through styling a pink wedding. With a penchant for creating beautifully refined and intimate occasions, Creative Director Georgie Rayner recommends keeping it subtle and simple. “There is pink and then there is pink-pink,” Georgie says. “Keep the pinks dusty and pair them with masculine greys and charcoals. Think pale, nothing too pastel or bright – save that for the hens night.”

“Keep the pinks dusty and pair them with masculine greys and charcoals.”

While it’s important to remember there is no need to have a defining colour theme, there are understated ways you can incorporate one or two elements of the tint. “Think outside the box and speak to your florist about berries or other interesting floral that may have hints of pink,” Georgie says. “Peppercorn foliage has delightful pink berries that is a subtle nod to pink and creates a loose whimsical arrangement. Blossoms and magnolia in hues of pink make our hearts sing!”

“Using a pink in your calligraphy or stationary suite is a way to bring in the tones without being too overwhelming. A pale pink textured paper with a grey ink . . .oh my!” For the table, Georgie recommends downplaying the blushing chroma by indulging it in small, subdued doses. “We have discovered a beautiful plate named ‘blossom’ which makes the perfect understated feature on the table scape.”

Dressing for a pink palette? Adopt the same approach and don a blue-based (berry) or orange-based (salmon) shade of this maligned hue. Soft layers of sheer tulle against structured corestry work, delicate textured trim or mosaic-inspired hand applique details will spawn a high-end touch. Pair with gold accents and a statement clutch.


Rebecca loves Stuart, a Georgeous styled wedding. Photo: Fran Parker.


Rebecca loves Stuart, a Georgeous styled wedding. Photo: Fran Parker.

Tuesday 5th April 2016