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Color Combinations for Beach Weddings

By Marley Majcher

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Color combinations for beach weddings are usually fairly similar, however there are a few ways to mix it up. Come up with some beautiful color combinations for your beach wedding with tips from a celebrity event planner in this video on wedding colors.

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Hi I am Marley Majcher a celebrity event planner based here in Los Angeles, and today we are going to talk about a few ways that you can come up with some fabulous color combinations for your beach wedding. Now as an event planner I have done a lot of different weddings, and I have certainly done a lot of beach weddings, and you know how it goes. A lot of times you have the same color combinations, and the same elements. So with all my years of experience I am here to tell you if you a few ways that you can mix it up a little bit. First I always tell my clients to go and do their homework. Get some paint samples. It is the easiest, cheapest way to get on the same page with everything. So literally I send them to the local hardware store, and have them collect all kinds of different paint samples that worked for them. That way when they are talking to let's say their wedding planner, or they are talking to their groom, and they are saying I really love yellow. Are they talking about a bright sunny yellow, are they talking about a much paler warmer yellow. So everybody can get on the same page. The second thing to do is when you get these paint samples kind of mix them up, and fool around with them, and see what kind of combinations you really like. So what I have done here is sort of group some samples that could be fun as accent colors, but if you have really bright colors like these or some of the non-traditional colors it is great, and easy to bring them in. Orange, this would be perfectly acceptable, just make sure that you tone it down. Have the rest of your palette be something like a bright white, or maybe a white with a little bit of cream or a touch of silver or gray. Just to kind of tone things down. But being the party goddess I love colors so you are never going to tell me at a wedding or anything else that I can't have my fun fabulous colors. The last thing you need to do is make sure that when you bring bright colors into an event whether it is your wedding or anything else you don't want it to look like a circus. So you would never put all these colors together, but the easiest way to do it is to start tearing out magazine pictures, printing things from blogs, taking your paint samples, and even ribbon swatches, and putting them on some kind of collage or inspiration board. There is another really great free website called picnik, p-i-c-n-i-k.com where you can create free collages, and upload your photos so that you can get a feel for how everything really looks together. Is this blue a good combination with let's say one of these. Probably not, but you won't know that until you put it all together, and look at your board. So those are some of my great ideas for color combinations for your beach wedding. I am Marley Majcher from the party goddess signing off.

About the Expert

Marley Majcher is the CEO of The Party Goddess!, a nationally acclaimed full service event planning and catering company that originates all aspects of large scale functions including menu planning, cuisine preparation, prop styling, floral design, furniture and accessory rentals, staff hires and music. Since the company's beginnings in 1992, her client list has included Earthlink, Cedars-Sinai, Georgetown University, Art Center College of Design, Rusnak Automotive Group, San Diego Polo Club, See's Candies, Cal Tech and Whole Foods Market.

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