2013 Wedding Color Trends

Today’s guest blogger is Kellee, the founder of the wedding inspiration search engine Lover.ly. Immersed in wedding colors all day, every day, she’s here to share the top five most searched (and bundled!) wedding colors of January 2013 with Weddingbee.

The primary way brides are searching Lover.ly is by COLOR! We’re able to determine what’s going to be hot in weddings this year based on what you’re searching for. One thing we’ve seen this month is brides moving away from choosing a couple primary wedding colors and focusing on just one hue—with ombre weddings being such a huge hit last year, the trend is carrying over to 2013 in a slightly different way.

 The latest trend in wedding decor is to choose just one color and use several different shades to create an interesting sea of color, while still maintaining a clean, crisp look to your overall theme. For example, your bridesmaids: send them down the aisle in varying shades of pink or green, creating a layered effect when they’re posing for portraits, and letting their individuality shine through at the same time.

So what were the top 5 wedding colors this month? Feast your eyes on these eye-catching, fun wedding colors and inspiration!


Pink Vintage Duke Mansion Wedding 10

Photo by: The Schultzes on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly


Photo by: Kelli Hunt Photography on Inspired By This via Lover.ly

biycycle wedding invites

Photo by: Ashley Brown Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

Southern wedding - sparkler exit

Photo by: Angela Cox Photography on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

Photo by: Graham Martin on Equally Wed via Lover.ly

#4: BLUE

Southern wedding - pale blue bridesmaid dresses

Photo by: Angela Cox Photography on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly


Photo by: Laura Murray Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly

rustic wildflower in tiny tin buckets wrapped in orange ribbon stair decor purple gold embossed esco

Photo by: Justin and Mary on Heart Love Weddings via Lover.ly

Cobalt Blue and Plum Wedding Inspiration_017

Photo by: Simply Bloom on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

Photo by: Rhphotoarts on The Brides Cafe via Lover.ly


Purple Rustic Tennessee Wedding

Photo by: Bethany Ann Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

lavender escort cards, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn wedding, Sonoma California wedding, Shannon Stell

Photo by: Shannon Stellmacher Photography on Inspired By This via Lover.ly

Southern wedding

Photo by: Picsee Studio on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

Cobalt Blue and Plum Wedding Inspiration_011

Photo by: Simply Bloom on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

rustic table setting

Photo by: Project Duo Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

#2: PINK

wedding seating ideas

Photo by: Troy Grover Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

Blush Vera Wang Engagement Shoot

Photo by: Caroline Tran on Grey Likes Weddings via Lover.ly

Pink Peonies Wedding Inspiration

Photo by: Steve Koukoulas Photography on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly

Mint, Peach & Orange Rustic Ranch Wedding Christa Elyce

Photo by: Christa Elyce on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly

Photo by: Elisabeth Millay on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly

And the #1 searched color in January 2013 is…


shabby chic wedding cake

Photo by: Half Orange Photography, LLC on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

red bridesmaid dresses

Photo by: Half Orange Photography, LLC on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly


Photo by: Halberg Photographers on Kelly Oshiro via Lover.ly


Photo by: Megan Stark Photography on Maharani Weddings via Lover.ly

I’ll be back next month to share what’s new in February in trends and colors! Thanks for having me, bees!

Did one of your wedding colors make it into the top 5 this month? What’s your wedding color palette?



Photo by Gabriel Ryan Photography

Kellee is the founder of Lover.ly, a visual inspiration engine designed to help brides discover ideas, people to hire, and things to buy for their wedding. Content in the platform is powered by best of breed wedding publishers and curated brand partners. Our goal is to make wedding shopping easier, more inspired, and fun! 



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    Memento Photo Booth, Guest @ 11:08 am

    These colors are fabulous! We at are loving the new trends for 2013! This wedding season is highly anticipated!!

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    Amy C, Guest @ 7:32 am

    Great post. I had three of the top 5 colours at my wedding last year – Pink, Purple and Blue. I love the ombre look that’s fashionable this year – I made ombre napkins in pink, purple and blue to help dress our tables – time-consuming but beautiful! You can see pics of our wedding over at http://amysbuttonbox.wordpress.com/our-wedding/. xxx

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    Sue, Guest @ 5:50 pm

    These colors are fabulous. Love the mint green color. Chair all wrapped in pink is my favorite.

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    Layette Bébé, Guest @ 7:19 am

    Hi there! I understand this is kind of off-topic but I had to
    ask. Does managing a well-established website such as yours
    take a large amount of work? I am completely new to writing a blog but I do write in my
    journal everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my own experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!

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    Suzy at The Leaf Press, Guest @ 7:01 am

    These are fantastic photos and mirror what I’m seeing in terms of stationery requests. I’m seeing a tendency towards more bold colours this year e.g. Cadbury’s purple, tiffany blue, dark blue and dark grey, as opposed to pastel colours.

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    nafarey7 515 posts, Busy bee @ 4:38 pm

    I am doing blue and peach and white for early september wedding. I can’t wait to start planning.

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