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19 Jul 2017

Top 9 Tips for the perfect ‘Pantone’ wedding

Each year Pantone release their colour of the year to influence not only fashion but design and this year’s colour is greenery.

When planning your wedding, one of the biggest factors when deciding on a theme is colour.

Influenced by nature and the environment, and symbolizing life, vibrancy, energy and health, greenery could be the perfect colour to introduce into your special day, whether it’s the dress, the flowers or the table setting.

Here at Emirates Old Trafford, we know exactly what is needed to make your day perfect and our experienced events team have provided their Top 9 tips to help you introduce anything from a simple hint of greenery to fully embracing a green theme.

  1. The Invite

One of the first chances you get to introduce your theme to your guests is by designing a gorgeous wedding invitation.

Inspired using the vibrant, zesty tones of greenery, make your invite stand out from the rest with a striking pop of colour, whether it’s the lettering, the card or even the envelope. By using just a hint of Pantones colour of the year, you can bring your invites to life and introduce a buzz and excitement around your wedding.

  1. The Flowers

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to introduce a splash of green into your big day is with the flowers you choose. Whether it’s using lush leafy blooms in the bouquet or by filling the room with gorgeous displays, you can easily introduce some greenery.

Subtly adding additional foliage such as ferns, or replacing the traditional pinks and reds for the gorgeous green carnations or chrysanthemums or for the traditional romantic, why not introduce some green roses, combining the symbols of love and affection with the vibrancy and refreshing new beginnings evoked by greenery.

  1. The Cake

Your wedding cake can be the stunning, show-stopping centre piece for your wedding and with all eyes on the cake it couldn’t be easier to introduce greenery here. It doesn’t have to be anything obvious or over the top, simply adding some green iced flowers, lettering or even using ribbon trim can make the cake stand out and show your guests how you have embraced this theme throughout the wedding.

  1. The Bride

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something… green?

We’re not saying you have to dress head to toe in green... but that isn’t out of the question! Try introducing hints and flashes of colour into your dress, whether its flowers, gem stones or even the ribbon/lace to bring the back of the dress together, adding subtle hints of greenery couldn’t be easier.

Another crucial element to get right, is the bridesmaid dresses. Embrace greenery and opt for striking outfits in this refreshing shade.

  1. The Groom

The Groom and the Groomsmen can easily incorporate some greenery into their outfits for the special day… Using a striking green flower in their lapel will add a touch of greenery elegance and is a subtle nod to the rest of your theme. Using flowers that match the bouquet is excellent attention to detail and is the perfect way to introduce greenery into your day.

  1. The Room

Decorating the room, from choosing table dressings to chair covers and even the lighting can all be tailored to suit this theme. Here at Emirates Old Trafford our unique spaces such as The Point provide a blank canvas and can be decorated and themed to suit every desire.

Whether it’s the lighting, or even by adorning the room with fabrics, speak to our experienced events team about the best way of dressing the room and introducing greenery!

Whether you are holding a traditional or multicultural wedding, introducing a little or a lot of greenery is simple and will even help you tie the individual elements of your wedding together. Introducing greenery will help add an extra touch of vibrancy and freshness to your big day, and by embracing Pantone’s colour of the year, really help your wedding stand out from the crowds.

Emirates Old Trafford has experience of catering to a variety of weddings, from the traditional to the extreme. Whatever your theme, party size or budget, our experienced events team can help you plan your wedding and make your day truly one to remember.

Please call our events team on 0161 282 4020 or email to start your wedding journey today!