Radiant Rouge | Crimson red wedding inspiration
It is that time of the season when fashion week visits the fashion capitals to show what’s hot for the approaching season. I like to keep in touch with trends just to see what may influence bridal gowns, accessories and wedding styling.
Fashion week does seem to represent a sea of red Christian Louboutin soles but there were also a lot of beautiful crimson red gowns and accessories on show.
I’m all about crimson red love at the moment. Crimson red is a strong, bright and deep red and is known as the colour of romance – perfect for year round nuptials. Red wedding inspiration will always be popular, with roots in history – red was associated with royalty, nobility and others of high social standing but I think it is just one of those hues that is so popular because it is classic and versatile.
If you’re not quite sure where it fits into the red spectrum, it is the tint between bright red and rose. It is combined with blue resulting in a vibrant red with a tiny degree of purple.
The colour works beautifully against pure white, off white, ivory, gold, champagne and black so it can be the perfect compliment to any bridal gown.
1. Monique Lhuillier red lace overlay dress via Nordstrom | 2. Hayley Paige wedding dress via JLM Couture | 3. NARS Cosmetic semi matte lipstick in Jungle Red 4. Bling frames via Z Gallerie | 5. Auden crystal stud earrings via Shopbop | 6. Casadei Suede multi strap sandal via Shopbop
The beautiful shade of red can be introduced in flowers, bridal accessories (this includes vibrant soled heels – oh yes!) or wedding styling such as stationery and table settings. It may even be as subtle as a beautiful crimson red garter.
Some brides may even make the bold but beautiful choice of a crimson red bridal gown; it is the colour of love after all.