And the 2014 Color of the Year is...

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Last week, the Pantone Color Institute (PCI) announced the color of the year for 2014: radiant orchid! This pinkish-purple hue is exotic and enchanting, and is said to inspire creativity...which sounds pretty nice for a wedding color, no?

We’re expecting to see a lot more of this color at weddings in 2014; here are some radiant orchid details for your big day!

1. Radiant orchid adds a modern touch to this rustic-meets-luxe wedding décor:

orchid purple modern rustic flowers
Photo Credit: Mirelle Carmichael Photography on Munaluchi Bride via Lover.ly

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2. Bright bridesmaids dresses are celebratory and fun:

purple bridesmaids dress bright orchid
Photo Credit: Laura Murray Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly

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3. This flowering cake is over-the-top...in the best way possible!

orchid purple flowers wedding cake
Photo Credit: Aaron Delesie on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

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4. These colorful pom poms are perfect for a whimsical wedding:

purple pom pom whimsical wedding
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5. Radiant orchid pairs nicely with darker purple hues:

purple green wedding bouquet flowers
Photo Credit: Katelyn James on Society Bride via Lover.ly

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6. Radiant orchid really shines when paired with elegant gold and dramatic masquerade details:

masquerade purple gold wedding orchid
Photo Credit: Katelyn James on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

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7. We love this bold graphic look for a modern February wedding:purple wedding desserts orchid modern
Photo Credit: Ashley Rose Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

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8. Whet your guests’ appetites with a colorful menu:

wedding menu purple gold orchid
Menu created by Blush Printables via Lover.ly

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9. Pair radiant orchid with pale pink for a spring wedding:

purple pink orchid spring bouquet
Photo Credit: Mirelle Carmichael on Munaluchi Bride via Lover.ly

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10. We love this hue for grooms and guys!

purple boutonnier wedding flowers orchid
Photo Credit: Liz Grogon Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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Tell us: What are your wedding colors?

—Rachel W. Miller


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