Choosing a wedding motif : the meaning of colors

So, I am now planning a wedding… but for some reason, it’s not mine but for a dear cousin. Still the thought of wedding planning is enough to make my heart do a cartwheel, yeheh! And to have something to read back when I prepare for my own wedding in the future, I’ll be blogging my first a la J-Lo/Mary Fiore of The Wedding Planner movie journey.

Perhaps the first thing that most brides-to-be would think of for the wedding is the motif. There are several reasons why we choose a certain motif –be it our favorite color, the color is not commonly used, etc — but how about we look at the meaning behind the color? Here are some favorite wedding motifs and their meaning.

Red – Red represents beauty in many languages and cultures. In China, it is associated with good luck and fortune. To the Hindu, red symbolizes joy, life, energy, and creativity.It provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety. It is the highest arc in the rainbow. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.

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Blue – Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming.

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Pink – Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman’s cheeks.


It’s not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite. Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.

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Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color. The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology.

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Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

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Purple embodies the balance of red’s stimulation and blue’s calm.With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

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Orange is used to symbolize happiness and love.Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.

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Hard to pick one? How about a rainbow motif? That’s actually my cousin’s choice 😀

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Color meaning source: http://www.sensationalcolor.com

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  1. hmm… are you choosing for own or for the cousin's. hehehe… Try a combination of green and rustic golden yellow, it will give a modern vintage effect, and it will have this meaning: "warm and peaceful promise of a positive future" ;-).

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