I’ve been getting a lot of colour questions lately so thought it was time to introduce a new series! Creative Colour! Creative Colour is all about taking great colours and exploring ways of using them plus unique and fresh colour combinations. Each colour will be accompanied by a long list of suggestions so you can pick the combination that suits you and your wedding palette.


Cherry red a voluptuous colour which can be as elegant or over-the-top as our heart desires. Give it a Spanish or Asian style edge or tone it down by just using small touches of this vibrant colour.

Cherry Red could be accessorised with:

– Black and charcoal grey to balance its brightness

– Touches of turquoise or orange for an explosion of fun

– Sky blue, ‘Tiffany’ blue, a watery ‘greyed-off’ blue

– Linen – stone, putty, taupe shades, add small touches of ivory for pizzazz

– Touches of hot pink, olive green, grey-green or deep, aubergine purple

– Silk, shantung, velvet, linen – keep fabrics luxurious and generous, embroidered fabrics such as that seen on saris or Chinese silk

– Brightly coloured paper lanterns

– Red crockery or glassware or mix crockery colours from your palette

– Pewter, brass, black wrought iron, gilding for a touch of opulence

– Vintage fabrics in large florals and crockery featuring polka dots or stripes

– Toffee apples, red lollipops, candy canes

– Red shoes, beaded clips, vintage jewellery, luscious red lipstick

– Black or red glass chandeliers, moody décor and lighting, cream beeswax candles

– Green or fiery coloured orchids, deep red roses, bougainvillea, camellias, red berries, carnations, poinsettia, fuchsia, gerbera

– Sturt Dessert Pea, Callistemon, Christmas Bush, Leucospermum

– Necklines or hemlines embellished with richly coloured beading in reds greens, oranges, purples or in black

– Vintage fabric covered furniture edged in dull gold – think of a French Court

– Lace fans, black lace appliqué for a Spanish touch

– Berry desserts, fresh cherries, rosé wine, duck with cherry sauce


Villeroy & Boch Glass from Peters of Kensington, cherries from Martha Stewart Weddings, hairpiece from ban.do, Valentine shoe from Zu