Google “wedding color trends” and you’ll be hit with any number of Easter inspired pastels. You look at the photographs and read the articles and you fall in love. Then you call your mother. “Mom, my colors are mint green and navy.” There’s silence on the line. “Black girls don’t look good in mint green. What about emerald?” Emerald! Who wants an emerald wedding? You want a mint green wedding with parasols and a floral wreath tied in your hair and oversized balloons and mint green paper straws to drink mint lemonade out of mason jars. But this is your mother, and she’s been right about everything from black tights and white dresses to satin in summer. So you acquiesce and your bridesmaids who range from Porcelain to Obsidian, walk down the aisle in emerald green and hold champagne glasses with satin gloves. This is not your dream and no longer does it have to be. Black girls look good in any color Mamas. Just look below at some of the most recent wedding color trends from lemon yellow to blush and bashful pink to of course, mint green. If these won’t convince your mom that pastels wear wonderfully on any color skin, well, have a glass of Veuve on me. - T.S.
Blush Pink (Photo: Inspire & Charm)
Blush Pink (Photo: Once Wed)
Lemon Yellow (Photo: United With Love)
Lilac (Photo: Inspire & Charm)
Mint Green (Photo: United With Love)