No.6 Pantone Pale Dogwood in Pantone color of the year 2017 – Described by the colour experts at Pantone as tranquil and peaceful, Pantone Pale Dogwood is a perfectly pleasant pink hue that inspires romance in even the biggest skeptic. If the sweetness of the pastel colour alone doesn’t provoke ideas of love and affection, then perhaps a lesson in its symbolic history will. In the Victorian era, a bachelor would present a woman of his affection with a sprig of dogwood in the hopes that she would reveal her mutual crush by keeping the gift. (A returned blossom indicated she was not interested.) Is there anything more innocently flirtatious? That’s why we share the Pantone crew’s love of this colour, and hope that you’ll be inspired to splash your wedding with wistful wisps of Pale Dogwood.
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Start with elegant bridesmaid’s gowns in soft pink chiffon, tied with a ribbon at the waist that could trail behind them. Nothing like ribbons and ruffles to create a romantic feminine look! Or this pale dogwood gown from Monique Lhuillier
This lace boho short dress by Erin Fetherston perfect for Spring wedding.
We love this ruffled bridal gown and think a touch of dogwood pink would be perfect from top to toe by adding a flower crown or tiara and these amazing Jimmy Choo pumps. (In fact, those shoes could be a standalone statement piece – enough to make you rethink your entire wardrobe around them!) And if you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on a pair of natural pink pearl earrings, what better occasion to show them off?
Lastly, pale dogwood offers a perfect opportunity for a ruffled, floral decorated tiered wedding cake! Whether your cake designer wants to use sculpted icing or real flowers, there are plenty to choose from in this range of pastel pink – roses, peonies and dahlias are great choices for subtle colour in all your decor!