For a summer wedding, pick a palette strong enough to stand up to nature's bold hues. Red and aqua is one of our favorite pairings, at once sophisticated and alive. Start with a deep, orangey red (red has long symbolized love and passion) and temper it with blue-greens ranging in intensity from pale to brilliant. The color scheme is easiest to visualize if you collect objects that inspire you (fabrics and ribbons, beads and buttons) and lay them side by side. Though unconventional, this warm-cool combination is surprisingly elegant.
Perfect Palettes: Aqua and Red
Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2006