Our Most Inspiring Color Palettes for 2017

Our Most Inspiring Color Palettes for 2017

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Color changes everything. It breathes life into the world, and emotion into the people around us. Color is a powerful thing—and it can really make or break a wedding.

We’ve been working with couples to develop gorgeous weddings, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals since 1980. We probably don’t need to tell you that trends have changed since then, but we’ve noticed that weddings with thoughtful color palettes transcend time.

We suggest working with your wedding planner and photographer early in the planning process to create a color palette that will be both visually stunning and unique to your love story. Here are a couple of our favorite color palettes for 2017—we hope they inspire you as much as they inspire us!

Good for: Creating an intimate atmosphere for both you and your guests by embracing natural colors and textures.
Tips for pulling it off: Don’t be afraid to mix metals, flowers, and fabrics! These elements will add a whimsical feel to your beautiful day.

Catering: Hornblower Cruises & Events Berkeley
Photographer: Majesta Patterson
Florist: Gorgeous and Green
Cake: Glass Slipper Gourmet
Dress: Kinsley James Couture Bridal
Suit: The Black Tux
Wedding Planner: Something Blue Weddings
Boat: Empress Hornblower
Location: Hornblower Cruises & Events Berkeley


Good for: Creating an intimate and joyful vibe, especially at daytime weddings.
Tips for pulling it off: Think about how the palette will translate to your venue. What’s going to be in the background of your pictures?

Photographer: Stephanie Joy Photography
Florist: LaVonne’s Florist
Cake: Rossmoor Pastries
Dress: Alfred & Angelo
Suit: Hugo Boss
Wedding Planner: Christina Domino with Hornblower Cruises
Boat: Endless Dreams
Location: Hornblower Cruises & Events Newport Beach


Good for: Keeping the glam factor without overwhelming your guests.
Tips for pulling it off: Add a little sparkle to create dimension in your décor!

Photographers:  Evonne & Darren Photography
Ceremony Location:  
San Francisco City Hall
Brooch Floral Bouquet:  
Caterer:  Hornblower Cruises & Events San Francisco

Cake: Hornblower Cruises & Events San Francisco
Musician & DJ:  Hornblower Cruises & Events San Francisco
Wedding Coordinator: Hilary Popeck with Hornblower Cruises & Events

Boat:  California Hornblower

A Hornblower wedding is truly a departure from the ordinary. We would love to chat with you about your unique wedding, browse our wedding packages at any of our ports: San Francisco, Berkeley, SacramentoSan DiegoNew York, Marina del Rey, Long Beach or Newport Beach. Alternatively, fill out the form below and a Hornblower wedding coordinator will help you get started.

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