14 Colorful Wedding Ideas for Your Hudson Valley Ceremony

From eye-catching cakes to popping embellishments, you’ll love these unique wedding touches.

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From eye-catching cakes to popping embellishments, you’ll love these unique wedding touches in the Hudson Valley.

By Samantha Garbarini and Sabrina Sucato

Color is everything at a wedding. Sure, there are the classic white and black hues of dresses and suits, but there’s also so much more than that. Depending upon when you tie the knot, you could lean into the auburns and oranges of autumn or the rosy pinks and pale greens of spring. Without further ado, here are the colorful inspirations to embrace when you tie the knot.

Card table at Roundhouse wedding
The Roundhouse in Beacon; escort table design by Michelle Bablo / Photo by Clean Plate Pictures

A card table gets an unexpected pop in the form of colorful origami hangings above it.

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a colorful blue wedding cake
Cake by Nine Cakes

Skip the standard white wedding cake and go for something that makes a statement. This bold blue cake from Nine Cakes in Hudson is a stunner.

A bride with a pink dress
The Preston Barn; planning by Wild Blooms Bridal; dress by Justin Alexander, purchased at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique; florals by Raised by Roses; hair by Annaliese & Co.; makeup by Allyssa Rae. Photo by Cassondre Mae Photography

Sure, you could opt for a white dress. But when pretty pink gowns like this exist, why wouldn’t you go for color?

Bridesmaids in colorful red dresses
Florals by Maple Field Floral. Photo by Alexa Tumbarello Photography

Bridesmaids dresses are the perfect way to add a colorful pop into your wedding. For a winter ceremony, cranberry and oxblood tones are a sure fit.

 A groom with a blue jacket
Planning by The Wedding Library; florals by Peartree Flowers; shot at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Photo by Sophie Kaye Photography

The groom (and the groomsmen) will look extra spiffy in colorful suits and fun accents. Plus, who doesn’t love a chic bowtie?

Bride and bridemaids wearing colorful dresses
Planning by Bluu Ribbon Events; florals by Fani Flowers; hair and makeup by Eye Of Luna; dresses by Jenny Yoo, purchased at Bella Bridesmaids; hairpiece by Forever Brooch Bouquets / Photo by Kristina Staal Photography

Instead of opting for matching bridesmaid gowns, let your posse pick from a range of colors. The shades will look stunning in your wedding photos, too.

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A pink and orange wedding bouquet
Florals by Stacy K Floral. Photo by Jessica Oh

We love a colorful bouquet for the walk down the aisle. For even more flower power, go for bright and festive centerpieces at your reception.

A colorful wedding cake with fruit
Planning by The Wedding Library; cake by Nine Cakes; shot at Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club. Photo by Shawn Connell

A white cake gets a multi-colored upgrade in the form of sweet fruit accents.

Grooms in emerald suits
Photo by Jesse Rinka Photography, shot at VIP Country Club

Emerald hues are a treat all year in the Hudson Valley. Pair them with gold bowties for a winning look.

Colorful wedding stationery
Invitation suite by Stephanie Potenza, owner and artist, Stephanie Tara Stationery

Color starts with the invitations! Set the tone for your big day with invites that stand out in the mailbox.

Chic outdoor table
Design by Wildflower Events + Design. Photo by KeLi Photography

Who doesn’t adore a chic tablescape? If you’re hosting a reception, go for tasteful additions of color in the form of candles and flowers.

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A groom in a colorful purple suit
Photo by Nicole DeTone Photography

Planning a garden wedding? Pair the groom’s suit with the surrounding flora for a sweet scene.

Winter wedding invitations
Shot at Fable Farm; planning by Lovely Event Planning; floral design by Enza Events; cake by Sweet Grace Cake Designs; stationery by Bespoke Designs; jewelry by Blue Nile. Photo by Nicole DeTone Photography

If your wedding falls around the holidays, lean into the color scheme with rich red and green tones. Plus, your invites will look extra festive.

A black and white wedding colorscape
Shot at Glynwood; planning by Monica Relyea Events; rentals by North Country Vintage and Party Rental Ltd; florals by Viridescent Floral Design; black top purchased at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique; skirt by Carol Hannah; hair by Renee Russo; makeup by Erica T. Martell / Photo by Alicia King Photography

Even black and white can be bold! Stick with the theme, then pair the hues with mixed metals for an effortlessly elegant occasion.

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