At the stroke of midnight Cinderella may have fled the ball, but that’s when the real romance began. Her prince searched high and low, from village to village to find his true love.

Times, they may have changed, but finding the one is no less challenging.

So when we do, bring the magic of your wedding to life with Pantone’s wedding colour palette ‘stroke of midnight’. Think bold navy blues, red infused purples contrasted with shimmering metallics and soft lavenders.

‘Stroke of midnight’ celebrates both the timelessness of love, and the beginning of something entirely new. Prince and prince, princess and princess, prince and princess – all unite under an elegant, sophisticated colour palette perfect for a vintage themed wedding.

Draw inspiration from a grand ballroom with fine antiques, old world accessories and vintage jewellery.

Here’s how we envision Pantone’s stroke of midnight as the backdrop to your vintage themed wedding:-

The Guys and Gals

Though tradition informs ‘stroke of midnight’, it is not beholden to it. Men find yourself in a crisp white jacket with a striking fuscia tie, or perhaps a jacket of sleek midnight blue teamed with a silk lavender bowtie. For the Ladies perhaps it’s a vintage wedding gown of ‘white alyssum’, with your gal pals making a splash in one of the darker, more powerful hues. Or maybe it’s an elegant dress of greyish blue – ‘ice flow’ – a nod to the past but with a modern twist.

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Floral arrangements & The Cake

This palette is all about the mystery of love, dark and light, transformed into colour. Cascading floral arrangements see rose pinks cosying up to soft violets, whilst splashes of fuscia, blue and purple add an element of excitement. Roses, ranunculi and berries are natural choices for any bouquet or boutonniere at a vintage themed wedding

It’s one of the most important elements of a wedding – the cake, and as far as we’re concerned the more tiers the better! And nothing is more ‘stroke of midnight’ than incorporating floral arrangements into the cake itself.

Invitations and Place cards

Stroke of midnight brings an element of the dramatic to any wedding celebration. Set the tone with invitations featuring classical calligraphy framed by laurel leaves – a testament to the power and endurance of love. For a touch of the modern try place cards of vellum, or use it as an overlay piece on RSVP cards, and invitations. Soft blue and purple hues will lend authenticity to your vintage themed wedding stationary.

Stroke of Midnight

Stroke of midnight is a tale of true love found, a celebration of our very own fairytale come to life.