Ready to Wed Favorite Colors featuring Cindi Madsen


So, today I thought I’d break a bit from the norm and talk about favorite colors! Dakota, the heroine in Ready to Wed, is a wedding planner, and she’s heard of every color under the sun, and some that she’s not sure are of this planet. When it comes to weddings and receptions, sometimes asking for pink or blue doesn’t quite cut it. And let’s face it, it’s kind of fun to mention a color like cerulean and watch guys struggle to figure out which shade of colors they know that even falls under. I even found a funny graphic about it on Pinterest.

I’ll admit if someone told me they wanted chlorophyll, I’d run because the first thing that comes to mind is chloroform and I’m so not going down like that. I had a lot of fun playing with colors in Ready to Wed, though. Dakota even has her own bridal terror alert scale, that can go anywhere from Low-key Lime to Fanatic Fuchsia. I had so much fun working colors into jokes.

Here’s a color discussion between Dakota and her friend (a friend she’s having a hard time thinking about on a strictly-friends basis) Brendan.

    Brendan looked over my shoulder and I caught a whiff of his aftershave. “I didn’t know orange, purple, and blue went together, but it looks pretty good.”
    “That’s because it’s rust, amethyst, and cerulean. With a hint of jade thrown in.” I moved the jade and amethyst place setting over the cerulean fabric that’d make up the tablecloths at Valentina’s wedding to make sure it worked.
    Brendan cast me a suspicious sideways glance. “Now you’re just making up colors.”
    “Pretty sure I know every color there is now. The first few months I had a couple of brides surprise me—one requested cement. With dusty plum and blueberry. It was one of my favorite color palettes, actually.”
    “Cement? What’s wrong with gray? It’s the same thing.”
    “Not romantic enough, duh.” I smiled and nudged him with my elbow.
    “Silly me. Nothing’s as romantic as the color you used to trip on and leave half of your skin and blood behind.”
    I laughed. “Okay, you got me there. How’s pewter? Romantic enough for you?”
    “I’m swooning just thinking about it.”

Personally, I’ve always been a purple fan. Every shade, from the lightest to the darkest—I heart them all! For my wedding, I even did dark purple and periwinkle combination, with a little bit of silver thrown in for good measure. And when it comes to clothes or shoes shopping, I find myself gravitating toward all things purple. So, how about you guys? What colors are you a sucker for?

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.