Post # 1
I’ve been trying to figure out ways to inject color into my wedding attire. My colors are bright orange and blue (i.e., tangerine and cornflower). I will be wearing a sweetheart neckline, strapless, lace, slim A-line dress with a mantilla veil for the ceremony. For the reception I will remove the veil, add an ivory flower on my hair and wear a ribbon sash (color TBD). It is a small backyard-style, Mexican fiesta-themed wedding. Here are my questions:
(1) What do you think of using this ribbon as a sash? Do you think it would be too much for a lace gown?
(2) Do you think these shoes are too casual? – I definitely want orange shoes but want a pair I can wear again. I think these ones are easier to re-wear than solid orange ones, but think the heel makes it a little casual. What do you think?
(3) Do you think dying my crinoline blue will be too much? – Orange sash + Blue crinoline + Orange printed shoes = too crazy??
(3) How about using colored jewelery for accessories? Maybe something in blue sapphire or topaz?
I realize that all of them all together might be much, kinda like a white Christmas tree with orange and blue ornaments. If that’s the case, what do you think I should nix? Any other ideas?
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Post # 3
I love everything you have picked out; however, with a lace dress, I think the ribbon and the shoes would be a bit to busy. The jewelry would look great though. Maybe, instead of the ivory flower, add an orange flower with blue accents. I would not add a sash to a lace dress, unless it was a solid color. I would also keep the shoes a solid color.
Post # 4
What about a colorful bouquet?
Post # 5
All together, it will be far to busy, but i think you could easily get away with the shoes – i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE those shoes – and definitely a coloured crinoline. I would 86 the blue crinoline idea though as there’s no blue in the shoes, and go for an orange one instead 🙂
No to the ribbon, I agree with noritake22 about using a solid colour on a lace dress.
And i really like the first jewellery set you posted or the one JRN52309 posted.
I think it’s a nice idea to look mainly ivory, with your dress and hair flower, with occasional glimpses of colour from shoes and underskirts etc.
Post # 6
@noritake22: Yeah, I might end up doing away with the whole ribbon idea thing. I’ve only seen it done once and I’m thinking it might be more trouble than it is worth.
@JoJo Bananas: I am not doing flowers at all. I’m using my Grandma’s very old Spanish ivory lace fan to walk down the aisle with.
@JRN52309: The set you found are great too! Where’d you find them?
@silversixpence: YEY! Good to know someone else loves the shoes. I showed them to my FI and he said they were goofy looking. He likes simple, clean lines so the shoes were too busy for him. Also good point about the crinoline, orange it is. 🙂 Also, the first set was my favorite but thought it was a little too dark. They were cheap so I’m hoping they are lighter than they show in the picture.