Post # 1
I’m getting married next October and am torn between a few different color schemes. I would like to know what you think!
My envisioned style is simple country elegance with a rustic twist. The venue is a beautiful barn that has been renovated on the inside…so imagine lots of dark wood and texture. The time will be evening-ish.
I love the fall season and have always pictured a wedding with lots of fall hues (dark reds, vibrant oranges, sunflower yellows, chocolate brown, tan, etc.) However, I saw a picture, (which I’ve attached) from projectwedding.com of ice pink and a dark eggplant color and I absolutely love it.
I’ve already picked two styles of bride’s maid dresses that I like – and I thought about alternating between the eggplant color (called Cranberry by the manufacturer) and the Ice Pink. Then I would also alternate the bouquets (Ex: Cranberry dress, mostly pink bouquet, and vise versa)
What do you think of the cranberry and ice pink colors together?
I’ve never seen this color scheme before and I want something different that someone will remember as being unique but beautiful. I think the cranberry (eggplant) color is beautiful for the fall and not a color that people normally think of. I think the ice pink be a beautiful contrast against the dark purple.
However, I’m not sure how it will look and I’m afraid that it will not go with my rustic style. When I think of rustic I think more of the dark reds, oranges, and yellows…
I’d love to know your thoughts…and I’ve attached one of the dresses that I like with the colors I’m considering…
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Post # 3
Whoops…I forgot to attach the picture that is my inspiration…
Here’s the link….
<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><span style=”color: #800080;”>http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=2351&tag=bridesmaids&thumbs_page=4
Post # 4
I have been to a wedding where it was a rustic theme with pink and silver colors…I really think that the pink and eggplant would work for colors. Esp since you will be doing it with the dark wood with the barn and you could also add like mason jars and other country experiences to make it more “rustic” but I think the pink and eggplant will go with the rustic theme..
but I’m biased 😉 My colors are red and eggplant lol
Post # 5
Thanks for the comment! You got it right when you said Mason Jars…one of my centerpieces will be frosted Mason Jars with a tealight candle and raffia and berry sprig tied around the rim. Something very simple!!
Post # 6
Those colors sound great! I am a 10/10 bride too and I am going with gold and pink…little did I know it was so popular right now…haha! You might want to see if you can get a swatch of the cranberry dress, just to make sure it is the right color. It looks eggplant to me, but the color might just be showing up darker than the dress actually is, and we all know there is a big difference between actual cranberry and eggplant! Other than that I think you will have a beautiful wedding!
Post # 7
I like it! Of course, pink is my favorite color!
Post # 8
They are super pretty – I’d be concerned that the “cranberry” might be more red, but the color in the image is very rich. There is an inspiration board on wedding bee with similar colors
Post # 9
Thanks for all the great ideas and comments!! As far as the cranberry vs. eggplant color goes….I call it eggplant…but when I went through colors for this manufacturer they call it cranberry – it looks like the same color to me…really I don’t care what color they call it, I was just trying to match something up to the bouquets in my inspiration pic….and this “cranberry” by Jasmine seemed to match perfectly…
I can’t wait to see the actual dress in person though…just to be sure that it’s what I really want….
Thanks also for the inspiration boards…they will help me a lot!!
Post # 10
I think you and I are planning the same wedding! I am also a 10/10 bride and will going for the “rustic” theme since we’re having it at a restored farmhouse and inn. I am also going with the deep purple (my manufacturer refers to it as aubergine). Instead of the ice pink, I’m using sage green as my accent color. But, I think the dark purple is very “fall themed” and as long as you use a lighter color within the palette to accent, you’ll be fine!
Post # 11
Wow, I think we are planning the same wedding!! Very cool!! We can bounce ideas off each other as we go….
I actually thought about the sage green as an accent color as well. I am not sure whether I will be alternating bride’s maid dresses between the Eggplant and Pink or not? What do you think?
As I mentioned my wedding venue has an old red barn that is restored in the inside. It also has an old restored farmhouse that they turned into a Bed and Breakfast with a couple ponds and an array of beautiful gardens. It’s also out in the middle of the country with wheatfields right next to one of the ponds…I think that could make beautiful, unique pictures…and of course adds to the country feel I am going for…
I would really like to have an outdoor wedding amongst the gardens, but October is such a hard month to predict as far as temperature goes. My friend got married last October and her day was absolutely perfect…it was warm and sunny….but then again I’ve seen October’s where it’s been snowing and miserable….I’m hoping the winter weather holds off…by the way I live in Northwestern PA so our winters are pretty nasty…
I chose October because I love the fall season…especially the changing color in the leaves…I hope that the leaves will be in their prime on October 16th, hopefully there will still be leaves on the trees…
What are you doing for your centerpieces…? Any ideas yet…?
I’m thinking of having frosted Mason jars with a tealight inside to give off a frosted glow…then tying raffia and berry sprig around the rim…
Also I found this other cool idea (see below) where they have a few candles on a slab of wood….
Here’s another pic of a “barn” inspired wedding…they are using our aubergine/eggplant color…It looks like they may have also accented with an apple green…(close to your sage green)