(Closed) Bouquet colors for cream colored wedding dress

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think reddish orange would look really beautiful against both the blue and the ivory. I’m sorry – I can’t find a photo – but in my head, it’s gorgeous! ; )

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have to disagree with amysue.  I think an orange may not be the best choice with the periwinkle blue…with your creamy dress, yes, sweet! – but not against the periwinkle blue.  That shade of blue in general looks FABULOUS with other creamy cool shades, like liliac, soft pinks, ivory, buttercream yellows, white, or soft sage-y shades of green.

You could  try to pull of a *pop* of the blue (try a more sky blue then) with the red, and cream, or a sky blue with orange and white, but a warm golden cream, that soft, cool purply blue periwinkle and a super warm orange….. not so much.

As for the bms carrying white, I’ve seen it done, and it looks great.  What about a larger white bouquet for yourself, with different flowers than the BMS, but lots of "texture" and a coloured satin ribbon?  That would look AWESOME….  A girlfriend got married in a pale gold, and she carried a white and yellow (graduated shades) bouquet, with her BMS in a soft yellow with similar bouquets.

 

but, that’s only my opinion 🙂 I hope it helps!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

what about pink? just because its not in your colors doesn’t mean a little splash of girly-ness will clash. or green can be really pretty too

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Here are just a couple examples of orange blue, just so you can see:

http://media.theknot.com/ImageStage/Objects/0003/0023339/large_image.jpg

http://media.theknot.com/ImageStage/Objects/0003/0026208/large_image.jpg

http://media.theknot.com/ImageStage/Objects/0003/0008455/large_image.jpg

Hmm…looking at those actually makes me wonder if the orange might not look very good with the more gold-y tones of your gown. Maybe more of a red or pink would work better…

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel – therefore they make the BEST combinations. However, you must careful not to mix warm tones with cool tones and not to mix high chroma with low chroma. Stick to similar hues and everything should be ok. Green is opposite purple on the color wheel and as periwinkle is a grayed blue/purple you might consider some green accents as well.

(Sorry, art degree [interior design] here!)

Cheers! 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I just found this online:

‘Leonidas’ or ‘Terra Cotta’ roses, apricot-toned lilies, juicy orange ranunculus, sunset-shaded callas, and rust-colored hypericum berries all look terrific against a periwinkle dress, with orange being the direct complementary color to blue.  

Cheers! 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m no help with the cream colored dress pictures. 

I completely agree with missshortcake.  Periwinkle doesn’t look good with bright orange, IMHO.  I would suggest the BM carry cream colored bouquets playing off your dress.  There are lots of flowers that come in a cream color.  My BM carried cream colored callas (they weren’t supposed to be cream but there weren’t enough white mini callas at the time) with light blue dresses. 

Here’s my bio if you want to see a pic:  http://community.theknot.com/cs/ks/user/page.aspx?username=Fox%26theHound

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