Post # 1
Hey Bees! I have a potential issue and I’m wondering if you can help me. I have an ivory dress for my wedding (attached a photo below) and I’m wondering what color of flowers I should choose. The problem is my wedding colors are navy and ivory so I feel like unless I can find some ivory flowers that exactly match the color of my dress they will clash and I’m out of luck. You can’t exactly find dark navy flowers and I don’t really have a third color in my palette. I guess green is a third color but it’s really only coming from the flower stems. We aren’t decorating with green at all. What do you think? Any suggestions would be helpful!!
Post # 3
My colors were blue, white/ivory, and little pops of yellow. My dress was also ivory. I don’t think you need to worry about the ivory flowers matching your dress perfectly. The backdrop for our ceremony was white and my dress didn’t look “off” or anything next to it.
As far as blue flowers I used blue thistles, blue hydrangeas, and larkspur.
Let me know if I can help with anything else!
Post # 4
@Cummins59: First of all, beautiful bride, dress, and flowers! Thanks for the tips.
Post # 5
Ivory varies in nature and that natural variation is part of what makes fresh flowers so beautiful! Why not use some ivory and blue flowers, with greenery of assorted types, and an accent color that you love or is in season?? You don’t have to do anything else to carry the extra color through the rest of your theme…that’s the beauty of an accent!!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We are doing orange roses. We wanted a pop of color since our bridal party is all wearing white. Plus orange is symbolic of passion.
Post # 7
@Cummins59: love this combination!
Post # 8
@pppuser852: Thank you! 😀
My bridesmaids carried a single white/ivory calla lily wrapped with a champagne colored ribbon. Here are a few more flower pics!
Post # 9
You don’t necessarily want an ivory flower that exactly matches your dress color. It will have little impact if it blends in with your dress.
In nature, every color goes with every color. We humans worry too much.
You could have a bouquetmade with various shades of ivory/cream and have it tied with a navy ribbon.
Post # 10
Agree with PPs…don’t worry about it clashing. It won’t. Plus, if the flowers were exactly the same shade of ivory, they’d blend with your dress rather than accent it.
Post # 11
White roses come in all sorts of different tones, just go in and talk to your forist directly, she/he should be able to help 🙂 i work in florals!
Post # 12
I’m using vendela roses. they are in an ivory shade to go with my ivory dress. i’m not keen on a lot of stark white. my BMs will carry those with their dark purple dresses so they should stand out nicely.