Post # 1
Hi Bees, I’ve been busy reworking the color scheme of my fall wedding and I just can’t seem to settle on anything, partially because I want the scheme to be complimentary to the walls of the ballroom. The color of the walls is warm light green or green-blue or kind of dusty blue-green, all depending on the light. I’ve tried applying paint swatches to the walls and still can’t seem to locate a match. So I ended up just taking some photos and isolating the colors in Photoshop.
I used the green wall color in the photos that I took in late afternoon light (magic hour) b/c that’s when my ceremony will begin. I’m looking for an elegant look at will also compliment the season (it’s a September 28th wedding) in GA. The leaves are starting to turn, but the weather is still warm. My FI associates that time of the year with picking apples and I associate it with lavender bunches, although he’s not too crazy about purple. i also love corals. The only thing my heart is definitely set on though is using gold embroidered overlays on my tables, so I definitely like gold as one of my accent colors. Other than that, all suggestions welcome!!
Option #1: Lavendar
Option #2: Dusty Pink
Option #3: Burgundy
Option #4: Corals
Post # 3
I actually think any of these schemes would work. The burgundy would be beautiful, since you’ve pulled in that aqua. And I’m guessing it will be in the evening, so all the wall colors will bea darker and more muted. Plus, burgundy is a classic fall color. Great choices though!!
Post # 4
@BlondeBee: Thanks for your input. My FI is loving the burgundy as well. Although the poll is swaying towards the dusty pink! So many choices lol!
Post # 5
Your FI’s opinion is really the one that carries the most weight.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL
different shades of purple..from dark to lavender…thats my suggestion..the look of it with the gold in your venue will look beautiful
Post # 7
any one of these palettes would look great with that beautiful venue.
don’t forget to consider a colour that you look good in. your wedding decor, flowers, bm dresses, etc will probably have these colours so you will be surrounded by them all day. you want to glow in your wedding photos so pick the colours that make you look the best. not to mention your wedding makeup should also compliment your colour scheme so that it wouldn’t clash in the pictures.
Post # 8
I think any would look great. I love dusty pink and burgundy.
Post # 9
we are doing dusty pink right now but with more of a lavender color then pink- but that dull blue and silver/grey- and let me tell you how hard it has been.
its been super hard.do w
and also I’m not sure I am going to love the out side pictures- Ir think with fall leaves it’ll be to many color contrasts.
WE wanted and elegant formal wedding but with the colors its so dull and drab. and turned into a winter wonderland with so much silver and blue going on … if you want to add gold how ever I would go with some completly different colors.
but do what ever you want cause you’ll figure out a way to make it work!
Post # 10
@penguinof3: Lavendar is really something I’m torn on. On one hand, when I sat with the Pantone swatches, the shade opposite the wall color family is Purple. It’s also a lovely color for fall when mixed with gold. On the other hand, I feel like purple is really hard to pull off, it can quickly cross the line from “whimsical and rich” to “OMG BARNEY EXPLODED”. Decisions, decisions.
Post # 11
@mypinkshoes: I was thinking that as well. Coral is a color that really can brighten up anyone, it looks good on both blondes and brunettes, especially since I’ve encouraged my BMs to find dresses in different shades of the same color family that compliment and flatter them. I myself look best in pinky-corals. Only issue is that my mom, bless her heart, has decided that she’s wearing a coral dress. It’s one of her favorite colors and she picked it out long before I contemplated it as a wedding color, so I wouldn’t dream of telling her that she might blend with the bridal party.