(Closed) How did you pick your wedding colors?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Our location and FI had a lot to do with my color choice. With an ocean reception, we decided to inspire the theme/colors from the beach. We came up with navy, a medium (not royal or teal) blue and tan, white and silver as neutrals. Think mussel shells in the sand and you’ve got all of our colors. FI requested no pink (my go to color) from the begining so I had to think outside the pink, coral pallette I naturally gravitate to. My best friend is getting married 6 months before us and she just bought our fucia BM dresses so I will get my pink fiy through her wedding and am quite pleased with my blues.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You could do different shades of purple with a blue or green accent and I think it would be really cool. If you keep coming back to purple and it’s your favorite color, then do it! There’s nothing wrong with purple, go for it! I’ve seen a lot of really pretty schemes with gray lately, how gorgeous would that be with a rich plum next to it?

I had a ton of colors in mind at first… like nine colors… but I just kept narrowing it down to my favorites, I had it down to two shades of teal, chartruese (a light bright green but not lime), and black… which is very doable, but when I went to design the invites they came out teal, lighter teal, and green. I ended up being so happy with those three colors that I kinda dropped black. So now the only black will be the BM Dresses, some of the ribbon on the cake, and there will be some in the signs at the reception. I just like the softness of the graphics when they’re in the lighter teal versus the bold of the graphics when they’re in black.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Lol I have changed my colors like 4 times and am still not 100% sure!!!  At one point purple was one of my colors too, with a deep emerald green.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i didn’t know how to pick my colors (i’m a blue everything girl usually) so i went to the florist. i went with what was in season, and the sort of flowers they could get in my budget. turns out i can have my fav flowers (sunflowers and gerber daisies) so i went with bright cheery yellows and oranges, even though it’s technically a fall wedding. when we got to invites, we realized that yellow and orange didn’t stand out well on off-shite paper (i didn’t want stark white), so we added brown to the palette. we picked brown over black since both are easy to read but the venue comes with chocolate brown table clothes and chairs. so i guess along the way, yellow and orange morphed into orange and brown with yellow touches.

i found that going with flowers and venue helped because i was working with what already there.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I picked mine because I have green eyes and when there is green around my eyes look more green.  I thought that would make me look better in the pictures.  If we had not have gone with green, we would have gone with blue which is my FI eye color.  Our venue is really neutral so we could do any color. 

I say go with what you love and you will find things along the way to tie everything together.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I went with black, white and apple green since I thought black dresses would be easiest for the girls (I didn’t mandate bridesmaid dresses, just anything cocktail or formal which was black). The apple green is a favorite color of mine, and my fiance didn’t want anything too “girly”. Around the time we were deciding we stayed at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago which has a great Art Deco lobby which is black, white, grey and lots of big silver bowls with green apples – the decor looked glam & fabulous and the decision was made! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom

I’ve gone back and forth on my colors so many times and thought that if I did my wedding in my favorite color (pink) that it would be too cliche and overdone.  I considered purple, green, light yellow & aqua…the list goes on and on.  But in the end, I kept coming back to wanting peonies in my bouquet.  Specifically, pink peonies.  So, we’re going to be having a mostly black and white wedding with accents of pink (and peonies, of course!)

I think you should go with what you love!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

what about purple & grey? I am doing pink (a variety of shades) and grey. i was leaning towards purple & grey , but pink is my favorite color, and even though i do everything pink, i wanted my wedding to be pink too!! so i say go with what your favorite colors are, and what also fits the season. mine is in spring, so pink is perfect!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

We visited a home improvement store and “played” with the paint color cards.  I was envisioning bright colors, but more “late summer” hues — like a gorgeous sunset.  Green is my favorite color, but we’re only using light/lime green as an accent shade.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I started with a color I knew I wanted in my flowers (orange) and then we went to Lowes and picked out a few oranges we liked and then took those and played with other color combos using paint chips.

We ended up with blue and orange and haven’t waivered since. Plus now I carry those paint chips in my purse in case I ever need to compare the colors we choose to some decor item, bridesmaid dress, etc.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The Fi & I still haven’t picked colours, we’ve definitely talked about them a lot, but we haven’t settled on anything yet.

Things that are factored in our decision:

-season[summer/fall]

-people in the wedding party [multi-colored celebration here], we’re trying to settle on something that everyone will be complimented by

-personal preferences [the groom doesn’t want anything too girly i.e.:pink].

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am so happy to come across this post, as I am struggling with our wedding colors, too!  At first I thought black, white and green, but now a friend of mine is using that color palette (and they are getting married before us!) so I don’t want it to look the same (even though I picked that palette first…oh well).  I am visiting my venue this week to snap some more pics and “remember” what it looks like, and I think that will help me decide.  Thanks for the great tips here, ladies!  🙂

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

OOOh Slicey this is for YOU!

How about this for a bouquet?

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