Post # 1
OK, my colors are eggplant, lime green, and white. So far, the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are eggplant, the tablecloths are eggplant, napkins are lavendar, most of the flowers will be white, and the invitations will have an eggplant ribbon.
Here’s the problem. I am having trouble incorporating the lime green. Any ideas/suggestions? Am I using too much eggplant? I dont want the place looking too dark which is why I want to incorporate the the lime green and the white. But I really didnt like the idea of having lime green tablecloths or white ones since all the chairs are already white. Help please!
Post # 3
what about a pretty napkin ring/ ribbon in lime green? you can also make the programs in light lime green with eggplant font.
Post # 4
It’s easy to add green in your flowers:
- Green Spider Mums: These spiky flowers are perfect if you want something different and modern in your bouquet.
- Green Hydrangea: Although not as big as white hydrangeas, these would be perfect for a garden wedding or a traditionalist.
- Green Kermit Mums: These tiny mums serve great as a filler flower in bouquets and make for very durable boutonniere flowers.
What do you plan to do for centerpieces? There might be an opportunity there- perhaps the vase, container etc.
Signs for table numbers or names? Ikea Tolsby frames are easy to paint.
Post # 6
I would add small touches like, lime green ribbons around the stems of the bouquets or lime green on the borders of the programs, assuming you are having them. Or in the centerpieces. Add some lime green flowers or touches there! Make it an accent color and I think it will look gorgeous.
Post # 7
We’re very similar! We’re doing dark purple and shades of green.
Right now we have white tablecloths and 2 different green napkins, as our venue had to charge more for purple linens. Our centerpieces are mason jar bouquets of purple/white paper flowers and votives that are mason jars wrapped in lace.
I used cymbidum orchids for green in the flowers. I’ve also got two versions of our program – one purple with green ribbon, and one green with purple ribbon. Our cookie bags are stamped with either purple or green ink. And our cake will have elements of purple and green in it (meeting with the baker tomorrow).
Also, all my BMs have the same style necklace, but my Maid/Matron of Honor will have amethyst stones and the other two BMs with have peridot.
Post # 8
@julies1949: this is what our centerpieces will look like without the blue flowers:
We are adding a round mirror under the centerpiece and adding white candles with a green ribbon around it.
Post # 9
Heres the tablecloths and napkins. What do you all think? Too much purple?
Post # 10
The greenery in your centerpieces will add the green you are looking for.
Have you considered going without the mirror for a more modern look? or doing a piece of glass painted green on the underside?
I would do the table number in a hit of green, perhaps have some of the text in your eggplant color. That will bring the green down to the table level.
Post # 11
@julies1949: humm, glass painted green. That sounds interesting. I will have to look into that. Thanks for the suggestion.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
We have similar colors!(You have good taste) I don’t think it will look dark at all. Like julies1949 said the greenery and white in your flowers will bring in the light your looking for. If you want more green I would incorporate some green flowers and include the color in some of the details (examples: card box, programs, menu, ribbon wands, signature drink, table numbers etc)
Post # 13
Yes, i do have good taste. lol jk. I guess I’m the kind of person that has too look at the BIG picture before making small decisions. I dont want everything to look too plain but I dont want it to be overpowered with color and looking tacky =/ Thanks for the suggestions, I am really liking the idea of adding green flowers to the centerpieces.
Post # 14
My colors are purple, green and hints of gold. I have purple bm dresses and gold runners. I saw so much purple everywhere and no green too. I changed my centerpieces I having a green glass bottle with a purple dhalia and green ribbon around the cake also moss covered rocks around centerpieces. This is what I got:
and cake inspiration but in a much smaller scale probably 2 tier though no ruffles