Post # 1
I am getting married on December 8, 2007. We are having a small family wedding with dinner following the ceremony. This is my second marriage and I have 2 boys, 16 and 19. My boys are my fiancee’s best men. They are wearing tuxedos (at the boys’ requests!) and my dress is full length and…black! Yes, black, don’t cringe; it looks loke a wedding gown, only it’s black. (I thought my mother was going to faint when I told her!)
Anyway, I’d like suggestions for a color that will go nicely with my black gown. I haven’t purchased my maid of honor’s dress yet, who just happens to be my future mother in law. I don’t want to go with red. Any ideas what would be a nice color for flowers and maybe her dress, as well?
Thank you in advance for your suggestions on colors and any other tips you may have.
Post # 3
since it is in december gold or silver may work. but really, anything goes with black! just go darker rather than pastels because it is winter.
Post # 4
It may not be suitable for a December wedding, but I’ve always liked the combination of black and light pick. To make it more wintery, you could pair the black with an icy blue.
Post # 5
Jewel tones like emerald green or royal purple would look amazing! Your wedding sounds so unique and beautiful from just the tidbits you mentioned!
Post # 6
Congratulations on your wedding. It’s so cool that you want to incorporate the kids.
I think just about anything will look great with a black and white. If you’re wanting your flowers to really stand out against your dress, you can either do a bright/light color (think yellow, fuschia etc.) or just a all-white bouquet. I’d shy away from orange though just in case it comes off too Halloween-y.
If you want to get a feel for black, white, and color combos….maybe try Snippet and Ink. The gal there does inspiration boards and I found two that might help.
Boards #74: Green and White Revisited, #45: Not so Mellow Yellow, #41 So Fresh and So Green, #34 Gatsby by Night, #29 City Hall Champagne Chic, #23 Black and White, and #12 From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.