Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
This question is part of our blog and boards series, The Buzz, where we poll the hive for great advice and ideas and run a selection of helpful answers on the blog. Read more about the series here, and a couple of our first The Buzz posts: Saving for your first home and Length of dating before getting engaged.
We want to know:
Do you have a wedding color scheme? What is it and how did you decide on it? Share an inspiration board or color swatches if you have them!
Lend your helpful tips and advice to the community, and we’ll feature answers on the blog throughout this month!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Well, my favorite color has always been blue, and I have also always loved how navy blue and teal blue (aquamarine) look together! So when it came time to plan for the wedding, it was easy for me to pick an inspiration picture based off of my favorite colors: Van Gogh’s Starry Night! It is also my favorite painting.
So my color scheme was Navy, teal, a lavendar/indigo, gold, and silver.
Post # 4
Here’s our wedding colour scheme.
It was inspired by the picture of the bouquet below/profile pic. I spotted it one day very early on in my engagement and even though I will have had two years to plan I still haven’t found anything I like better. This is the winner everytime.
I like that its not just two colours. I enjoy the variety and overall feel of it.
ETA – I booked my florist fairly early in the planning process and she was hesitant to confirm the colours/theme with me because it was so early. She said to keep taking notes because her experience has shown her that clients often keep gravitating back to exactly what they want (even if they aren’t aware of it). Looking back at my Pinterest board and any other wedding likes I noted you can see these colours present in almost every little detail.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I guess we tried to stick to navy, ivory, pink/coral, mint, and gold:
Post # 7
@Mrs. Mouse: Red. white, gold and black.
I chose red, white and black becuase I always loved those colours, and my hubby is Trini and it’s the colour of his flag (that was a coincidence). Also I always liked strong, demure, bold colours.
Also gold, becuase I wanted to add a mitalic in there.
Here are some inspiration pics
THE END RESULTS (my wedding)
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
My color scheme/theme is lavender because that is my last name. My cousin suggested it to me years ago before I ever met FI. I thought it was a lovely idea and stuck with it once we started planning our wedding. Of course that cousin is now a bridesmaid! It just works..I mean it is a color AND a flower! Interestingly FI’s last name is also a color but in German.
Cake Inspiration (above) Inspiration Board (below)
Post # 9
Our primary colors are indigo and gray/silver, and secondarily evergreen, black, and white. And maybe lavender, brown, and cream too lol. I don’t remember how exactly I picked them, but I knew FI wouldn’t want it too girly, and my sister hates green so it’d be nice to not make her wear it. I wanted a little bit of a fairy tale vibe, and we’re getting married in San Francisco in June, between the ceremony in a park that might be foggy and the reception in an art deco hotel that features a lot of red and gold, I think everything will come together very nicely.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Orange and Gray with red accents are what we chose. My colors were inspired by the following bouquets.
Post # 11
@Mrs. Mouse: My favourite colour has always been Purple, like bright royal purple (my hair has even been bright purple) so it was a given that purple would be in our wedding colours. I didn’t want to make my girls wear purple dresses though because I knew that colour wouldn’t be great on everyone so I decided on black dresses with purple SHOES! We’re using a bright green for accents with our flowers and a few hints here and there on the tables. Our colours will be black, grey, purple and silver with hints of green 😀
Post # 12
Our color scheme are the house colors of Hogwarts. Deep burgundys, greens, blues, and gold.
Post # 13
@Vsmart: this is really close to what ours ended up being. !
Post # 14
@QueenSP11: you… You win 10 points 🙂 for all
Post # 15
I’m a big-picture thinker, so I needed to find a theme before I had a colour scheme. I was really having trouble figuring out what the theme was going to be–we switched venues, and I was originally going to do a straight up Pinterest pink vintage wedding–until I stumbled across the trending colour scheme of navy and yellow. This made me think night sky, and the theme of starry garden immediately fell into place when FI mentioned that he would like to feature his late grandfather’s telescope, which he inherited, into the wedding. Our colours are indigo and gold, with splashes of white.
Post # 16
Our wedding was at the end of summer so we really wanted to play up the saturated tones of late summer/early fall. I didn’t really have set colors…I kind of let the flowers dictate what colors there would be. My bridesmaids were in a jewel toned purple/fuscia, and there were pops of red, yellow, peach, and green everywhere. My inspiration came from yellow sunflowers and the dark purple, red, and peachy dahlias. Here is my bouquet: