The Color Conundrum (Picture Heavy)

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I love the metallic look, and am almost certain I’m going with a monochrome look myself (greys and silver). I don’t think you need a colour, but if you want eggplant and red, those are two rich colours that I think you could work together. Balance out with gold toned pale neutrals. There’s lots of really elegant photos on Pinterest when I searched ‘wedding red gold eggplant’

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

happyhappyhappa:  Apparently anemonies are poppy flowers and come in purple. If you are also concerned about cost of your flowers, you could do a combination of different centerpieces to possibly cut costs down.  You could choose to do a gray tablecloth, add gold centerpieces, and purple flowers and/or feathers. Hope these photos help!

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Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would choose what you love. Stop listening to what other people love.

Your FI choosing grey does not mean the bridesmaids can’t wear black. There is no more classic combination than black and grey. Just think back to what those bankers probably wore to work-pinstriped black and grey suits.

Anemone also comes in white with black or purple centers. It is a way of paying tribute to Poppy without bringing in the orange or red color. Your florist could do a  corsage/boutonniere in the same colors for the non family members.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I agree – go with what you love! If you want eggplant and gold, do it! I think the Anemone’s are a great option but if the florist was making you your silk flowers, what about a purple poppy?

Eggplant or gold (or champagne if you want to keep it more neutral) tablecloths would look great in that space to give it a color pop if that’s what you want. The white on white with colored sashes really doesn’t do that place justice IMO, but you can keep it neutral without it having to be all white. There is no wrong answer here, it ultimately comes down to what you want. Don’t over think it, there is usually a way to make everything work together  In that case, there is nothing wrong with black BM’s dresses and grey suits. I typed it into google and there are quite a few examples. 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

#1 – I think purple would look absolutely fabulous in your venue.

#2 – I don’t think you’ll regert not having purple just because that’s what you “dreamed” of. I always thought I’d have a fall wedding with burgundy as my color. I ended up with a summer wedding and cornflower blue. I don’t regret it at all.

#3 – I dont think you’ll regret not having a color as long as you have a “trademark” sort of look. I love looking at all my wedding keepsakes and seeing how they all go together because they are either blue or have hydrangeas or something. So as long as all your details go together and compliment each other then I think you’ll be very happy.

#4 – You can have black BM dresses with grey suits. Happens all the time. I’ve even been to one! However black dresses and orange poppies does not sound very appealing.

Just keep mulling it over in your head and your color scheme will come to you. Black, white and mixed metals is definitely a color scheme. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Get on pinterest! That’s how I figured out my colors.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I don’t think you *need* to have a colour unless you want to have a colour. I wouldn’t worry about looking back on your wedding and regretting the colour choice. You probably won’t even notice the colour of the bridesmaids dresses / decor. You will only remember how much fun you had with your family and friends. Plus, it’s natural to regret clothing/decor choices after 10+ years because fashion changes all the time. I think that is inevitable to have a little regret over these things, after all, nothing is perfect!

You said your FI wants to wear grey. Does he want to wear a light, medium or dark grey? You can totally do black bridesmaids dresses if you want, even with the grey suits. However, if you don’t think the combination looks good then you won’t be happy with that. I would try to think of an alternative BM dress colour (if that’s what you want).

Your venue looks beautiful! What kind style of BM dress are you going for? I think darker shades of purple, or even a dark raspberry colour will look beautiful especially for a fall wedding. I also think these colours will compliment grey very nicely, especially if the suits are a medium-charcoal shade.

Lastly, I think it’s very sweet you want to incorporate your grandfather into your wedding. If you don’t want the red/orange poppy colour, I like the suggestion above to have the poppy flower made with a colour that goes with your wedding colour scheme. Another idea could be to not incorporate actual poppies into the wedding, but instead have them in a different way. Like, what if you had poppies as some sort of other decor element such as part of the invitations / other stationary. Or what if you had paper / silk poppies as décor (on the tables)

For our wedding favours, we are having ivory boxes with chocolates inside. We are actually thinking of making paper roses out of cardstock and attaching them to the boxes. What if you could make / purchase paper/silk poppies for this type of thing? And you could make them in white or another colour that goes with your colour scheme.

Good luck with the wedding colour! Please update once you make a decision!

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