(Closed) Too Much Color?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

 I love this palette.

I always say a Rich, layered scheme has 3-4 colors not counting blacks, ivories, whites which are more a place for your eye to rest.

Tell mama to chill.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@axeyourmakeupkit:  LOL! I totally agree in telling momma to chill. I had the opposite problem, my mother wanted me to have an explosion of acid-tripping, freaky-azz bright summer colors (talking NEONS here) while I wanted subdued, antiquey colors (labeled “boring” by momma). 

The palette is gorgeous, very refreshing colors. I say go for it! Your wedding will be lovely!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Love.Letter:  Oh darling, you are FAR from being a bridezilla…you are totally fine! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will say, the antique shades just seem to photograph so beautifully, and I learned that going with what I wanted (instead of what my mom wanted) was not a blow to my mom, but merely a showing of she and I having very different tastes. She took it a bit personally at first, but eventually came around and told me that she was very happy that I went with the more subdued colors — and seeing how happy I was following my own vision made her happy. I think mothers can sometimes get caught up in the excitement as much as we do! In the long run, keeping her involved in many other aspects of wedding planning was more important to her than heeding her advice on colors. We had a fun time planning, and I wish the very same for you!

Post # 7
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837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you have a wide variety of hues, it will make life a lot easier in the coordinating department because anything that falls within the spectrum will work. Imagine picking two beautiful colors and you love them and everything matches and then you have this need for…say, ribbon, and you can’t find it in a shade that matches exactly, and all of the options that should technically be “close enough” just aren’t right and they look weird together. 

My shoes are neon green. It’s a great color. But can I find a neon green ribbon to match just right? No. They’re all on the yellower side or the darker side or are too wide or are, in fact, duct tape in the perfect color but totally unsuable as they are DUCT TAPE. Not really cake-friendly. And so, instead, we’re using a totally different color in the not-green family, simply because it looks much better than a green that doesn’t match.

I think your antique-y spectrum is beautiful and it leaves a lot of room for creativity and getting things to be just right without having to stress yourself about it. 

Post # 8
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ellisrobertson:  Neon green shoes sound AWESOME! I had written earlier about my steering clear of neons, my mom LOVES neons and wanted me to incorporate them into my wedding! They look good on her but are just pure rubbish on me! My skin looks radioactive in them!! I’m a late 80s kid…I still get giddy when I see an electric orange sports bra at the store ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I have a complicated love/hate relationship with neons, because fluorescent fuchsia is my only decent color, haha! Do you happen to have a pic of your shoes? 

I agree that the antique-y spectrum does open up a lot of possibilities. Things that don’t match perfectly can still have a “shabby chic” look to them, which is lovely!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@gardenroses:  I do have a picture! Unfortunately, my super awesome camera just won’t pick up the levels of neon and green these things are, so I’ve also included a picture of the nail polish I’ll be wearing, as they are the same shade.

Post # 10
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ellisrobertson:  Oh sweet Lord, those are flippin’ incredible!! Love the book text!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@gardenroses:  ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks! I’m in love with them. To be totally honest, they’re the only thing in the whole wedding that I’m looking forward to. I didn’t connect with the dress (it’s pretty and all, but it’s just a pricy dress to me), we’re having it at home so we’re not really decorating much aside from a few things, and we’re making all of the food / having a pot luck. But the shoes…! The shoes are going to make it all worthwhile. (This is, of course, talking about the “wedding stuff” aside from getting married. I cannot wait to be married to him, but as for the wedding itself, I’m rather indifferent.)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Love.Letter:  Passages from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Post # 16
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ellisrobertson:  I know how you feel about the dress, I don’t know what was going through my mind when I picked a 5000lb satin dress for my summer wedding! I tried it on for my fitting the month before, and…just didn’t feel the tears/WOW moment I had anticipated. I felt like in reality, I bought it because I was so indecisive and everyone around me just said ‘go with it’ It’s weird, because nearly a year ago on the board, I was so darn excited about it…and a month before, reality came crashing down on me. I’ll tell you, I sweat like a maniac in that thing! The flowers ended up wilting halfway through the ceremony, my darn period started (out of cycle, too!! nerves maybe?), I fell down the stairs at the reception and my “Star Trek Romulan forehead ridges” were visible in all of the pics (I have this WEIRD vein duo running down my forehead…LOL!!) but just as you said, being married to my best friend really makes all of those petty things seem funny now ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I slept in my wedding dress, because the new hubby and I were too buzzed off our champagne to figure out where the “hidden laces” were! It took about an hour that morning to get the thing off me…so I could change into shorts and hop on a plane!
 

P.S. I am even more in love with your shoes, now that they are Harry Potter shoes!

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