Post # 1
I’m having some second thoughts about our color scheme and thought someone could help. We’re having a September 20, 2008 wedding and we planned on the following colors: brown and apple green with punches of raspberry and orange. Basically, brown table linens, raspberry bm dresses and pink, orange, and green flowers.
Here’s my dilemma, blue has always been my favorite color and I never really pictured having pink dresses. I’m starting to wonderif I can pull off cornflower blue (or aqua), apple green, and brown. Does anyone think this is nuts? I’m torn because I love vibrant flowers and I’m not sure I can pull them off with the second color scheme.
Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks
Post # 3
Funny, I have the same wedding date as you, and I also had a similar color conundrum
I, too, love all shades of blue, but was completely set on having plum or lavender bridesmaids gowns. I thought I’d have light blue and apple green as accent colors, but the more I looked at dresses and swatches, I realized I was always drawn to teal dresses. I came home one day and looked around my apartment, and guess what? So much of my decor is teal/blue and light green! Same goes for my wardrobe — lots and lots of teals and blues. So, I decided that if I want a wedding that truly represents my taste (I say "my" and not "our" because, honestly, the FI doesn’t have much of an opinion when it comes to color schemes!), I should stick with the colors I always love and not worry about trying to come up with something new and fresh if it will mean feeling disappointed in the colors at the end. My bridesmaids will now be wearing teal and my accent colors will be apple green and plum. I’m so much happier with this palette.
I think any shade of blue would look great with apple green and brown. You can still make things vivid without pinks and oranges. Play around with different shades of blues and greens and see what combination pleases you the most. If you want to see the inspiration board I came up with that has lots of blues and greens, feel free to send me a private message and I’ll email it to you (can’t post pics in boards for some reason!).
Post # 4
My wedding is the same day !! Anyway, our colors are going to be a slate blue (similar to cornflower actually), creams & bright green -brought into the flowers. We’re also going to use blue hydrangeas to coordinate with the bridesmaid dresses. I think you should use what you love! I think both color schemes sound beautiful – but I’m obviously partial to the second!! Best of luck.
Post # 5
haha, me too- same day! it’s a hard time of year to choose colors for, i think. it’s right on the cusp of summer and fall, so you can’t do anything too summery or too fall-y. at the same time, this gives you a lot of freedom because anything goes! i think your colors sound lovely, and it’s a bit more unusual than the colors you often see with brown (pink, teal).
i’ve been struggling with my colors, too. i think i want sage green bridesmaid dresses, with dusty lavendar and ivory accents– and maybe gray as a neutral? at first i was thinking brown as a neutral but it seems like a color combo that’s so common in weddings right now. at the same time, my maid of honor (my sister) wants a contrasting dress, and i think she’d be happier with brown than with any of the other colors. some days i see bright weddings and think ooo! i want bright colors! other days i see the subdued tones i’m thinking about and it feels right on. why does this feel like such a huge decision??
Post # 6
i absolutely love blue and brown together and green and brown together and blue and green usually go great together, so I really don’t see it as a huge problem for you, i think it would be gorgeous actually! Especially if you add in a little punch of pink or red into the flowers, flowers do wonders of adding that little colorful accent in. I definitely think you could do bright flowers with those colors.
I’d probably recommend looking at bridesmaid dresses and finding a color for those that you would like, and like I’ve seen many places on this site, make an inspiration board maybe with all the colors you ideally want and that might help give youa better idea of how they would go together. I definitely think it would work though, so best of luck!
Post # 7
Hi! Well, I got married last fall on October 8, 2006. My colors were a slate blue and chocolate brown. It was wonderful, as blue has always been my fave color as well. Our flowers, however, were all bright pinks and oranges. Mostly roses. It worked out beautifully. Throwing in a green would be great as well. Blue and green are wonderful together.
Don’t feel stuck to a color scheme – it’s your day, do what you want to! It may be fun to tie everything together somehow, though. The one thing all my elements had in common, from programs, to flower stem wraps, to invitations, to centerpieces and table decor, to escort cards and favors, was brown satin ribbon and a brown "C" monogram for our last name. That way there was a common thread.
Good luck and have fun!
Post # 8
I changed my colors 5 times! My mom and my BM’s were so sick of me! It was so hard to commit to a color because I was thinking about the dresses, the tablcloths, the tuxes, the flowers, especially because I had like 3 or 4 colors. I just kept confusing myself. Then when I would get the swatches, I would see that the colors I envisioned in my head, didn’t really go well together so I had to change them. My suggestion to you is to go with your first color choice, and then pick a back-up choice. Get some swatches so that you can see how well you’re colors blend or contrast together. Also, if you’re concerned about flowers with whatever color scheme you want, don’t be. WHATEVER colors you pick, you will be able to find flowers in whatever hue you like (vibrant, subtle). I consulted a florist for that because I just could not envision what looked good with espresso and mist. Find a cool florist, and it doesn’t have to be the one you’re going to use, either in person or online, and ask them what flowers go best with your wedding palette.
Also, you might want to look at a color wheel. That helped me a lot because there are so many color combinations that you think won’t look good, and they do-and many you might think look good, and they don’t. ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) is helpful to remember. Brides.com has a color wheel with dozens of color combinations, and you can see if the colors you choose will look good. I think either one of the combinations you suggested would look good.
Post # 9
Hi my fellow brown, green blue dilema sisters. My date is October 11, 2008. I have loved the color combo since I was in 7th grade. I’m going more of a camp theme. So the center pieces are campfires and the place cards are apples from my FH’s parents’ orchard. You can tie in many colors with the right theme.
There are great invites at target with blue and brown now. not my style, but cute.