Post # 1
Hi guys, so I am getting married next August at this gorgous venue. I love how the reception space has so many windows, so lots of natural light. I want my bridesmaids to wear navy blue, and the guys will be in charcoal suits with navy ties. I think since the venue is so bright, the darker colors won’t look too dark. I’m just stuck on the flowers. Plum is my all-time favorite color but I don’t want it to be too dark (navy dress with plum flowers) or too Fall-looking. I want it to be light and summery. I think coral/blush flowers would be pretty with the venue but I’m just not a girly pink girl. When I mentioned coral flowers my mom gave me a funny look and was like “you… with pink?” I’m also not really a huge fan of blue flowers.
So I think I would like mostly white bouquets with some greenery- those green berry things and maybe light green hydrangea- and some little pops of plum purple (purple stock to be exact). What do you guys think? Will that look ok or should I do different flower colors? For our reception, we plan on having white tableclothes with maybe navy napkins or runners.
Here’s a picture of our venue and a picture of a bouquet from another bee (who isn’t an active member anymore) that I got my flower inspiration from:
Post # 2
I think those colors would fit your venue wonderfully! Any colors would work though! So pick whatever you love the most!
Post # 3
Isabelle663: I think any color will look great in your venue! I think that bouquet looks great and totally appropriate for summer. Maybe you can even throw in some bits of yellow to brighten it up even more:
Post # 4
vip0802: yeah I really like that bouquet too.
Do you guys think the bouquets will look ok with the navy dresses?
Post # 5
I think having 3 very saturated colors is going to result in visual conflict. Moreover, I hate to disagree vip0802, but adding yellow is definitely going to clash with the warm, subtle hues of the venue. Instead, look to have only 1 (2 maximum) strong (meaning bright or deep or extremely saturated) hue and tone the other colors down. For example, if you want to do plum, don’t use white flowers; instead use ivory or off-white flowers so they don’t compete and use a slightly more blue toned plum so it looks like it’s from the same family as the navy. Alternatively, keep the white flowers, but choose a more muted purple. It seems like you are locked in with blue, so try leaves and stems that are a bit more on the blue side.
I am a fan of multi-colored bouquets that use several hues of the same color family. Since you like plum and you want to tie it to navy, here is an example:
If you want to consider entirely other options, peach and light blue compliment navy and would go well with the taupe walls of the venue. (I know you said you’re not a fan of pink or blue flowers, but they’re closer to orange really and I think you are going to be stuck with a little bit of blue in your bouquets because the dresses are blue) Here are some examples:
I agree with you that you don’t want to go too dark, but here’s an option that might work if you add some lighter flowers (ivory or muted tones; white would be too much contrast):