Post # 1
Ok, since day 1 I have wanted a rainbow wedding. I adore color. It just makes me happy. To keep it from being too distracting I’m planning on doing a neutral champagne color for the bridesmaids so I can have splashes of color everywhere else.
My big dilemma (aka bridal crisis):
I looove the romantic whimsical idea of a pastel rainbow wedding and it really suites our early 1900s era venue.
I also looove the fun and playfulness of bold rainbow colors, and I think they would be quite appropriate for our outdoor ceremony, not to mention our personalities.
This has been my dilemma for months. I can’t decide which I want. So, I was thinking… Can I do both? Maybe I could pull it off if I threw in some ombre rainbow pieces? These aren’t rainbow so you will have to use your imagination.
This is the backdrop I want to make whether it’s pastel, bold or ombre.
Ok, so really that’s about all I have for ombre, but I could find more.
Am I just being too greedy with so many colors in different hues? To be clear, the colors (whether they are bold or pastel) are going to be purple, pink/red, blue and yellow. Not every color in the rainbow, but that’s still a lot going on, so with different hues of those colors it might just be too much. I really need your inputs and opinions. Thanks bees!
Post # 3
@dazydeadpetals: This was a wedding I saw online yesterday that did pastel colors in a really tasteful way. I feel like the full-on rainbow is a lot, but I think you can have more colors when it comes to pastels.
Post # 4
Maybe you should pick two bold colors and the rest pastel. Like bold pink and bold yellow but with tiny splashes of pale pink and pale yellow, and pastel green,blue, purple, etc.
Post # 5
@somethingaquamarine: I just love that wedding. That’s pretty much exactly what I want with just a little more color.
@fzesguer: That’s actually a really good idea. I think that could pull it together better than all the colors in bold.
Thanks for the ideas girls! 🙂
Post # 6
ahhh this is exactly my idea as well! i’ve been kind of doubting it, as FI’s family is a little old fashioned and doesn’t understand “how there can be so many colors in one wedding.” LOL but your inspiration really helped remind me how much i love the rainbow pastel theme. i’m also thinking about doing pops of color, and i’m thinking of like a coral and sage color. not sure yet tho!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@dazydeadpetals: I agree with fzesquer – that sounds like a great way to do it. I’m doing kind of similar… we’ll have bright turquoise, bright yellow, and bright coral or fuschia, and also some soft peaches and softer yellows. I love all your pix! I’m excited for a bright colorful festive wedding myself. I am TOTALLY doing that hanging flower backdrop – obsessed!!! Is your venue outside or a rustic-y indoor place? The bright colors go really well with that kind of place. Ours is all outside, so it won’t look like the Care Bears exploded inside a ballroom…
Post # 8
This might be an interesting way to combine your ideas:
Hope that helps. But overall I think you could do a pastel kind of thing, or even just make much more subtle colors of the rainbow to look pastel-ish.
Post # 9
@lolot: lol at explosion of care bears ballroom. Have you figured out how you are going to make the flower back drop?
Our wedding and reception are at a historic bed and breakfast and the ceremony will be held outside 🙂 I think I am sticking with pastels. One reason is because I have already started collecting pastel colored things and I don’t want to start from scratch. I also think it will be easier to keep it elegant while I still have the fun and colorful feel that I want.
Post # 10
@dazydeadpetals: I see that you’re thinking of sticking with the pastels … Good choice! That’s what I voted for. I think it will look really romantic and elegant. Unfortunately, while the bright rainbow colors are really fun, I feel like it just looks like too much is going on. You definitely don’t want your decor to take all of the focus away from the two of you!
By the way, are you a Tori Amos fan? Your username suggests that you might be, but you never know. If so, awesome! If not … If not, disregard this part of my response. Haha.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@dazydeadpetals: I think you could do the flower backdrop easily enough by just threading fishing line through a needle and stabbing it through the thick green part of the flower head. Maybe?? That’s my thought at this point. I wonder how much in advance you could do it… We’re doing DIY flowers and I don’t want to be sewing flowers all morning of my wedding, lol! I’m going to get my fiance to build a wooden altar thing like this and string flowers between it.. hopefully…
Post # 12
@angelinthesnowxo: I listed to her quite a bit in high school (about 10 years ago) and yes, that is be the origin of my username 🙂
Post # 13
You can always do bolder color of pastels….like, light colors but bold, not the washed out kind if you wanted something in between.
Post # 14
@dazydeadpetals: I also agree that the best way to combine them is to have a pastel rainbow palette overall, and highlight one or two colors tops by repeating them in bright colors.
like pale pink, pale blue, pale yellow, pale green, bright green and bright pink for example (or whichever are your favorite)
But if you’re planning on having a candy buffet (and by the looks of your inspiration pics you are) I say get your candy as bright as you want it. Bright colors go naturally with candy plus it won’t be overwhelming since it’s one table not the whole room.
Post # 16
It depends on what you re going for. I scrolled through the pastel pics and said “wow” then scrolled through the bold and said “cute.” I say pastel bc for my wedding I’d want the elegant “wow” vs the cute and fun, but thats up to you as for what you are going for.
I do like the happy medium idea of pastels and throwing in one or two bold colors!