Post # 1
How did you choose your color scheme? Was it your favorite color(s) or did you just like the way the colors looked?
We have had some trouble deciding for sure on our colors. I’ve been trying to decide using the Alfred Angelo colors as a base, since while I haven’t looked at dresses yet, I really love their dream in color dresses and they’re going to be a starting point for me.
I had looked at a shade of purple as the main color initially. It’s my fiance’s favorite color and I really love the Alfred Angelo’s violet. However, my sister and SIL both had purple as their main color (sister’s was more of a plum and SIL was closer to purple) so it makes me want to do something different.
Then we came to blue, which is my favorite color and I have a sapphire engagement ring so it kind of went as a theme. I wanted to have purple as an accent color in the flowers, etc. but my fiance feels that purple and blue don’t really go together. Which, I never really see them as combination colors, although I suppose they must go together since blue is one of the two colors that makes purple.
So we’re not even entirely sure that blue and purple are our colors even though that’s what we’re saying.
How did you know what you wanted to have as your colors and that they were the perfect color combination for you?
Post # 3
I started with the feel I wanted for the wedding. We are having an evening wedding with the reception at a five-star hotel and we wanted to do black tie, so I wanted to do something really elegant. To me that means white, cream, and maybe a touch of pale pink flowers; while colorful flowers are often beautiful, I just don’t think they read as elegant and timeless. Basically I think that to make a wedding elegant, you need to have a very neutral palette with an accent color or two (maybe a metallic and an accent color). I ended up playing around with inspiration boards and picked a dusty aqua color as the accent, and we are using warm, shimmery metallics throughout. My goal was to have the look be cohesive, but not do the usual two color combo.
I would recommend picking a vibe you want to convey before trying to pick a color. You can say “blue” but until you know the feel of the wedding, it’s hard to know what blue to pick. Having an elegant, vintage wedding? Maybe a french blue. Having a modern, evening wedding? Maybe a royal blue. Having a preppy, nautical theme wedding? Maybe a navy blue. The time of year, location, and feel you want to go for should be figured out first, and then you can pick colors that work accordingly.
Post # 4
Well it started with having an outdoor wedding at my parent’s acerage so I wanted an earthy colour which was brown and would go with the rustic-ness of everything. Then we incorperated Blue, since it’s a favourite colour between Fiance and myself. There will also be touches of pink since that’s my other favourite colour 🙂
Post # 5
i close orange because i love orange, and it’s a fall wedding. I picked gray because it goes REALLY well with orange, and it gives a lovely sophistication to any colour it’s paired with. I then relaxed the exact shade of gray and am allowing anything from silver to gray to pewter to a deep characol to be included. Half inspiration/half real life board:
Post # 6
Well we are having a causual “fun” wedding in august. So we are doing Yellow red orange and hot pink with accent colors being green and turquoise… (yes basicly a rainbow…) But so far everything is coming together really nice!