Post # 1
Am I crazy to think that I could make all of this go together for our July 2011 wedding:
Main color – Hot pink. Accent collors – orange and yellow. I’ve found LOTS of inspiration boards that do this. Here is just one example:
Yet I want to stick with my original plan of the bridesmaids in cocktail length BLACK dresses (same length, same fabric, different necklines). Is that crazy? As always, I respect honesty : ) They of course would have bright flowers to match the color scheme and maybe bright shoes, as seen in this picture:
And, as a final reference, here is our venue:
Like I said, this is a July 2011 wedding, so I have time to change all of these plans if everyone thinks it will not work. Thanks for your input, bees!
Post # 3
I really love your color palate, and I think that it would be fantastic to use the bright colors for your wedding. The only thing that throws me off is the black bridesmaids dresses. I think it makes too much of a contrast, but that’s just my opinion. What if you did different shades of pink for the dresses and then still had all of your bright oranges, pinks and yellows?
Great ideas :] And I love the different colored bright shoes!! :]
Post # 4
I love the color palette! I think the black dresses with multicolored shoes look really fun. You could always pick just one bright color for the Bridesmaid or Best Man shoes and have a sash or jewelry accent to tie in that color.
Post # 5
I like the sash idea like @vonnegurl mentioned. You could do bright colored sashes which would tie in more color to the black dresses. Plus the fun shoes!
Post # 6
@Miss Chocolate – I admit, it would be easier if I just gave up on the black Bridesmaid or Best Man dress idea. However, I have been a a Bridesmaid or Best Man multiple times and have NEVER had a dress that I would wear again (periwinkle, orange, sage green). So, one of the first things I vowed to myself after becoming engaged was that I would dress my Bridesmaid or Best Man is cute little black dresses : ) I can’t seem to let that idea go, even though I want the rest of my color palette to be bright!
Post # 7
I really like the idea of black dresses to offset all the bright colors. Honestly, I think having brightly colored dresses on top of the brightly colored flowers, shoes, and decorations is a bit of an eyesore.
Post # 8
I think you can totally do this. My Bridesmaid or Best Man dress wasn’t black, but it was a dark navy, and my flowers were hot pink and orange. They totally popped because they were so bright! Here’s a picture of our flowers and you can see that my BM’s dress was a dark navy.
Post # 9
Very true! Now that I think about it, I think I would get a lot of use out of a black dress than a bright colored dress :]
Post # 10
I’m trying to do something similar, but with blue, yellow and orange. My girls will be wearing blue and the flowers will be orange and yellow. I think that would still work with pink dresses, but it might be a bit much. I actually like the black idea…do the colored shoes and have the guys wear all of the colors in some way or other.
Post # 11
i like the multi colored dresses depicted in the top right corner of the inspiration board.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I love the idea of the black dresses with different colored shoes and bright flowers – I think that would look really awesome
Post # 13
where is your venue?! it is absolutely gorgeous with all those beautiful chandeliers!
Post # 14
I think its brilliant. It will be different in such a fun and refreshing way, IMO. How fun would it be for each Bridesmaid or Best Man to wear a little black dress with a different colored sash and matching shoe color? You could also really do something fun with the bouquets and make them pop. Go for it!
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
I think it’ll all coordinate beautifully! The black dresses wouldn’t look bad at all; most men wear black suits year-round. I love your idea of having the girls wear brightly-colored shoes…it’s perfect! And so very cheery…I can tell your day will be so fun!
Post # 16
I think these are great colors to match together. I found a picture of these colors and I think they look great together. Black would also be a great color for the bridesmaids.
I am thinking about going with Bunches Direct (http://www.bunchesdirect.com). Has anyone heard of them?? They look pretty reasonable but I haven’t seen as many reviews on them.