Post # 1
I’m planning an outdoor, shabby chic/vintage wedding and my colours are coral and light aqua. The groomsmen are going to be wearing khaki vests and pants, kind of like this:
I’m trying to decide whether I would rather have the bridesmaids in coral or aqua. I haven’t chosen the dresses yet, but here are some pictures to show you the colours I had in mind:
In general, I prefer the coral colour, and if I were just picking a dress for myself that’s what I’d go with. I also think it might be more flattering on their skintones – 2 of my girls are very pale, 1 is light/medium and 1 is olive. But I think the aqua dresses would look awesome with coral flowers like these:
I don’t want the flowers to blend into the dresses, and I think it would be much harder to find flowers in the right shade of blue. If anyone knows of any, please let me know
The groomsmen would also probably be happier with aqua ties than coral, and I’m not sure if it would look strange to have the ties and dresses in different colours.
Which would you pick? Feel free to leave comments about the tie and flower colours too!
Post # 3
I voted aqua because the bouquets are coral and the ties are aqua. I like things to match. Coral dresses and coral bouquets will be too much coral. LOL
Post # 4
@happyface: The problem is that I haven’t actually decided on flowers or ties yet. I could go with the coral dresses, white hydrangeas, and put the groomsmen in coral ties (they’re too nice to actually complain ) I just need to make a decision on something so that I can base the other things off of it.
Post # 5
Okay, I like the aqua better. Coral looks pinkish to me…
Post # 6
I personally love the coral. But I voted for aqua in this case. It might just be the picture you chose for the groomsmen’s example but the aqua seems to work better with that picture. Plus, I love the coral flowers so aqua dresses would be adorable. =)
Post # 7
We are having the exact same wedding palate & mens wear. I’m using dusty shale bridesmaid dresses from J.Crew. One of my bridesmaids is pale skinned, blonde hair & blue eyes. She has rosy undertones in her skin so coral won’t look good on her.
Post # 8
I like both but I voted coral. Coral is a summery color and would better match the season for the time of year you’re getting married. :] You could do coral as a main color and aqua as an accent color or vice versa. In all reality, what ever you choose will be perfect.
Post # 9
Ahh! We’re having the same exact outfit for the guys! And I was choosing between aqua and pink! lol Great minds think alike! I voted aqua though because I just think it looks so nice. And I had a few of my girls try on both and the coral was a little harder to pull off for the people who were a little more fair skinned. And coraly/pink flowers will look awesome with the aqua dresses!
Post # 10
(My colors are bright coral and bright aqua! Good choice.) 🙂 I think the coral dress is less likely to look outdated in the future. Plus, I think it will look better against the green outdoors.
As for the flowers, you can definitely choose flowers that don’t blend into the dresses. I was in a wedding where we wore purple, and the flowers were all shades of purple. If you put some deep coral flowers in there and mix up the shade, I don’t think you’d have an issue at all.