(Closed) dark green… WHAAAT?

posted 11 years ago in Themes
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  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I love it. It’s different, and you don’t see it a lot. And with a fall theme like yours, it’s refreshing to see it not be brown or red or plum. Go for it girl!

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    I really like the color combo for a fall wedding…Hunter green is a very flattering color on people!

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It’s one of my favorite colors too, I love the inspiration board!

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    That shade of green is very nice! Maybe tell the girls it’s a “jewel-tone” dark green. I always use that term to describe our dark colors and people tend to like the idea more! lol.

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Oooooo…love the earrings in the inspiration board! I love green. I think what may be happening is when you say “hunter green” they may be thinking of the 80s’. You know, when it was lots of hunter green and mauve and duck motifs.

    I bet if you say “emerald” or “jade” green, people will think it’s fantastic. I personally like the color combo you’ve chosen. Very nice for fall!

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If I were your bridesmaid I would be so excited to wear that shade of green. Depending on the cut of the dress I would wear that dress again.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @WeAreMarshalls: The green & black one I posted is a Watters Wtoo dress, Style 826, with the colors set to black & emerald.

    Long and flowy, no shiny fabrics…let me see what I can find!

     

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    @mrs.peters.to.be: I like the way you think! “Jewel-toned” does have a much more modern sound to it than hunter green. Very clever!

    Post # 25
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    As long as you pick the right shade green can be beautiful!

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I just wanted to let you know that the lanterns are actually a light teal blue instead of green.  We used them as centerpieces at my wedding in July and they almost matched my cobalt blue decor.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @WeAreMarshalls: Okay, here are a couple I found where you can incorporate two colors with a more flowy fabric.

     

    1. After Six – Style 6532 – shown with hunter and black. The sash can also be ivory or white.

     

    2. After Six – Style 6275 – shown in hunter and black. The fabric is nu-georgette.

     

    I haven’t yet come across a long dress in the flowier fabrics that has a separate colored top and bottom. Some other thoughts – what about doing separates, like they sell at David’s Bridal? Then you could choose different colors for the tops and the bottoms. Also, one of my bridesmaids who works at a bridal shop is helping me search for bridesmaid dresses, and she tells me that some of the designers will offer certain gowns in full-, tea-, or knee-length. If you find one you like in a shorter length, don’t be afraid to ask if they can make it full length.

    Good luck, let us know how it goes!

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @WeAreMarshalls: I got those same lanterns in the blue color. They also sell green. I’d suggest ordering one green first just to check out it’s size/shape/color. Then if you want to order a group of them, check out ebay. I scored 50 lanterns for $185 and free shipping, so not too bad for under $4 a piece. 

    I LOVE that color scheme together. I agree w/ the ‘jewel tone’ deep green description, maybe that will help sell it to the girls. Beautiful inspiration board!

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think this is a beautiful Fall color palette! I love that you have found a way to incorporate green into a fall scheme, b/c I feel like people automatically assume fall=no green b/c of the trees changing color! 

    I think part of the bridesmaids balk is the wording. As PP said, if you had said “Emerald Green” you might have gotten some different reactions. 

    Also, at the end of the day, as long as the color doesn’t look bad on your BMs, you have to take their opinions with a grain of salt. My Sister Bridesmaid or Best Man HATES the color I want b/c she said it makes her look pale- but really, she will look pale in everything b/c she is pale. But I think her skin is gorgeous so what bothers her doesn’t bother me! To each their own, I guess. 

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