Post # 1
It seems strange. Generally, you pick wedding colors, and then you purchase your decor accordingly.
I originally picked a beautiful turquoise color. This color has nearly disappeared from my wedding palette. The only remnants of this color are the turqoise mason jars that I will be using in some of my centerpieces, and the occasional text here and there.
Now, my primary color is a plum purple. And my secondary color has chosen itself: beige.
I did not do this on purpose. I just started putting together a rustic yet elegant look and it lent itself to beige and purple with hints of turqoise all over.
See my inspiration photos:
Did this happen to you? Or did you intentionally pick all of your wedding colors?
Post # 3
I just wanted soft tones that would match the natural setting of our venue. Our save-the-dates were ecru with brown font and a soft green dandelion. Then our invitations were also ecru with brown font, but this time with a mandarin orange poppy. So, I just used those sorts of colors for the rest of the wedding. The programs were designed accordingly. I dislike matching bridesmaid dresses, so the four women in our wedding party wore dresses that were gold, light brown, soft pink, and soft green. I sent pictures of their dresses, my dress and a googled bouquet that I liked to our florist, and she coordinated the colors accordingly. And then we bought paper lanterns in similar colors too.
Post # 4
We both love Red, so it was going to be red, black, white and gold. But it was hard to find the right shade of red. Often, I find it a tad too dark and solid and harsh on wedding photos.
Then came the invitation. I wanted textured invitations and stumbled upon this beautiful cardstock… in copper! And the rest was history. Copper and gold. Rustic elegance. Done.
Post # 5
Haha, this completely happened to me as well! I was having a devil of a time picking colors and ended up getting a sangria/eggplant-y color bridesmaid dress. I figured I would do a neutral beige and sage green to compliment it. Then I went to my cake tasting…and while we were planning the design of the cake, the cake-lady said “let’s edge the sugar roses in gold…” It was an “a-ha!” moment! Now two months later, sage green is nowhere to be found and gold has taken over!
Post # 6
Me too! Gray (or Grey) starts popping up everywere! Love it!
Post # 7
My Fiance signature color is orange, there was never a doubt what our color would be…different shades of orange popping up everywhere.
Post # 8
@Buboys_Gurl: Those are gorgeous invites. Love them!
Post # 9
@Buboys_Gurl: I love those! Where did you get them?
Post # 10
We had originally decided on purple and beige.. Now we cant decided between coral (Orange/pinks too) or turquoise. (We have also changed from a wedding on my parents dairy farm to a Destination Wedding in Cuba)
Post # 11
Thanks, ladies! I love textures. If I can’t get textured prints, I have to have textured cardstock. And boy, are they ever difficult to find. But eight invitations companies after, I finally found THE ONE.
The main invitation inside is laser-engraved cherry veneer.
I’ll post photos as soon as we mail the first batch out.
Post # 12
@Buboys_Gurl: Can’t wait to see them! I’m starting to collect inspiration for me and SO and I think he’d love those pocketfolds as well.
Post # 13
I initially chose navy and grey.
I loved the look of navy with a very light grey. But when it came time to pick flowers I realized I wanted mostly white flowers but with blush pink mixed in.
Now there’s basically no grey aside from a few touches, and my colors are navy and blush pink. 🙂
Post # 14
Yes! We both knew we wanted cobalt, but were having a hard time choosing a complementary color. We ended up going with yellow, which them led me to adding grey as an accent color. With all the pretty yellow/grey combos on Pinterest, I just couldn’t help myself 🙂
Post # 15
You could use both coral and turquoise! I think they would look amazing together.
Post # 16
When I first got engaged, I drew a lot of inspiration from the changing of the trees, and really wanted a wedding that was mostly green with pops of orange everywhere. It wasn’t until I went to have my invites done that the third obvious color crept in… a dark brown. I’ve never been a fan of brown, but it is really a great addition to my other two colors… I mean, if you’re gonna use trees as inspiration, can’t leave out the most important part (the trunk!)
Also, I practically have to fight with myself to limit the orange. It threatens to take over the whole party ocasionally. It’s such a fun color!!