Post # 1
So I’ve been planning my wedding for a while now and am pretty committed to my colors. I’m doing a blush color with accents of gold/champagne and mint green…plus lots of pearls. I don’t know how I missed this, but my colors don’t match the church AT ALL. haha. That’s totally me to overlook something like that. The church we are getting married at is gorgeous, but very red. I’m thinking that it will be fine, but I’m afraid it’s going to clash like whoa. I haven’t picked out bridesmaid dresses, but I have many decorations planned out and bought already. You can see my amazing photoshop skills below of what it will look like. I know you’re jealous of my paint skills. As you can see on the bottom of the picture the red carpet goes throughout the church so covering it would be quite a job. I think I’m okay with it but I need some honest opinions from other people. Thanks! There are some other pictures here if you want to see what the church looks like: https://www.google.com/search?q=hopedale+unitarian+church&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=wr&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=WfmWUNj5A8an0AHEy4HgDg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1252&bih=565
Post # 3
hmmm… I think the old stones outside the church are amazing and your blush dresses with mint accents would look great outside on the grass but with the red carpet and the dark wood, I’m not a fan of them on the inside.
I LOVE champagne as a bridesmaid dress and then you could do blush flowers if you wanted to keep the tone involved but for me, I would go champagne and white flowers.
The champagne on the girls and maybe the ties of the guys would look timeless and elegant in this church setting and I’m not sure about your other decor you have planned for the church but I would minimize the blush/mint in the church and save them more for the reception space.
…I might be parital because gold/champagne was one of my colors in my wedding but SERIOUSLY its an amazingly elegant color that I feel looks amazing for weddings.
Post # 4
OMG!!! I have the same exact problem… The church is super red and my colors are coral and chocolate brown! I just realized this and I’m so afraid it will clash, I dont want an outdoors wedding, and I really dont have a backup venue. I would love some suggestions.
Post # 5
I say ignore the color of the carpet and have the color palette you love.
If you are concerned about a color clash in your pics, use an aisle runner.
Post # 6
Blush and mint wouldn’t be the colors that I’d choose for a red carpet. But here are some other thoughts:
The vast majority of the pictures of our actual ceremony are pretty tight on me and my husband. We’ve got bridesmaids and groomspeople in the background, but the ceremony shots are overwhelmingly us. A white/ivory gown and a dark suit shouldn’t clash with the red carpet too much.
If you want the majority of your group shots to be inside, across the front of the church, I MIGHT consider a gold or a champagne dress OR an aisle runner, as PP said. However, if you plan to do group shots outside instead of or in addition to the inside ones, I think the blush would be just fine.
You could also ask your photographer if he/she thinks it’ll be an issue. The nice thing is that the blush looks great with the ivory/brown on the walls! I could see picture arrangements that put as much space between the pink and the red as possible.
To be completely honest — the most important thing to me was that the dress color looked good on my bridesmaids and on me (since they were near me all of the time!). If you love blush and everyone else looks good in it, I think the aisle runner will be a minor thing.