Post # 1
Our June wedding is going to be in my parents’ back yard. It’s a beautiful setting with lots of red shrub roses that will be in full bloom by our wedding day. Most blooms will have faded by the sun to pink, so pink clearly has to be one of my wedding colors, but what shade of pink? I’m not crazy about pink, but it would be silly to waste the setting. So I’m thinking of using a grapefruit pink as one of my colors. The roses, however, will be more of a hot-pink to crimson pink with some of them still red. Am I okay to pick grapefruit pink as one of my wedding color, paired with yellow, and have a deeper pink as a secondary color to tie in with the roses? I’m afraid it won’t all come together and it will clash. Am I worrying about nothing? And if I’m okay, what color should the BM’s be? Grapefruit pink with bouquets of yellow and deeper pink? Yellow dresses with all shades of pink as bouquets? I keep going round and round with this. Help me, Bees!
Post # 3
You can pick any color you like. All colors go together in a garden. Have you ever looked out at a garden and said ” Wow! Those flowers don’t go together ?
Post # 4
@julies1949: I agree with that! I think no matter what colors you do it’ll all go together, because again, it is a garden! Since its summer just think of whatever pretty colors you would like to use. Even if you chose purple it would still go with the roses. But I think if you like grapefruit pink then definitely do that. Even if the pinks aren’t the exact same shade, it’ll go. =)
Post # 5
You don’t sound crazy about pink or like the grapefruit pink solution is really going to allow you to relax. So in my opinion, the safest thing to do (since you can’t control the rose color variation situation) is go with another dominant color scheme that will look good with any shade of pink or red the roses end up being. For me, that would be a shade of blue — maybe navy or royal blue, since those look great with reds OR pinks. You could bring in a yellow neutral (anywhere from bright yellow to a champagne or beige) as your second color — again, all of those would be great with reds or pinks. Your bouquets and boutonnieres could bring in yellows, reds, and/or pinks to coordinate with the shrub roses.
In short, unless you are really set on the pink as your main color (in which case, go for it!), I would pick a color scheme that allows you to incorporate the pink/red in as pops of color. That way everything will come together no matter what the roses decide to do — they will match and coordinate in their own way, and you will neither have “wasted them” or allowed them to dictate your color scheme!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
A good rule of thumb is to use the complementary color and an analogous color (the opposite and a similar color). Greens go beautifully with pinks and you could compliment with a magenta/ fuschia OR a lighter pink. You can’t go wrong.
Post # 7
@lealorali: God that is pretty. so so so pretty.
to the OP: why not go a bright red-pink? especially since you don’t seem to be digging the pinky colors… or maybe a sunshine yellow that you could play off of all the other colors in the garden…
ahh a garden wedding, I am so envious!! good luck!!
Post # 8
My florist has paired green with the pink in my bridesmaids’ bouquets. I do think you can mix the other color pink with the grapefruit pink if you like that. I dont think it would look bad.