(Closed) Help, Bees! I'm having a flower dilemma and I need advice!

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
46641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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.

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