(Closed) How did you choose?!

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I chose “aubergine” (its a fall purple in case you didn’t know…I didn’t!) and orange. These are NOT my favorite colors (I like them, but I’m more into blues and greens), but we’re getting married outside in the fall and it just made sense. I’m really into them now! Good luck finding your colors!

Post # 4
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

red was my favorite color, and my other colors just went with the fall season – orange, gold, yellow, brown.

Post # 5
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I always knew I wanted a black and white wedding.  I don’t know why… but it’s what I’ve always had in my head!  I just think it’s classic and simple. 

Post # 6
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

our colors are navy blue and gold. navy blue from my parents’ wedding colors and it is very classic to me. Gold is just an accent. Our flowers are hydrangeas: bright blue, light blue, bright green, dark green and bright purple.

Post # 7
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i first thought about the tone and “feel” for the wedding i was going for. I knew i wanted something that was elegant, shabby-chic, romantic and reflected my style in general. Thinking about the time of year the wedding was taking place was part of my thinking, but honestly that doesn’t mean THAT much to me as i think color palettes can transcend “seasonal” cliches. (In my opinion, October wedding..doesn’t have to be oranges, pumpkins, yellows, browns..etc. Christmas doesn’t have to mean green and red )

Looking through blogs and such i found myself gravitating towards images like these:


i’ve always loved loved chocolate brown (one of my fav colors) so i knew i wanted that somehow…. then i love black too (dresses & tuxes)..they speak classic and chic to me. I also LOVE distressed things….. old wood, faded paper..and the like. I’m a designer and if you saw my design style you’d see how much i incorporate weathered objects into my work..so that reflects me for sure. 

So the color palette kind of grew from that.. i also love rusty old pink colors or a robins egg blue… not sure exactly where those will come in.. they may, they may not. Everything will evolve most likely but thats where i’m starting. I have yet made an inspiration board but that will be my next step.


i hope my ramblings help in some way… My advice would be to look at images and see what you like… whether thats color, a pattern, a “feel” and begin there. Don’t worry so much about the word “theme”… it doesn’t have to have one i think. I wouldn’t say i have a “theme” but a “shabby-chicy, elegant, rustic-y, romantic-y” styled wedding . Try to incorporate things you like and try to make them work together in a sensible way 🙂


Post # 8
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We knew we wanted something Japanese, and though my favorite color is purple, that is the one color Fiance did not want. So we started with cherry blossom pink and went from there to the paper store and picked out our other colors (chocolate brown, pool blue/Tiffany blue, and a light tan).

If you need inspiration, check out this book: http://www.amazon.com/Color-Messages-Meanings-PANTONE-Resource/dp/0971401063/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268451929&sr=8-6#reader_0971401063 At the end, it has color combinations organized by mood. I just love looking at it. Happy searching!

Post # 9
342 posts
Helper bee

I always always wanted pink and gold because I think they’re just gorgeous together…but as I started looking at things in those colors I felt more like I was planning an all girls elegant soiree than a wedding (I mean the groom IS there too haha).  So I decided on maroon and gold instead with orange/red/cream etc. fall bouquets

Post # 10
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I honestly have no idea from where I picked my colors.  I just started thinking about what colors I found pleasant and interesting while still looking elegant. This was before we knew what season we’d get married in, so I didn’t take that into account.  It took all of five minutes to decide on my colors and fortunately Fiance liked them as well.  I ended up with lavender, navy, pale blue, and cream, with gold accents.

Post # 11
1106 posts
Bumble bee

I cant decide between the two choices I made for myself yet.. I have always wanted RED as my main color.. but I cant decide between the two of these

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Post # 12
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am still in debate, since I haven’t quite determined what season I want it in yet =/

Post # 13
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My favorite color is Tiffany blue… and I love it paired w/ burgandy. I was planning to toss in some damask or peacock feathers too…

But then that changed when we upgraded our wedding to October, my favorite holiday = Halloween! So, I still want some peacock, which looks great w/ deep purple. And for the halloween? Burnt orange. Its going to be awesome.

Thx to everyone that helped me find inspiration photos!!!


Post # 14
2867 posts
Sugar bee

I have no idea what my colors are yet…blue and yellow? yellow and purple? green and yellow?  I’m getting married during the Easter season but everytime I try to negotiate w/ my Bridesmaid or Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor, and FI; they all disagree..sorry I’m not much help.


Post # 15
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like how clean white and green looks! SO that’s what I went with. I didn’t want to worry about having to match everything.

Post # 16
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our colors were kind of a work in progress. I originally wanted navy and blush pink as the colors, with navy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses but I didn’t find any I liked so I started looking at more taupe-ish shades. Well taupe morphed into ivory which I thought was lovely with pink, and then the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses ended up being more gold in person after we ordered them, so the colors are now gold, ivory, and blush pink. I think it will actually be quite perfect for our formal wedding.

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