(Closed) How to make bold wedding colors look sophisticated?

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
9939 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

To me, neutrals such as taupe, navy or gray help keep brights looking classy.  The same way in your wardbrobe that you don’t overdo a bright color, but use as an accent – follow this rule for your decor as well.

Post # 4
532 posts
Busy bee

I second what Sunfire said and I would temper those colors with tans or grays. Also, try playing around on websites like theperfectpalette.com to get ideas….


Post # 5
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with PP… Using a color like grey will keep these bright colors classy/sophisticated.  I used purple, blue, and green….I wanted bright and fun so I didn’t add any dark colors to the combo πŸ™‚

Post # 6
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with Sunfire and Ms. Blue – use a lot of neutral colors with your brights.  I wanted vibrant colors for my wedding too and chose scarlet and deep orange.  I made sure to use a lot of white everywhere, and made the things that were red or orange the focus pieces – the bridesmaid dresses (red) and bouquets (orange) and mens vests, my shoes, centerpieces on reception tables (leaving the table cloth and napkins off-white), cake decoration, etc.  I thought it turned out really nice, and had a lot of good feedback.  One other thing I would recommend to you, though, is to make your bouquet bright.  I went with a white bouquet and looking back I think the pictures would have been better if my bouquet had stood out more from my dress.

Post # 8
389 posts
Helper bee

Check out these photos for inspiration.  You can do a bright colored theme without looking cheesy.  In fact, this is the new trend for the coming summer.  I shot these weddings last year and they used a wedding decorator.


Post # 10
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here are tons of pics from my wedding of our decor… It all leans much more towards the “fun” end of the spectrum as compared to “elegant”

Photos courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, http://www.nickdantoniophotography.com

Here you can see some of the ceremony decor (color on the stage, flower petals on the aisle, and ribbon pomanders &tulle lining the aisle), the BMs and GMs colors, and our flowers

Here you can see more of the aisle decor πŸ™‚

Here is our unity table πŸ™‚

Here’s our unity sand set – all filled up πŸ™‚

And we had this cute little parasol for some pics afterwards

Oh and my garter and clutch matched, too!

Here is our sweetheart table decor (there was a grid and pictures on every table, our table had our initials, and a vase for my flowers), you can also see that we have those vases flanking the fireplace – those were also decor at our ceremony, then moved up to the reception… Oh and we used my parents’ toasting glasses with some added color πŸ™‚

Here’s our cake (We also bought a generic cake cutting set for super cheep and put ribbon on them to brighten them up, like with the toasting glasses):

This is essentially what our centerpieces looked like… That flower also held an I Spy page, but a guest had taken it out to ck out the list πŸ™‚  So, we made those ribbon grids for every table… We decorated glass coke bottles with ribbons and buttons – we put a filler in the bottles and used gerber daisies in green, purple, blue, and white πŸ™‚ Some of the decor isn’t quite “perfect” – like the buttons on the frame are slightly messed up… But since I couldn’t be there to set it all up, I knew that I just had to be okay with how it all turned out πŸ™‚

The pictures are our table number pictures from our engagement shoot πŸ™‚

We had a photobooth… We bought a sheet as the background for it, obviously in our colors too πŸ™‚ (this photo courtesy of Carlson’s Studio, http://www.carlsonsstudio.com )

We had some tables outside on the balcony – We used some leftover vases from our centerpieces (we intentionally made some extras)…and some green rock things (like what some people put in vases) And we made some thank you signs for thank you notes πŸ™‚


Post # 11
1476 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Those colors would look great with gold. I would do gold tablecloths with lots of candle light and rose petals at the base of arrangements.

@LiseRamosMorales Yes! Exactly this.

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