Post # 1
I keep flip flopping between colours for our wedding this July. I need to COMMIT soon so I can start seriously planning!
I’m hoping to set an eloquent / romantic tone at our wedding. I want champagne/ gold accents for sure, but I’m having a hard time picking the main colour.
I had originally chosen coral… But now I’m not sure if coral sets that “romantic / eloquent” vibe. Also, the coral that the dress I was thinking of going with isn’t quite what I was picturing.
We’ve been searching for BM dresses for a couple months now, and I really like Dessy Style 2882 (http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/2882/#.VEb1c-dN0Wk). The problem is, their coral, (“Ginger”) is a bit too peach for what I’m envisioning. Also I’m a bit weary of this coral not flattering my bridesmaids’ skin tones. I thought of replacing “Ginger” with a dark/warm purple, like Dessy’s “African Violet” because, I thought purple might more eloquent and flattering. However, my fiancé mentioned purple might be too dark for a summer wedding.
So, NOW I’m thinking of light pink/lavender/ivory/champagne for our colours. I think these colours are a bit more eloquent than coral, and they would still have that soft vibe, unlike purple. I don’t know how flattering these colours will be, I still have to see the swatches of their lighter colours. I was thinking of Rose, Suede Rose or Carnation, or a mix of those.
I created an “inspiration board” to get all my ideas in one place. I think I like it! But I’m finding it hard to commit to one idea.
How did you pick colours? Did you flip around with different ideas? Do you have any regrets?
Post # 2
Have you seen these Dessy colors in person? I found that the colors in person look a lot different online.
The color I thought I would definitely choose was an immediate “no!” for me.
Here is my Dessy bridesmaid dress (next to my dress!) in Rose
Post # 3
I have a swatch of some colors you mentioned too if that helps you. It’s next to my gown, which is an ivory over blush gown
Post # 4
lalexa01: Do you mean “elegant”? Because I’m not really sure how “eloquent” translates to a wedding theme.
For me, the biggest and most important consideration concerning colors is not to pidgeonhole myself into using only two or three colors. (We are also hoping to do a very romantic wedding.) Typically, when I see only two or three colors used throughout a wedding, it usually looks a little more blunt than a variety of colors. For example, just because you stick to….say….champagne and lavendar does not mean that EVERYTHING has to be champagne and lavendar and that every bit of champagne and lavendar in your wedding has to be the exact same hue. Think more along the lines of a spectrum, like the colors at the bottom of your inspiration board (which I think are lovely, by the way.)
I think when people get hung up on making sure everything matches perfectly, it gets to monochromatic.
In the above picture, there is lovely variation in the pinks/lavender/ivory/champagnes which looks more elegant, IMHO.
I think your colors look great for July and just remember that not everything has to match so perfectly….some variation can be very elegant, sophisticated, and pretty!
Post # 5
I would recommend either a dusty pink or taupe color for the main shade, I work at a boutique and seen brides do both with champagne and gold it was super soft and romantic.
Bill Levkoff has a beautiful dusty pink color called Rosepetal
Also Jasmine Bridal has a Madelyn Silky Chiffon that has beautiful shades of muted taupe/blush colors. One of my brides had a champagne allure gown, the guys were in grey, and she did taupe for the bm. It was a gorgeous romantic palette. (The photo below is their ‘Sandalwood’ color, they have a similar color called ‘Lotus Root’
Post # 6
cls9q Thanks so much for posting that, as “Rose” is one of the colours I’m thinking of!
I had been to the store before, but I guess i forgot what they looked like because I got used to viewing the colours show online. I went back to the store this past weekend and it was very different from what I thought it was going to be. I was envisioning a much softer colour for the Ginger, and now I’m thinking it’s too bright for the vibe we’re going for. That’s why I’m doubting my original plan. I thought the African Violet was pretty close to what I’d imagined though. I just think it’s a bit too dark for me.
Here’s a pic for anyone who might be interested in those 2 colours! Neither of these are the dress I’m looking for, but it’s nice to see full dresses in the colours I was thinking about.
Post # 7
lalexa01: First off- what do you mean by eloquent? That is a word usually meaning fluent or persuasive in speech or writing. Do you mean elegant?
There are websites that can help with color palettes.
http://www.theperfectpalette.com- you can click on one of the colors you know you want to use and see what palettes they have developed.
http://www.design-seeds.com click on palette search, then you can search by theme or work with their color value tool. Play around till you get a color you like, then click on Go Get It
another site will generate a palette from a pic you upload
Post # 8
crackktheskyy / julies1949 yes! it’s supposed to say elegant but it kept autocorrecting and I couldn’t edit it after I posted.
llussier – thanks i will check out those designers!
cls9q – that clour chart is very helpful! thanks!
Post # 9
lalexa01: Hey! I’m getting married July 2015 too and had this same issue! First I wanted this peach and green color scheme. But after looking at more pictures for inspiration, I started thinking that I’d look back on these in a few years thinking “WOW! I really like those colors then!”
We’re having one of those rustic-but-romantic type weddings, with a blush, green and gold color scheme. Shades of light pinks and greens, and then ivory, white and gold accepts. The outdoor ceremony space had a lot of greenery and a wooden arbor. Inside reception area has a lot of wood and I figured something lighter would brighten it up and give more contrast. Plus these colors are easier not to have to match exactly, I can use a lot of different shades.
Original plan of peach and green:
And this kind of shows what I’m going for.. you have all those soft shades of green and pinks and whites. We plan on using some wood boxes like that in our centerpieces also.
And we’re thinking of blush for the bridesmaids dresses. I really like this Sorella Vita convertible dress… MOH is going to check the color this week
Post # 10
I’m glad I am not the only one switching colors left and right! I too am having a hard time committing to a set of colors. I know for sure that i want to incorporate rose gold but I can’t decide if i want to do different shades of magentas and pinks with it or just blush pink . I am leaning more towards the different shades of pinks with the rose gold
Post # 11
jrae05: Wow! I LOVE those different shades of pink!! Even though they’re very bright, it still looks very romantic.. maybe i should consider that too.. Oh no, I’m flip flopping again!
Do you happen to have the source where you found that pic? (like is there a collection of pictures) or was it just a random pinterest picture? Thanks!
Post # 12
lalexa01: Are you set on a Dessy? David’s Bridal has similar style long, chiffon gowns and several shades of pink/coral/peach. I’d look there!
Post # 13
I really like the lavendar and soft purples!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
Dont have advice… just wanted to say… me too! Im all over the place with colors…smh
Post # 15
lalexa01: lmao!! go for it! Yes, its kinda bright but at the same time, warm and romantic. I think I am finally done switching lol. These are pictures I grabbed from pinterest. You should type in “shades of pink wedding ” or stuff like that. Thats how i came up with my combination.