Post # 1
I just joined the Hive in hopes of getting some feedback. I recently got engaged on November 16th, and we set a date for this coming July! …which means I’ve had to get right to planning/booking/stressing/etc.
I picked out some colors right away. (I work at a tux shop, so I had the opportunity to play around with an array of pocket squares.) The problem is, I always second-guess my decisions, and, quite frankly, want a little feedback.
I love deep, classic reds. This I know. With it being a summer wedding, however, I don’t want my wedding to look too dark. That is why I decided to go for a “summery sunset” color palette. I fell in love with it right away. The more I looked around, though, I did not see ANY palettes that were similar. This made me worry. Help me: Is my palette ugly??
(To clarify: The deepest red (sort of a cranberry) will be the color of my bridesmaids dresses. Persimmon is the secondary, and peach will just be a slight accent.)
LOVE THESE DRESSES!
Post # 3
Your pallette sounds beautiful, but might look a little harsh if done in large quantities or without more mellow accent colors. If you are doing reds and peach as dresses, flowers, and paper, you’re fine, but table cloths in red would be a bit overpowering.
Have you thought about adding some yellows to strengthen the sunset pallette or adding some soft gray or cream to mellow out the reds?
Post # 4
@onasoccer151: I like red too. I had red for a June wedding and like you was conscious of it being heavy so teamed it with aqua and made aqua the dominant colour. I like the three colours you posted. How many BM’s you having? If you’re having more than three you can have the variants between the three shades you posted.
Post # 5
I definitely do not want to go overboard with color, since I know red is so strong. The guys will be wearing classic black tie with the only color being in their pocket squares. I thought about possibly trying the idea where each bridesmaid would have a different color (I have 6), but then my mind went immediately to how much 2 of them would hate me for making them wear peach. “I look like I’m in the ’80s!” You get the picture.
When it comes to style, I would consider myself classic and simple, where less is always more. Like I said, I want the majority of the wedding color to be the deeper red (in places like flowers, dresses, invites…Definitely no red table cloths. 🙂 ), but I thought I might need a couple accents to brighten it up for the summer??? Let me know what you think!
You guys are so helpful!
P.S. This picture is the reason why I fell in love with red….
Post # 6
I think that those colors are gorgeous! As long as the colors are in the same range you are fine.
Post # 7
@onasoccer151: those dresses you posted are beautiful 🙂 I think mixing peach tones into the flowers and paper would be enough to tone down the bold classic red
Post # 8
I like it! here’s a thought… use the coral more heavily with flowers and decor, and ditch the black… that’s what makes it seem too wintery/formal IMO. What about using gray for the guys’ suits to soften it?
I feel your pain- I started with all winter colors for a summer wedding too 🙂
Post # 9
My colors are black, red but want more of deep red too and white. So don’t feel that you have to change your colors. My wedding is in June 2015.