(Closed) My puzzle pieces don’t fit together…

posted 8 years ago in Themes
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  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I think I would add a lighter accent color. Have a white/cream bouquet, and have BMs in white/cream. The dress is gorgeous, but your gut just might be right that it’s too dark.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think the dress is beautiful too. And if you love it then its perfect. If you want to keep it dark and beautiful, and still keep it elegant, I would add in another color, such as white or ivory or cream. And add little elements that make it elegant, like pretty candles for centerpieces, or twinkle lights. Things that “brighten” it up without taking away the dark look.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee

    the dress is perfect and if you are in love with it, go for it! but i would suggest making the flowers (yours or BMs) cream in color. Or consider having the tuxes be white or cream…accents will make the dress stand out more.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Definitely touches of ivory!!!

    PS: and don’t feel apologetic for being different! Thinking out of the box is GOOOOOOOD in my book 😉

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    What a beautiful dress!  I think you should definitely stick with the dress and I totally agree with having a light colored boquet and light accents. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Just Googling red and black wedding, here are some images that come up.  I think your vision is definitely doable. You just need some inspiration.  Also remember that just because “your colors” are black and red doesn’t mean you can’t have other neutrals or other colors seep in where they are appropriate.  not every tiny thing has to be those two colors, (that’s when things get too matchy matchy)

    Table, Head

    Reception, Decor

    Cake, Red, Louis palos photographerj

    Flowers, Reception, Red, Simply blooms

    Reception, Red, Decor, Lighting, Got light

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    An accent color would be nice. What about picking up the color of the embroidery from the dress (is it silver/white/gold?).

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I like the idea of adding in ivory or white or silver as an accent color to make the red and black really pop.

    The dress is beautiful and if it’s what you want, then go for it. Red is a good-luck color for weddings in lots of Eastern cultures.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d do cream, gold and red with small black accents so it doesn’t get too dark feeling. I don’t think you can have too much red (I like the warm feeling of it) bbut I think black table cloths etc really make the space feel ominous.

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I love the cake! It goes perfect with your theme/colors, its super cool.

    I really like the dress style. Is the dress color ivory or gold? You mentioned ivory but the picture color looks gold. I think either would go well with the red and black. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Ok here goes. I’m not going to read the other posts, but I do know how to answer your question. The general rule of thumb is when you are incorporating color, it is supposed to be more of splashes, not chunks. And you really should have one base color and maybe two accent colors, which would be the black and the red. Since your dress is red, I would say his tux should be black, and go with either a black or red vest and a black or red tie/bow tie. Where the color could come in is with the centerpieces, the bridesmaids dresses, etc. Since you are in a completely red dress, in order to add, not take away, your bridal party should wear black bridesmaids dresses. It really isn’t too much. Just the look and feel of the place you are getting married should have what you need, and if you need color somewhere, just add in a little. A little goes a long way, it really does.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Love your pick for bridemaids dresses! I think it will look great and really make your dress color pop (plus it’s nice to have the girls in a different color since all the men will be in black).

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