Post # 1
How did you decide?
I have loved the color blue all of my life, and knew that I’d want some shade of blue bridesmaid dresses in my wedding – depending on the season. Well, we’re meeting with the reception venue today and hoping to get a date set with them for this Fall. Yay!
In my mind, I have visioned blue, pink and orange as a good color combination. The only problem is that I am not finding a lot of examples for this color scheme which makes me wonder if people even do it, or if that even goes. A darker blue would be ideal, but now I’m not sure what to do with accents. Orange is typical fall, but don’t want to get a “too fall theme”. Would pink still be an option? Or a coral? I’ve seen a lot of navys for Fall, but am not crazy on using that color unless it was necessary.
I’m starting some searches for bridesmaid dresses next weekend when I visit my sister, so having a good base on what colors I want (and maybring samples of fake flowers with) will be a good start. Such a decision!
Post # 2
Kacie209: Your colors sound like they would go well together. Pink looks delicious, and coral looks sexy. IMO. I think the season dictates the availability of certain colors, but I didn’t take the season into consideration when choosing my wedding colors. Maybe, I’m in the minority on this, but after choosing my dress, I allowed it to dictate the colors I felt would best compliment it. So, regardless of what the season will be outside, my wedding will have its own theme/season going on inside.
Post # 3
My sister used cobalt, peach and pink in her June wedding and it was really pretty!
I think the color scheme would work in the fall as well. If you think it is too much maybe use pastel shades of the colors? Add in grays for a more “fall” look. You’ll figure it out and it will be fabulous no matter what 🙂
Post # 4
Our colors are dark purple and bright yellow for a July wedding. The yellow is definitely summery, but the purple maybe not so much. We didn’t take the season into consideration at all- you only get to pick colors for your wedding once! My fiance picked yellow first because it reminds him of me and it is a color I love. I picked the dark purple to go with it because I love how it looks with yellow, and one of my favorite colors (the color of my alma mater). Also, the dark purple is more of a wearable color for bridesmaids (especially since mine all have light coloring), and we loved yellow flowers when looking at them!! I would start by thinking about what color bm dress you might like as that is going to be one of the most prominent colors of the wedding. From there you can play around with paint samples to see what color you like to go with it. If you really can’t decide, see what kind of flowers you like and your florist probably will have suggestions
Post # 5
I’m using cobalt/royal blue for an April wedding 🙂 Blue and orange are actually complimentary colors, so they should look great together.
Post # 6
Blue, pink, and orange look incredible together! I was inspired by a pair of shoes and this bouquet:
Post # 7
…and these were the inspiration shoes. Everything (including the dress) had to work around these shoes. lol
Post # 8
Originally I was going to go with blue because that’s FI and I’s favourite colour, however we ultimately decided on red because the most delicious candies are red (we’re having a candy bar) and my bridesmaids all look good in red.
Post # 9
I am having a peacock coloured (not themed!) fall wedding!
I think that your colours would look beautiful together, but I would suggest maybe going for a copper/bronze tone instead of orange! I think that would look stunning with the blue and pink!
Post # 10
I think as long as you don’t do all bright colors you can make it work. My SIL did cobalt, bright orange and bright pink and it honestly looked like a clown show.
Making at least one of the three colors either a pastel or neutral will probably make it less garish. But it is all a matter of opinion and you should do what you really want.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
You can check out color pallettes using your preferred shade of blue on Perfect Pallette. They may have one that resembles what you are thinking of so you can get a better sense of whether it “works” or not for you. Another way to do it is to visit the paint section of your favorite hardware store. Mix and match paint swatches to figure out what looks pleasing to you. Good luck!
Post # 12
Thanks for the ideas, everyone! I was thinking of having the bluie stand out, but then do a sublte pink and orange/coral so that it wasn’t so in your face with color. Some dress colors that I’ve seen were Horizon, which is a darker blue but not navy. The dresses will be chiffon, which I think also makes them softer than going the satin route.
shesheb: That bouquet is grogeous, I love the light orange and pink colors in it.
Post # 13
I used orange and lightish blue (it was almost dull baby blue) for my august wedding. I didn’t really choose my colours, they ended up being set by certain things we wanted. I wanted my bouquet to have orange tiger lilies, and DH was wearing a kilt with that particular shade of blue, so we tried to match everything to one of those.
Post # 14
I chose all neautrals because i was going for a classic look. Whites, creams and ivories. I find that colors, or mix of color can look dated in years to come. Not dissing anyones choices, just preferable choice. So i did little pops of color with shoes 🙂