(Closed) The Red Headed Bride… Help with colors!

posted 8 years ago in August 2011
Post # 3
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d say go with a fall pallete in cool tones: deep reds, oranges, yellows, browns.  I’m not feeling too strongly about the blue.  good luck!

Post # 4
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree that pastels may not be the best bet for you or your wedding party.  However, so much looks great with red hair and dark hair looks great with everything.  If you love the idea of royal blue, but think it will be too harsh, you could use a light blue and a medium with it.  This also works great with pinks.  I am using an eggplant color.  However, it is strictly an accent color with silver–I am not using it all over the place.  So, the bridesmaids and some reception accents (placecards, table numbers) are the eggplant.  The groomsmen are in black tuxes with gray cummerbund/tie.

Post # 5
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have red hair and I never let it stop me from any colors! I think you should pick whichever colors you like. 

I also wanted to chime in about blue: I think it goes great with red hair. I get the most positive comments when I wear blues, especially pool and bright light blue colors. I guess every “red” hair coloring is different, but I’m all about blue. As long as it is not too dark, it will be fine with black tuxes. 

If you are worried about things being too punchy, just pick some more subtle main colors and used a brighter color as an accent. So, for example, you could do black, silver and a brighter blue.

Post # 7
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m disappointed you rules out the blue… I think royal blue looks amazing on everyone and transitions well season to season.  I’m also a read-head, so I give you major credit for even dabbling in oranges and reds.  There are so many bad options (to match my coloring) intermixed with a few good ones, so I decided to just avoid the debacle all together.  We’re doing purple and gray.  I’m sure no matter what you decide will be beautiful!

Post # 9
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

A girlfriend of mine has beautiful red hair and her colors were “lemon and lime”. Love the idea for pewter colored bm dresses- and I agree about David’s. I was not impressed with their dress styles at all, but had great luck at Alfred Angelo. Plus they seem to have locations everywhere.

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