(Closed) The Search Through the Rainbow of Purples

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Why don’t you just buy the dresses from David’s bridal? Seems like it would save you lots of hassle and Davids Bridal is not super expensive either. If you want a convertible dress to fit a wide array of bridesmaids figures, why don’t you let each one pick out their dress but make them pick out a dress in the lapis color and only give them instructions on the length of the dress? Seems like your stressing yourself out more than you need to..

Post # 4
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

umm the story of my wedding!!!!!! i never thought it would be such an issue, but it was with basically everything! our colors were aubergine/dark purple and peach. if i had to do it over again, i would definitely NOT pick any kind of purple!! and then peach is a whole other stody………here are a few pics. basically it took a lot of back and forth with all the vendors and a lot of tweaking (invitations, flowers etc). i really didn’t want lavender and that was challenging i think.

also, we did use Lapis for the boys tuxes from mens warehouse to match the girls, who wore Amsale aubergine…….

 

Post # 6
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

so which fabric did you go with?  mil or mol?  since you felt them i thought id ask before i order all of the samples…haha  …i might order from them and have my BM dresses made too!!  i also want the convertible dresses .

Post # 7
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5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@andy113:

That looks great!  I never would have thought of purple & peach, but they do look good together.

I agree, purple is an amazingly complicated color.

Post # 9
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5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@andy113:

Ahhhh, vineyard!  I love the look, I can see why your vendors got into it!  Gorgeous pallete to work with.

Post # 13
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42 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes, I too have learned firsthand the difficulties of purple!  I am going for more of a jewel-toned purple, and found David’s Bridal’s colors to not quite be what I was hoping for (pretty, but Regency photographed blue, and Lapis is not “poppy” enough for me).  Actually, the color that ended up with looks similar to your “deep purple” in the third pic down,@upstatebroad.  Now that I’ve found the bridesmaid dress shade I like, I am totally fine with going with a “shades of purple” look, as long as it’s not dripping in lavender.  For whatever reason, when people ask my wedding color and I say purple, they default to lavender.  

Glad to hear I’m not the only one with issues with purple!

Post # 14
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@K_Bride: People always suggest lavender to me too! Can no one imagine a jewel toned wedding? 🙂 I love purple, but it is tricky.

Post # 15
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322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@andy113:  I absolutely love the peach and purple together!  Those are my two favorite colors, but I never had the vision to put the two together.  I’m so glad you posted those.  LOVE them 🙂 

Can you tell me what the purple flowers are in the bouquets?

Post # 16
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@franks.katie: other than orchids and irises, i have no idea!! i just made sure my florist was completely positive that i wanted dark purples and not lavender and she took it from there! (there was quite a bit of  lavender at my sample table, so i nixed that quick).

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