Post # 1
Hi Bees, I am so torn on what I want to do for my flowers. I can’t decide if I want to do bright flowers or more muted flower colors (like white and light pink). I love both. I really don’t want bright flowers to take away from my dress as sometimes I see photos and all my eye does is go to the flowers. However, I don’t want my flowers to boring! I’m more worried about color right now rather than flower type, but any suggestions on flower type are appreciated as well! My wedding is going to be mostly black and white (classy) with the cranberry/reddy color as the bridesmaid dresses and hints of that color here and there in the decor. We are getting married in mid-May so it will be springtime (however where I live there might still be snow on the ground!), so bright is appealing, but I also want to stay classy and romantic so muted is also appealing!
Here is my dress (in white):
Here is my bridesmaid dress color, which is ‘deep red’ or, in my words, ‘cranberry’ (NOT in this style … they are short and strapless, I just couldn’t find a photo of the dresses in the right color):
A muted bouquet idea (minus the green/yellowy colours):
Or the bright option (possibly minus the purple or keep the purple?):
Post # 3
Add a poll.
I love bright flowers, so I would go with bright.
Post # 4
I think the bright would be best (: I really love the second bouquet picture you posted!
Post # 5
@Chani: I think a bride holding bright flowers looks beautiful!
think about it this way–do I want to be holding a similar shade of “brightness” as my bridesmaids, or do I want my bouquet to clearly stand out from the bridesmaids by being a completely different colour?
Post # 6
@Chani: oops sorry…double post!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
I love the muted bouquet. It’s just so elegant and classy and it’s different from what a lot of other people have. You could use that bouquet for your bridesmaids to contrast with their dresses.
Then you could have a larger version of the bouquet with a few brighters “accent” flowers so yours is really special and you get the best of both worlds.
Post # 8
I’ve never been a huge fan of the “bright flowers wrapped in a tight ribbon” look, so I’d go with a more muted look that involved more greenery as well as flowers
Post # 10
I love the first bouquet, i.e. muted pink colored flowers. I think it will look so nice and classy with your dress instead of real bright colored flowers which the bridesmaid could have to distinguish themselves from you. That’s only my opinion.
Our colors are practically the same. Mine are black, (i.e. black tablecloths, white napkins and black napkin holders and pink flowers as center pieces, with pink and white candles. My sash is pink and the cover chairs are black with white sashes for Fi and witnesses. Pink in the my bouquet (different shades of light pink and white roses); Fiance will have a white rose boutonniere with a white calla lily and the two witnesses will have white calla lilies for their boutonnieres.
Isn’t this all so exciting! I love it!
Post # 11
@Chani: I realliy like the idea of the brightness of the 2nd and 3rd bouquets!
Here are a couple more that I really think would be really pretty against that red dress….a think the comb of the different shades below would be stunning too!
Post # 12
This is my absolute favorite bouquet! It has the light romantic colors with one or two stems of a cranberry flower. LOVE!!! I think it would look great with your dress and then it would also tie in the bridesmaid dresses.
Post # 13
Both of you, thank you so much, these are gorgeous! Excellent ideas :)!
Post # 14