(Closed) Ugh! Why are you telling me this now….(rant)

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
2743 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I think red and purple can go together wonderfully if done right. We’re doing winter Jewels/Beauty and the Beast. Our colors will be Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, and Ivory. The women will have deep purple dresses the flowers red, purple, and ivory wrapped in green. The men will wear green ties and vests, their boutineres will be red and purple. So it can be done if its done subtly.

Post # 4
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Purple is very much a tuscan/italian color so I too think it will look fine.

Darling Husband did something similar.  My colors were light peach, ivory and lavender (based on the bridesmaid dresses; we didn’t have a theme).  After everything was picked out he told me how much he hates peach.  Too late!

Everything turned out fine and not once did he complain about the colors 🙂

Post # 5
2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@thisorderistall: Pull from your own theme and you’ll be fine. Google “Tuscan landscape” and more times than not you’ll find some purple in there among the red, ivory and green. I think you can manage it with either a deep aubergine or lavender, and using ivory to balance against the red. Plus, you’ll have some greenery to break it up. Use the aubergine or lavender sparingly in the ties for the groom and groomsmen as he suggested, and elsewhere just as little, little touches in your decor. I’m sure if you keep it to a minimum you can make your Fiance happy, stick to your Tuscan theme, and still be faaaaaar from the red hat ladies.


Post # 7
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think a wine purple color will look great with red and ivory. Very Tuscan.  Plus, your Fiance and his mother are poeple and not decor.  they do not have to match the tablecloths or flowrers or anything else you have going on.

Post # 8
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are doing purple and grey with some red accents. Mostly the flowers, but I think as long as you go with the right shades it looks nice (and not red hat ladies).

This is one of my inspiration pictures, but I’ll have less of the lighter purple in there.

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