Post # 1
I am having an enchanted forest themed wedding next March. I had settled on a color palette of brown and green (for the woodsy part) along with jewel tones, specifically purple, magenta and dark teal. I have three bridemaids, so the three jewel tones I mentioned were going to be their dress colors (one in each color). I did a mock up of a centerpiece using fake flowers as stand-ins for the real ones (pictured below). I really like how it came out, though it is a work in progress. The green flowers in the pic will be replaced with succulents. The pic of the bouquet below will be used as inspiration when creating my bouquet and the succulents in that pic are what I picture using in the centerpieces as well, or something similar.
My question is…is it okay to have one of my bridesmaids in dark teal if I’m not using that color anywhere else? I don’t think I want to use that color in my centerpieces. So I tried out a teal napkin, but I did not like how it looked without any teal in the centerpiece. The succulents could bring in a hint of teal,but not the dark color I planned on for the dress.
If you don’t think it’s okay for one bridesmaid to wear a color that is nowhere else in the wedding, I could either find other places besides the tables to bring in the dark teal or I could change up my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress colors. Maybe I could have teal table cloths on the dessert table and guestbook table? (We’re probably going with brown pintuck tablecloths on the guest tables.) Or if I change the dress colors, maybe bring in the brown and/or green or use multiple shades of purple with the magenta? What do you think? Your feedback will be MUCH appreciated!
Post # 3
What about a teal overlay on the tables? You have a lot of brown going on in the centerpieces. A brown tablecloth with a teal overlay might look nice and give a “forest floor” feel to the tables.
Post # 4
@Mrs2B000: i dont think its totally necessary, but tying it in somewhere else would add some cohesion.
ps that bouquet is TO DIE FOR. love.
Post # 5
I love your theme and colours! I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary but some teal would look nice elsewhere. I like your idea of having the dessert table cloth be teal. That would look nice. I definitely think it will look lovely either way 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
I love the bouquet and center piece photos!
I tend to think of these things as a work of art, when painting it’s important to make sure that if you a using a colour then you should “reflect” that colour in other parts of the painting. It makes for a more connected and harmonious look, especially if this colour stands out from the ones around it (purple and magenta are more similar to each other than the teal).
Ultimately it’s your day and you can see what it all looks like so you will know better than I how the colours are working together 🙂 I’d advise trying to work some teal into the other parts of the decor (teal candles or a table runner perhaps alongside the teal napkins?) but if you feel it looks right then I doubt anybody would think about it ^^
Best of luck x
Post # 7
You could also add some teal filler flowers.
Post # 8
Thanks guys for the great suggestions.
@Anise: I think a teal overlay would look pretty with a brown tablecloth, but my fiance didn’t like the idea of having such a large element in a bright color. He wanted the neutrals to be the base and the brighter colors to be the accents.
@julies1949: When I thought before about adding teal to the flowers, I only imagined those dyed flowers that have an unnatural look, which I did not like. Teal filler may be just the solution. I will have to find some and try it in the mock-up. I have a poor imagination; I really need to see it in front of me. But I could do that in addition to the teal tablecloths on the dessert table, etc. Do you know what the specific filler in that pic is?
Post # 9
@Mrs2B000: MaidMarian mentioned using a teal table runner. That would accomplish the color contrast between the centerpiece and the table, yet keep teal as more of an accent color. It sounds like the only thing you can really do is try a mock up and see what you both think. You could also have lighted accents with teal filters that would bring the color in, not necessarily on the tables.
I assume you have your venue picked out? I just ask because visualizing the space your reception is in can help with some of these smaller details.
Post # 10
I love the teal filler a PP shared! Or what about switching out the candle votives for deep teal ones?
Post # 11
@Mrs2B000: It is Caspia from Save-on-Crafts.