(Closed) Wedding colors dilemma

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Are you using lavender, which has more of a blue undertone? I’m leaning more towards lilac, which has more pink in it… hope this helps!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you’re not pleased with the color that you “thought” you wanted, I say move on to more appealing options. At this stage in the game, you have to be really open to different ideas, consider them all, then settle on one. I know that I couldn’t plan a thing until I was set on my colors, but that’s just how I am. If you fell in love with Mrs. Hot Wings’ colors, and know you won’t change your mind again, pick those or something similar. Even the fact that you’re considering others means you aren’t happy with your original purple thought.

My favorite color in the world is lime green. It was my first instict for our wedding, but I didn’t want it to look overwhelming, I didn’t know what to pair it with, it really didn’t go with our beach theme, etc… So I found another scheme that worked and that I loved, but was sad to let the green go! We decided on raspberry pink, cobalt blue, and champagne/sand…. nothing remotely close to green! Just find something that works for you, and if you love it, decide on it and go!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I knew I wanted purples, too! Here’s how my “purples” turned out. I liked how the colors turned out except for the cake. That looked blue and is not the color I asked for!  Everything else I liked, though. Which purples do you like? I used lavendar and dark purples, mainly.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i’ll tell ya – there are about a million different variations of purple! if it’s photographing blue, it’s because of the undertones. i would suggest you look for purples with more of a red undertone. that would play nicely with the yellow, kind of like this:

Post # 7
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Worker bee

What’s mrs. hot wings’ colors?

I’m also using purple, but with a light shade (lavender) and darker richer shade (eggplant) and possibly green as my contrast color (haven’t decided for sure yet though).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

davids bridal has a purple called “lapis” that is so dark, its almost navy blue. its my color and i absolutely adore it. check it out! its darker in real life than it is online! I’m also doing lime green as an accent color and it all looks great together!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

One thing I quickly realized as I planned was that what I always thought I knew I wanted, wasn’t necessarily what I really wanted when it came down to it. For one thing, I had never really thought much about it, just made some base assumptions, and when I started seeing all the inspiration out there, I fell in love with totally new things that I never would have thought of before.

If I were you, I’d go with the blue, with pops of yellow AND purple – still having your purple, just not as the primary tone, and getting to use the colors/inspiration you’ve fallen in love with!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

If someone seriously told you two accent colors (3 colors total) would make for too many colors, they’re off their rocker – we had like five different colors in our wedding! Two shades of blue, orange, yellow and bright pink, and everyone loved it!

I think if you pick the right shades of blue and purple, they can definitely go together.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Here is a wedding that I went to that was purple, and I think the flowers look very purlple in the pics.

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Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Jenn23: I LOVE your bouquet! It’s beautiful!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Eggplant Purple always shows up! So if you want purple, that is what I would recommed! Plus Eggplant and Yellow..Perfect combo!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I second what

@octgirl: said – pick a good strong deep purple and you should be fine. Although the Wing wedding did look v pretty!

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