Post # 1
My colors are Navy, white & a few touches of chocolate brown. My bouquet is going to be white, but I’m worried about our reception centerpieces.
I want to stay within my colors, but I worry that my centerpieces won’t “pop” if I use all white flowers. We’re doing tall centerpieces & some short ones… a la Mrs. Jasmine.
Post # 3
A really pretty and budget-friendly way to incorporate brown into your centerpieces, especially tall ones is to use Pussy-Willow branches or Manzanita (sp?) in tall vases. You can even dress it up by adding crystals or white orchid blossoms to the branches. The bottoms of the vases could be filled with navy glass beads/dragon’s tears or you could decorate the tables with blue/white candles. I’m not a flower expert, but there’s an idea for not-so-floral centerpieces. Good luck!
Post # 4
is most of your decor navy or white? The way I imagine this is to have mostly navy decor with pops of white. I would do all white centerpieces, navy linens and maybe napkins that are either white or nvy with a bold white patterns. I think it would look really pretty. good luck. trying googling navy and white weddings or color palettes for inspiration.
edit to add: I would also swap the brown for more of a bronze as the neutral to give it some depth.
Post # 5
I agree with Meowkers. Don’t do red whatever you pick because it will come off as a Red, White and Blue wedding. Unless you want a USA feel then go for it.
I also like the idea of adding the accent color with a shine to it.
Post # 6
@vintage2010: I definitely don’t want a red, white & blue wedding… I’m Canadian! lol
@meowkers: You’re right… I am using a lot of navy, with touches of white. “
@Mrs.Dee: Thanks for the tip, I would love to incorporate branches into our reception (I’m thinking a wish tree), but I’m afraid the tall centerpieces + branches would be too tall!!
Post # 7
With mostly navy being used, I don’t think that the all white flowers will be too bland. And you can always use some greenery in there to provide a “break-up” for the white, if you feel that it’s too much still…
Post # 8
how about using yellow? maybe a mustard yellow with the navy blue may be a nice combo…
Post # 9
You could just stick with white, or get some navy died flowers. Unless you’re going for branches (which you said you didn’t want) I would stay away from brown in the centrepieces. If you really want some colour, greenery would be good. Or pink goes well with both brown and navy, maybe like a really dark pink? Good luck!
Post # 10
I think all white centerpieces actually look very classic and elegant. You see them on Style Me Pretty a lot and they look gorgeous! I would just have a little greenery in them for a fresh look, but white against navy will look great! I wouldn’t try to throw in any other colors.
Post # 11
Oops, I meant dyed! Haha, I don’t think any flowers that “died” would look very good 😉
Post # 12
I’d suggest lime green or an intense hot pink to liven up the color scheme a bit. Either color would liven up the color scheme a bit. The pink would add some feminity, whereas the lime green would add a bit more of a modern feel.
Post # 13
Our primary color was navy with leaf green and ivory as accents. Our centerpieces were greens and creamy whites and it looked great together. We went with low centerpieces though as I wanted guests to be able to see one another at the round tables. We did a low vintage style surrounded by 3 to 4 smaller ones that worked really well. Our florist even added some succulents which looked amazing! I think you are totally okay with going all white and/or adding an accent color like Pollen Floral suggested.
Post # 14
My colours are a dark royal blue and white so I will show you some of the flowers in my ‘scrapbook".
Blue roses- these are died or sprayed. However they can tend to bleed and the roses don’t last as well.
Irises- the blue and white iris is called mariposa skies- I’m having some of these in my bridal boquet. There are others that look very similar however.
Gentia- The light blue bouquet with the white roses contains gentia buds- I am having this bouquet for my attendants and in vases on the tables.
Blue orchids- blue orchids are also dyed but tend to last better than the roses.
There are lots of blue flowers if you spend the time looking for them.
Purples can be mixed with the blues, bright green flowers would also look nice and fresh.
Also I am doing blue table cloths as there is going to be a lot of white on the tables perhaps you could do this to and use the white flowers.
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Post # 15
If you wanted to incorporate some brown into your flowers you could always add some chocolate cosmos either to the blue or the white to make them pop more. Here are some pictures I found in your colors:
You could also add some dried fiddlehead ferns to add brown touches or if you wanted something completely different dried lotus pods look lovely and are unique. Here is an image showing how they can break up all the white:
Hope that helps
Post # 16
I think all white flowers look really classic.
I have a similar color palette–navy, white, gray and moss green. I’m thinking about navy or gray linens with a low centerpiece of white flowers in glass vases. I think the white flowers will really pop against the dark table cloths. Another way to incorporate accent colors is to use ribbon on the vase or place cards. You could also incorporate other colors by using different colored napkins, or even dark brown chavari chairs.
I’d love to see your pictures once you make a decision! Good luck!