Post # 1
We are still a way off from our wedding, but I can’t stop thinking about colour schemes. The reason it’s on my mind is because prior to booking our venue (and even prior to getting engaged) I was always set on navy bridesmaids, but now we have a venue, that isn’t what we want anymore! So we have gone from being dead certain, to having no idea.
Our venue is a tropical conservatory and our wedding in the winter. I don’t really have any strong feelings about seasonal colour schemes, so I don’t want it to look wintry – that wouldn’t work in a tropical conservatory anyway! So it’s very lush and green, but the building itself is concrete and grey with harsh lines and an industrial vibe. It’s actually considered quite an ugly building in London, but I’m obsessed with the Brutalist architecture of it.
So, we think we want a very bright colour to contrast against the grey and to jump out against the green. Possibly a purplish magenta? But I just do not know. I don’t want the bridesmaids to blend in with anything, and actually I would be open minded about having them in a colour that incorporated a pattern or print. We are both not afraid of colour, neither of us are into neutrals. We’re not really pastel people!
What colour do you think? Here’s a pic that shows what the venue is like:
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
I attended a wedding last October that was hosted in a Greenhouse, so it had a similar look with all the greenery. The Bridesmaids wore a wine/burgundy colour. It was lovely! However I think something brighter might be in order, perhaps a yellow or orange? Or for some reason my mind is thinking of a soft lavender purple of some sort!
Post # 3
I love the idea of yellow or orange! I just worry because I have a big group of bridesmaids with a variety of skin tones and I’m not sure everyone would be grateful if I told them they are wearing yellow 😂 I do keep coming back to purple too though!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
Maybe you could consider doing shades of different colours for the different girls? Might be a fun option if you want ti include both orange and yellow and then you can do pastels and brights depending on what each girl prefers! I bet it would turn out beautiful! 🙂
I love the idea of the bright colours with the greenery in the back, I think it would be a stunning contrast!
Post # 5
I second the burgundy color. Azazi has a really lush Raspberry color that would look great as well. Why don’t you buy a couple swatches you like and bring them to your venue?
Post # 6
It might be easier for their skintones for them to wear coral, rather than orange or yellow.
Post # 7
I think magenta or a bright purple would look amazing and suits most skin colors. It’s also a great color for any season.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2016 - Bell Tower on 34th
I totally agree with a lighter color against the dark beautiful landscaping. Maybe a lighter shade of purple?
We had our wedding at a Italian villa style venue (wish it had been an actual Italian villa lol!) and I chose a deep grape color for my girls. It was absolutely gorgeous. My wedding colors were leafy greens, gold, and hits of deep grape. I figured a “wine” theme would go well with my venue! See below pics! ETA: My bridesmaids were all different shapes and skin tones varrying from beautifully tanned Hispanic to a fair skinned red haired beauty (my hubs twin sister).
Post # 10
- Wedding: Washington, D.C.
Orange was my first thought too.
Post # 11
Let them choose a shade in the range that suits them? I have always perferred this way of dressing bridesmaids. They choose the style that looks best on their shape and the colour range that suits their skin tones and still look fantastic together.
Not my wedding. Just an example of orange/ yellow.
Post # 12
Burgundy was my first thought as well. I’ve seen a lot of weddings with heavy greenery and burngundy accents that look really nice.
Post # 13
I really like terracota as its bright enough, but not obnoxious. As it is a toned down bright color. It can be formal as well.
I also thought of a magenta. It is a great color to stand out in and it is a lively, dflowery color. 🙂
Post # 14
Mauve looks beautiful against greenery 🙂
Post # 15
Since you are not afraid of color or prints, I suggest something like this: