(Closed) What is wrong with me…? Can't choose a color to save my life!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

a friend had her bridesmaids in purple dresses and they carried orange gerberas, it was very pretty. I think that would work with green added in. Groomsmen in the khaki suits, purple cravat/tie and an orange gerbera button hole… 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Purple and green can be LOVELY together if you choose the right shades! Why not use both your favorite colors? You could even line your aisle with green palm fronds and purple orchids. That would be beautiful and fit a tropical DW! 

Also, linen suits always look nice for tropical weddings…and they’ll be more comfortable for your guys. I’d suggest with khaki or a light grey. 

If you’re not into orchids and palm fronds, maybe look at what other flowers are local to DR. That might help you choose your color scheme–and help you save on your budget! 

Post # 5
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You would be surprised how well purple and green work together. I love the colours plum and lime together.

Here are some palettes for you to look at to get an idea.

Post # 6
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think Green Pink and Purple would be the nicest colours from what you listed, maybe with the pink just as a highlight  colour. The moodboards with purple and green are lovely!

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Purple with coral accents and ask for lots of greenery in the floral. Then you get a 3rd color for free! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I LOVE purple and green together. Insofar as we had “colors” for our wedding, those were ours. (We didn’t really have a color scheme, and we didn’t have a lot of the traditional wedding stuff — linens, flowers, centerpieces, etc — but my husband wore a faded-lime shirt and a rich purple tie, my shoes were lime green, our “just married” sign was shades of purple and green, just little touches here and there.) 

 

I think it’s a great combination!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Reign14:  Well, I think there’s something to be said for contrast. My assumption is that you will be wearing a white-family dress. (For this example, I’ll stick with purple and green.) Therefore, since you’re interested in subtley, you could do your bouquet in the cream / pale family with some shades of purple and green. Then your bridesmaids can be the opposite — dresses in colored shades with a pale bouquet that matches the pale / cream colors in your own, without the brighter colors mixed in. 

 

Now, as far as the chuppa, is it the arch itself that needs to have a color, or the adorning touches (flowers, ribbons, etc)? If it’s the chuppa itself, an antique color could look great and complement the pale bouquets. And if there are adorning touches, carry the colors from the bouquets over to that. Use the same color flowers as in the bouquets, and accent them with brighter bits of ribbon to match the chair bows.

 

As for the bows on the chairs, that’s where I would go with color, for sure. If you have just a bit of bright colors throughout the rest of the decor, coordinating sashes for the chairs would pull it together well. It can be bright and colorful without being overwhelming as long as you pick neutral colors to balance it out. And if you’re able to have varying shades (especially in your flowers), then it wouldn’t be a matter of lots of cream-colored things with SUPER BRIGHT bits of color. And having any colored ribbons / sashes be bright colors would steer you away from looking like easter colors, which tends to happen when shiny fabric leans in the pastel direction. Things would coordinate without being SUPER matchy or all over the place. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Reign14:  Ohhh, okay. My apologies! In that case, I think (still stuck on purple and green here) that a third bright color could help balance things out. I’m a fan of yellow. I love yellow and green together, and yellow and purple. Bridesmaids in purple, with green and yellow bouquets? You in whatever color your dress is with all three colors in your bouquet? It would give you an extra color to play around with for when you get to the point where it’s like “crap, this is already purple, and that’s already green, which one should I do this thing in?” And being on the beach, it’s a nice happy color of fun and good times and happiness and good vibrations. 

 

(Again, I’m just using purple and green as an example. But the principle still stands that a third less-used color could be a great way to keep things balanced.)

Post # 15
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8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Have you searched inspriation boards with the colors you want?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Reign14:  I don’t think your expectations are crazy at all! I just got the information jumbled in my head and thought you were wanting a gradient array of your two “main” colors. White is totally resonable for just a few things. The only thing at our wedding that was a shade of white was my dress and our cake (and that was just because I made the cake and frosting myself and didn’t want to use dye and end up staining anything — like my dress or our guests’ teeth!). Our “third color” was black. I prefer it to white, especially for our wedding, which was not a beach wedding (I would have chosen light / white tablecloths for that). I think it’s a great, clean option to use white / cream in just a few elements of a breezy beach wedding. 

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