What was your theme and color scheme?

posted 2 weeks ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

Do what makes you happy. I had no “theme” or color scheme. I had one bridesmaid* who I let pick whatever dress and color she liked. (she ended up choosing a peach dress.)  My reception flowers were simple…white roses in vases, and I had white linens. I focused the budget on great food and an open bar all night.

*I have 3 sisters and they were very happy not to be bridesmaids.

 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I’ve never understood a “theme” for a wedding. Unless something is extremely meaningful to you and your Fiance, themes can pretty easily be campy. Same with a color scheme. Choose colors that are pleasing to you; neutral menswear (black, grey, navy) will coordinate well with anything. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

We didn’t have a theme but our color scheme was extremely neutral. Flowers were white garden roses and lots of eucalyptus. Bridesmaids wore dresses in the champagne to blush to light lavender color scale. Groomsmen wore gray suits. Groom wore navy suit.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I know someone who did Malibu teal and purple for a beach theme and it was beautiful.

We did eggplant and silver with dark teal accents. I wouldn’t say we had a theme, but we went for a cozy winter mountain lodge vibe

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

 No theme persay, but my dress was champagne so we did creams, browns, ivory.. neutral. My bouquet was calla lillies with babies breath. 

and our reception was over looking the water at a restaurant (we eloped locally) so we had cylinder vases of all sizes going down the table with crushed shells and LED candles inside so it was sorta beachy but very minimal.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Up to you. If you want a theme do it.  Could be fun 🙂 I had no theme just a scheme of white and blue since they matched my husband’s uniform. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Concord, Ontario

Our colour scheme is blush, silver and white. Our wedding theme is Love we will have silver hearts as our accessories 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

No theme but our colors are  shades of grey/silver, ivory, lavender and plum.ivory is our main.

We are also getting married on a golf course on the beach in summer.

I’d mix a bright and a neutral if you want a true beach color, like teal and tan and white, sand and navy and ivory, etc. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Eggplant purple and succulents! I looove succulent plants. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee

We are having 2 ceremonies. First one is civil and beach/tropical theme. It is casual and with a smaller guest list. Second one is church in my SO’s country and we are doing something classic/timeless vibe. It is more formal with a larger guest list.  :  

honeybabybee :  

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

We didn’t have a theme really. Our colours were pale blue and silver. The bridesmaids wore pale blue dresses with silver accessories. The flower girls had blue flower crowns and all of the bouquets were white. Outside we had two white flower arrangements on our arch and one blue flower tied onto the edge of each chair on the aisle. We had our ceremony and the start of the reception outdoors in front of a lake and surrounded by forest and a castle, so we kept everything simple and let the beautiful setting speak for itself. Then in the castle where we had the meal we had white flower arrangements.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

Our colour was going to be sky blue, but then my Maid/Matron of Honor found a bridesmaid dress in dark teal which we all really loved, so we changed the colour scheme to the dark teal.

We didn’t really have a theme, though we did name all our tables after our cats, and made a decoration for each table with details about that particular kitty.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

We’re going with art nouveau whimsical woodland with shades of purple/eggplant, green, and copper/rose gold for our colors (no bridal party though). 

Since we’re having a fairly long engagement, I’ve had time to throw around ideas. Our venue is a summer camp, which tends to lend to some sort of nature theme. I’ve always preferred the more floaty ethereal type dresses, and definitely more fantasy nerd types (and not country), so that’s what we went with. 

Our first date was at an art museum, so while I first thought we’d theme a table after some of our favorite art pieces from the museum, it made more sense to pick an art style. My engagement ring took loose Edwardian/art nouveau inspiration. Also, art nouveau is nature-inspired, so it was a natural fit!

I know some say themes can be too much, but they can also help to maintain a cohesive aesthetic. That aesthetic will help it look less generic. Then again, generic is fine too and can look equally beautiful…And save time and money. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

We’re going with navy and silver for our colour scheme, no theme really but wanted wintery colours.

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