Post # 1
Fiance and I are finally getting things figured out for our June 2015 wedding. We have our ceremony and reception venues booked, and met with a photographer last night that we will definitely be using. Next, I want to choose some colors so that I can get started on all of the fun stuff. Our venue is very traditional and very Boston. We are getting married in an old meeting house (where the Boston Tea Party was planned!) and then having our reception in a college club downtown. The decor in both places is very much “old Boston” and I want our color scheme to reflect that.
Awhile ago, I came across this picture of a bridesmaid’s bouquet and fell in love. I decided I definitely want to use navy blue and champagne (or gold) as my main wedding colors, as I think they’ll go perfectly with our venue. But I want a little more color and I LOVE the green of the greens in this girl’s bouquet. Only problem is, I have no idea what shade of green this is considered! I’m primarily talking about the leafy green you can see at the front of the bouquet of the first picture. Please help, Bees! What would you call that color? Eucalyptus, sage? These were my only two ideas, but Sage seems to be a different color based on my Googling..and I don’t even know if “eucalytpus green” is really a color.
Post # 2
It’s seeded eucalyptus. I’d call it “dusty green”- any wedding involved person will know exactly what you mean. Or just say seeded eucalyptus. Those are my exact colors as well.
Post # 3
I would call it sage, although as you’ve found, there are a lot of different definitions of sage.
Post # 4
That is actually a eucalyptus leaf, so I would just refer to that green as “eucalyptus leaf green” so people would know for sure what you are talking about.
I absolutely LOVE your color scheme and that eucalyptus green is far prettier than a super greeny green for your colors!
Also, as an added bonus, eucalyptus leaves are considered filler for many florists and will be less expensive than an all over flower arrangement!
I used eucalyptus and lamb’s ear greens with my navy dresses too and I think it looked less harsh than a super spring green tone.
BEAUTIFUL LADY! 🙂
Post # 5
MouthOfTheSouth: Thank you! You’re right – wedding people will know what I’m talking about, I was just finding it hard to come up with inspiration photos because I couldn’t put a name on the color. I’ll try both eucalyptus and dusty green. And yay for the same colors!
Andthepupmakes3: Yes! Some things that come up for Sage green are spot on, and other things are just a regular, brighter green, which isn’t what I want at all. So frustrating.
lapisphoto: Thanks! I’m very happy to hear eucalyptus is less expensive; that’s always a bonus.
Post # 6
Try this website, though it won’t give you the name of the color, but it will give you the HEX color codes. And then you could probably go from there. Good luck!
Post # 7
I thought it looks like seafoam when I saw it…but eucalyptus leaf green gets the point across well 🙂
Awesome colors! Love it!!
Post # 8
Very pretty! You could also try to find the Pantone color that most closely matches and use that as a reference.
Post # 9
annb9: Fellow boston bride! and same colors! its deffinatly sage/seafoam green combo! Were also doing the girls in navy and we will all have sagey green bouquets. I also love that your getting married in the old meeting house that is one of my favorite buildings! This is the guidelines we have been using.
Post # 10
You might find the plant/flowers in this bouquet interesting and workable with your scheme. I love the grey/greens mixed with white too.