Cheetah Colors!

We have found the Cheetah Wedding Color Palette! (Yes, it’s capitalized”¦the capitals make me feel like I accomplished something”¦)

If you remember, I wanted to introduce some new colors to our venue’s bold palette of black, white and yellow:

Shots of the Viceroy

Thanks to the hive’s help, I was able to figure out what was wrong with my original palette—it was all the right colors, but the pinks were not the right tone. So after a little adjusting, I introduce you to the new and improved Cheetah color palette!*

Success! Black, white, lemon, petal, peony, and grey. (Personal Image)

I am feeling much better about this palette, and I don’t think I need to add anything else. I realized that I kept trying to put colors together that I liked but didn’t necessarily go with our venue and therefore our overall look for the wedding.

Here is a loose inspiration board I threw together to help get a better idea of how these colors work together:

Arranged by me in Illustrator (image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 11, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14)

So now I need to decide which of these colors I want to dress the Cheetah Girls in—keep in mind there are eight of them, so whatever color we pick will have quite an impact. Black is out because I think it’s too dark for our outdoor desert wedding. White/ivory isn’t an option (only for the bride at this wedding!). Yellow will really pop, but I don’t think it’s the right color for a lot of skin tones. And Mr. Cheetah nixed the darker pink. So we are left with petal pink or grey.

So hive, what color bridesmaids dresses should I pick?

Option A: Petal Pink—flattering and colorful without being overpowering. But is it too delicate for our overall look?

Option B: Grey—sophisticated and the bouquets will really pop, but I worry that it’s a tad boring, and I do love color”¦

*I can still change my mind up until the wedding is actually here, right? 😉


Ms Cheetah

Los Angeles/Palm Springs
Wedding Date:
March 2011
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  1. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:47 am

    Grey with a color accent would be awesome for the girls to wear!

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    delovely 199 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:49 am

    I vote for gray dresses with bright shoes and bouquets! I may be biased because that’s what I’m doing but I do love that look!

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    Christine, Guest @ 9:50 am

    Grey with silver or rose/pink shoes, and a big ol’ pink bouquets would be gorgeous.

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    Kassie, Guest @ 9:55 am

    I would do both. In my recent wedding I did combinations of champagne and black for our bridesmaid dresses and everyone loved them. I would do a mix of grey and petal pink. You can do grey dresses with pink sashes (even add fabric peonies to them), pink dresses with grey sashes/shawls, do dresses that come in seperates and alternate (however it looks good), or do the MOH in one color and the BMs in the other. Then you can do flowers in petal pink (with splashes of yellow and white flowers…those white daisies with the black middle would look nice) and then wrap them with the grey ribbon. OK…my taste may be sooooo different then yours but I’m getting excited about it :) Good Luck…I can’t wait to see what you pick.

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    PnkBlossom 71 posts, Worker bee @ 9:57 am

    I’m loving this palette. I think a beautiful grey dress with a bouquet of pinks and yellows would be fabulous. But if the GMs are wearing black or grey, pink dresses would probably be more fun. Have you considered allowing your BMs to wear different colors, or different shades of a color to add some interest since there are so many of them?

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    blanket 78 posts, Worker bee @ 10:05 am

    In my experience and to my surprise, BMs don’t like wearing pink. Mine just don’t get it. I personally would LOVE to wear pink. It is a very flatering and chic color. Grey, on the other hand, I think will be favoured by most girls beacuse it is so close to black and very elegant. I’d suggest asking your girls for an opinion. Cause mine really made me feel like a crazy bride whenever i said soft pink. I’m going with a raspberry for their dresses instead to accentuate the soft pink. I think it’s better beacuse I too thought pink was too delicate for the overall look. And it’s good to have something that pops, which you totally get with the grey and pink bouquets. Good luck!

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    Violet Violet 985 posts, Busy bee @ 10:05 am

    Great palette! How about using both the Petal and Peony?

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:26 am

    I don’t think you could go wrong with either, I’m loving your color pallette!

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    MsBunting 229 posts, Helper bee @ 10:30 am

    I love grey…tres chic. I toyed around with grey or navy, and ultimately decided navy (with pink flowers) because the guys are in grey suits, but I did love that grey! Awesome color palette!

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    crayfish 10384 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 10:36 am

    I think gray dresses with hot pink/yellow bouquets would be fabulous! And it wouldn’t be boring – just go with a really rich, luxe fabric and interesting neckline!

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    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:47 am

    I LOVE this palette, it’s going to be gorgeous!!

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    missDNA 231 posts, Helper bee @ 10:48 am

    I would say grey dresses with yellow bouquets and shoes! I think 8 girls in pink would be a little too much, especially if they then carry pink flowers. But good luck deciding, I’m trying to decide what color I want my girls in too….

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    panther 1112 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:10 am

    GREY GREY GREY GREY! I’m obsessed with grey bridesmaids’ dresses, so I’m biased, but you could mix it up with colored shoes and fun accessories. Plus, that way you could have pink flowers in their bouquets without worrying about having TOO much pink, you know?

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:12 am

    I think the grey dresses would look awesome, especially with yellow or pink bouquets!

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    tocarat 324 posts, Helper bee @ 11:59 am

    My original plan was grey bm dresses, but I changed it because I was having a hard time finding the right color grey (plus my wedding is in winter and I wanted something more colorful). I think grey will be gorgeous in the desert!

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    poormarylane 35 posts, Newbee @ 12:26 pm

    I wore a grey dress as a bridesmaid, and yes, it was a tad boring. Would’ve been better if the seamstress who did the alterations hadn’t sewn the dress so that my expensive and weird-looking undergarment was showing though!

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    mszebra 365 posts, Helper bee @ 12:48 pm

    OHHHH suck pretty colors! I can’t wait to see them in action.

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    mszebra 365 posts, Helper bee @ 12:49 pm

    *such – ugh, it’s monday.

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    SadieBee 3360 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:49 pm

    I would vote for grey. You can ad pops of color with the bouquetS and accessories (jewelry? maybe a colored sash?). Also, I don’t usually think it’s super important to pick a dress bridesmaids can wear again, but I think grey is a neutral enough color that it could actually work (I think a pretty grey dress is a softer version of the LBD). :-)

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    feministbride 283 posts, Helper bee @ 1:52 pm

    I’m on board with everyone else – grey dresses (so chic!) with pink or yellow accessories! You could do hair flowers, belts, shoes, short gloves, etc in one of the accent colors along with colored bouquets. Methinks it would look so fab :)

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    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 2:08 pm

    Looks like grey is in the lead so far! I’d love to pair grey dresses with pink shoes! Thanks for all your opinions!
    @Kassie: Love the idea of both colors!
    @blanket: I love wearing pink too, I think it’s such a flattering color!

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    fromcharleston 651 posts, Busy bee @ 2:33 pm

    Grey would be the most re-wearable. Add a pink sash and colored flowers (even colored shoes) and you’re good to go!

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    sarahcisme 347 posts, Helper bee @ 4:19 pm

    Love love love your color palate!

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    NotYourTypicalBride 1295 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:51 pm

    What about a silvery gray? I’m thinking silk dupioni or an iridescent fabric. It would SO go with the whole Hollywood glam vibe!

    Check out these from Jim Hjelm (for the fabric/colors, not necessarily the style) – the first is “opal” – silver with a pinkish highlight – and the second is “platinum”:

    Or this silver color from Dessy:

    And I LOVE this one called “Pebble Beach” (also Dessy):

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    Ms. Anemone 624 posts, Busy bee @ 6:43 pm

    Either would be gorgeous, but I am slightly biased towards grey.

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    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 2:35 am

    @NotYourTypicalBride: Love that second one you posted! Thanks!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:56 pm


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