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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    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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