I knew from early on the general color scheme that I wanted for our wedding, and I knew Mr. Stingray would probably agree, because it is his favorite color! Blue! The thing is, there are about 42 million different shades of blue, and I really didn’t care too much what we used as long as it didn’t blend in too much with the ocean. I looked to Pinterest for some destination wedding color palette inspiration!
When it came to all things décor, I only had one thing on my mind—our colour scheme. From everything about the men’s and ladies’ clothing, you may have guessed that the colour scheme involves dark purple and green. You would be almost right.
See, what Molly Sims isn’t saying here is that she probably paid someone to put this together. And as much as I’m willing to help, it really comes down to your ladies having the time to look for something pretty specific. Personally, I absolutely love to shop, try things on, browse on ebay, make other purchases, keep seven things, return six of them, hang on to an alternate depending on what everyone else is wearing, and then return my ultimate choice and re-purchase it from another website because I’ll save $20. That’s just who I am—I love the thrill of the hunt!
For house party gal “M”‘s wedding in 2011, she knew she wanted coordinated, but not matching bridesmaids’ dresses. She decided on a color palette (rust, brown, and gold/copper), and decided to let us pick out our own dresses from there. However, the reality is, in order for this to work there has to be a certain amount of balance of colors. We couldn’t have five of us in brown and one in gold and one in rust! Since it was a bit of a project, the bride asked me to be her “dress wrangler,” helping sort out and suggesting dresses for the group.
I don’t really have a favorite color, but I think if you asked people who know me what my favorite color is, they’d probably say something along the lines of, “Pink. Duh. Wait, does she really not know her favorite color is pink?”
I’m kind of strangely in denial of really liking pink. I’m girly, but it just evokes such knee-jerk bad reactions from people…I’m not one of those girls who likes pink, you know? Except I am. I totally like pink.
After our Christmas shopping trip, I realized the next steps were on me. Since no one else had strong opinions either (or at least none that they would share), someone was going to have to make a call, and apparently these sort of things fall to the bride.
In marked contrast to SYTTD: Bridesmaids, mine kept telling me they’d wear whatever I wanted* and I kept telling them I really, really did not care. Note: Sometimes, someone has to make a call. I had also thought about doing mismatched dresses—just telling them to find a dress in a spring-y shade of green and going for it, but apparently even that is not as easy as I would have hoped. First, all of the pictures I could find had more than three girls, and I was worried it would just look messy instead of charming with three. I would actually cover up some of the bridesmaids with my finger so I could see what it would look like with just three girls. Ultimately, I think it’s a great look, but my girls wanted more direction, so it wasn’t the best choice for us.
Image via Tattoo Donkey (Why? No clue. But it’s really hard to find images with only three girls in them.)
People want direction, and they want to make sure they don’t come too close to matching, and (my) bridesmaids really just want to make the bride happy, which means being told what to wear and wearing it. So, sigh, I needed to pick something. Different shades weren’t happening, so we were down to choosing a line and a fabric and then having each ‘maid choose her own style.
The contenders were (you can see pictures and more info here)”¦
How does one go about choosing their wedding color scheme? I have no idea. Somewhere along the way I decided that our wedding should be yellow & gray. If you haven’t seen this combination, you are in for a treat:
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. It’s perfect for our laid back soiree. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the right shade of gray in the bridesmaid dresses, and I really didn’t want a yellow dress for some reason. If you recall from this post, we ended up choosing navy dresses. Nowhere on the yellow-gray spectrum.
Today’s guest blogger is Kellee, the founder of the wedding inspiration search engine Lover.ly. Immersed in wedding colors all day, every day, she’s here to share the top five most searched (and bundled!) wedding colors of January 2013 with Weddingbee.
The primary way brides are searching Lover.ly is by COLOR! We’re able to determine what’s going to be hot in weddings this year based on what you’re searching for. One thing we’ve seen this month is brides moving away from choosing a couple primary wedding colors and focusing on just one hue—with ombre weddings being such a huge hit last year, the trend is carrying over to 2013 in a slightly different way.
The latest trend in wedding decor is to choose just one color and use several different shades to create an interesting sea of color, while still maintaining a clean, crisp look to your overall theme. For example, your bridesmaids: send them down the aisle in varying shades of pink or green, creating a layered effect when they’re posing for portraits, and letting their individuality shine through at the same time.
So what were the top 5 wedding colors this month? Feast your eyes on these eye-catching, fun wedding colors and inspiration!
So far, the decision on “wedding colors” has been the easiest—but even then, that doesn’t mean everyone agrees! I was positive I wanted to include the color coral in the wedding colors. Sure, it’s trendy—or maybe it used to be trendy, and I’m just that far behind?—but it’s also at least a somewhat flattering color on me and the tones are good for a spring wedding.
Coral it was, then.
The slight problem came in deciding on a second color. Everyone says you’re “supposed” to have two wedding colors, right? I was fairly set on seafoam—I mean, look at these inspiration photos! How could you say no?