Sunday, January 03, 2010

Color Crisis

I think a lot of future brides are afraid to commit to wedding colors (not to marriage obviously) for good reason. The colors determine everything else! Choosing your colors is such an important decision and it's one of the first we have to make. We can't pick flowers, bridesmaid dresses, or really delve into decor without first picking our colors!

I've always imagined my bridesmaids would wear olive green, because it's my favorite color, but that was before I knew I was going to have a garden ceremony. I don't want my wedding party blending in with the trees! Is that a legitimate concern? Are certain colors off limits for outdoor weddings?

{Photo credit: The Knot Real Weddings}

Initially, we wanted to have pale colors like pink, champagne, and creme to go with our olive green. However, I've heard that soft colors such as these do not look good in the fall and I'm having a fall wedding. Traditionally, fall colors are bold like orange, red, and mustard yellow. I like those colors, but again I'm worried my bridesmaids will blend into the fall foliage.

To solve my problem, I think I'm going to mix and match the colors. I'm going to add just one striking color to our muted base, therefore, having olive green, champagne, and burgundy! The bridesmaids will wear the bold burgundy so that they are sure to stand out during the ceremony and we will accent everything else with the lighter colors.

{Photo credit: The Knot Real Weddings}

Here are some pictures that inspired my burgundy vision:

{Photo credit: Brides}

{Photo credit: Etsy seller Mollusa Wedding Art}

{Photo credit: Vintage Design Company}

I feel like a babbling mess, going on and on about colors! Please tell me I'm not alone. Are you debating your colors? Are you afraid to commit to one palette? How did you decide what color your bridesmaids would wear?

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Blogger Elena Sonnino said...

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010 4:12:00 PM  
Blogger Elena Sonnino said...

I fixed the color problem by not having any :) My five year old daughter is going to be my flower girl, bridesmaid, and maid of honor all wrapped up into one--so her simple JCrew flower girl dress was all the choosing I did. Good luck!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 4:14:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

great color choices!! I didn't want to choose colors, but we had to pick out table linens (which were decided with the venue in mind) so that sort of set the tone, and narrowed down color choices for the bridesmaids. Still I'm planning to be pretty loose about it, lots of variations of the main colors, plus some pops of other fun springy stuff... anyway love that clutch!! and don't worry about blabbing about color choices - isn't that what we're all here for?? ;)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 2:58:00 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Well thanks for the feedback ladies! It's nice to hear that it's okay to be lax about the colors and bridal party! It's way too easy to get caught up in tradition!! THANKS AGAIN FOR THE SUPPORT! Until next time :-)

Thursday, January 07, 2010 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I definitely like the colors that you have picked out. I think your concern about us blending into the background is valid, however I thought both of those top pictures were cute and if we are all in different shades of green I think it will pull the color out. However I do love the contrast of the burgundy versus the brides white. That was pretty. Just dont give up on the green yet!

Thursday, January 07, 2010 4:43:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think you can do whatever you like! We are getting married in the begining of June and also having a garden wedding. I have ALWAYS wanted my BMs to wear black as I could be easily one of the girls in 27 dresses. Everyone thought it was a bad idea, however, the BMs love it and are thankful.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:38:00 AM  

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