Reader Linh writes in to say:
My dress is an ivory strapless dress with a gold sash, and the bridesmaids dresses are floor length charcoal gray. I have been trying to do up inspiration boards for the 3 color combinations but I don’t get a sense of cohesion. I’d like to incorporate burgundy (but am afraid it may be too dark for our venue). Then I thought maybe gray & pink, but fiancé not a fan of a “Pink” wedding. Is it possible to do gray/silver with various shades of pink (blush to fuschia/magenta to burgundy), and some accents of gold, or is that too clashy???
Well Linh, YES! It is. Here’s how I see it:
The key is mixing everything up while keeping it cohesive. If that sounds funky, here’s specifically what I’d do:
- Flower girls and floral = all light pinks and watermelons (similar to the bouquet featured above). Linens should be a rose gold color as well.
- Bridesmaids = gray (you’ve already got this taken care of!)
- Chargers + sash on dress + other accessories (perhaps glassware) = gold
- Accents of burgandy & silver = find a light pink flower girl dress and put a burgandy sash around their waist. Your stationery should bring in the burgandy and the silver/gray. Try to do a silver and burgandy bouquet wrap and see how it goes with the light pink. Pewter candle holders will bring in the silver/gray.
Since your venue provides blue chairs, if you can find it in the budget, I’d rent chairs – I don’t think the blue serves this palette very well.
I hope this is helpful! If you decide to go a different way with the palette (your venue is perfect for silver/blue/navy/gold) let me know and I’ll do up another board!