Reader Dana writes:
I’m planning a wedding overlooking the beach in Rosarito Mexico and am having trouble coming up with an appropriate color scheme to convey the festive feeling I’m after, without being overly kitschy or hokey… or resorting to the typical sky blue, beige, sand and seaglass motif. Can a design palette say both fiesta and romance, at the same time? I especially love vintage mexican elements – such as delicate papel picado flags and luminarias. I’m just really having trouble sorting out the colors that would suit our wedding while celebrating the location as well. Can you help?
After finding out there weren’t any colors that she was opposed to using, I thought of all of the color combinations that in my mind say “Mexico” and one stood out – orange and yellow with pops of red.
Clockwise from top left: Mexico Daily Photo, JessLo’s Flickr stream, the Knot, Eclectic Images, This is Glamorous, Stoneblossom Floral, Brooklyn Bride, Weddingbee, Artfool, the Knot, Wedding Paper Divas, The Wiebners
Dana, let me know what you think of the direction! I hope it’s bohemian enough for you. :)