I'm a day late in posting. Whoops!!
Picking your wedding colors is a pretty big deal. Your entire wedding revolves around these colors, so you want to pick something that you not only love, but that will look good in pictures, on your bridal party, etc.
For us, we knew one color that we wanted was green. Green is both of our favorite colors, it was one of my sorority colors, and KY in the spring is very, well, green and super pretty on top of that. I've always known I would have green as part of my wedding, but that was about it. So, when it came to picking our other colors we had some decisions to make. Initally we both decided we would go with black as our 2nd color. Black is classic, it goes with everything and it coorelates well with green. However, we I started to look at things for the actual wedding, I just wasn't loving it. It just didnt seem to fit our early June, southern charmed filled wedding, so I began to think about another option. I didnt want to do pink with it because another friend of ours had just done a pink and green wedding and I didnt want to sacrifice using our favorite color in our wedding by picking an enitrely different color scheme sans green.
Then, one afternoon, while shopping at Target with my mom, it hit me. Navy. We totally pulled an HGTV move and went into the towel section to see what colors we liked. You know on their shows when they find inspiration pieces and then decorate a room around it?! Well I did that, with towels. ha! We began layering bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes on top of one another to see what we liked. People were probably looking at us like we were crazy, but we didnt care; we were finding our "inspiration" pieces. After placing the navy with the green I knew I loved it. I immeadeatly texted M and said, "What about green and navy?" He replied that he really liked it. Sold. Perfect. Mom and I sat there for a few more moments adding in some other colors to find our accent colors and we decided upon champagne and pink. Together, the combonation just seems so spring (altough most people consider June as summer) and southern.
The Matrons of Honor will be in navy dresses (all the same from Ann Taylor) with green jewelery and the groomsmen will be in navy suits with green and navy bow ties. The Honorary Bridesmaids will be in champagne colored dresses (any dress they choose) and the ushers in tan suits with green and navy bow ties that match the groomsmen. The pops of pink will appear in some of the flowers and the champagne will continue into the reception serving as the base color for the table cloths. We don't have all of the details of the reception worked out yet, but I do know I'm having navy napkins and will accent with green on the table (possibly with apples, limes, or pears). I really am loving our overall color scheme and cannot wait to see how it all comes together on our big day! Here's a few inspiration boards I've been looking at to gather ideas:
|loving the pops of pink|
|Love the navy sash and the apple escort cards!|
The striped tie below is perfect for the fellas!!
|LOVE those navy shoes! Not sure if I want my girls carrying all green flowers, white, or a combo? Thoughts?!|
The Bride to Be :)