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Wedding colors dilemma... purple + what?

So our wedding is early next October, and our primary color (that we're using for the bridesmaid dresses etc.) is darkish purple/plum, and I was planning to do fall colored accents (like red/orange flowers). Unfortunately now I'm trying to do stationary things, and purple and red look kinda funny together. I feel like I need to tweak my color palette/maybe add a color for accents. Ideas?
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Re: Wedding colors dilemma... purple + what?

  • QueerFemmeQueerFemme member
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    edited November 2012
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_wedding-colors-dilemma-purple-what?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:5Discussion:ff1821a9-0f16-4203-b77d-a3da8019fec1Post:ee69f347-0c10-4eae-8538-bb2dbc6a5f1a">Wedding colors dilemma... purple + what?</a>:
    [QUOTE]So our wedding is early next October, and our primary color (that we're using for the bridesmaid dresses etc.) is darkish purple/plum, and I was planning to do fall colored accents (like red/orange flowers). Unfortunately now I'm trying to do stationary things, and purple and red look kinda funny together. I feel like I need to tweak my color palette/maybe add a color for accents. Ideas?
    Posted by sarahroslansky[/QUOTE]

    Try shades of green.  They look absolutely beautiful together.   Actually, if you google "Purple and green weddings", you'll find a TON of examples. 

    We did "sangria" which is like a light wine, and apple green (see below for a picture of the flowers on the bridal party table, and a photo of me and my BM with our bouquets, which had both colors and her dress, which was sangria
    <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_wedding-colors-dilemma-purple-what?plckForumPage=ForumImage&plckPhotoId=9ef35fe8-c168-40b4-b178-5bd268f64ee4&plckRedirectUrl=http%3a%2f%2fforums.theknot.com%2fSites%2ftheknot%2fPages%2fMain.aspx%2fwedding-boards_reception-ideas_wedding-colors-dilemma-purple-what" title="Click to view a larger photo"></a>).  they looked gorgeous together.  But, a darker purple and a darker green look awesome too.



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  • that is beautiful! thank you!!
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  • we are doing an eggplant but now that i see the sangria i like that and sage green :)
  • where did you find the BM dresses
  • I think gold would look really pretty and elegant, and its a nice warm undertone for the fall.
  • JoanE2012JoanE2012 Exit 21 (Jersey!) member
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    This is the 3rd board I've seen you post this same question on so far.  I've answered you elsewhere.  Please put XP in the subject when you are going to post the same question on multiple boards.
  • edited November 2012
    Thanks everyone for your ideas! Sorry if I bothered you Joan... I couldn't decide which board this subject was most relevant to and don't usually post on these boards, so I don't know what "XP" signifies.
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  • Our wedding was purple and gold.  I love the combo.
  • So ladies who went purple + gold... what color purple did you have? Did you have any other colors in addition to those two? Thanks everyone for your ideas!!
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  • In Response to Re:Wedding colors dilemma... purple what?:[QUOTE]where did you find the BM dresses Posted by southerncutie[/QUOTE]

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  • My wedding will be in June, and we are doing plum and orange with some green.  Here's an example of a bouquet I'm using as inspriration.  For autumn weddings, I've seen these colors warmed up with berries in the floral arrangemes, it's very pretty.  Go to Google images and put in the colors you'd like to see plus 'wedding' and you'll get tons of ideas.

     

    My sister had an August wedding, and she did purple/sage/white, and it was lovely. 
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  • great thanks on the BM info
  • QueerFemmeQueerFemme member
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    edited November 2012
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_wedding-colors-dilemma-purple-what?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:5Discussion:ff1821a9-0f16-4203-b77d-a3da8019fec1Post:2d489643-8492-4120-b880-0892fc7f8097">Re: Wedding colors dilemma... purple + what?</a>:
    [QUOTE]great thanks on the BM info
    Posted by southerncutie[/QUOTE]

    <div align="left">Sure!  Sorry about the one word response. I was on my phone and it was acting funky.   I really loved the Sangria color from Davids.  I also was able to match it with some things in "merlot" from Dessy (ballet flats for my BMs).

    It really was a gorgeous, bold color.  And matched with the green it looked so awesome.  Here were our table centerpieces (with one of the programs that someone slid under). We ordered the programs from vistaprint.  The centerpieces were very similar to the bouquets, just with different wine/sangria flowers.  The bouquets had white tipped daisies, and the centerpieces had those little button mums (I think that's what they were). 

    OH!  And here is my card box that I am very proud of and made myself !  The ribbon from Michaels matched the Sangria perfectly also.
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  • JoanE2012JoanE2012 Exit 21 (Jersey!) member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_wedding-colors-dilemma-purple-what?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:5Discussion:ff1821a9-0f16-4203-b77d-a3da8019fec1Post:49b58efb-d33b-4467-b394-9dfe8c292969">Re: Wedding colors dilemma... purple + what?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks everyone for your ideas! Sorry if I bothered you Joan... I couldn't decide which board this subject was most relevant to and don't usually post on these boards, so I don't know what "XP" signifies.
    Posted by sarahroslansky[/QUOTE]

    XP is a generally accepted term across any message board forum that means "cross post".
  • gorgeous :) im looking at purple and green which are our fav colors. love that sangria color.  did you do short or long dresses.  im not sure which to do
  • we are having the same dilema, our wedding is next fall and I think we are going to do purple, white and black. Not very fall, but I am so not a gold/brown person :-/

  • I think the purple and green look FAB together : )
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  • im doing picasso calla lillies or eggplant calla lillies with lambs ears :) my mom had them on her farm so its to value ( not sure right word) my moms memory :) they have a silver hue as well.

  • QueerFemmeQueerFemme member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_wedding-colors-dilemma-purple-what?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:5Discussion:ff1821a9-0f16-4203-b77d-a3da8019fec1Post:45ccd101-0c3c-47d0-8b6e-bfaf53723886">Re: Wedding colors dilemma... purple + what?</a>:
    [QUOTE]im doing picasso calla lillies or eggplant calla lillies with lambs ears :) my mom had them on her farm so its to value ( not sure right word) my moms memory :) they have a silver hue as well.
    Posted by southerncutie[/QUOTE]

    <div align="left">We did long dresses.  But, that was my BMs choice. I told them the color and told them to pick whatever dress they wanted, long or short.  They didn't have to match (actually, I'm sort of glad they were different. they looked awesome, and they were both very comfortable in the dress they selected).  It just so happened, that they both ended up choosing a long dress.

    here is a full length picture.
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    And we used the green for the flower girl dresses (I didn't want the girls in white)
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    <div align="left">this is fun, looking through my pictures...  :)


    here is the whole wedding party... the tuxes were rented from Men's Wearhouse, so they had a complementary "Sangria" vest and tie... and my partner bought the vest and tie in the green.

    </div><a href="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/10/12/7afaff60-a878-4c2a-8ce8-9c671bf1f934.large.jpg" title="Click to view a larger photo" class="PhotoLink"><img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/10/12/7afaff60-a878-4c2a-8ce8-9c671bf1f934.medium.jpg" alt="" /></a>
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_wedding-colors-dilemma-purple-what?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:5Discussion:ff1821a9-0f16-4203-b77d-a3da8019fec1Post:f309cc41-fb41-4d88-a3e9-c1690a12592f">Re: Wedding colors dilemma... purple + what?</a>:
    [QUOTE]So ladies who went purple + gold... what color purple did you have? Did you have any other colors in addition to those two? Thanks everyone for your ideas!!
    Posted by sarahroslansky[/QUOTE]

    <div>It was on the redder side of purple, rather than the blue side.  Aubergine, I guess.  The dresses were made, and they were a purple velvet.  Originally we were planning on a summer wedding with either lavendar or purple and yellow, but when we changed to December we went with purple and gold because gold felt more wintery.</div><div>
    </div><div>Most of our decor was gold - lights on the trees, fabric under the trees, etc.  The girls wore purple and our linens at the reception were purple.  I carried purple roses.</div>
  • gorgeous :) im only having a mOH and bridsmaid
  • We are using off white purple black with gold accents..I think it will be awesome.
  • I actually think peach goes really well with plum.


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