Three color combo’s for coral bridesmaids dresses

Happy Spring to all the brides out there and I hope you are having fun in the planning process! Working with your florist to select wedding flowers should be fun!  This is when the ideas you have dreamed of will all come together and your designer can suggest combinations that not only go with your theme but that match your personality too!   This month we are going to talk about coral……it has been popular for awhile now but here in North Texas is just starting to gear up as we plan for the many hot months ahead. And, you will see it in many forms including orange, champagne, peach, etc.

 

Katrina Gwinns other bridals

This lovely bouquet is from my wedding on May 11 and includes soft peach, medium peach, blush and white/ivory including several varieties of roses, freesia and lisianthus. She wanted color to keep the look more informal and not “too stuffy”   And, because she had an afternoon wedding, we suggested using the same variety of flowers as the bridesmaids only adding some white/ivory to her bouquet so that it would look different than their bouquets.

 

 

Monochromatic

 

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Don’t forget….monochromatic is all tints, tones and shades of the main hue which is ORANGE.  In the picture above, shades of pale peach were used to lighten up the otherwise darker coral dresses.  If you used all dark orange here, they would just blend into the dress and you really would not be able to see the flowers.  This look (and adding the white) helps make those softer colors stand out with these beautiful dresses. I found this picture on Pinterest and one of my brides pinned it to her board. Monochromatic is a very conservative approach to flower design for those girls who are a bit scared of going too bold.

 

Analogous

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These gorgeous bouquets were used in an indoor/outdoor wedding, taken at an old ranch in Granbury, Texas and included several colors right next to each other on the color wheel.  Rust and deep mauve orchids, mango mini calla lilies, orange proteas and gold roses were just a few of the rich combinations and textures used.  She was not a PINK girl but ended up adding some of pink shades with the orange because of the color of the bridesmaids dresses.  It was GORGEOUS and so was this bride. Some brides you never forget and this girl is beautiful inside and out!

 

Complimentary

 

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Can you say OPPOSITES?  With a deep slate blue linen, the coral peonies really pop here.  Touches of gold just UP the classy factor.   Here is another example:

Katrina Gwinn
This beautiful wedding used Tiffany Blue dresses with white/blush and yes, CORAL roses to make a WOW factor.  Love, love, love this combination and my bride did too. Here is a girl who is not afraid of using color!
Happy Wedding flower shopping!

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