Picking your wedding colours and theme - Bridesmaid dresses and jewellery
I have had the pleasure and honour of being privy to the innermost deliberations of many of my friends when it comes to picking out the colour scheme for their wedding.
Everyone says this is a key decision which plays into your invitations, accessories, ceremony and reception decorations, flowers, bridesmaids's dresses, etc etc etc. Being reminded of the importance constantly is always a bit stressful though (but it doesn't have to be! Ta da!)
My tip for picking colours is to forget about trying to pick every colour at once for each of these aspects.
Often it is easier to first pick from one of a few loosely titled general themes e.g. "girly (i.e. bright pinks, purples, peaches), "sophisticate" (navy, blues, ivory, grey), "spring" (pastels in general) - going by some photos (Pinterest is a great source for this, or even a general Google image search), see what appeals to you in what you love - you might trawl through pages of photos until you see something that makes you SUPER EXCITED.
In my experience, it is easier to pick aspects which work in tandem, say, the bridesmaids' dresses (as you can see below), as that will then inform the florist and your floral arrangements (as florists often use bridesmaid dress colour swatches to determine the colour of the relevant bouquets).
See for example, a classically pretty pink and gold bridesmaid theme I put together, with the Arlequin crystal flower earrings (these can be made in antique gold btw, just ask and we will do what we can!)
I've deliberately chosen simple dresses (I will do a post on patterned dresses soon!) just so you can get an idea of how the colours work together.
Navy and silver is also another classic combo. This is updated by the silver pumps and the Danae pearl earrings (available in grey which would also suit this outfit).
For the pastel theme, mint, pink and pearls is always a fresh and really lovely colour scheme. It's light, airy and with the Cheshire cream pearl studs and the Papillon necklace, something a little bit more special.
Once you have an idea of the general colour scheme you like, you can work out the other specifics.
Look out for my next post where I'll talk more about picking colours!