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Choosing the perfect Floral Color Scheme
by Charming Events Decorating Services

Your wedding colors represent your individuality, and set the tone and atmosphere for the whole day. They should reflect the sentiment you wish to portray - whether romantic, or vibrant, or sophisticated. Start by choosing your Bridesmaids dresses, as these will be the central focal point of your color scheme. You should choose whatever color appeals to you most.

It is a widespread thought that your Bridesmaids' Bouquets should match the color of their dresses. This is SSSOOO not true! If you match them, you will never be able to see the flowers in the photographs - they will blend right in! Your Bridesmaids' Bouquets should compliment the dresses. There are a few different schools of thought on this - using complimentary, analogous, or monochromatic colors. Of course which you choose depends on your personal preferences. The easiest way to do this is to look at a color wheel.

Complimentary Colors
To pick complimentary colors, choose two colors opposite of each other. For example, with a sage green bridesmaid dress, you would use purple flowers. Complimentary colors each make the other one stand out more. So we would use this design method for vivacious, energetic bouquets. With the pale blue Bridesmaid's dress to the right, we used peach flowers. See how both make the other one pop?

Analogous Colors
My favorite color scheme, and one used widely in both the floral and interior design industries, is the analogous color scheme. In this design, you find your dress color on the wheel, and choose that color, plus the two colors to either side for your flowers. For example for a sage green dress, you would choose dark green, sage green, and yellow flowers. This design is a subtle and elegant approach to flower design. The colors blend together nicely for a sophisticated look. With the taupe colored Bridesmaid's dress on the left, we used a taupe colored berry, plus red Roses, and rust Calla Lilies. The overall look was stunning!

Monochromatic Colors
Another favorite of mine is the Monochromatic color scheme. In this design, you choose several different flowers all of the same color. The combination of textures provides quite a bit of interest, while the color is even and elegant. This works best with white and red flowers, and for a formal striking look.

If you are having trouble determining which colors you would like to use, your florist will be able to help you determine which style is best for you. The possibilities are endless for a beautiful, and balanced wedding color scheme!

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