What colors and flower type for my vintage wedding?

by Morgan
(Mississippi)

We are in the middle of planning our wedding and not sure on what colors to pick from.

We're having a vintage wedding. We're talking all out: the groom and groomsmen will be in tailcoat tuxedo, top hats, and wing-tip shoes.

I'll be in a pretty white lacy dress, my bridesmaids and flower girl will wear short puffy dresses with either parasols or vintage wedding fans.

We're marrying at an old white house (If you've ever seen The Ultimate Gift, it looks just like Gus' house!).

It will be outside in May and since we're from the south and magnolia's are our state's flower, I'm wanting magnolia's as/or in with my flowers.

I'm not sure what color to go with I was thinking a red, then blue, then I saw a flower arrangement that was yellow and brown and liked it, but the again I want it to fit the vintage theme... so now I'm all confused!!

I also need help deciding on what type flowers go with white magnolias. And if you have any other ideas or suggestions feel free to help!


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Vintage Drama or Sweet Vintage?
by: Andrea - Creative-Theme-Wedding-Ideas.com

Dear Morgan:

It looks like you were on track with your wedding planning and then confusion hit home!

Do not worry this happens at some time and point to all brides, is part of the process.

I have to say, you need to decide your colors first and then you can move forward. There are million pictures you are going to see and like, but you need to stick to your palette or you will be causing trouble you do not need.

Red and blue are bold colors, if you choose on one of them take into account the look of your wedding will be visually dramatic. Going with pastel colors will create a much softer ambience.

So think, do you want a dramatic look or a sweet one?

When choosing follow your gut and thik of the overall picture. Thnk about the time, money and resources you have for planning and your overall wanted result.

No matter what your palette will be, choose flowers that are in season to get the most of your buck.

Roses, gerbera daisies, mums, poms, lilies, peonies, tulips, lisianthus, sunflowers and delphiniums are just some of them and they can be combined with magnolias.

My favorite for your theme are peonies and hydrangeas because they contrast the shape of the open magnolia and they come in several colors to match whatever scheme you decide on.

If you decide to use hydrangeas take into account that they are a very thirsty flower, so they need plenty of water.

Check our vintage theme weddings and weddings by colors for more inspirational ideas.

Hope that help you and contact me again if I can be of any more help.

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