Monday, July 12, 2010

Decisions, decisions!

I never thought I would be planning a winter wedding.
Honestly, I don't think it has really sunk in yet that it is going to be cold and most likely, a beautiful shade of "wintry" gray outside on my wedding day.

Our colors are going to be black, white and a cranberry/apple red. I absolutely fell in love with a cake and have pretty much based the colors and style of the wedding around it.

I'll go into more detail about the cake later, but for now, two questions.

Should I go with long or short bridesmaid's dresses?

Do you think black bridesmaid's dresses or cranberry/apple red bridesmaid's dresses would look better?
The Marine and one groomsman are going to wear their dress blue uniforms and the other two groomsman will be in black suits. If I go with red, I'll have white, red, blue and black in pictures. Too much?


  1. I like the idea of the red dresses...maybe a different fabric than the one you showed me? Let's go look this week!

  2. Bridesmaid dressers: Personally I'd go for duffle coats and wellingtons but winter's in England tend to be miserable. Being sensible for a moment, I'd go with short dresses, which would stop them from picking up rain water etc. Something to cover their arms (short/long sleeved) probably won't go amis either depending on how cold it gets.
    As for the colours... whatever makes you happy, it's your (and hubby-to-be) wedding x

  3. I would totally go with short! I think red dresses would be fab but if you went with black you could always to red heels and have the red really POP!

  4. Black dresses. Its the way to go. Short or long....they will be amazing I am sure!

  5. I like the black idea. Everyone looks good in black...meaning your braidsmaids. Red/cranberry can be a tricky color to look good on someone. Forsure an AMAZING color to accent with though. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  6. I really like the short red dress idea! Maybe with a shrug?

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  8. Ha, I just did this same kind of wedding--they were in blues, and our colors were red and black. I thought red was too much on a dress, so I did black, and the photos are GORGEOUS. Plus, until you get an insane dress, black dresses are really way easier for the girls to wear again!