Wedding colours- Green and Orange by My Wedding Nigeria August 03, 2010 in Wedding Dress 167 Comments 13445 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Share best wedding colour combinationcolour matchwedding colour matchWedding colours My Wedding Nigeria Recommended Posts Inspiration from a Special Bride April 17, 2019 Dalaaarna LOVESTORY Collection July 25, 2017 BRIDAL IINSPIRATION: JUMPSUITS January 17, 2017 Comments nengi : August 4, 2010 at 6:09 pm perfect!!i love d combo.am usin dis. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : August 4, 2010 at 11:50 pm Am glad you like this Nengi! Reply Iz : August 27, 2010 at 4:43 am I love dis.never tot d combination could be dis beautiful.Nice one!! Reply My Wedding Nigeria : September 2, 2010 at 1:05 am Thank you Reply omatsola rita : September 15, 2010 at 8:36 am wow, wat a lovely combo i lik to v dis as my wedding colour Reply ego : September 22, 2010 at 12:31 am how does purple with cream and brown look Reply My Wedding Nigeria : September 23, 2010 at 8:52 am Hi Ego, That color combo could work for house decorating!. I would suggest using purple and cream with gold rather than brown for a wedding combo to soften the look. Chocolate brown could work with lilac purple. Purple also works well with pink or you could use Purple + light blue + gray for your bouquet. Purple +Golden yellow works well too. Different shades of purple works with different colors but be careful how you mix and where it sould appear in your wedding theme! Thanks, Reply tuns : November 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm please can u give me an idea of what green, cream and gold will look like for a wedding and purple and lilac for engagement Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm Hi Tuns, Purple and Lilac go hand in hand am not sure what you intend to do on your engagement so not sure where to tackle this. Is it a traditional dress your wearing? I think that combo depends on what you want to use as your main colour! Am not sure on that one! Why don’t you try Cream, Gold and say deep purple or cream , gold and (blueberry or sapphire blue) check this out : I made some gold colours and purple and cream colours! http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=40247 Let me know, tell me what you think! Ta! TWN Reply JANNY : November 12, 2010 at 7:24 pm please can u give me an idea of what light brown and cream will look like for a wedding Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 15, 2010 at 12:33 am Hi Janny, Thanks for dropping by. Click on link to find your inspiration! Some pictures are in chocolate brown but you should have an idea! http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=40413 Hope this helps! Let us know. Kind Regards, Reply blessing benson : November 20, 2010 at 8:55 pm waoh dats a nice combo, how will it look if cream is brought into the picture…thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 22, 2010 at 12:59 am Hi Blessing, Cream could be added to the draperies in the wedding reception and also table flowers to soften the look. The cake could have that colour imbibed as well! Thanks, Wedding Team. Reply Sophia : November 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm This combo really looks good! but wat do u have to say about this 3 color combo- lavender, light pink and white? Would n’t mind some images.. Thanks. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 28, 2010 at 1:18 am Hi Sophia, 3 colour combo is not out of order at all. I would advise that you use ivory instead of white! Okay here goes! If Lavender is your main colour, then Reception; Chair covers and table linen could come in white or ivory with a purple /pink bow and purple or pink runner on the table, whichever you choose. Bridesmaids; Lavender dress with light pink flowers as the main colour in your bouquet Groom: Gray or Black suit would go well with lavender tie and buttonhole or vice versa ( I would say lavender for the boys) Favors: This could come in light pink colour with lavender ribbons Accessories: Scatter pinkish rose and lavender coloured petals on the table Draperies: This should either be Ivory and Lavender OR lavender and light pink intertwined. Little bridesmaid could wear ivory dress and lavender waistband or bow and with lavender shoes She could also carry a little basket with flowers of lavender and pink)! Check out the inspiration board! http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=41231 Hope you get some inspiration! Kind Regards, Wedding Team. Reply ose : December 28, 2010 at 12:42 am Hi, Wonderful site… very inspirational, i just stumbled on it. Well…. I would like to know if dis color combo is cool; WHITE, BLACK AND RED(blood red) and if it’s okay, how would it be used for decorations ie reception, cake, groom’s men not the bride’s maids i have a pretty good idea on that one. Thanks for your prompt response. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : December 30, 2010 at 1:08 am Hi Ose, Your colour is very classy and you just need too pull this right . Am not sure what colour your bridesmaids are wearing but this should complement the groomsmen. GM(Groomsmen): Don,t necessarily have to wear a red tie, they could have black suit ,an ivory waistcoat, shirt and tie but have red handkerchief or buttonhole. In the board, i prefer the decor on the top right, where, as you can see you do not need chair covers as the chairs are white in colour! If you must use chair covers, use white and black bow, white table cloth, black table runners( damask would be ideal) let the cutleries, wine glass and napkin come in red. The plates could be arranged in two’s bottom red and white on top( small white plate) Of course! this is just for you to have a good idea . If you must use red bow ( on white chair over) and red table cloth, your food plates must come in black and white ( 2 sets arranged for one person) or just white and make sure in your centrepiece flower, incorporate black feathers with the red flowers and if you can get dropping crystals hanging from the flower that would be bliss! Let me know what you think: http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=42981 Congrats! 🙂 MWN Reply Nnenna : December 30, 2010 at 8:34 am Kindly Assist in blending Burnt Orange and Green. I am still not sure of what shade of green to use and what could be the main colour, especially for the bridal train and the grooms men. I would love to have 5 bridesmaids with 5 grooms men, would love the bridesmaids to were different dress styles but around the same colour, but i want same shoes, what colour of shoe would be great and give the elegant effect i desire. Also please is there a third colour i could blend in? Dont also know what the grooms men should wear. Cake? Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 4, 2011 at 1:14 am Hi Nnenna, I would suggest that you use Apple green and orange to make it really catchy ! Either colours work well as the main colour so whether you decide to use orange or green as the main colour, it would still come out fine. Don’t get me wrong burnt orange would still work well tho! BM: Whether orange or green dress ( You can use different shades of the same colour) . The girls can wear the chosen colour of shoe( orange or neutrals like gold or silver) GM: The guys have the choice of using light beige colour suit or black suit with white or cream shirt and coloured tie (green or orange). OR cream tie but use orange or green boutonniere ( men flower on suit) Reception decor: You do not have to use chair covers on this one. Use green table cloth White plates and orange napkin neatly wrapped on the plate with gold or cream ribbon. Your table design centrepiece– if you can get orange vases with orange, green and cream flowers If you must use chair covers then use green bow on white chair covers so that you have green bow and green table cloth. I made a board for you to check out. http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=43479 Hope you get your inspiration Congrats! MWN Reply Jenny Jesse : January 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm Hi, Please keep up the good work. Am getting married sometime in April 2011 in Nigeria, with plans on the way as it is, i still do not have a color theme. Personally i love Red, but my friends say that since am not gettin married in Dec or Feb that the color is inappropriate. Please what color themes work for the month of April?, bearing in mind the Nigerian weather conditions and stuff plus the fact that Red, Orange, Coffee Brown and Ash grey are my favorite colors. Please help and indecisive bride-to-be 🙁 Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm Hi Jenny, You really do not want to bother about when to wear the red colour as we do not have four seasons!! Except ofcourse its now a big deal in Nigeria to wear red in December or February!Having said that, in April month, its getting ready for the rain( spring time in the UK) so you can mix red with blue or have blue and orange( when you think spring, think flower blooms, greens) You can use Red on Ivory , Red and Green Red on coffee brown ( main colour) + green= Fall season, christmassy? Chocolate brown and light blue Silver Gray and Pink I have some inspirations on some of them check this out. http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=43988 on blue and red http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=43749 on red and pink http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=42981 on white, black and red http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=42752 on Lavendar and red http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=41831 on Green and red http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=41773 on Blue and orange Gosh! when you get on there, you can check all the inspiration boards I have created . If there’s a specific colour you would like to see that has not been created then let me know so that I can create one for you! Hope this works! 🙂 MWN Reply Dupe : January 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm Hello, thanks for all your advices, may God reward you for making other people’s day a joyous day with colour matching and advices. My question is, i will be getting married in sept, we are not sure what color to use for either engagement and reception (deco, bridemaids…) here are the colors we are looking into pls advice: Brown and peach Brown and gold Lilac and purple Orange and brown Sage and clay/gold Lavender and peach My mum does not really like the orange and brown combo cuz she thinks its not masculine but thats what I LOVE. what do you think? Please if you have pictures of any naija wedding with this combo, that will be fantastic so we can picture things. I have not really seen the orange and brown for naija wedding pic so i dnt know if you can find me a few. thanks a lot! Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm Dear Dupe, Please check again tomorrow for answers to all your queries. Kind Regards, MWN Reply Lynda : January 10, 2011 at 1:15 am Hi, I can’t say thank u enough for all the wonderful advices and help u give. May God continue to reward u. I have a question and need ur assistance. I am getting married in dec 2011 in Nigeria. Both my trad and white wedding. I had in mind to use purple/lavender with a cream or orange color as the color for my reception decorations, flowers for the bridesmaid and lavender/purple for the bridesmaid dress. I want my wedding to stand out. I am now confused as I see in previous post, red is the new thing in Nigeria around that time. I do not care what is the thing as long as I have my wedding the way I want it. Does it matter? Pls I need ur help and advice. Thanks. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 15, 2011 at 2:04 am Hi Lynda, Just go for it if that is what you like. The red colour during Christmas is too cliché! stand out and be different! Except you are looking to have a christmas theme, if not, then please go ahead your colours are okay. Use purple/ lavender and cream for the décor , have a bit of orange in napkins or table flowers! All the best and congrats! 🙂 MWN Reply Funmi : January 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm Hello. I love this site. You’re doing a nice job. Keep it up! Please, I need your help. My wedding is coming up soon and for the engagement, my fiance and I have chosen chocolate brown and cream colour while the bride’s family will wear orange and the groom’s family lemon. Please do these colours go together? Also, for the venue decoration should we use the families’ colour or the couple’s colour? Thanks. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : February 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm Hi Funmi, Chocolate and cream is a nice combination and that goes well with gold!! Orange and Lemon- I need to understand what you mean by lemon because lemon colour could range from yellow to greenish yellow but lime green is more greenish. I would prefer that you use orange and apple green colour or light green rather than lemon green ( reminds me of traffic warden colours!!!!) So please do have orange and green but not lemon green! In this case you can have the venue decoration in orange and white to brighten things up. Having it in green and white is plausible as well but it depends on what you both like. If you use green and white as the main colours then make sure that the orange pops out in the flowers ( centrepiece, bouquet) and table napkins and ofcourse. BUT if you use orange and white ( this makes everything really bright and exciting), have the cake designs in green and orange, table napkin could still come in orange and the flowers with loads of green in it. Let me know if this helps. http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=47230 http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=43479 Kind Regards, MWN Reply JANE : January 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm MY COLORS R PURPLE, TOUCH OF GREEN, BABY PINK, ND SHONKE PINK ON MY FLOWER SO WAT SHUD D COLOR OF MY CAKE BE??? Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 15, 2011 at 1:41 am Hi Jane, If you are undecided about this then play safe and just get a plain white coloured cake that comes with decorations, if using flower decoration,let it be in pink ,purple and green. In essence, your cake can either be plain white with your main colour used for the decoration on it OR the cake comes in pink and decorated with purple flowers.. I will advise you meet up with your cake maker who would advise appropriately on this! Hope this works! MWN Reply Cindarl : January 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm Hi, My wedding is in february, my colours are burnt orange, coffee and gold. Kindly advice me on the following, the colour of suit and tie 4 d groom, groomsmen, maid of honour, bridesmaids and d decoration. Awaits ur response. Thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm Hello Cindarl, Am not sure what your main colour is but lets say the gold is used as the accent colour. GM:Black Suit, black waistcoat , white shirt and coffee brown ties. Buttonhole should come in burnt orange( flower pinned to the coat) Groom: Black suit, Silver or coffee brown waistcoat, white shirt, coffee brown tie ,brown pocket square and burnt orange buttonhole. He could also decide to use just plain ivory tie but with burnt orange buttonhole. BM: They could wear burnt orange gowns with coffee brown waist band or design THE BURNT ORANGE gowndress with coffee brown on it. Gold sandals is appropriate. Maid of honor: Coffee brown dress and burnt orange waist band. Just to look different from the others. Decoration: I would prefer that you use your coffee brown here to stand out. Option 1: White chair covers tied with coffee brown sash and table cloth is white ,Gold crockeries on the table, Glass cups should have the paper napkin neatly arranged in it. Table should then have flowers in burnt orange ( mainly) + greens Option 2: White chair covers, no sash, brown table cloth, gold crockeries( plates, cups, spoons) Napkin( burnt orange) should be neatly arranged on the plates and the programme ( coffee brown) on top of the napkin Option 3: White chair cloth, brown sash on it, white table cloth-then use a coffee brown table runner across the table, crockeries in gold if you can help it or else you use white plates and normal glasswares, but napkin should be in burnt orange and table decorations like table diamonds e.t.c should be in gold If your cake stand is in white table cloth with coffee brown then the cake should definitely be decorated with burnt orange colours.. Draperies in white and brown is not bad( please you do not have to use all three colours in the venue decor, look at what colour the venue has and see if orange would best suit the background or coffee brown and white) … just make sure that the flower arrangement is in burnt orange. I hope this helps… Kind Regards, MWN Reply Cindarl : January 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm Hi, My hubby said he wants 2 hear white suit, pls wut color of tie and shirt will he use wut colour of suit will our groomsmen use. Wut colour will i use for my maid of honour, bridesmaid, flowers girls n little bride. I want my maid of honour n bridesmaid 2 wear gold sandals. Just sms ealier on. My colours are burnt orange, coffee and gold Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm Okay if he wants to use ( white) I would advise he uses tan coloured suit, tan or light brown waistcoat, white shirt and coffee brown tie. Buttonhole should be in orange OR coffee brown then the GM could wear what I advised earlier. Gold colour sandals are fine.. 🙂 MWN Reply Cindarl : January 18, 2011 at 9:51 am Hi, My main colours are burnt orange and coffee. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm Hi Cindarl, I guessed as much that the gold will just be the secondary colour used. Have you seen my reply on the 17th January 2011 Let me know what you think. Kind Regards, MWN Reply Cindarl : January 19, 2011 at 9:01 am Yes, i saw ur comments on 17/01. Thanks so much. God bless you Reply helen : January 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm Hi, Pls kindly help in combining dis 4 d groom,am usin blue and silver for d wedding and 4 d traditinal,cream an purple.kindly help out,d weddin is in febuary buh bin so worried abt ma guy combinin it well,I mean d blue and silver and again watz ur opinion on d cream n purple 4 traditional.thks n God bless Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 21, 2011 at 10:24 am Hi Helen and Adeola, I haven’t forgotten you guys! Am making a long trip out today for a nice holiday so will answer your enquiry later this evening or tomorrow morning! I promise! Kind Regards, MWN Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm Hi Helen, Blue and Silver is okay but a bit cold don’t you think? Most times couples use this color during winter season. I would suggest adding a bit of orange or yellow, perhaps in the flower arrangements on the table decor. You can use mainly blue ( Sapphire or navy blue would work well) for the BM , the GM could have a gray suit or navy blue suit , silver waistcoat, white shirt and blue tie, blue pocket squares. Your husband could just wear navy blue coat, white waist coat, white shirt, silver or white tie BUT blue button hole ( man flower) Am really sorry! The inspiration board i created for you guys is not uploading due to my new location ! I will just have to keep trying so keep checking. With the trad, cream and purple is alright but you do need extra colors. i would suggest using different shades of purple and even a bit of pink should be incorporated in this. your wrapper and gele could have the purple( reddish purple), your top in pink! I hope this helps! Check soon for your board! Kind Regards, MWN Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm Hi Helen, I know I did say navy blue or sapphire but I want you to see how blue would work with orange and use your discretion on this! http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=41773 From the board you can see orange as the main colour on one hand and blue on the other hand. Check this out too: http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=41779 This is Blue and Hot Pink! For your trad with purple, I already have a board on Purple, you wont find it mainly on purple and pink but i want you to check out the bridesmaid flowers and see how pink could work well with the purple! I will try and come up with Purple and pink theme! http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=40245 I hope you like it! Kind Regards, MWN Reply Adeola : January 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm Hope u see my message, please about the colour i sent, i want resend the colour back to you orange, green, cream, blue, brown, silver. please choose for me. thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm Hi Adeola, Orange+ Blue perfect color combination as these colors bring out the best from each other You can either use orange as the main color or blue ( sapphire blue or turquoise would fit). If blue is the main color then BM: Blue inspired dress with orange colored bouquet, shoes in blue ( any shade or silver), the chief bridesmaid could wear orange dress to distinguish her GM: Tan colored suit , same tan colored waistcoat ( cream could do) white shirt and blue cravat ( wedding formal ties), blue flower ( man flower)or pocket squares Decor:Make the table cloth blue , crockeries in silver or white, table flowers and napkin in orange. IF you must use chair covers , then use same colored blue sash, then use a flower stalk pinned at the back of the bow to give an exotic look! Draperies: please use white and blue only for the draperies. The cake should have colors of orange in it. Ofcourse in all these, green would come natural with the flower arrangement and thats just where it ends, greens in flowers only. So in all you use, Blue as main color, Orange, Silver as accent. Forget brown except you want to use it for trad. It s not a wedding etiquette to use so many colors at the same time it could go really wrong. Use one or two main colors and just use the rest in little torches.. Have you seen this? Although in orange as main color which is quite nice but hey! Using blue is wicked too! http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=41773 Let me know if you have any more questions Kind Regards, MWN Reply natasha : January 25, 2011 at 9:10 am Hi my wedding is in july dont really know the colurs to use i need like three colours.i love blue and pink.Please wat other colour should i add and what colur of suit and tie sholud d guy wear. Reply Modupe : January 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm I my colours are wine-red, pitch and lemon but I was told that wine’s no more vogue, Pls tell me what to do I dont know if am taking the right decition. My hubby’s going to wear a silver suite what colour of tie and shirt should he wear? Reply My Wedding Nigeria : February 2, 2011 at 11:41 pm Hi Modupe, Can I just say that whilst most couples are going for the popular purple theme colour, the modern bride is determined to personalise their wedding, making it their own. Wine and old with apple green is good, it might not be latest trend but feel free to blaze the old path and make it classy! Use Wine as the main colour with gold and grass green as accents ( table flower decorations, cards, favours, napkins) etc Your husband should wear deep gray suit, wine coloured waistcoat, white shirt and wine coloured tie or cravat with pocket square in wine. He could decide to use gray suit and silver waistcoat, white shirt and wine tie with wine pocket squares. I hope this helps! Congratulations! Kind Regards, MWN Reply helen : January 27, 2011 at 10:10 am please am using blue and pink can it match. what colour do you think my husband should wear for his tie Reply My Wedding Nigeria : February 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm Hi Helen, As the saying goes, Pink for Girls, Blue for Boys. Please your husband should wear Blue tie and not Pink!! Try using deep blue colour like navy blue , blue berry or midnight blue and baby pink colour for you! Yes Blue and Pink does go together! 🙂 MWN Reply Funmi : February 2, 2011 at 10:44 am Hello, I sent a post on 12th January(Number 24) but you are yet to respond. Hope to read from you soon. Thanks. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : February 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm Hi Funmi, Really? There’s been so much to answer the last few weeks. Its a good thing you reminded me. Will do that now. Kind Regards, MWN Reply uju : February 3, 2011 at 10:02 am pls can u help me out on this, my fiance loves blue and green and i love purple and lilac, wc will be best for trad and wc for the white wedding and also how best do i do the combination esp for d white wedding including the cake, reception hall,bridesmaid, groomsmen and d bouqet , i need ur input on this. Thanks very much Reply My Wedding Nigeria : February 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm Hi Uju, Your Fiancé loves blue and green and this is workable so I would suggest this for the white wedding. Purple and Lilac for the trad wedding. I am thinking sapphire blue and lemon green or apple green colour BM: Depends on your main colour, BM could wear sapphire blue long dress sleeveless or one shoulder. go to http://www.dessy.com for inspirations on bridesmaids dresses. GM: They could have black coloured suits, blue waistcoat, white shirt and blue cravat or tie and blue pocket square or boutonnières Groom: Black suits, sapphire waistcoats, white shirt, white cravat or blue cravat. Blue pocket square and blue button hole (boutonnière) Reception: Two options Option 1: Sapphire Blue table cloth, apple or lemon green chair covers, sapphire blue chair bows or tie, napkins in lemon green or apple Option 2: White chair covers,green chair bow, green table cloth, blue napkin or table mats Venue hall could be decorated in green and white draperies. Centrepiece table flowers should have tropical colours ( orange, green, blue, purple, yellow) just bits of every colour on the flower arrangements check out the inspiration : http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=48134 http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=43950 This is an inspiration for purple and lilac+ pink I hope you get your inspiration! Kind Regards, MWN Reply Funmi : February 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm Hi MWN, Thanks so much. Your opinion was helpful. Reply lisa : February 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm hi pls with this combination , how can i combine the bridesmaid clothes ie with the green and orange Reply My Wedding Nigeria : February 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm Hi Lisa, You have many options, you could have some of the girls wear orange dress and others wear green dress. Your cloth maker should be able to come up with something? Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply Joke : March 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm Hi, My wedding is in September, both the traditional and the white wedding am so confused about my colour theme. My fiance favourite colour is sea blue. I dont have a favourite colour really. Do you have any suggestion using a sea blue, cream and burgandy. Please help am so so confused. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm Hi Joke What immediately came up my mind is sea blue and chocolate brown Sea Blue and Orange + Red or Burgundy Sea Blue and Pink Sea Blue and Green+ Yellow Use white chair covers, self tie is better, sea blue table cloth, napkins in orange, flowers on table should be in orange , red, cream and burgundy mixed. Your main colour should be sea blue and perhaps orange for the guys If you are using sea blue and pink then the bridesmaids should have the pinks and the guys the blues. Having a dress with pink waistband or pink accessories? What do you think? Kind Regards Anita MWN Reply blessing : March 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm pls help me to chose colour that can really give me a colourful wedding. MY WEDDING IS COMING UP MAY 7 2011 AND I HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE COLOUR FOR MY BRIDAL TRAIN, MAID OF HONOR, LITTLE BIRDE THE GROOM (MY HUSBAND’S SUIT AND TIE) BEST MAN AND MEN ON SUIT SHIRT AND TIE. PLS HELP ME ALSO ON THE DECORATION PLS GIVE ME THE BEST OF ALL. I LOVE WHAT U ARE DOING, MAY GOD ALWAYS GIVE U WISDOM FOR THIS AMEN. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm Hi Blessing, Congratulations! If you want bright colours then I suggest these: Pink and Blues Orange and Blues Purple+Hot Pink Yellow +Hot Pink Green +Yellow Yellow+ Blues Choose the colours that appeals most to you and then I will work with that telling you how to combine these. Hope to hear from you. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply bidemi : March 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm Hi, Thanks for the wonderful work may God increase you in wisdom. My wedding is april 8 , my colours are for the brides family peach and cream,grooms family army green and lemon green,for the traditioanal wedding carton colour and cholcolate(couples only).kindly advice on what the colour of d siut and tie of d groom,groomsmen,maid of honour,braidsmaid, brides flower and d decoration should be.pls note that main colour for the quest is peach and army green headtie.both traditional and white wedding is same day. Thank you. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm Hi Bidemi, I must have skipped you somehow and am really sorry about that. I see that your wedding is just round the corner! Peach and cream is lovely, army green and lemon GREEN really goes well. If the bride is peach and the groom is army green ( am i correct on this?) Groomsmen; Black suit, cream waistcoat, white shirt, army green cravats or ties, army green pocket squares. Groom: Black suit, cream embroidered waistcoat, white shirt, Ivory coloured cravat, buttonhole(in peach and green) army green pocket square. Bridesmaids: Peach coloured dress with cream shoes.OR they could have their top in armygreen and the skirt in peach and shoes in peach colour. They could carry creamy parasols( chinese wedding brollies) Maid of Honor: She should just get a different accessory or dress style.She does not have to be massively different from the rest. Just one or two little change would do. Bridesflower: Your Bouquet should be mainly in greens and creams, with one or two peach coloured flowers popping. Decoration: Your draping should be mainly in cream or ivory coloured and peach. The greens could be found in the flower decorations everywhere else. Table decoration: Okay if you can get Chiavari chairs in army green pad and the table cloth in peach, use a gold or creamy lace material as the table overlay.napkin in peach… cream and peachy rose petals scattered on the table .Table centrepiece having flowers in peach,cream and greens. Your trad colour of carton colour ( beige) and chocolate is cool. I am not an expert in dress designs (lol) sorry BUT However you wish to use the colours, just so you know that the two colours work you can even use your peach colour to combine in this to make it pop out. Gosh! I hope you understand. Kind Regards, MWN Reply blessing : March 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm i choose purple and hot pink or gold, what do you think? Reply blessing : March 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm pls don’t mind me i choose purple and hot pink Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm Hi Blessing, This is fine. The colours will come out beautifully well. In the hall venue you can use one colour and cream or white drapings. Well done! Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply blessing : March 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm please give me the colours in details THE GROOMS OUTFIT THE GROOMS MEN OUTFIT BRIDAL TRAIN OUTFIT FLOWER GIRLS OUTFIT MAID OF HONOR OUTFIT FOR DECORATIONS Chairs and tables then hall please do me like you did other people. You are trying, God will bless you. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm Hi Blessing, In your last enquiry, you said you chose purple and hot pink as your wedding colour! This colour combo can also go well with magenta purple. They are all analogous colours on the colour wheel. That basically means they are workable but you need to get the right variations of the colour. I would say use magenta purple, red violet and then hot pink. So our two main colours will be the magenta purple and hot pink Groom is magenta purple and you are hot pink, decor is mixed with red violet. So for the grooms outfit: Black suit, white waistcoat( you can get an embroidered waist coat), white shirt, magenta purple tie and purple handkerchief + Buttonhole Groomsmen: Black suit, magenta purple waistcoat, white shirt, magenta purple tie and magenta purple handkerchief Bridal Train (Bridesmaids): Hot pink coloured dress. Red violet shoes. Holding bouquet of magenta purple, red violet , green and pinks all mixed. Flower Girls: They can wear cream dress with magenta purple waistband and hair accessories. in magenta purple. Maid of Honor: She can wear different style of dress in hot pink or she wears a different accessory from the rest of the bridesmaids. Table decoration: You can use Chiavari chairs with magenta purple seat pads and magenta purple table cloth, Hot Pink table overlay, napkins in red-violet and your flower centrepiece should be in all colours of vibrant purples, red violet, hot pinks and light pinks. OR use white table cloth, white chair covers with magenta purple tie at the back, red violet napkin and your flower centrepiece should be mostly in pinks and purple with red-violet popping out. Table can have flower petals distributed on it. Background draping: If you are using white table cloth and white chair covers then your draping should be white and magenta purple mixed with Hot Pink. If you are using magenta purple chiavari chairs then you might want to use very light shade of purple and pink in the background. Flowers must come in loads of pink. Your invite should have the two main colours that you are using which is the magenta purple and the Hot Pink. Your cake can be in white but the design( say flower or any other thing) should be in Hot pink and bit of magenta purple. I hope this helps. I would love to create an inspirational board for you to see . Will post back once am done. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm Hey Blessing! check this inspiration board. This is just to give you an idea of what to expect using the colours! Let me know if this work fine. http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=52498 Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply Mercy : March 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm Please help me with this colours Blue, Brown and peach Reply Mercy : March 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm Seen the lovely work you are doing on this site. Please help me with this colour combinations 1. Torquoise blue, Coffee brown and peach 2. Green and Gold 3. Wine, cream and gold. Thanks and God Bless you richly Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm Hi Mercy, Please let me know where the colours come in. Is the 1st one for the white wedding? Green and Gold for the trad? Or are you asking which option is the best? The three options are good to use. I particularly like the idea of Turquoise Blue and Deep Peach, you can have coffee brown as the accent. Get back to me and let me know. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply adeola : March 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm please i want know how best green and wine,gold can be combined, for the decorations and outfits for the bridal train, grooms men and the couple for the traditional and the wedding, initially i am looking at coffee brown and gold only, now i want green, i have already gotten a carton colour cloth for the engagement. I hope to get the reply soon thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm Hi Adeola, I will work with this. Groomsmen: Black Suit, Ivory waistcoat, white shirt, emerald green cravat, emerald green pocket squares Groom: Black Suit, Ivory waist coat, white shirt, Ivory cravat, green pocket square but let him wear buttonhole( man flower in wine) Bridesmaids: I love the idea of a long chiffony dress in emerald green and bouquet in wine and green, gold accessory is appropriate Flower girls: I always love the feel of lace on kids ( lacy material in gold sewn as a dress) with a green or wine coloured waistband. Hair band the same colour with waist band. Maid of Honor: Same coloured dress as the bridesmaids but with a distinct accessory( hair or cloth) OR with a different dress style. Reception Decor: If you can get chiavari chairs then use green seat pads, table cloth should be in DEEP burgundy ( wine). Then use same green colour as table runner. Create a + runner across the table. Get a good flower vase with flowers in green, cream and burgundy. If you do not want Chiavari chairs then use cream or gold chair covers (the self tie one) with wine table cloth and then get table centrepieces with green and cream flowers. Your background drapings can be in gold and cream. Just use green and cream flowers as the background flower design in the hall Does this help? Let me know. Kind Regards, Anita MWN 😉 Reply adeola : March 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm please give me the colours in details THE GROOMS OUTFIT THE GROOMS MEN OUTFIT BRIDAL TRAIN OUTFIT FLOWER GIRLS OUTFIT MAID OF HONOR OUTFIT FOR DECORATIONS Chairs and tables then hall Reply Mary : March 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm I love u are doing. God bless u. My weddin wil be comin up in sept,and i not sure of d colours.my sister said i use peach and lemon for d traditional attire but i don’t if it’s okay. Also i don’t d colours to use for d whyte weddin. Plz kindly help me out wit d best colours both for traditional and whyte wedding.thank u. Mary Reply Mary : March 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm I love wat u are doing. God bless u. My weddin wil be comin up in sept,and i’m not sure of d colours to use.my sister said i use peach and lemon for d traditional attire but i don’t know if it’s okay. Also i don’t know d colours to use for d whyte weddin. Plz kindly help me out wit d best colours both for traditional and whyte wedding.thank u. Mary Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm Hi Mary, Peach is definitely a lovely colour, am really not sure how that would work with lemon ( yellow) BUT you can try that with Navy Blue or Teal Blue colour, Peach also goes well with purple and gold. What I think would work with you is Peach and Fuchsia Pink. For the white wedding, Burgundy + Pink+ Ivory OR Burgundy+Orange. You could choose apple green and gold a well. Does this help? Let me know so that I get a board ready for your chosen colour. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply Mary : March 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm Hi, i am stil expectin ur reply.mary Reply blessing : March 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm thanks. am grateful God bless u Reply dolapo : March 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm Hi, I admire your work. My wedding is in April. Do you think the colors olive green and cream will be a good combination for my engagement. I wanted the green to be the main color. You could suggest other colors. I hope to get the reply soon. Thanks. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 19, 2011 at 12:12 am Hi Dolapo, Yes, Cream is a neutral colour and it goes with almost every colour since olive green is your main colour, you could choose to have these combinations with green. Olive green + Peach Olive green + Red Olive Green+ Pale Blue, Sapphire Blue Olive Green + Pinks You can add cream into all of these. Tell me what colour you would like to see in a board so I can get this done. Kind Regards, Anita , MWN Reply Mercy : March 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm Hi, please am still waiting for your response to 65 above. Thanks and God bless you greatly Reply dolapo : March 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm Hello, I’m still expecting your reply to 75. I hope it comes in soon. Thanks and keep up the good work. Reply Mary : March 20, 2011 at 10:49 am Thank u so much. Apart from using orange and burgundy,is there any other color dat i combine wit orange. I like d orange color and i want it to be my main color.plz i wud love u to give me a breakdown of wat d bridesmaid,groomsmen and bridal train wud use,also my bouquet. Reply Mary : March 20, 2011 at 10:51 am Thank u so much. Apart from using orange and burgundy,is there any other color dat i combine wit orange. I like d orange color and i want it to be my main color.plz i wud love u to give me a breakdown of wat d bridesmaid,groomsmen and bridal train wud use,also my bouquet.mary Reply My Wedding Nigeria : March 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm Hi Mary, There’s a lot of colours that can go with orange. BUT its complementary colour is Blue . So try these combinations: Any shade of Blue+ Orange Apple green + Orange Orange+Grass green+ Blue+ Red ( Blue and Red as accents) Apple Green+ Reddish magenta+ Blue+ Orange Since Blue is the complementary colour of orange, lets see how this works! Bridesmaids: Get a lovely orange dress and mix this with blue. Either by accessories or by design Groomsmen: Slate grey or carton colour suit, white shirt and Blue tie, Blue pocket squares or button hole. Groom: Grey coloured suit, same coloured waistcoat, very pale blue shirt or white shirt, Blue tie and buttonhole in orange and blue. He can also have pocket square in blue. Bouquet:Since the bridal train is using mainly orange dress then the bouquet should be in blue and orange. If you can get a bit of purple in the flower bunch, that would be ideal. Reception: I love the idea of using Chiavari chairs with blue seat pads and blue table cloth with orange accessories in there but if you cannot get this then use a white chair cover, blue sash, Blue table cloth and then make sure your napkins and gift boxes are in orange. Your flowers in the table ( centrepiece) should be in orange, purple, cream, greens and Blues. Hall Reception: Make draperies in white and blue only. Just make sure that oranges pop out every now and then in the decor. Cake: Make this with flower designs in orange colour Invitation: Your invite should be either in orange background and blue coloured inscriptions or plain white with orange inscriptions. I hope this helps. Check this board out: http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=41773 Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply Mercy : March 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm I think am using the Torquiose blue, peach and brown for the white but am confused as to the colour for the Trad ie whether to use Green & Gold or Wine red, cream and gold. what do you think. Thanks and God bless and keep you. Reply dolapo : March 23, 2011 at 9:49 am Thanks so much for your effort. It’ll really go a long way. I would like to see the colors olive green+pale blue, sapphire blue on the board. Once again, thanks for your contribution. Reply Fidelia : April 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm hi, i av gone thru all the post and they are fantastic. my wedding is coming up in october and am yet to conclude on colurs. what i av in mind is using 3 colours, i was thinking 2 shades of blue a(maybe true blue and sky blue) and a 3rd colour which am not sure. i was thinking gold but am not sure it will come out cool. please help me suggest a 3rd color and a breakdown of it in d dressing and decor. i wil be very grateful if i get an inspiration picture also. Thanks alot Fidelia Reply My Wedding Nigeria : April 17, 2011 at 9:47 am Hi Fidelia, I will get back to you soon most probably tomorrow! Be Patient! Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply My Wedding Nigeria : April 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm Hi Fidelia, Gold comes out beautifully well with most colours so you can never be wrong with that. Green also complements blue and if you want an eye popping colour then also try a bit of orange and whites. These combos are fine All different shades of Blues Blues and Greens( different shades) Blues and Purples and White Blues and Gold Blues and Yellow- Orange Blues and Yellow Sky Blue+ Red For october, blue and dark orange is okay Check this: http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=41773 for orange and blue http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=44278 Blue and Pinks http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=44278 Turq Blue and Red I created a board for gold and blue but this is not uploading. You can use all three colours- blue, orange and gold but you need to have like to or one main colours. Tell me which you would prefer so that I describe the decor for you! Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply fidelia : April 15, 2011 at 6:50 pm hi, God bless u for the good work and help u are rendering to brides to be. i am one and an yet to pick my colours. my wedding is in october and i av not concluded on the colours yet. i want to use 3 colours. 2 different shade of blue (sky blue and true blue) and a 3rd colour dat i dont know. i was thinking gold but am not sure this will turn our elegantly. pls suggest if the 2 shades of blue is perfect and a 3rd colour that will work perfectly with them. also help me suggest how the colurs should be used in the dressing and reception decor. i will really appreciate an inpirational picture. thanks alot Fidelia Reply funmi : April 22, 2011 at 11:19 am Hi.I have read all your posts and I must say you are doing a good job.my wedding is in october and am still as confused as ever.first of al,is it compulsory to use more than two colours for wedding now?was thinking of using brugundy and gold only.would brugundy go with a grey suit,my finace wants a grey suit badly but he isn’t sure wearing a brugundy waistcoast would do.what colours can I use for the train? want to use peach and chocolate for engagement,what do u think?thanks. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : April 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm Hi Funmi, Sorry for the late response. Firstly, it is not compulsory to use more than two colours. Infact my friends wedding I attended over the weekend was of Burgundy and Green and it was beautiful. Burgundy and Gold is a very nice colour combo so go for it. Guess what! Yes! Burgundy colour would go with a grey suit. Let him wear a grey suit, creamy to gold waistcoat, white shirt and cream or gold cravat/wedding tie. The groom had the boutonnière in burgundy carnation flower , he is black and guess this would work even if he is light skinned. It was lovely. Let him try the burgundy waistcoat and the Ivory waistcoat and see what fits well. Unfortunately the burgundy and Gold inspiration board doesn’t want to get saved so could not upload it here. Peach and chocolate is OMG lovely! Check this out: http://www.dessy.com/shareboard/?id=50774 Although not with trad pictures but at least you get an idea. Hope this helps. Kind Regards and Congrats! Anita MWN Reply funmi : April 24, 2011 at 10:37 am Happy easter to u.I guess the reason you haven’t replied is because of the festive period.pls I need your advice.I ll be waiting.thanksh Reply My Wedding Nigeria : April 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm Hi Funmi, I have just replied you. Pls check! Thanks for the patience. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply chyoma : May 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm i must commend ur efforts in helping brides achieve their color theme. i have love for olive green and probably lavender and gold as my wedding colour. does this three colour match? if it does how can i combine it to achieve what i want. i want a colorful wedding. whatever colour olive green must be there. i don’t know what to use for my trad. pls help Reply My Wedding Nigeria : May 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm Hi Chioma, Olive green is best matched with gold. Subtle use of lavender can be used in perhaps flowers and/or seat pad if chiavari chairs are used. If not then Olive green chair sash on cream or gold chair cover, cream/gold table cloth and flower centrepiece in cream and very tiny bits of lavender flowers(If you must!) Groomsmen could have black suit, white tie and Olive green tie while the groom could wear black suit, cream waistcoat, shirt in ivory, tie in ivory but pocket squares and man flower in olive green.This would make him stand out, he could get wedding embroidered waistcoat and cravats or scrunchies in chosen colour Bridesmaids could wear olive green or gold dress Bouquet in creams, pinks ad greens. why don’t you try olive green, gold and peach or coral pink for trad? Tell me if that would work.You would need to see yourself in the dress to envisage this. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply kemie : May 3, 2011 at 12:47 am hi i need help in choosing my colours would love cream,red and gold. or alternatively cream,orange and green.what do you think Reply My Wedding Nigeria : May 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm Hi Kemie, The two choice you have is good. I love the idea of Green, Orange and Cream/white as it makes it vibrant and springy! Congrats! Anita MWN Reply Blessing : May 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm Hi, My man will be using an ash colored suit, i want green to be part of my colors but i dont really know what shade of green yet. Please i need u to help me with color combinations both for my trad and white wedding. groom’s men, bride’s maids, flowers and others. please help. Thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : May 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm Hi Blessing, Apple green, office green or even grass green would definitely go with this. There are several colour combos that you can choose from Blessing. Perhaps lemon green cream and gold Melon and orange Melon and Peach Purple and Light Gray Cream Gold and Orange The list can go on. I would suggest that you check the enquiries for colours to get your inspiration on colours. Or what colours have you noticed that brings your beauty out well ? Let me know. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply tope : May 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm Dear, I love this good work you are doing. Please can you tell me the groom colours that could go well with these combination ( at least two): Bride + Groom traditional attire = Royal blue + ocean blue Brides family = Deep purple + Fussia pink Groom family = ????? Reply My Wedding Nigeria : May 19, 2011 at 7:05 am Hi Tope, Your colours are swell! Grooms family should go with yellow and apple green. Alternatively you can go bold with orange and green. All the best! K Regards, Anita MWN Reply topeade : May 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm Dear Anita, Thanks for the response. The orange and green sounds great.. but which one shall be the main base colour? What shade of green? Does Lemon green goes with orange? What do you see to lemon green and yellow gold? Does Peach goes with any of it. kindly assist to arrange a combo for all party for a Nigerian traditional wedding. Cheers, Reply My Wedding Nigeria : May 25, 2011 at 12:25 am Hi Topeade, Apple green would do with this. Lemon is yellow! Did you mean Lime green? This can go with orange but lime green is just too bright a colour for orange except you want really loud colours! Green-yellow colour is okay so use that or apple green colour with orange Lime green and yellow gold works! Peach is better matched with true green colour rather than lime green and peach can blend well in gold as well. If you have to throw in peach then just use gold and true green or very light green colour BUT not lime green. This would work. Let me know. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply adebola : June 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm Hi Anita, I have read most of your post and response and you what? You are doing a great Job and I have learnt a lot from all your post. Like some other people have posted I am getting marry in Oct 11 but I am still confused for the colours to use for both traditional and white wedding. Let me take them one by one: For Traditional: My man likes to use blue colour but I do not know other colour to combine with it. Please advice on other colour to combine with blue, bride shoe colour and top i.e. lace colour. • Colour combinations for bride family? • Colour combinations for groom’s family? • Colour combinations for brides friends • Colour combinations to use for and how to decorate the traditional wedding venue? White Wedding: I am thinking of using, • Apple green + orange + Ivory My Man Love the combination but my fear is if the colour combination will go well in October. Please advise and help in colour combination of the following: o Bride made; dress, shoes and other accessories o Groom men: Attire and other accessories o Groom: Attire (U know he needs to be unique): o Little Bride maid: colour combinations o Hall decoration : colour combinations o Bride and grooms car decoration: colour combinations o The colour combinations of bride and bride maids flower o And colour combinations of flower for decoration of the hall Colour to use for Invitation card design. Last what are needed accessories for the couples for both their traditional and white wedding. Thanks, eagerly waiting for your reply as am about to order for the things to use. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : June 14, 2011 at 7:42 am Hi Adebola, Tough Call was answering your enquiry when my laptop suddenly froze. Anyways, Blue is a lovely colour that complements well with orange. If you looking to have triads or three combination with blue then try blue, orange and yellow-orange but when you are looking for four colours then you could use a rectangular colour combo- blue, purple, yellow and orange. Now you do not have to use all colours as main colours as you need to balance the hot and cold colours. So Brides family: Another shade of blue with amber ( orange yellow) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_(color) Grooms family: Purple and Gold Brides friends: Let them have peach orange. scroll down to see this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach-yellow#Pale_Gold Combo for trad: Use one main colour- powder blue( very pale blue) and let your table decor be in yellow or orange. So if you can get the table top in pale blue, using chiavari chairs with cream or pale blue seat pad or ( chair covers in pale blue or ccream) White wedding: colour combo is fine and not bad for october -( thing is you have to use deep orange if you care about seasons which is not very obvious in Nigeria) Bridesmaids could go green dress with orange bouquet and silver or nude shoes. Groomsmen: 3 Piece suit in black, white shirt, Green ties, green pocket squares Groom: I know he needs to be unique dearie . 3 piece suit or tux if he likes, cream waistcoat, cream or white shirt, cream or white tie, pocket square in green and manflower or boutonniere in orange. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boutonni%C3%A8re) Lil BM: Cream dress and waistband of your colour choice .. either orange or green Bride should go for orange or green shoe depends on what colour you lie but prefer a colour that matches the manflower of your fiance. Table decor: Use ivory in table cloth and chair cover, use sash in pale green like mint green then let the napkins be in orange neatly arranged in the wine glass. Flower table decor in orange and green Hall: Just make sure your background drapins are in cream any sort of colour would be seen in the flower arrangements, petals and cushions ( if a mandap is used like this simple one: Car: You could both use all three colours of blue, orange and cream or make one colour more dominant than others. Invite: Use green card and orange ribbon.. Accessories: Use gold or orange beads. Blue top, orange gele, orange beads, orange shoes and blue wrap round. Guy would use blue attire, orange OR BLUE cap, orange beads… black shoe. Gotta run now.. Hope this helps. k Regards, Anita MWN Reply adebola : June 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm Hi anita, I am still awaiting your response Reply Adebola : June 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm Thanks! thanks!! thanks!!! Anita you have save me a lot of headache. How about your laptop now hope it is work fine now. i just need some clarifications: Bride should go for orange or green shoe depends on what colour you lie but prefer a colour that matches the manflower of your fiance.: I guess bride shoes for the white wedding use to be white or cream, can i use cream shoe. For the Traditional: Can i use white lace that has white background with blue design, because my man insist in wearing something white or cream under his Agbada(flowing gown). Thanks again you really make my day. Adebola Reply My Wedding Nigeria : June 15, 2011 at 6:37 am Hi Adebola, Laptop acting so funny these days needs an upgrade. anyways yes you can wear cream or white but these days brides don’t do that anymore. Most brides now wear coloured shoes that matches the tie or the man flower of their husband. For the trad, I am sure it would come out fine , you can never go wrong on traditional attires. Have a nice day. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply Adebola : June 17, 2011 at 9:53 am thanks a lot. You really save my life. Adebola Reply mercy : August 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm am so grateful for this site. plesase my wedding is next month september, am so confused about this colours; green,peach and gold or purple peach and gold or peach brown and cream. help me choose de colour and how will would it be used for decor, brides maid, chief bm, grooms men, pin up and flower girls. please help me out am confused about dis colour if it will work out well. thank you. Reply stephanie : August 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm hi MWN, i really love the color combinations i’ve seen on ur site. my wedding is coming up in december and i would like to know if blue, red and white goes or should i use red,pink and white thanx and i hope to get a reply very soon Reply titi : October 6, 2011 at 11:43 am welldone,my wedding is coming up soon n i need ur advise on colour combo,for my traditional am using ocean blue n royal blue which i dont ve problem but my white i had love to use orange n gold bt my friends n family re opposing it, what do u think i shd do cos ve always love ds colours Reply My Wedding Nigeria : October 13, 2011 at 12:35 am Hi Titi, There’s nothing wrong with range and gold but it could be better with Green or Blue added to it. Let the orange be in the normal shade of orange and the blue in dark blue.then green could be in the background used at the venue decor. These colours should come out lovely.. ALL THE BEST! Anita MWN Reply Tessy : October 24, 2011 at 4:38 am Hi Anita, Welldone. My wedding is coming up in April,2012. I have chose Olive green and Burgundy with a touch of cream as my wedding colours,but don’t know how to combine the for the groom, chiefbridesmaid, groomsmen n bridesmaid. There would be no flower girls. Also would like my sisters to be included ind colour arrangement. The groom is dark skinned and he would want to wear a suit. Please help. Thank you Reply lilian : November 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm i love the way you handle each question. My wedding is coming up next year (date not fixed yet) but am having serious problems choosing a perfect color. a color for both my bouquet, flower girls, cake, decorations, maid of honor, and also for the groom. i would really love the groom to put on a cream color suit but i don’t know what color of tie and waistcoat he can use that will fit perfectly. i have this color in mind but don’t know if it goes at all. what do you think about lilac purple with safety orange color?and if its ok, how do i combine it for the groom’s wear,cake,decorations and others mentioned above. i really need your help here. thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm Hi Lilian. There’s nothing safe about lilac and orange but one can pull it off because its lilac. It is safer when you use yellow orange rather than pure orange colour. Yellow is the complementary colour to purple so using yellow-orange is better. BM can wear lilac dress and gold or silver accessories with cream and yellow-orange bouquet. H2B having cream coloured suit, silver and white embroidered jacket,white shirt, lilac tie, let the manflower be in lilac and yellow-orange. OR else he wears silver gray suits, three piece, white shirt and lilac bow tie with yellow-orange pocket square. GM could have grey suit, waistcoat in dark brown or black, lilac shirt, yellow -orange bow tie, manflower in yellow-orange, pocket square in yellow-orange. Cake: I saw a cake somewhere: check this out.. This might not be your style but at least you get the idea: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethward/2615345600/in/photostream/ Decoration: I prefer you have your table top in lilac, white crockeries, table napkin in yellow-orange and flowers arrangements in yellow-orange, chair covers in white and sash in lilac but if you can get chivari chairs with seat pad in purple then even better .Your background drapins should be in white and and lilac, let the fruitdrinks, drink table or food table be in yellow-orange. Cake table could come in yellow- orange too. Reception card could also come in yellow-orange. Hope it helps. All the best, Anita MWN Reply xta : November 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm hi Reply Vanessa : November 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm i love and appreciate d way u answer questions,God bless u real good for being a helping hand to many. my wedding is coming up soon,i have these colors in mind but how will it be combined for the maid of honor,bridesmaids,what color of shoe will match.my colors are:army green,lemon green and gold…what shade of gold can go with the shades of green i have in mind.what will be the main color. Then how will the decoration color be,also the cake. thank you so dearly,i look forward to ur answers. Thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 15, 2011 at 12:12 am Hi Vanessa, God Bless us all. You could do better with using sage green rather than army green am sorry I just keep thinking of army uniform which is is quite tricky so I suggest this. Let BM use sage green and maybe chocolate brown or black combined in their attire as seen in this pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/116332943556460429804/SageGreenWedding#5168917549784644082 Their bouquet can be in lemon green, cream and dark chocolate flower. The groom could wear something like this: GM; Could wear petrol blue or silver gray suit, white shirt and tie in sage green. Your decor could be a lot better than this: http://www.eventartistry.net/julie-james/pics.html you should use chocolate brown as the napkin on gold charger plates If you wish to do something very different then maybe the second design is appropriate: http://www.w-weddingflowers.com/green-wedding-flower-centerpieces-miami/ I like this bridesmaids too: http://www.ceriseweddings.co.uk/blog/files/tag-sage-green-colour-scheme.html Cupcakes like this: I like this main cake, you could design this using dark brown coloured flowers on it or gold. Hope this helps. Reply Layomi : February 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm I appreciate ur works. Pls i need ur advice concernin my weddin colours. I’m thinking of combinin orange and gold; what do u think? I’ll really appreciate it if u could also advise me on the cake colours, bridal train, groom shirt, flowers and traditional attires (wt aso oke). Reply lizzy : April 17, 2012 at 10:54 am Hello anita, My wedding is comning up in july and am still battling with colours. My trad attire is champaigne+red and red and silver as colour of the day. But I have no idea what to choose as the colour for the wedding. And how to combine it as per what the groom.bridesmaid and groomsmen will wear. Kindly advise on this as it is urgent!!! Reply My Wedding Nigeria : April 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm Hi Lizzy, Your colours are not bad at all. For your white wedding why dont you do something different by mixing a shade of red to pink and then use gold as your accent? Your background drapins in white so that bridesmaids and groomsmen carry the colour. Bridesmaids: to give you an idea check this out: . Can they combine the two colours together with gold belt? Groomsmen: Silver gray suit and light pink shirts with silver ties. Groom: Slate gray( very dark gray) wedding waistcoat in silver and tie in dark red. buttonhole in dark red.. You: Red or Pink shoe if not nude. Hope this helps, Best, Anita MWN Reply Oyin : November 21, 2012 at 2:23 am Hi Anita, my wedding is coming up soon, but am still battling on Ђδω to combine my colours. I choose mint Green, burnt Orange and champyne gold. Pls Ђδω D̶̲̥̅̊Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ I combine them for d groom, bride,bouquet, bridesmaid, decoration, asoebi and all. Thanks as I await ur reply Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm Hi Oyin, I must have skipped your comment. will come back to you on this tomorrow. Best, Anita Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm Hi Oyin, A simple way to help you in using your colors is by knowing your main colors, secondary and then tertiary colors. In this case, would you prefer to use burnt orange as your main color? Then this is one way to use it. Groom: I love the color petrol blue or very light blue suit being used. His waistcoat, shirt and neckwear( tie) in white or silver then his pocket square or manflower in orange and green Bride: Are you interested in having a colored shoe? Thats one great way to color code your attire without being too non-traditional. The color of your shoes should match up your husbands manflower and your bouquet. I saw this bouquet somewhere ( the second pics), you might have an idea: http://bit.ly/10O88Ej Decoration: I love the idea of having mint green table linen with an overlay in champagne gold lace. then your tie backs for chair in gold or champ too. Use a different darker shade of green for your program and napkin and then the table flowers, if you are having one in ivory and pop of orange. Your cake could come in mintgreen color rather than the normal white. Have flower designs in gold and orange too. With the asoebi you can play around using different shades of green to comine with mint green and gold. For you and hubby, how about using champagne color as the background aso-oke color then use a dash of orange and green as your colors? An aso oke expert would be able to give you good options ( if you need one to be recommended then do get in touch- 08037770150) I hope this helps, but if you are still not clear on some aspect then do get in touch! Best, Anita Reply Franca : November 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm Hi, please Anita, what colour is in season for febuary? am thinking deep orange and champayne gold for trado and mint green and orange for white. do u think its okay or its out of season? Thanks a mill Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm Hi Franca, Firstly, I must ask are you in Nigeria? Cause choosing your wedding colors based on seasons abroad is not practical. We only have wet, dry and harmattan seasons here. Having said that tho, in february, you see fresh blossoms here in Nigeria. Going for deep orange and champagne is very appropriate for fall- ember periods( sept, oct, november). Instead of deep orange why not get another shade of orange. check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shades_of_orange You can have a second color like sapphire as the second color and then neutrals like champagne. For the trado, I do like the idea of mint green and orange.Feel free to also use another shade of green maybe leafy green or apple green. I saw a pic somewhere the lady made use of mint green / light olive and then the hubby used a dark army green color, it was a beautiful combo! So try and use another shade of green to support the mint green. Hope this helps, Best, Anita Reply josephine : January 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm wedding colour green,orange,gold ok? traditional wedding: yellow and blue.Pls how do i use the colours to blend.in case of bridal train and asebi as the case maybe Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm Hi Josephine, Green and orange with gold is lovely, a very optimistic colors full of hope and progress. The bridal train should concentrate on using orange for their attire with the GM in light blue suit, then groom in dark silver suit with white shirt, wasitcoat and neck wear then his handkerchief in orange. Aso ebi – Purple is a good color that runs well with yellow so while you use yellow and blue, pple could have purple and yellow. these three colors complement each other. Alternatively, just allow them use one main color say blue and then with silver. Hope this helps, Best, Anita Reply josephine : January 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm THANKS FOR THE SO MANY ANSWERS U GIVE TO PPL.GOD BLESS U IMMENSELY AND EXPAND UR COAST MY SISTER’S WEDDING IS COMING UP IN MAY .SHE LOVES BLUE SO MUCH AND WOULD WANT IT AS WEDDING COLOURS.BOTH TRAD.AND WHITE WEDDING. PLS WHTA IS THE BEST COMBINATION FOR WHITE AND TRADITIONAL WEDDIND. ALTHOUGH SHE SUGGESTED SKY BLUE AND PEACH FOR WHITE WEDDING AND ROYAL AND SKY BLUE FOR TRAD. PLS SHE WILL LIKE TO KNOW THE COLOURS THAT BEST SUITS FOR THE VARIOUS CATEGORY OF BRIDAL TRAIN AND ASEBI’S FOR WHITE AND TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS PLS. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm Hi Josephine, Thanks for the lil prayer. I like the color blue, infact it’s one of my favorites. Is your sister fair in complexion, sky blue and peach would be a good one. How about peach and green like mint green or even peach and turquoise blue. I think the combination of sky and royal blue would come out well or you try sky blue and sapphire blue. You could add silver to it so maybe your gele in silver and blue then iro with same color of silver and blue. Your buba in skyblue hand cut and then ikpele in royal or sapphire blue whichever you choose . BM could wear a skyblue colored dress and bouquet in cream or in peach. Your decor could come with white and skyblue so table linen in white, chair covers in white and swags in peach and blue or I would say.. just take the color peach for the decor so that you make use of peach and white for the decor alone with accents of blue then the bridal attire using blue. For Trad, aso ebi , I love the idea of coral set against blue so let ur asoebi’s be in colors of coral- deep corals and silver. I hope this helps, check this board : http://allureconsulting.com/blog/tag/peach/ Hope you get inspired, Best, Anita Reply Gift : January 7, 2013 at 10:51 am My wedding is coming up in April. I love purple and would also like to have green. Do u think I could use one for traditional and the other for white wedding? Or is there a way to combine the two? would it produce a beautiful effect? I look forward to your prompt response. Thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm Hello Gift, I think it’s best you use it as suggested but I would say something: add yellow to the duo making it purple,yellow and green. Use purple and yellow (complementary colors)in trad and then green and yellow in white wedding or vice versa. This would be beautiful. Hope this helps, see this: http://www.trendybride.net/blog/purple-yellow-and-white-wedding-decor/ and this, I like the pansy purple used by BM: http://blog.weddingwire.com/index.php/weddings/purple-yellow-and-green-tennessee-wedding/ http://theeverylastdetail.com/2011/11/08/inspiration-board-eclectic-purple-yellow/ Best, Anita Reply Debbie : February 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm Hello Anita, My traditional marriage is coming up in July. I am frm Delta and thought of waering lilac blouse on purple wrapper but my sister made fun of me and said it’s old fashioned. I love purple. What other colour can i use with purple and i need ideas for the decor pls. Thks. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : February 6, 2013 at 10:56 pm Hi Debbie, Lilac is a good color used with purple.lilac is light purple. Maybe what she is trying to say is that most brides do not color code that way anymore. Brides from the south tend to use cream color or cream beige for the blouse or gold color blouse and then colored wrapper..with head cap in red beads Purple for your traditional attire is good with gold, soft pink, white, peach color, Silver gray ( all these colors are good to use as blouse color) you can even wear both top and blouse in purple then your scarf in a different color like in silver or white. I think what matters is the material you use for the top. You can get a transparent lace on top of the colored blouse. If you see latest blouse style you will understand. If I do get fresh pictures on this will make a post on this. As per decor, is that the trad or white? what colors do you intend to use? Best, Anita Reply Ejueyitchie Sandra Toritseju : April 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm my marriage is coming up in november and i dont wat colour to use,am tinking of apple green and gold but man does not like it,he said he want blue,i dnt knw wat to do,pls if u can help me out,tnx Reply My Wedding Nigeria : April 15, 2013 at 11:41 am Hi Eju, Apple green and gold is a very nice color palette. Maybe incorporate his color palette for your white and use the other for the trad? Blue is beautiful with silver gray, pinks, reds or orange. Thanks, Anita Reply Ejueyitchie Sandra Toritseju : April 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm hi,pls my wedding is coming up in november and i dnt knw wat colour to use,but am tinkin of using apple green and gold,but my man does nt like it,pls can u help me out wit colour combination Reply vivian : July 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm Hi, i’m planning for my wedding. I have three colours in mind peach, army green and gold bt don’t knw hw to combine it, pls help me out. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : July 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm Hi Vivian, Mint peach and army green is a lovely combination. Is this for your white wedding or trad? Reply Oyeleke Morenike : July 29, 2013 at 10:42 pm pls can one combine green and blue together. Reply Adunola Onadipe : August 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm Hello, God will continue to take u higher and you will forever be the best. Orange and sea blue is my favorite. Please give me in details on how to combine the following. And also aside sea blue what other blue can I combine wt orange. THE GROOMS OUTFIT. THE GROOMS MEN OUTFIT. BRIDAL TRAIN OUTFIT. FLOWER GIRLS OUTFIT. MAID OF HONOR OUTFIT. FOR DECORATIONS Chairs and tables. then hall God bless you. Thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : August 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm Hello Onadipe, Congrats and thanks for the prayer! Sea blue and orange is a lovely color combo but you can also use Navy blue and even Teal blue if you wish to use other blue shades or tones. The idea of using orange as the main color appeals much but its getting really cliche so why not use blue for your bridal party? I like giving real time example of how this would look in pics do pls take a look at this link and imagine you using orange instead of the purple. http://ellegphotography.com/2010/08/the-grande-colonial-wedding-and-the-little-hotel-by-the-sea/ I would only suggest that the groomsmen use gray-blueish suits, white shirt with silver ties and allow their manflower or pocket square in sea blue. Groom in Navy Blue suit, white shirt, silver waistcoat and tie in same colored blue so that his boutonniere comes in orange. Bridesmaids in lovely blue dress and white and orange bouquet or just orange bouquet. The maid of honor could just have a different shade of blue and style of dress too. You could also different her with the color of bouquet she is using. Maybe the rest using mostly orange forage and she uses green or ivory. For decoration, I love orange to be the main color so let the event planner swag with orange and the gazebo or chuppah in orange and white so that your program, cake decorations and table flower centrepiece, all come in mostly orange, your gift favor in orange too! I hope this helps, Let me know, Anita MWN Reply Uwem Umoren : September 30, 2013 at 10:21 am GOOD MORNING. GOD BLESSED UR GOOD WORK. PLS HOW DO I COMBINE LEMON GREEN, ORANGE AND SILVER . Reply My Wedding Nigeria : October 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm Hi Uwem, Do you want this color combo for the reception or bridal wear? Best, Anita mwn Reply Omo Shola Jnr : October 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm pls how can combine ash colour suit with army green and gold for the groom Reply My Wedding Nigeria : October 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm Hi Omoshola, Ash colored suits on white shirt and bow tie in army green with pocket square in army green would come out splendid. You can use suede fabric. Thanks, Anita MWN Reply Oluwasegun Egberin : October 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm You won do wedding?? Reply cynthia : January 24, 2014 at 7:56 am Hi. Tnx for d gud job u guys ar doing. Pls culd sea green and pink alright? Or wat color wuld u suggest? Ma wedding is in april. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : January 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm Hi Cynthia, Sea Green and Pink is very very nice.. I think I’ll go for rose pink on that one. Congrats! Who is doing your decor? My team could help.. Best, Anita MWN Reply Victoria Chinedu Njoku : March 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm goodafternoon. pls can one combine green, orange and red? if yes, which colour can the man use for shirt and which one will be for the tie? Reply Rudo Mavunga : April 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm hello Reply chioma : August 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm My wedding color is red green and white, am asking if I could still combine orange to it Reply My Wedding Nigeria : August 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm Hi Chioma, You can combine orange with the white and green . Thanks, Anita MWN Reply Alimat : September 8, 2015 at 11:07 am hi, which colour can one mix with cream Reply blessing adesina : October 22, 2016 at 10:42 pm Hi,my wedding is December pls how can I combine this three colours green,gold nd peach for my traditional nd white wedding nd how combine it for bride nd groom,bridal train nd both family.thanks Reply My Wedding Nigeria : November 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm Hi Blessing, I love bold colours for trads. Green and Gold/ Peach and Gold are both good colours you could combine for the trad. If you have a dark complexion, then go for the green and gold. Your buba could be of beige/ cream and iro in green. Gele in green and beige (you could do the double coloured gele, where the first head wrap is green and the outer is beige or gold) For the white, let your Bridal Train colour take the main colour- Peach and green? Orange and Green? Family could go with other complementary colours like Bubble Pink colour and a touch of green. Hope that helps. Kind Regards, Anita Gopaldas MWN Reply tgirl : May 3, 2017 at 2:29 pm hi, my traditional marriage is coming up soon, but am confused with the family colour,am using orange and teal,asoebi champagne gold and burnt orange Reply My Wedding Nigeria : May 4, 2017 at 11:19 pm Hi Tgirl, You should not be confused with the colours. Your colours are perfect. Family can do mustard yellow (google it) and teal green. Your asoebi colours are cool. Send us your wedding pictures for a feature. Kind Regards, Anita Gopaldas MWN Reply eghosa : May 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm hi, my traditional marriage is coming up soon, but am confused with the family colour,am using orange and teal,asoebi champagne gold and burnt orange Reply Annabel : May 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm God bless u for d gud job …… Pls my sister weding is coming up vry soon and she want me to choose d colour and d combination for her to use both d tradition white and engament party, pls what colour can go she is vry fair in complextion….. Ur help is need thanks alot will b waiting. Reply My Wedding Nigeria : May 23, 2017 at 11:46 pm Hi Annabel, Pastels are good with fair skin people. Pastel colours in pink, lilac,sea blue etc, However other colours like Burgundy or wine, royal blue and Fuchsia are colours that she can use. For her trad, give her thre options of wine colour, royal blue or Pink. Keep it monotone ( one colour, diferent shades if possible) for her white wedding, she can keep it simple with peach colour. Peach goes with red, blue, even yellow for the decor. I imagine a colour combination of peacch, royal blue and white. Hope this helps. Kind Regards, ANita Gopaldas MWN Reply My Wedding Nigeria : June 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm Hi Annabel, A fair skinned lady can go for greens and blues.. with atouch of Gold. Dark reds are also quite good on a fair complexioned. She has a choice of Red and cream with gold Blue and Gold Light purple and gold Greens and Gold Sometimes yellow comes out quite good on fair skinned too. Whatever colour she chooses, alternate with a base colour like cream. Avoid grays. Hope this helps. Anita MWN Reply magdalene : June 6, 2017 at 2:24 pm Hi,my brother’s wedding is really close and chose lemon green and chose orange, gold or coffee brown to combine….I don’t know which will be best. please help me out…… Reply My Wedding Nigeria : June 21, 2017 at 9:33 pm Hi Magdalene, Lemon green and Orange are two bright colours. It could work if you love very bright colours. I love the idea of LEMON GREEN and GOLD or ORANGE and GOLD. COFFEE BROWN and ORANGE is a good combo too. Hope that helps. Kind Regards, Anita MWN Reply Joan : October 25, 2017 at 6:12 am Good day!please I really need your help.My wedding comes up December and I really love brown;green and cream or beige;but my fiance loves sky blue and white.How do I marry this together.And also I learnt some colours are not in vogue again.plsssssss I need your help.Thanks in anticipation. 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