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Aisha’s Wedding Colors

Glowing Color is excited to announce that we will now be providing wedding color consultations! Aisha, who was just featured, is getting married next spring and wants to know the best colors for her venue and of course her season.

turquoise peach

Aisha is a Summer. Her reception venue is quite warm with brick and red accents, so that poses a challenge with getting the cool colors that flatter Aisha without clashing with the venue. My immediate instinct flew to the blues and greens of the color scale to complement the oranges and reds in the venue.

Aisha has picked her gown (which is a gorgeous, classic strapless gown that will have a reverse lace jacket over it).

Makeup:

I would love to see Aisha in some subtle blue eye makeup like this

blue eyeliner

or this

Blue eye makeup

Or a more dramatic eye like this

blue eyeliner 2

These would set off her blue eyes and skin tone so beautifully! For a lip, a subtle pink would work.

Prime lips with moisture with a bit of Whipped’s strawberry lip balm, then something like MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink

Ample Pink

Possible jewelry:

Another hint of blue should come from the earrings. I am a sucker for dangling gemstone earrings. I think my eyes literally turn to hearts when I see a nice pair. With a gorgeous strapless gown like the one she has, she can afford a little drama with the earrings if she keeps a bare neckline (which I imagine she will have with the lace jacket).

One. Two. Three. Four. Five.

aventurine

chalcedony

aqua gemstone

 

apatite

moonstone

Bridesmaid dresses:

The ideal color based on Aisha’s venue and her own coloring for bridesmaid dresses should be a gorgeous blue-green. Not too deep of a turquoise, and not too pale of an aqua. Below are some examples of the color.

blue green bridesmaid dress

green blue dress

turquoise dresses

Bouquets:

With blue-green bridesmaid dresses, a mix of pink and red roses would contrast beautifully and pull in the red from Aisha’s venues (there are red curtains there).

fuchsia red bouquet pinks reds creams roses

I love both of these looks. The first is more casual and rustic, which actually fits Aisha’s venue nicely (the reception is in a barn). The second is more formal, but is so gorgeous. I love an all-rose bouquet; it is classic, timeless, and includes a stunning variation of reds, pinks, and white/creams.

Hopefully, this gives Aisha a great foundation to start putting together her colors and decor for her wedding. I hope she keeps us posted and sends us photos of the wedding. She will be a beautiful bride!

If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates. For a limited time, Glowing Color will include wedding color analyses in the same package as the standard color analyses with no extra charge. If you have not chosen your gown, I will also help you decide whether to get white or ivory (or another color altogether!).

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Wynnie

Today we have another reader submission, the vibrant Wynnie. Let’s take a look at her photos and interview.

Here is her interview:

What color do you wear the most? Why?
I don’t have one particular color that I wear the most, but I do know that my favorite colors are bright colors and any pattern involving a bright color. I went through my closet and I have a lot of greens, blues, pinks, purples and yellows. The few rest are black or very little brown.

What color do you wear the least?
I try to stay away from dull colors like gray, black and brown.

What color do you feel sexy in?
I feel really sexy in red, dark purple and pinks…in that order.

What color do you get the most compliments in?
I wear a lot of dresses in the summertime. It seems that my bright reds and yellows have received a lot of compliments. Although, when I wear black (not very often), I also get good comments.

Looking at Wynnie’s pictures I can definitely see a theme of bright colors and patterns (I love the green printed maxi dress!). Wynnie’s stand-out photos where she is glowing are the photos of her in pure red, green/white floral print, and bright purple. All these colors are vibrant, but most importantly, these colors are cool. The only photos of Wynnie in warmer tones are those of her in the burgundy-ish sweater and the charcoal gray tank top. She does not look bad in either photo, but the colors are not doing anything for her and make her look a bit faded throughout. Based on those key photos I determined that Wynnie is a Winter. I noticed Wynnie has some gold/brown-toned jewelry that she wears in the photos. I would recommend more silvery-toned jewelry if you can, that will really set off your colors and your skin. Also, I would recommend Wynnie avoid cool pastels unless they’re in a pattern with more vibrant colors.

The awesome thing is Wynnie is an example of people who subconsciously lean toward the colors in their seasons without necessarily being aware of their season. She already has a good foundation, wardrobe-wise in her colors so it should be easy to build upon it going forward.

Thanks Wynnie!

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