It’s a bit bold and a tad daring, but we love the idea of brides dressing their maids in pretty frocks with prints and patterns. The question is how to work with prints as part of a cohesive look, especially when you factor multiple girls, shoes and flowers into the mix. We decided to ask the folks at Ellis Flowers for their expert advice on what accessories they would pair with these five very different but beautiful looks.

Tell us, brides, do you dare go bold?


PRINTED BLUES

When working with graphic patterns such as these gorgeous blue dresses, it is best to accessorize with a single color. We love the idea of pairing these dresses with a bold complimentary color such as orange, which happens to be on trend as Tangerine Tango is the 2012 Pantone Color of the year. 1.Piperlime  2.Guess by Marciano  3.Piperlime  4. Jessica Simpson shoes

NUDES

Keep things soft and feminine with this nude color palette, mixing prints and texture with solids of ivories with beige and light pinks. This look is all about understated elegance. 1.BCBG  2.Piperlime  3.Macy’s  4. Piperlime 5. Guess Shoes

PURPLES & BLUES

Pale yellow is a wonderful complimentary color for purple that doesn’t take away from the loudness of the hue. Pair these long gowns with a dainty sandals for a stunning look. 1. BCBG  2.Nicole Miller  3.Nicole Miller  4.Guess shoes

PEACOCK

We were inspired by the striking colors of this incredible BCBG gown, and thought that these dresses would make for a dreamy evening wedding look, especially when paired with stilettos and bouquets of pale pink and sage green. To enhance the look, we matched the gown with solid yet complimentary colored floor length dresses for the perfect mix of bold and soft. 1. BCBG  2.BCBG  3. Dessy 4. BCBG  5. Guess shoes

YELLOW & GREY

Yellow is a popular choice for bridesmaids and we absolutely adore the combination of yellow and grey. Add florals and plaid , some silver heels and a bouquet of yellows and greens and we have preppy and chic perfection! 1.BCBG  2.Nordstrom  3.Guess by Marciano  4. Badgley Mischka shoes

 

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