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  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 17:38

    Mink mink mink

    Evening all

    New-ish poster Big Smile but long time lurker Hmm

    Think I could have made a he-uge error in going for this wretched colour mink! OH has chosen his cravat in mink, and I'm fine with that, he looks gorgeous and I like the colour in general. But looking for BMs' dresses on Dessy and Watter and can I find dresses in this colour? Well, yes, a few but not enough! They are either too pink or too beige. Starting to freak out just a weeny bit now ..... maybe I should have gone for something more normal.....

    If any one has any suggestions, I will be eternally grateful .....

    Thanks in advance Cheers


  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 17:43

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    Do you have an actual colour to show us because I'm wondering if the mink colour I'm thinking of it different to what you have?

    This for example to me is a dark mink P106-P107 by you.

    You don't need to match it exactly because something in the same colour roughly but a different shade would work as well.

  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 17:48

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    Hi PurrfectGems

    This is a very good point; people have very different ideas of what Mink is. I am no different! I'm probably imagining blooming green or something! The dress you have posted is maybe slightly too purple I think but it is about right. Maybe a little more brownygoldy. Um, let me see if I can find something I can post...

    I'm thinking maybe I should also be looking at Mocha, Cafe or Stone colours too?




  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 17:57

    Re: Mink mink mink

    Sorry I forgot to say hello and welcome to the world of Hitched.

    I think using Mocha, Cafe, Stone colours would all work as well.

    For example this is my bm dress and the kilts

    DSCF0344 by you. ramsay blue tartan by you. and the cravats are going to be silver because no blue cravat was nice.

    Oh and it may only look like I have the perfect match but the kilts were originially green when I picked the bm dress colour so it's only by chance h2b changed his mind.

    This is the stationery pics4 by you. which was designed with the green kilt in mind so actually I don't have a matching colour scheme now because h2b messed it all up! lol.

    What I'm trying to say is that colours don't really matter 100%.

    If you have a look here http://www.flickr.com/photos/34298875@N07/sets/72157612497713732/ you'll see my flowergirl dress is ivory and my dress is gold. I just wasn't too bothered about having everything totally right but hopefully it won't look too bad in the pictures.


  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 17:58

    Re: Mink mink mink

    there are some lovely dresses in coast at the mo in a 'mink' colour;


  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 17:59

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    As PG says though - varying shades of cofffe/taupe/mink/cream could look lovely.

    What time of year are you getting married?

  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:19

    Re: Mink mink mink

    Hi, welcome to hitched Smile, what style of BM dresses are you looking for?

    Have you tried http://www.foreverbridals.com/?, these all come in a range of colours

  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:26

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    My husband and bestman had mink cravats, I had 2 flower girls in mink dresses, and 3 page boys in dusky pink shirts, and 2 bridesmaids in dusky pink and mink dresses, here is a bit of the colour scheme will find one of it all together in a sec!!

  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:29

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    Here we are! This is my big old pose of people and mix of colours :-)

  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:29

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    Hi Ladies

    Thanks for your words of welcome and advice, much appreciated!

    Getting married this October, and really looking for a tea length chiffon dress for the BMs as the bottom of mine has a chiffon layer over the top so it kind of looks a bit floaty. I will check out all of those recommendations though. Love Coast dresses in general! Not sure if its the combo of mink and chiffon thats the problem. Have seen a few great chiffon dresses on Watters and Dessy but none in mink...

    PurrfectGems - great pics and lovely dresses! Stationary is great too.


  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:33

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    my bridesmaid dresses above were a chiffon layer over the top, but not that helpful as they were last year Debenhams, and I got them in the blue cross sale.....

  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:34

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    Mummy (have to admit that does feel a bit weird calling you that....) loving your work! Great drsses and pics. The darker shade is kind of where I am aiming at I think...

    That Coast dress is perfect. Spot on, maybe putting a chuffon shawl thingy with it would do.....



  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:41

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    Tea length, floaty....we need Royalty. 2 ticks and I'll find a pic of her bm dresses.

  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:43

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    Have a look here and the style Royalty is having her bm's in. I'm sure the dresses came in heaps of colours http://www.hitched.co.uk/Chat/forums/p/102208/1034784.aspx#1034784

    This is the same dress but in a different colour

  • Posted: 27 Mar 2009 18:45

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    Have you looked at Alfred Angelo dresses? I'm having these:


    but in a burnt orange. They are lovely and floaty and very flattering on. AA have quite a wide range of colours.


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