Post # 1
Soo…originally I picked a green and navy color scheme, and then i changed to navy and red, and now due to the like 6 billion (ok super dramatic out of frustration) colors that are “navy”…and the fact that I am having a horrble time trying to come up with decorations that are even remotly fall ish….I am considering changing my colors….but i am soo lost on what to pick….I am pretty open with 2 restrictions I refuse to have orange as a main color or a prodominate color or pink as a color…. and 2 i do not want a “halloween” esque wedding….id like to incorporate fall becuse it is our favorite time of year….but i am so lost on what to do from here….and i have caught sooo much crap on wanting navy and red and how they are not fall appropriate colors….that its really killing my buzz and making me not like it…coupled with trying to find matcing navy colors….I am this “” close to saying lets change it….so i need inspiration to see if this is something i shoudld do, or something to make me change it….
Post # 3
My wedding was early October. My colors were burgundy and champagne, with touches of black, cream, and gold. The warm metallics helped it feel more fall appropriate than the colder feeling of silver, and burgundy/cranberry works for the season as well. I hope this helps!
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@kansas_nurse: You’re going to have a problem with shades no matter which color you pick. I think navy is a great color to start with. Adding in orange would make it fit fall the season. Maybe a splash of a bold yellow-gold for accent.
I love the idea of pumpkin vase centerpieces for a fall wedding. Had we not done a beach wedding, we would have done these:
Post # 5
No matter what people tell you, fall weddings do not require fall colors, and navy is a great color to use in all seasons. I am doing more of a traditional fall color palette with flowers and decor, but my bridesmaids will be wearing navy blue dresses and sparkly champagne gold shoes. I’m also considering navy blue table runners to go with our red, yellow, orange, and white centerpieces. Instead of focusing on colors, you could use some seasonal flowers to incorporate the fall feeling and include navy and red in other parts of the decor or wedding party attire. I love this idea of pairing navy dresses a red accessory like in this pic:
Post # 8
@kansas_nurse: what about navy and grey? a mix of charcoal and light grey?
Post # 9
Not everyone is going to agree with your wedding vision so do what makes you happy. This is my second time around planning my wedding. The first time around I was getting married in fall (not my theme just the time of year) our theme was disney since I had gotten engaged in disney world and so we picked aqua and red as our colors and I caught a wrath of crap the whole time about it not being fall appropriate. This time around I’m doing more “fall appropriate” colors since that’s what we want to do and its our theme too. I love the idea of the navy paired with yellows and some touches of green and red and orange. And I personally wouldn’t be too worried about the different shades of navy. Theyll all blend together and keep things fun and playful if everything isn’t exactly the same
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
P.S. FWIW we are doing turquoise and lime green for our November wedding. You don’t have to be stuck with fall colors just because you are having your wedding during the fall.
Post # 11
@mypinkshoes: ohh i hadnt thought of that!! that could be awesome! with the navy and grey!
Ive come to realize i will catch crud no matter what I pick….before we got engaged i caught flack for wanting kelly green and plum….because “everyone including FSIL use that”….
my hardest thing has been trying to find decorations that dont look too dark…and finding decoration ideas….esp for table centerpieces….i would like fall incorporated somehow….but i am having issues making it work…because i refuse to have a pumpkin themed wedding….its pretty but no….this is my wedding not a halloween party….thanks for the help…im gonna keep on plugging into colors and see if anything makes me change m
Post # 13
We’re doing navy and burgundy with wood accents. There are so many options for centerpieces that aren’t pumpkins (I refused to do them or anything orange, too). We’re having floral centerpieces with all shades of burgundy and twig work. I just saw a mock-up the other day and love them; very organic and natural looking. There are tons of other options like lanterns, pinecones, berries, etc. Don’t worry too much about matching shades exactly. Slight variations won’t really be noticed.
Post # 14
@weddingbound: i love those cranberry colors!
@mcfole2715: Oh thank heavens! Im not alone….for some reason everyone around here seems to think the only way i can incorporate “fall” into anything is to throw some pumpkins on it! lol makes me crazy! id love more info on what centerpieces you are doing….i think we may do some floral with wood accents as well….i just got soo stuck because everything you can find for fall is pumpkins, sunflowers(no clue why not really fall to me, thats more summer), and orange this and that….orange is pretty just not my cup of tea….lol….
Post # 15
@kansas_nurse: I didn’t take a picture of the mock-up (like an idiot – my mother has already yelled at me for it), but basically, I just asked for flowers with a lot of texture. Heavy textures are very fall-ish to me, and I told the florist that we were going for a warm, cozy, preppy cabin in the woods type of feel. The mock-up I saw yesterday had burgundy dahlias (some looked more red, some looked more purple), burgundy and ivory ranunculus, burgundy mums, some random dark red/almost purple berries, a tiny blue filler flower, some greenery and twigs (like picked up off the ground twigs – only pretty). We’ll have navy table cloths, votive candles, and I cross-stiched (my FH grandmother and I bonded over this) burgundy table numbers on ivory that will be put in raw wood picture frames. Hopefully this all comes together like I’m picturing it in my head. I had a really hard time finding inspiration pictures.
Post # 16
@kansas_nurse: You don’t have to have pumpkins or leaves to say “fall”.
You can do it with the floral and twig centerpieces.
You can use things asssociated with fall as fillers for candle centerpieces
you can use wood or basket containers
sugared fruit- easy DIY and inexpensive
or mixed fruit and vegetables
manzanita or other branches with red flowers or berries
mint julip cup and berries
Don’t get hung up on orange, pumpkins, leaves etc.