Need fall color help!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Sugar bee

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 # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

One more for the navy:

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

Eggplant and Green

Eggplant and Silver/Gray

Navy and browns

Burgundy

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kansas_nurse:  what about navy and grey?  a mix of charcoal and light grey?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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 # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Here are a few ideas

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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 # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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.

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