Post # 1
So ive come to fall in love with the idea of a deep red and bright orange as my wedding colors… we had a tasting where the caterer laid out a beautiful set up that made me fall in love even more!!! But, the FI says its kind of fallish for a summer wedding, so now im kinda bummed…i really like those colors!! What do y’all think? too much for july?
Post # 3
In your photo, it looks like fall to me because of the brown on the dress and in the twigs. Show your groom what you’re thinking of specifically and be sure you both agree!
I like red and orange. When I saw your title, though, I wasn’t thinking along the lines of your photo.
Post # 4
I think that it’s fine…it’s all about how you present it and what shade of red and orange that you’ll be using. From what you’ve described, it seems like it will be fine. Go for it! Especially if you love it…
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I think it’s totally fine, you could add a summer accent color if you’re really worried about it (maybe a darker pink or blue or somthing?)
Post # 6
I think it’s fine. I don’t think you need to add anything either.
If you take a look at history, fall and spring are actually fairly new additions to the calendar. The middle of summer was considered the beginning of harvest and then winter began in November when it started getting cold and harvest was over. Also, red and orange are found together year round in nature, everything from sunsets/sunrises to flowers and the list goes on.
Post # 7
If you can get FI on board with it – GO FOR IT!!!
Post # 8
I do think that the red, orange, and brown are fallish…BUT maybe if you paired them with black rather than brown and brightened them up the FI would be more on board. The colors are gorgeous!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I don’t want to be a wet towel, but deep red and orange tend to scream fall to me. Maybe if you made them both brighter colors it would work?
Edit: But, it’s your wedding, so do whatever you want! :p
Post # 10
thanks for the feedback ladies!!!! When talking to my mom last night, she was asking me about my colors and I told her how i fell in love with red and orange, but that it reminded FI of fall so I was kinda bummed…FI looked horrified when i mentioned that to my mother (HAHAHA FMIL Fears much?!?!?!) so he was like Whatever you want babe…whatever you want!!! HAHAHAHAHA
I like all of the suggestions about brightening the colors, adding black instead of brown, adding a pink or blue into the mix…these are all wonderful ideas ladies!!! FI just said that as long as the reception table linens arent a reddish orangy color (like leaves changing) he would be fine with it!
Post # 11
If you use white as well, it will balance out the fallish lookingness of it! I am using yellow, orange and red, and it looked too autumny to me, so we added a lot of white accents and it really brightened everything up!
Do what you want! I am sure it will be pretty ^__^
Post # 12
I think you should go for it! There are tons of inspiration photos around. I agree that adding a deep blue or another color (not brown!) would help it seem less fall. But, I think you could go with a deep red and linens and dresses and use orange for flowers, stationary, place cards, etc. But yeah, there are so many shades of both colors that I think you’d be fine!
Post # 13
I agree with using brighter shades or red and orange and adding another color like pink or white.
Post # 14
I think you can use any color scheme at any time of the year, if you style it right. I like Tessabella’s idea of using an accent color in pink or white, or even yellow. One of those might brighten it up and make it feel summery.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House
You could add accents of greens or yellows to brighten it up a bit. I think the two colors from the photo look very pretty together.
Post # 16
how about using brighter shades of orange and red? colors that would match better with a black or white than an ivory or brown. that will make it more summery.