(Closed) Color Catastrohope? Orange + Green

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I don’t know anyone who has done this, but a quick google image search turned up some lovely results! Take a look:

 

orange and green wedding

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am doing turquoise and orange but seriously considered green and orange. I LOVE those colors together and think they would be really fun to work with. Show your family some pictures and I’m sure they will see what you love about those colors!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Seriously, I don’t understand why anyone would put down an idea that a bride is excited about! A wedding is a celebration all about the bride and groom, and what matters most to them. If this color scheme tugs at your heart strings, then definitely continue to go with it. Tune the nay-sayers out.

I think you can come up with some fabulous ideas…maybe even work some yellows into it? That would look really fresh and earthy. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I originally wanted to do this color scheme (we changed b/c of the venue we chose).  I also got a lot of flack from family (my dad said it would look like the Irish flag).  But theknot had a gorgeous spread in their magazine, calling it carrot and wasabi or something.  It was gorgeous!!  I don’t know what shades you liked.  We were leaning towards a more tangerine orange, and a clean light green.  If you like it, don’t listen to anyone.  I do think that calling the colors something more descriptive makes people like things more.  We are doing grey and pink, but I say pewter and blush.  Haha. 

Orange flowers are very striking against a wedding gown, too.  And having green be one of your colors is awesome b/c all flowers have green stems!  In September, you could have really pretty dahlia bouquets. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mmm, carrot and wasabi…now i want some sushi. 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I say "go for it!"  Don’t let anyone else tell you how to do your wedding.   It’s YOUR wedding.  Those colors are beautiful together…very unique and will be amazing in pictures.  I’m sure you can pull it off and wow your entire family.  Just let their flack give you more fuel to make it work! 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I considered doing Pale green dresses (think very pale kiwi color) with orange tiger lillies and still think it would look amazing. bonus, tiger lillies would be very inexpensive.  Definately don’t let other people deter you from your vision, you will always regret it down the line.  After seeing all the links above, I would definately stick with your color theme, and post your pictures back here afterwards, I’m sure it will be beautiful 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am using this too because our color inspiration comes from The Birds of Paradise Flower. As long as it is done tastefully it will be stunning. Just don’t go University of Miami style.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I was in a wedding with orange and an emerald- forrest ish gree, our dresses were black the flowers were orange and we had green pashminas. It looked great! Her family said the same things and they all changed their minds whern they saw it.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Check out this recent inspiration board from Snippet & Ink.  Proof that you can make a lovely combination with those colors!

If those aren’t the exact shades that you were thinking of, there are so many others to choose from. You could go for a rich, warm feel with a spicy orange (like rust or brick) paired with a clean green (like pistachio) or pack a summery punch with tones like tangerine and chartreuse.   Style Me Pretty is another great site for inspiration. 

Remember that you can always use an accent color to ground the other two.  Brown and pale gray would be good neutrals, or you can kick it up with a touch of turquoise or fuchsia.  So many options!  Go with what you love!

PS:  It’s great to be a Miami Hurricane!  :o)

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

My SIL had a fall wedding, and her flowers were orange and green and they were really lovely. If you ignore the yellow flowers in this picture, you can see how pretty they look together.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Think lime green and a vibrant melon orange. Citrus colors go together with ease! Add white for a fresh summer salad of a color pallette. Color is a very subjective thing, and many people can’t imagine combinations. It’s much easier to see it in action than thinking about it abstractly.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I got flack about having orange as my color, too.  I was told it is a "tough" color.  Whatever!  I love it and am psyched about my orange and brown combo.

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