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ello! My fiancee and I had our hearts set on a mid fall to early winter wedding. Unfortnautely, given the timing of our engagement (now) and where we live (NYC metro area, aka, CROWDED), it seems we would have to wait two years to find available dates in the fall and winter. Most of next year is already booked up (we’re talking Fridays, Saturdays, and most Sundays) and we don’t want to wait two years!!! Spring generally appers to be open though. The problem is, I am hating all of the spring wedding inspo I see! I know realistically we can do whatever we want, but we don’t want to look like we wished our wedding were in a different season either.
Like, we look at this and love it:
But we look at this and hate it:
We’re ready to pull the trigger on a spring date but I am stressing. We haven’t really started diving into decor and such yet and I know once we do I’m sure we will find some ideas we love but I’m still stressed aout it. Does anyone have any decor photos or inspiration for spring weddings that incorporate bolder darker colors but still don’t look wintery? Hoping for some level headed people to talk me off the ledge. I don’ t need to nail down exactly what we want right now, just looking for some assurance that it can be possible.
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I can’t really picture a spring wedding without pastel colors especially yellows and pinks. But if you really wanted dark colors, I like PP’s suggestion above of dark green and white. gabby456 :
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- Wedding: May 2020 - City, State
What about going for jewel tones? Very dark but I think you could pull it off for spring…
Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration
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- Wedding: October 2019 - -
Freshly married Autumn soul here!! I totally get this, I was not a spring fan, but what matters more is marrying your best friend sooner than later and if I were in your situation i wouldn’t wait 2 years either. I would say pick a dark bold color that you love and cant live without (mine was maroon) and run with it and just mix in lighter colors on the more visible pieces of decor like tablecloths, chair sashes, ribbons, etc. Metallics can add a lot of mood while still being light and airy, and add lots of greenery where you can get the deep green and olive shades but it will totally still look springy after the long dead northeast winter because its fresh and green! Last thought, if you can, maybe try to pick a venue that has a bit of the dark and moody feeling you love, like wood, stone, etc so you still have a darker feeling as a base and your decor and flowers can bring in a bold bright spring!
Post # 6
There’s no law that says you have to have a pastel color theme for a spring wedding. Just use the colors and flowers you like, who cares about the date?
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spilledmilk : Agree with this! Get what you love!
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- Wedding: October 2019 - .
We did a lot of white, greens, and blues for our early fall wedding because it fit well with our venue. We made it a bit more fall by using white mini pumpkins in our decor. Do what you like and what you think will make you happy at the end of the day. It’s your wedding and you get to decorate it however you’d like! I love both of the color palettes you linked. 🙂
Post # 9
I would think if it was evening the darker colors would be great! Plus.. if your “theme” matches the flowers there’s no set right or wrong flower choice per season! I say get what you love and make it work!!!
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What about something like this?
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Some more bold Spring inspiration…
Post # 12
Go with dark and pops of light (pink, creams, etc).
Post # 13
Thanks everyone. You’ve all calmed my nerves. I love the idea of incorporating metallics to soften up the dark. And a good point about matching the theme and venue… our venue is dark and moody just like we want so it should all work out. We haven’t worked out theme or colors yet but I’m thinking incorporating some bronzey or champangy tones would work perfect with the dark that we want!
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I honestly don’t get why this is such a thing. My wedding is in May and my main color is dark emerald green. People act shocked. Why does spring=pastels?? Why is emerald only for winter? I say do what you want… guests probably won’t even remember, so it’s more for YOU!
Post # 15
Our wedding is June 6th due to weather preference and venue availability. Beyond that we aren’t really interested in “spring wedding” specific ideas, so we’ve just been choosing what we like the most.
The reception is in a glass and brick conservatory with stone floors and vines growing on the walls. We’re doing gray/silver with greenery and dark wood and just white candles to lighten it up a bit. Basically like the photo below but with less stuff on the table overall because I don’t like crowded table settings.