Post # 1
I am looking for the bright side to my summer wedding, not that marrying the man of my dreams isn’t bright enough, but I have always had my heart set on having a fall wedding. We had it all planned out for October 13, 2012, but then Fi broke his neck at the beach this in June and won’t be out of the neck brace before the wedding… So I thought, we could just wait another year, but since my sister is in college there is only one weekend in October when she can come home and, it is taken by some of our friends. We probably will not go to their wedding, because they aren’t at all close friends, but we don’t want to make our mutual friends choose between the two weddings. So we decided to have the wedding in the summer while my sister is home. The Summer just dosen’t have the same sentimental value as the Fall. Fi and I met in the fall and he tossed acorns at the back of my head to make me notice him and so were going to use the acorn as part of our decorations. Is there anything wrong with having a “Fall” theme to my summer wedding? Will it be tacky? Any other ideas?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I completely understand wanting a fall wedding. I originally wanted an Oct wedding but the venue we want doesn’t do weddings in Oct. So I had to settle for a Sept wedding. I was a little heartbroken but sometimes you have to sacrifice.
If I were you I’d pick colors that could be used for any season of wedding, like maybe eggplant and orange, yellow and pink, pink and orange etc. This way you keep with the “fall” color scheme but it won’t seem too fall-ish. I would decorate around that and use acorns as accents on the centerpieces. Have a few scattered in the centerpiece flowers so they aren’t overwhelming and seem out of place but you will know what they are about. Or in a tall vase fill with acorns and have them as filler for your tall flowers. During your speeches you could mention how you met when your Fiance threw acorns at your head to get your attention. Guests will then see the relation of acorns in the summer to your wedding.
If I were you I would keep the acorns to a minimum at the wedding. You don’t want them to stand out too much and look out of place. But I definitely think it could work.
Post # 4
First of all, I’m so sorry about your fiance, but it’s good that it sounds like he’s recovering well!! I think you can still incorporate acorns for a summer wedding and have it not be too fall-y–instead of a fall color scheme, think of a more “nature-y” color scheme: maybe like a sage green and brown? That way, it still has rich nature-y colors, but the light green is more reminiscent of summer than fall.
Here is an acorn bouquet that still seems summer-y and bright:
And green and brown acorn stamps:
I would say think about all the things you love about fall, then put a summery twist on them: you can still have leaves, etc., just summer leaves, more summer-in-nature, etc. It will still be absolutely beautiful I’m sure!!
Post # 5
Thankyou for all the ideas, I love the idea of adding a “summery twist”…that just sounds neat, and telling everyone about the “why” of the acorns is a great idea too. Thanks.
Post # 6
Alot of times the fall theme is “harvest” and technically you do that in the summer too, so why not? You can use the same base colors, just change the complimentary colors. Some people use succulents as centrepeices, that would blend in, and you could use those acorns in smaller bowls(think votice size) next to them. That way you arent overusing those nuts.
Post # 7
I really wanted a fall wedding, inspired by trees just beginning to turn… but the only date I could pick (due to schooling issues) was in August. So I did as others above have mentioned… I picked a “fall” color scheme (Green orange and brown) and had manznita branch centerpieces with orange flowers in them symbolizing orange leaves… and it turned out really beautifuly! (If I do say so myself 😉 ) I wouldn’t be afraid of throwing a fall wedding in summer… most of it translates to the summer anyway, unless you want to put pumpkins everywhere… and even then, my biggest prob with that would be that they may be harder to find!
Have you considered a late August wedding? I dont know what part of the country you live in (or for that matter what country you live in in general), but some years the leaves begin turning in late August and people do become a little more receptive to the early fall vibe.
P.S. … The acorn thing is adorable. I’m sensing major invite oppurtunities 😉
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