Post # 1
I’m at a rutt! I thought I had planned so well, and had everything pretty much planned in theory…now I’m second guessing our wedding colours 🙁
Our original thoughts on colour: Mr. Indecisive’s favourite colour has and probably will always be red! And even though I originally confessed to him that red was not my ideal choice, he was persistant and I’m trying to let him have whatever he wants as it’s his wedding too. SO red it should be…
I loooooved the idea of red and purple. Not a bright red and purple….but more like darker reds/burgundy and purples. Almost jewel toned. We agreed that this was a nice way of adding more colour (not too christmas-y in June) and character because it’s original.
Every time someone asks me what my colours are I get unsure faces, even confused faces. My mom even said she DOES NOT like my colours, especially because of the time of year 🙁 and I must confess that our venue (full of greenery) is making it hard to incorporate red without it looking like Christmas in June…
I’m getting to be pretty sad about the whole thing. I’ve put so much thought and planning into it, but I’m kind of swaying to change my colours. What should I do!?!?
Post # 3
Why don’t you simply use red as an accent color to pop against other, more summer-like colors?
Post # 4
Our colors are purple and orange. I got a bunch of weird looks when I said that. Until I showed inspiration optics. Some people are more visual and need that to get on board. Find some pictures you like and keep the, with you and whip them it out whenever someone doesn’t “get” your vision.
Post # 5
i think those colors would work , and a lot of it would depend on your flowers. Those are 2 very typical colors found in summer blooming and spring blooming flowers (red tulips and purple crocuses are spring colors, kwim?)
I think if you had bright christmas red and bright christmas green then THAT would be christmas colors.
Here is a link…I think this def works for a summer theme….
and I LOVE this one…
Post # 6
Red and purple will look great! Nice summery pops of color!
Post # 7
@indecisivebride89: Red looks amazing with teal/aquamarine, which is super summery.
But your oringial palette could still work:
Post # 8
I think that as long as you use summery red flowers, like beautifulmama28 suggested, then it shouldn’t end up looking too Christmassy. Also Brielle had a good idea with maybe only using red as an accent, if you havent already committed to any thing that uses alot of red! (Decor or anything like that). Or rather than toning down the red, you could just come up with a couple of secondary accent colors, to offset the red/christmassy jewel tones.
These bouquets still incorporate red and purple, but also throw in some other splashes of summer colors.
Post # 9
Inspiration boards to the rescue! Seriously. Whenever I have been unsure about a color combination I Google inspiration boards or I make my own (these are googled). Sure they are rich colors, and I do think that the particular tones you have chosen are a bit more wintery, I think just different tones of the same colors could work… like poppy red and bright purple, or that burgundy red paired with lavender.
If you google “purple and red inspiration” and click images, you will see more.
Well, if red is very important to you, and you are set on changing are there secondary more summery colors that you would like?
Don’t worry about the Christmasy aspect, red and green naturally occur together and they are complimentary colors, Christmas is just one aspect in which they collide together.
Post # 10
Also, after seeing KindgergartenMDear’s post, I thought, hey why not break it up with pinks and oranges too. I mean as long as the look is cohesive, you can totally have more than two colors. 🙂
Post # 11
@NLbride: I’m so glad you posted that red and aquamarine board. That is what I was thinking of when I suggested that the OP consider possibly using red as an accent color. I had seen this or something almost exactly like it on another thread.
Post # 12
@GoldStar: Ha! I love this. It looks almost exactly like my personal inspiration board that I’ve made 🙂
I think you guys are right in that the darker tones may be what is making it seem more christmasy….I might end up incorporating lavendars like what @misschickpea has posted.
AND on top of that I could use slight accents of blue for a nice pop 🙂 I know that just red and blue together would probably be way too eccentric for those around me 😛
Post # 13
@indecisivebride89: I don’t think christmas, I think red hat society. Sorry, I can’t get over it. No one was on board with my colors either.
@Beezysbreezy: *high five* I had purple and orange wedding with turquiose accents. I changed it at one point becasue no one else seemed to be on board, and I was miserable so I had to change it back 😀
Post # 14
@Atalanta: Hahaha I thought about that too…but I don’t think the purple hat society is so big in Canada (or at least Ontario) that any of my guests would ever make that connection. I only learned about the purple hat society from a random friend in University. That was the only time I have EVER heard of them. I wonder how many of my girls would be up for wearing cute tiny purple and red hats!!!! (or maybe I should) hmmmm
Post # 15
Why dont you add a nice bright orange/yellow to your colors? It will make it seem warmer, less Christmas-y
Post # 16
I think it look adorable. Forget what people say. They probaby arent really understanding what it will look like. Once it’s done it’ll look amazing and they’ll understand why you picked it 🙂