(Closed) Red and Orange wedding colors…in July?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Is a Red and Orange Theme Too "Fallish" for a Summer wedding?
    Yes girl, scrap it! Do a more vibrant combo that doesnt remind me of turning leaves!!! : (2 votes)
    8 %
    No, it looks nice and the brightness reminds me of bright fun summer colors! : (15 votes)
    60 %
    I can see both sides! Do whatever makes YOU happy!! : (8 votes)
    32 %
    Why does the Groom even get a say?!!!? lol. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    If you can get Fiance on board with it – GO FOR IT!!!

    Post # 8
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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 Fiance would be more on board. The colors are gorgeous!

    Post # 9
    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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 # 11
    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    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
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I agree with using brighter shades or red and orange and adding another color like pink or white.

    Good luck!

    Post # 14
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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.

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