Autumn is the time to really have fun with colors, by blending the bright with the rustic you can add layers of interest to your wedding. If you are having an outdoor wedding it will even play well with the natural surroundings of nature as well.
Peacock mixed with teal, or plum mixed with lilac are just two examples of vibrant ways to jazz up your fall wedding. Although particular colors belong in certain seasons that doesn’t mean you can’t use them in a different season for your wedding. If you want sky blue as your fall wedding color add in royal blue as well to give the setting a nice balance between your wedding and the season. Fall is the time for more rustic and burnt colors, full of reds, oranges, golden yellows, and greens. The colder the season the more rich the color and it is important that you highlight the lighter colors with the dark ones to keep it in season.
Depending on the time of day will determine how dark of a color you will need to highlight the setting. If your fall wedding is taking place in the daytime and your bright color was lilac/lavender then your dark color would be periwinkle. Periwinkle is a rich purple, blue and gray mixture perfect for fall but is soft enough to go with the daytime setting of a wedding. For an evening fall wedding instead of periwinkle, you would pair a plum purple with lilac/lavender because the setting would be more formal and with that you would need a deeper purple.
Be careful when choosing your color mixture for your wedding. When choosing two colors you should keep them in the same color family, never choose a color that is on the opposite side of the color wheel. Staying close in the color family is important, the only time that it is a perfect time to venture out is when dealing with neutrals.
Your neutral wedding colors are black, gold, brown, gray, and ivory. These colors work with almost every color choice there is when you are getting married, although brown can sometimes be tricky to match.
Yellow can also be difficult to manage, if you are interested in using yellow as your fall color your second color should be a neutral color. Brown and yellow make a good mixture, but be very careful when using yellow because it can either look really beautiful or it can resemble something that someone ate and it came back up!
David’s Bridal on W.T. Harris, The Bridal House on Old Statesville rd and Group USA in Concord Mills Mall has an excellent range of color stories to choose from for your bridesmaid dresses. They have different examples of how you can use more than one color for your wedding and make it look stylish and current.
Making a beautiful color story for your fall wedding is easy as long as you mix a bright with a rustic and remember to keep the colors in the same family unless you are dealing with a nuetral.