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Orange. Ugh.

So fiancé, bless his heart, has made very few requests through this process. However, he loves, loves, loves the color orange. The orangier the better.

I, personally, could write books about my hatred of that color (years of pulling colors at a top quilt store didn't help).

However, I'm doing my best to incorporate orange into the color scheme. I find it to be a very overpowering color.

We're getting married in may 2013 at an outdoor wedding. Any suggestions on how to incorporate it into the wedding without it taking over?

Re: Orange. Ugh.

  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs member
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    A friend had an orange and navy summer wedding and everything looked amazing. 

    You can make orange the accent/pop color and tone it down with colors that make it less overpowering.  You could also infuse the concept of orange in more subtle details.  An orange signature drink such as a dreamsicle flavored drink would be delicious.  Whole or sliced oranges and/or other citrus fruits can make for really pretty centerpieces when placed in vases.  Depending on the other "themes" or tones of the wedding, you could even make your escort cards look liked sliced oranges, or place tags into little "cutie" mandarin oranges.

    Think of using the color in a "less is more" way, and it may grow on you.
  • Oddly, my fiance had the same request.  He wanted orange somewhere.

    For him, our wedding invitations were designed with on creme paper with orange ribbon and orange backing.  They came out really nicely (pics in bio).

    I wasn't someone who felt the need to carry any color scheme through from invitation to reception.  Our wedding flowers were purple and white.
  • I think orange would be a great accent color.  Just throw in slivers here and there.  What other colors were you thinking?  Orange and pink actually looks really good together, but orange can look good with a lot of colors as just an accent.  
  • Orange is my DHs favorite color, too (mine is green).  We had an April wedding.  We had the girls in black dresses, guys in black suits, and used orange and green in the flowers only (gerberas, roses, hydrageas, hypericum).  The colors popped but it wasn't too much.
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  • I actually really like orange!

    I think gray or pewter and orange can look very modern.  Pink and orange is a good combo as well.  You could also tone it down and mix in some peach.

    I would probably keep it to accent colors though and in the flowers.

    There are beautiful orange roses, orchids (mokara and cybidium are both lovely), calla lillies, ranunculus, tulips, dahlias, snapdragons.

    Just don't put your bridesmaids in orange.  Unless you hate them.
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    I'm not a fan either.  I haven't bought anything the color orange (other than fruit) since I was in the 7th grade.

    Is it for his favorite sports team or something?  If you cannot stomach it in the decor, maybe a groom's cake?  Maybe theme the rehearsal dinner with orange?  Then it gets incoporated but it's not on the wedding day.
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    [QUOTE]I'm not a fan either.  I haven't bought anything the color orange (other than fruit) since I was in the 7th grade. Is it for his favorite sports team or something?  If you cannot stomach it in the decor, maybe a groom's cake?  Maybe theme the rehearsal dinner with orange?  Then it gets incoporated but it's not on the wedding day.
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    But her fiance likes it and its his wedding too. He should have more say in the wedding than the grooms cake.
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    Orange is very modern on on trend right now.  It looks fabulous with turquoise, too.  I'd use it for accents and flowers, as PPs have said.
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    [QUOTE]So fiancé, bless his heart, has made very few requests through this process. However, he loves, loves, loves the color orange. The orangier the better. I, personally, could write books about my hatred of that color (years of pulling colors at a top quilt store didn't help). However, I'm doing my best to incorporate orange into the color scheme. I find it to be a very overpowering color. We're getting married in may 2013 at an outdoor wedding. Any suggestions on how to incorporate it into the wedding without it taking over?
    Posted by expats14[/QUOTE]

    yes. add subtle orange touches to the centerpieces and any other area where you can.
    if you have a florist they can certainly suggest areas to put them in. you can also do some other decorative areas of the reception-like orange votive holders scattered around. doesn't have to be a lot-just here and there. not all shades are overpowering.

     

  • We got married in May as well.  My color scheme was brown and green, but I used orange tulips for the flowers on my tables.  It gave the place a nice pop of color.

    Good luck!
  • Pantone made tangerine the color of the year and now it's everywhere. I'm NOT a fan. My friend used it in her wedding with a blue that made the whole wedding look like I was stuck at a Mets games. As a Yankees fan, I was unimpressed.

    There are some great options for you where the color can be used subtlety, so he gets his orange and you don't have to be soaked in it.

    Here are some pics I found of bouquets with orange in them so you can see what the colors looks like...

    http://www.afloralaffair.com/wedding/bouquets/summer_mixed/images/BB0369-Pink,%20Orange%20and%20Purple%20Bridal%20Bouquet.jpg

    http://flowermanblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/01441.jpg?w=500

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    [QUOTE]So fiancé, bless his heart, has made very few requests through this process. However, he loves, loves, loves the color orange. The orangier the better. I, personally, could write books about my hatred of that color (years of pulling colors at a top quilt store didn't help). However, I'm doing my best to incorporate orange into the color scheme. I find it to be a very overpowering color. We're getting married in may 2013 at an outdoor wedding. Any suggestions on how to incorporate it into the wedding without it taking over?
    Posted by expats14[/QUOTE]

    Instead of orange, we went with tangerine and teal, with white & khaki accents.  The tangerine was nowhere near as bright as the picture depicts though, it was a little sofer than that.


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  • Maybe this was mention...but what about Coral - its a softer more palatable version if you are not big on orange. Kind of a compromise?
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  • Orange is my fave color, and we're doing that with Carolina blue (fi's fave). The key with orange is a little goes a LONG way. I love it and we're just using it as accents here and there. And if you want to mute it down, make sure he still likes that color. I love bright orange but hate coral and peach, so I'd rathe have none than those. Oh, and look on Pinterest for some great color combos with orange if ou can't visualize it.
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  • Circus roses are really pretty, as well as mango callla lilies.  We wound up with a LOT of orange in our flowers and while it wasn't planned, it looked absolutely amazing.
  • Wow. Thank you so much for your help!! I hadn't thought about using it as an accent floral. That really helps to shift things. :-D
  • FI's favorite colors are blue and orange...those are our wedding colors. We are doing royal blue bridesmaids dresses, ribbons etc, and I have blue shoes...orange gerbera daisies.
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  • W used burnt orange and teal blue. Teal for the BM dresses, escort cards and favor ribbons, orange in the flower arrangements, for the rose petal decor and on the ribbon around the escort card holders. Putting the petals against champagne linens rather than ivory worked out really well, pics in bio.
  • Orange is both of our favortie color. We are doing Orange and Gray/Pewter/silver. Probably gray BM dresses with orange flowers. FG will have orange dress. GM orange ties with gray suits. Probably have orange flowers for centerpieces and possibly on the chair covers.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE orange though.
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  • I love orange-especially bright orange.  My wedding colors were orange and pink.  I had a summer wedding.  Here are photos of my bridesmaid's bouquet and my bouquet.

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  • We are likely shifting plans from a fall wedding (October) to spring (April or May).  My bridesmaids dresses will be a deep smokey heather purple (David Bridal's "lapis") and groom/groomsmen will wear charcoal gray.  FI is OK with the purple, but doesn't love it, so initially we were going to accent with burgundy (roses, etc.) which we both like.  Now that we are likely changing seasons, burgundy won't work.  He really likes orange, though (which I'm not crazy about), so we'll be using a soft, warm shade of apricot as the accent color (found exactly the shade I wanted in ribbon at Michaels).  We'll keep it to ribbon, floral touches and maybe tealights and small Chinese lanterns at the reception.

    The apricot has actually grown on me -- a nice pop against the darker colors, and a refreshing twist on spring colors.
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