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Colors for a early Sept rustic themed wedding

We are getting married Sept 1, 2012 (Labor Day weekend).  Our original idea was mid-Oct or late Sept and all fall colors.  Well the venue we want doesn't have those dates available.  So we are getting married first of Sept instead.

The venue is outdoors with the reception in the lodge.  The ceremony will overlook the river.  Instead of all fall I'm doing rustic theme instead.  Lots of burlap bags full of apples, mason jars with candles, raffia tied around things and wood "burned" with sayings like "dessert" at the dessert bar.

My question is what are some good color schemes for a rustic country theme.  I really love all colors.  Or should I stick with my fall color scheme but play it down a little so it's just a little more early fall country?

I'm very indecisive about colors which is why we just decided fall colors so I didn't have to really decide Undecided
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    lucy2113lucy2113 member
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    edited December 2011
    Keep your colors. Otherwise, browns and goldish colors would work too. I'm getting married two weeks after you are and my colors are blush pink and deep navy blue. Your colors don't "have " to match the season you are getting married in. 

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    edited December 2011
    Your colors can be whatever you want. I am getting married in September this year and when we first started planning I thought since we were getting married in September, I had to do all fall colors. Well, I love pink and I was pretty upset that I wasn't going to have pink as part of the wedding colors. So, after a couple of weeks of not feeling very settled about the wedding colors, we changed. We are going with fuchsia, burnt orange (to keep a fallish color), and yellow. We are accenting for attire with black and silver.

    With your wedding being September 1st, which is still actually summer, I say go with whatever makes you and your FI happy. Don't worry about sticking to colors you think are "right" for the season. If you are using apples and things like that to decorate, then stick with those colors. HTH!
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    edited December 2011
    I agree with the previous posters - Do what you like! I was just going to suggest throwing some red in there. Maybe dark red and gold/brown.
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    McsweetsMcsweets member
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    edited December 2011
    Your colors don't have to match and honestly Sept won't really look like fall yet!  Our wedding is Oct 8 and we are doing Malibu blue and red!  We just wanted something fun and unique!  Keep colors you like and make it personal to you :)  You will be happy you did and your guests will be wow'd more than "been there done that"
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    edited December 2011

    Thanks everyone.  I really want to stick with fall colors but maybe just brighten them up a little.  Like instead of pumpkin orange have a brighter orange and a dandilion yellow, apple red etc.  I plan on throwing some brown in there as well.  I think maybe by bringing in brighter fall colors it won't seem so out of place and more like a end of summer rustic country wedding.

    I think all this stuff through too much.  My mind is always saying "Maybe this idea is better, those colors won't work, etc".  But I have an appointment with my florist in 2 weeks.  She's known for her unique ideas so I'm sure she can help me with memorable flowers for my new theme.

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    McsweetsMcsweets member
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    I really looovvveee orange and violet or indigo!! That was our first choice and then my FI's sister used purple for her wedding colors so we changed :(






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    medusia00medusia00 member
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome to the board!!

    I agree with PP you could do fall colors with your rustic theme, or any colors you want!
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    edited December 2011
    That is really pretty McSweets.  I would still use purple for your wedding.  Just because your sister used it doesn't mean you can't.

    Orange and brown were going to be our primary colors.  Still debating on just sticking with that or like I said just changing it a bit to keep it brighter and not so much the pumpkin orange I was hoping for.
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    edited December 2011
    I agree with pretty much everyone else, do what colors your like :) But for a rustic fall wedding and the fact that you are already using burlap and apples. I would go with touches of perhaps a chocolate brown to go wth the tan of the burlap, apple red and then a sunflower yellow to go with your "rustic" theme.
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    edited December 2011
    We are getting married exactly two weeks after you and going for a rustic theme as well.  We're doing sunflowers with van gogh-y blues and teals with pops of apple green.
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    edited December 2011
    This is pretty much exactly what we are doing for our wedding this September. I picked fall colors because I thought it might be cheaper. I am going with seasonal flowers like mums and gerbera daisy's for center pieces and using lots of lace, raffia, twine, burlap, fall colored ribbon, and mason jars for flowers and candles. We decided we'd use chocolate brown and ivory as our base colors and then pull in the fall colors through flowers, ribbons, candles, and other decor. My bms are wearing chocolate brown dresses and my gms are wearing an almond colored shirt with a deep red tie with black suits. My fi is wearing a deep red shirt with a brown/tan/black striped tie.

    Ultimately, go with what you love and what works with your vision of how you want your wedding to look. There is no set rule that fall colors have to be used in the fall, but if it's what you like, go for it. It doesn't matter if it's early Sept. or late Oct., you should have no problems pulling fall colors off, or anything else for that matter! Good luck deciding!
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