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Colors?... sort of long-winded, sorry.

My original plan was to actually attempt to plan 99% of the wedding this summer, because I work (more than) full time, and I'm in law school in the evenings (which basically consumes all of the time outside of work that I have).  Thus, planning the wedding would have to be done between May and the end of August.  Problem is, I hate wedding planning (haha), and I'm enjoying actually having free time outside of work.  So, somehow, the majority of the summer seems to have slipped away and I haven't actually gotten much further than I was in May.

My point is, I figure I should pick out some colors.  I originally wanted a kelly green color and maybe yellow (?), and I'm thinking tea length dresses for everyone (including me), but my MOH informed me that she thinks that's too spring-y for a February wedding.  Since my month board is virtually dead, I was wondering what you all thought of that.  I love red but am steering clear of that because I don't want any association with Valentine's Day in the slightest, and don't particularly care for the idea of a winter wedding theme.

Cliffs Notes:  Would kelly/grass green and yellow colors for the wedding be too... out of place at late-February wedding?  Any input is appreciated!
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Re: Colors?... sort of long-winded, sorry.

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    edited December 2011

    Since green is typically associated with new growth (IE: Spring), maybe an idea is to layer the colors with darker, richer colors. This way, you can incorporate the colors you love with deeper variations to warm it up a bit.

    I'm thinking that combining deep greens with lighter variations and touches of the yellow with a pewter or something might work well together. OR, go the other way--start with a base of various whites and pull in the lighter colors, which will kind of be icy and that could actually be kinda sexy...

    Just make sure you pick what YOU like, not what conforms to the ideas of others.

    Hope that sparks something! :-)

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    pantherRNpantherRN member
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    edited December 2011
    We're doing a deep purple, slate, and ivory. I was told by more than a few people that purple is now a fall color? So, I threw in some bright, royal blue to "spring" it up a little bit. Would something like that work for you?

    Does that even make sense? lol.
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    LaFemmeRousseLaFemmeRousse member
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    I think there would certainly be a way to make kelly green and yellow work for you if that is what you wanted for winter, but I think you'd have to approach it in a thoughtful, purposeful manner.  I'm thinking of maybe more a sage green layered with a rich buttery or mustardy yellow, maybe with some rich black or brown as a dark base color.

    I found a whole bunch of green winter wedding inspiration boards by google image searching!

    http://www.brendasweddingblog.com/storage/winter-wedding-pinecone.jpg

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_q3VawqKcjpI/SnxqANZaVdI/AAAAAAAAC0I/Xb81nfugEg8/inspirationBoard_18.jpg

    http://www.banquetevent.com/wedding/misc/bande/uploaded_images/black_green_winter-725129.jpg

    http://www.wedding-planning-101.com/image-files/green_winter_wedding_centerpieces.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/2646591077_0e8e3dc299.jpg

    http://www.withthisfavor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/winter-2.jpg

    I do think that maybe a tea length dress for you would be hard to pull off, though.
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    edited December 2011
    Nicole-- I had considered just having variations of different shades of greens/yellows, including deeper ones that would be more "winter"-y.  I also kind of don't think anyone will really notice what the colors are, and I'm over thinking this whole thing.  Winter is my least favorite season, but unfortunately February was the date that made most sense for us.

    Panther-- I like your colors, they sound like they will go well with one another.  I've never really thought of purple as a fall color, but what do I know??

    LaFemme-- I haven't even started trying on dresses yet, but the one I've found online that I've fallen in love with is, of course, tea length, though I do think there's an option to get it in full length as well.  I love that green/black inspiration board you posted, thank you!


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    edited December 2011
    The links Jen posted were great!  You could use yellow as an accent color, say in your flowers or use on your invitations.  I love the idea of green, black and white with yellow accents.  It could be very pretty!

    In the end, you have to do what makes you happy.  My colors are navy, light pink and white.  They are not fall colors, but it is what I wanted.

    GL!
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    edited December 2011
    I like Nicole's ideas of going either darker with some richer colors, or sort of icy with pewter/metallics. I'm no further help, since everyone has great ideas. I just don't think I'd go with the tea length dress for you- for BMs ok, but I think it would look out of place if you had one.
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