Designing With Flowers: Can You Mix Seasonal Colors And Still Follow Tradition?

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Dear Preston:

I come from a very conservative area where many believe that colors should only reflect the colors of the existing season.  I am getting married in September and my wedding is going to be very traditional.  It is still summer (but the beginning of fall) and I wondered what colors you might suggest for my wedding.

Concerned About Color

 

Dear CAC:

My first reaction was to remind you that this is your wedding and you should use any color you darn well please, but that is just me being fresh. I do understand the need to be respectful of tradition in this case.  Traditional summer colors are yellows, lavender and other shades of purple whereas fall colors trend to be a bit stronger such as oranges and apricots.   I am taking the liberty of showing you a more traditional arrangement that I think might work well for your mid-season September wedding.   This is a bit of summer mixed with fall and I hope you like it (I also hope that it does not offend any of your more traditional guests).
Readers: Do you think this arrangement works in this case? Also, do you blame the bride for wanting to use the “right” seasonal colors so as not to offend her guests?

Blessings,

Preston

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