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In addition to ideal weather conditions and gorgeous autumnal leaves serving as the backdrop to your big day, autumn weddings also have another incredibly persuasive characteristic for a bride: A natural and totally gorgeous color palette. We love the idea of surrounding a fall wedding with warm reds and oranges to complement the changing season, but we're all for taking it up a notch with a bold color scheme that practically screams elegant autumn: Burgundy & amber.
Because this lavish palette feels natural against the fall backdrop of your bid day, you can incorporate the colors in a range of aspects of your wedding style — and your bouquet is a great place to start. Go for vibrant colors and autumnal blooms that feel seasonal and fresh in the fall months, like this stunning arrangement from BRRCH. Remember to choose flowers like mums, astilbe, and asters, or choose petals in hues like burnt orange, yellow, and deep red.
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To pair with these striking arrangements, consider dressing your bridesmaids in equally striking deep-red, flowing dresses, like this Reformation gown. If you also want to add a pop of autumnal color to your wedding dress, opt for a dark red statement shoe, like these Tabitha Simmons stilettos. Your bridal beauty is also a great place to play with your color palette — during your beauty trials, play with rich brown and gold tones to see which autumnal makeup hues work best with your features.
The reception is where this color palette shines even more. Incorporate those same vibrant, seasonal hues from your bouquet into your centerpieces. Lead guests to their tables with playful and unexpected escort cards, like these honeycomb stained glass pieces. Consider an autumnal confection for your wedding cake. And don't forget the drinks! We love the idea of incorporating your color palette even in the booze — an Old Fashioned in these simple CB2 glasses will certainly keep your guests in high spirits.
If you aren't as obsessed with this color palette as we are, don't fret! Check out our inspiration boards to see tons of other great ideas for your big day.
1. Honeycomb stained glass, $95 for 10, Bespoke; Calligraphy $2.50 each, Papersoul; 2. Bridesmaids' dress, $218, Reformation; 3. Bouquet, $185, BRRCH; 4. Glass, "Marta" double old-fashioned, $1.95, CB2; 5. Shoes, $1,195, Tabitha Simmons; 6. Eye shadow, Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette in Mauresques, $60, Yves Saint Laurent