An Earthy, Ethereal Color Palette: Clay & Lilac

Wedding Style & Decor
Clay and Lilac Wedding Color Palette

Photo: Gorman Studios; Dave Lauridsen; Indigital Images; Dyad Photography; Lucas Visser

Steal inspiration for your romantic nuptials from the watercolor hues of a dreamy sunset, with a clay and lilac color palette. We're head-over-heels with this pretty pairing that blends together an organic, earth-inspired tan with a soft and delicate pop of purple for an overall wedding style that's equal parts earthy and ethereal.

A light and airy lilac balanced by the cool, neutral clay makes for a seamless transition between late summer and fall weddings. First, make your sunny glow last through the crisp weather with a glimmering bronzer — the perfect accessory to any blissful bridal look. As for your girls, outfit them in a silky gown of muted, misty lilac. The pastel hue and elegant length is guaranteed to be fanciful and flattering on every one of your 'maids!

Match the bundles of lavender on these whimsical invitations by Ian Koenig for Bella Figura, with an earthy, romantic bouquet of sweetly scented lilac blooms. Arranged in a wild yet feminine style, these bouquets can withstand added texture details like a clay ribbon or twine for a boho look.

See More: 26 Fall-Inspired Wedding Cakes

Further incorporate this graceful color palette with a clean, white cake adorned with pretty little details such as candied lilac blossoms and tanned citrus fruits, like on this creative confection by Lauren Bohl.

At the end of your fairytale-hued wedding, send your guests off into the sunset with one of our favorite favors. We love these rosy, clay colored soaps from Santa Maria Novella for a fresh and fragrant gift.

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.

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES October/November 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

1. Bronzer, $7, CoverGirl; 2. Bouquet, $350, Michael George; 3. Cake, $11 per slice, A White Cake by Lauren Bohl; 4. Soaps, "Windsor," $30 for three, Santa Maria Novella; 5. Invitation "Serenade," starting at $1,500 for 100 suites, Ian Koenig for Bella Figura

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