The fact that I'm currently sitting in my home with the AC turned off, the doors and windows open, feeling the calmest breeze means Fall *might* have finally arrived in Southern New Mexico! I mean, we've been pretending for the last few weeks by plugging in the fall scentsy, but 90 degree weather was a little hard to ignore, haha! The forecast says it may be coming back but I'm allowed to live in denial wearing leggings, boots, and a cardigan for a day or two, right??
Haha maybe the weather won't let me fully embrace this beautiful time of year, but with the Fall wedding season in full swing, I'm still able to get my fix! There's just something about the deep, romantic tones of Fall that make me so giddy and translate so well into a gorgeous wedding color scheme! And with the color trends this year, you can't go wrong! I have got you covered when it comes to bringing your dream Fall wedding to life with the most perfect fall color schemes through flowers and wedding fashion!
First up, orange and beige. I don't know what screams Fall more than the color orange! And beige is the perfect neutral compliment by subtly bringing out those rich tones. And it's super easy to incorporate these colors in a classy way! First of all, a man just looks good in a beige suit, amiright?? What I love about this color scheme is that you still get the greens and oranges of fall without looking like a freshly picked pumpkin ;) Although, using pumpkins in wedding decor is a super cute way to add to your fall theme!
If you're wondering how to incorporate that beautiful orange color without looking like Halloween, these are some gorgeous blooms that will add the perfect touch. From left to right, we have scabiosa pods (some of my favorite to use for that awesome texture!), Quicksand roses - the perfect beige color, Cappuccino roses (aren't they beautiful??), airplants - very cool for texture and to get that sage green color, orange dahlias, and pincushion protea, a very cool tropical flower.
Next up, plum and grey. I love this color scheme trend because using grey as a compliment to the deep plum color just makes it pop like nothing else can! There are so many way to incorporate the color grey and the thing about a grey suit is that it looks good on every guy! Grey ribbon for your bouquet is another great way to just tie it all in! (See what I did there ;)
Here are a few examples of some beautiful blooms to go along with this color scheme. From left to right, we have some pretty pink astilbe, gorgeous "fuchsia" carnations, burgundy anemones, some lacey or broadleaf dusty miller - which adds amazing textures and a pretty greyish color, some fun Silver Brunia, and the most amazing white protea!
Last, but certainly not least, we bring you navy and marsala. This may be my favorite color trend this year! Navy is becoming huge in wedding color trends and I am obsessed! Fun fact: at my wedding, using navy as a color was a little unheard of. We requested navy table runners and they had to be special ordered because none of the local linen companies carried such a thing! The venue has since told us that they show pictures of our wedding as an example of why all linen companies *should* carry navy :)
Watch for an upcoming blog post on just how big marsala and burgundy is right now. I'll give you a hint: it's about me literally searching the country for a specific color of flower and not being able to find ANY because every place was all sold out!! It has a happy ending, but it seems that growers and vendors alike severely underestimated the understandable popularity of this gorgeousness!
An obvious way to bring out the navy is with some navy suits. (Insert all the heart eyed emojis). I don't know what it is, but something about that dark navy just makes me swoon. The dark navy is such a good neutral because it's not as harsh as black but it still brings that bold look. Paired with some gorgeous deeps reds and marsala...it brings the perfect transition from summer to fall and even from fall to winter! Here are some examples of some gorgeous flowers that will pack that punch. From left to right we have a gorgeous garden rose, some red amaranthus - with amazing texture, of course the burgundy dahlia that is so hot right now, some incredible cymbidum blooms, viburnum berries - to get that blue in there, and some eucalyptus pods
Oh how I love a wedding in fall! Don't be afraid to mix and match but these are some hot color trends that can get you started. Shoutout to Red Mountain for being my favorite and for taking amazing pictures of their product for me to borrow :) One of the many things I enjoy is introducing brides to flowers they may not know are available or even know they even exist! The examples listed are just a tiny percentage of what's out there, so if you are looking for more ideas, don't be afraid to ask your florist!
Thanks for reading and, as always, happy wedding planning!
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