Burgundy wedding themes

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Burgundy wedding themes
Burgundy flowers like roses make beautiful and romantic centrepieces for the wedding reception. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The rich shade of burgundy is the perfect addition to fall and winter wedding decor, though the hue also looks beautiful when adding to brighter shades of pink for a spring or summer ceremony. If burgundy is the main colour besides white for your wedding, there are several ways to incorporate it into the decorative theme for all aspects of the celebration.

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Wedding Invitations

Select wedding invitations bordered in burgundy if you want to showcase the white or off-white shade that will serve as the wedding's other main decor shade. Gold or silver font on the lighter section of the invitation will make the wording easier to see; the metallics also complement burgundy very well. For invitations made from burgundy stock paper, a bold shade of silver or even bright white is appropriate; an additional embossed symbol like you and your husband's new monogram or the image of a flower you're using in the wedding decor in the corner of the invitation helps to personalise the document. Choose burgundy envelope seals trimmed in the metallic shade of your choice, along with burgundy envelopes, for mailing.

Reception Centerpieces

The centrepieces on the tables at the reception site should showcase burgundy in a way that fits your personal style. For instance, purchase fish bowls and fill them with water and a burgundy betta fish. Surround the bowl with white and burgundy scented tea light candles for added colour and a pleasant, understated fragrance. Or, purchase hot pink and burgundy-coloured gumballs for an edible centrepiece; buy clear glass Mason jars and tie gingham-patterned white and burgundy wide ribbon around the centre of the jar. Accent the centrepiece with a wreath of synthetic burgundy flowers to further feature the main decor colour. For a classic table centrepiece, place clear glass or silver vases on each table and fill them generously with burgundy or deep red roses, along with ivory and pink roses. The flowers are a sign of deep passion, innocence and beauty, all of which are accurate sentiments for the day.

Wedding Flowers

While roses are a classic wedding flower due to their connotation with love, there are several other burgundy flowers you can include in the bridal bouquet, wedding ceremony decorations, and smaller bouquets for the bridesmaids. For instance, dark red or burgundy calla lilies make a simple and elegant bouquet; you can carry a group of five or six flowers tied with a white satin ribbon as a bouquet, or give each of your bridesmaids a single calla lily to carry when walking down the aisle. Carnations, flowers that also represent love, grow in burgundy, and are a more affordable option for a wedding bouquet. An arrangement including burgundy, pink and white blooms looks striking against an ivory wedding dress; flower girls can sprinkle real or synthetic burgundy carnation petals along the white aisle runner to further feature burgundy in the wedding ceremony.

Wedding Party Clothing

Include burgundy in the outfits the wedding party will don for the ceremony. For instance, purchase burgundy silk bow ties and pocket squares for the groomsmen and ring bearer -- the colour is particularly attractive with off-white dress suits and black suits. Select burgundy dresses for your bridesmaids, or choose dresses with burgundy waist bands or straps if you want to use another main colour like medium pink or burnt orange. Burgundy shoes, or burgundy flowers for the bridesmaids' hair, will showcase the colour nicely as well. If the wedding will take place outside or during the colder months of the year, purchase silk burgundy shawls or boleros as a stylish way to keep your bridesmaids warm during the ceremony.

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