Burnt Orange & Burgundy Wedding Colors Themes

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Burnt Orange & Burgundy Wedding Colors Themes
Weddings may be formal or casual; it's up to you. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Burnt orange and burgundy colours create a beautifully unique wedding. Use this colour combination to create an ambience of elegance, or a warm depth that reflects the spirit of the desert. Take the time to pick a theme that resonates with you and your fiancé. Your wedding theme should reflect your personalities, your beliefs and your interests.

Autumn Harvest

The colours burnt orange and burgundy fall beautifully within the season of autumn. The leaves are changing to dark reds, oranges, yellows and browns. The gardens are being harvested and cooler weather starts to set in. Using autumn as a wedding theme is a perfect way to celebrate the season of joy and togetherness. Incorporate the autumn theme everywhere you can. Light scented spiced apple and pumpkin candles during the wedding ceremony and at your reception. Spiced apple candles are normally burgundy coloured, and pumpkin scented candles usually have a lovely burnt orange colour. Use the horn of plenty as a centrepiece at your buffet table. Fill it with burnt orange and burgundy coloured items. Indian corn, dark red apples, orange pumpkins and squash create a beautifully coloured centrepiece. Use burgundy and burnt orange leaves to decorate your pathway instead of petals. Use burgundy and burnt orange leaves in your bouquets and in your flower arrangements as well. Use burgundy and burnt orange bridesmaid dresses. At your reception, serve cherry and pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole.

Desert Mountains

If you've ever driven the highways in the southwestern region of the United States, you've seen the dazzling colours of the desert mountains and plateaus. Use the desert as your wedding theme if you want to add a little spice. The orange sand and deep reds of the desert can be inspiring. Fill glass vases with sand or desert rocks before inserting a candlestick. Layer the sand, alternating between burnt orange and burgundy sand, to create an interesting look. Do this with the table centrepieces at your reception as well. Your wedding cake should resemble a desert sensation, with layers of burnt orange and burgundy colours and peaked flat at the top, just as a plateau. Use burnt orange and burgundy flowers at your wedding ceremony and to decorate the reception area. Alternate your bridesmaid dresses between burnt orange and burgundy. Choose a textured fabric to mimic the desert sand. Serve liquid desert cocktails, fresh raspberries and cheddar cheese quiches at the reception.

Sunrise Sensation

A sunrise is filled with lovely shades of orange and red. Create a wedding theme that focuses on the beauty of the sunrise. Not only do the colours match up, the symbolism of a new beginning is appropriate. Use images of a sunrise on your wedding invitations, place cards and favour cards. Use stained glass sunrises during the ceremony. Serve tequila sunrise cocktails at your reception. The entire room should be lit in shades of burnt orange and burgundy. If you can rent projectors, dim the lights and fill the reception room with the warm colours of the sunrise.

Tropical Elegance

If you prefer a more traditional type of wedding, go with a warm tropical elegance using burnt orange and burgundy colours. There are a number of flowers that look gorgeous in this colour combination. Consider orchids, tiger lilies or dahlia flowers for your floral arrangements and bouquets. Dim the lights during the ceremony and at the reception. Light candles in glass votives filled with flower petals. Use shimmery burnt orange and burgundy materials for your bridesmaid dresses, tablecloths and cloth napkins for an element of elegance. Serve fruit punch from a fountain lit up with orange lights. You want your guests to feel they've stepped into a tropical paradise.

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