Burnt Orange Wedding Ideas

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Burnt Orange Wedding Ideas
Decorate a white cake with orange flowers. (wedding cake image by easaab from Fotolia.com)

Burnt orange is a vibrant colour for weddings at any time of year. Burnt orange works well for outdoor weddings, particularly those in the early evening hours when the setting sun will accent the burnt orange decor. For fall weddings, burnt orange reflects the turning of the leaves. Burnt orange goes well with white, cream, blue, yellow and green, and flatters both light and dark complexions.


Letterpress invitations are a classic choice, and many small presses will work with you to come up with the perfect design. Use burnt-orange paper with black print, or cream paper with a burnt-orange flourish. You can also incorporate the colour into your envelopes if you'd rather not use it on the invitations themselves. Have the printer line the envelopes with orange tissue paper, or include a simple stripe of burnt orange across the back. If you want to keep the invitations simple, use burnt orange for the RSVP cards, or even for the menu card or directions.


Orange marmalade in decorative tins will reflect the burnt orange theme while offering guests an elegant sweet treat. Get the tins personalised with the date of the wedding, or the bride and groom's initials. Chocolate leaves wrapped in metallic burnt-orange paper are theme-appropriate favours for the fall wedding. Consider burnt orange candles with gossamer blue ribbons or delicate orange wine charms for crystal glasses.


Orange calla lilies, wild flowers or roses all work well for a burnt orange-themed wedding. Paper or silk flowers have the advantage of staying fresh all night long. For an autumn wedding, consider incorporating turned orange leaves into your bouquet and arrangements for a quirky alternative to the all-flower wedding.


You don't have to wear an orange dress to embrace a burnt-orange theme. Incorporate the colour into accessories, like a hair ribbon or comb, a thin sash or shoes and nails. You can also opt for a traditional white dress, and include the burnt orange in your bouquet.

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