A Union of Color: Fall Wedding Color Suggestions from Green Bride Guide

There are many warm colors for fall weddings that can be paired with a brighter color to make a beautiful union. Fall weddings can get chilly, so warm up your decor with some sweet and toasty colors, but don’t forget to add a bit of bright color here and there!

If you live on the coast, red beach flowers are a great choice. They often bloom into early fall and look great wrapped in string and burlap. Classic red mums provide a great backdrop for fall weddings!

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 Red mum bouquet, by Michele Waite via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Mums come in an array of reds, oranges, yellows and purples. Here are a few examples of mixed color palettes for your autumnal extravaganza.

Purple and Orange

Bring together complimentary colors like these for a perfect splash of color on your big day. You can find beautiful orange dahlias tinged with purple that are local and in season.

Incorporate small touches of purple and orange into the smallest wedding details. Try purple or orange shoes, jewelry, hair adornments or even a garter. 
Yellow and Chocolate BrownThese two colors bring to mind the regal sunflower! This bright sunny yellow bloom towers over all other flowers and looks great paired with chocolate browns, its natural center color. Look for companies that use peace silk for their flower arrangements.

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Brown and Yellow Silk Flowers by DebbieCoFlowers, Sunflower Cupcakes by Project Wedding , Sunflower Table Scape by A Perfect Celebration, Silk Flower and Brown Vintage Button by PiperRiley on Etsy.

Sunflowers bloom late into the fall and complement the colors of other fall flowers. Decorate your tables with these big and beautiful flowers alongside some yellow non-toxic soy candles and a pretty matching tablecloth.

Red and Copper

This is a very unique color pairing that mimics the falling leaves outside. Eye catching table decor and bridesmaids with corresponding colors will make your wedding sparkle. Find some red candle holders and use a copper colored paint pen from a local craft store to paint on some simple designs. You can also play up the colors on your dining tables by using various shades of copper or alternating sashes on your bridesmaids.

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Floral Gold with Red and Copper Candle Holder, Favors and Flowers

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Warm Copper Table Decor, Project Wedding

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Alternating Red and Copper Bridesmaids Dresses, Designs by Sara Marie

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Kate Kate L. Harrison, has a JD in Environmental Law and a Master's from Yale in Environmental Policy. She planned her own green wedding in 2007 and wrote the best selling green wedding book The Green Bride Guide: How to Plan an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget. In 2009, she founded www.greenbrideguide.com to help couples use their weddings to promote social and environmental change and support the local green economy.

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