Autumn Wedding Colour Trends for 2014

Written by    Last updated: September 21, 2014

An autumn wedding can be a warm and vibrant celebration of falling leaves, an earthy and rustic day in nature or an Arabian nights extravaganza of colour and light. Here are our new autumn colour trends for 2014, and how to mix autumnal colours for an eye-catching look to your wedding day.

katalystic events autumn colours light

Stunning red floral lantern lights and tent by Katalystic Events

When it comes to wedding colour colour schemes and themes it’s tempting to play it safe and opt for a classic ivory with one other colour and perhaps some pretty love hearts here and there for added interest.

But if you like to be different, consider colour mixing with an autumnal palette and adding in some leaves, berries or even Halloween themes to celebrate the season in all its glory.

Autumn glow by The Arabian Tent Company

Sumptuous wedding reception style by The Arabian Tent Company

Autumn colour palette

Burnt orange, antigue gold and classic ivory

A vibrant colour combination of bright burnt orange as your main colour with an accent of gold, toned down with a plain ivory or white is a striking look for your big day.

An unusual antique gold bridal gown will look stunning against orange bridesmaid dresses, suitably toned down and complemented by soft ivory wraps or fake fur stoles and gold jewellery.

Glowing orange table decorations either floral or candle-lit will dominate ivory table linens beautifully with shimmers of antique gold.

Bursting with Colour Autumn Wishing Well

Rustic vintage style stacked Antique Book Box Wedding Wishing Well, Confetti Shop

Earthy brown, rich red, bright orange and plain white

This colour mix is ideal for a rustic, country wedding with its earthy tones. A warm brown is lifted with rich reds and oranges and toned down with white in place of ivory.

A red wedding dress will look dramatic and striking next to bridesmaids in toned down earthy brown gowns, holding bouquets of mixed red and orange blooms with earthy twigs and foliage.

The white and bright orange can be brought to the venue decor with red flowers and brown twigs for centrepieces.

Bride in red wedding dress by Halo and HobbyLeaf Wine Stopper with brown and orange wedding colours

Red wedding dress photo by Fabulous Wedding Photography  | Leaf wine bottle stopper with brown and orange wedding colours

Emerald green, sunset yellow and cream

A simple cream wedding dress can be brightened with beautiful emerald green accessories such as satin shoes, a wrap or even statement jewellery. Autumnal evenings get darker earlier which is ideal for warm lantern lighting and a late fireworks display. Add Moroccan lanterns with coloured glass or mirrored mosaics in these shades for added spice.

Lanterns and fairy lights for marquees by Complete Chillout CompanyInspirational Wedding Lighting

Deep red, burgundy plum, silver and white

This rich colour scheme suits a late autumn wedding with its wintry feel and can be accessorised with autumn berries to gorgeous effect.  A deep red bridal gown next to plum bridesmaid dresses are lightened with a shining silver accent and white base to the otherwise dark and dramatic colour scheme. Serve warmed spiced cider and blackberry cassis and use harvest fruits of apples and blackberries for centrepieces and seasonal cheer on the menu.

autumn gold box card holderautumn gold box card holderOrange and pink glow marquee by the Complete Chillout Company

Golden lac favour box or beaded mirrored card holder | Festival feel style with autumnal glow by The Complete Chillout Company

Look out for more autumn wedding ideas right here over the next few days and shop by colour at the Confetti Shop.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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