Red, the colour of love and the most fabulous choice for any couple seeking a truly romantic wedding celebration. We adore a pop of bold and beautiful rouge but knowing where to start your styling with such a dramatic and powerful colour can be a little difficult. So, that’s where we step in here at Country House Wedding Venues.
A red colour scheme works best when tied in with a complementary theme – such as red and festive, or a Valentine’s Day romance – so why not read on as we explore the very best red wedding ideas…
With a 50’s theme you can play on red in a big way. Why not add a playful touch of red to your attire, with a red underskirt, red shoes or iconic heart peep toe heels from Vivienne Westwood? A pop of red on the lips is also fitting with the red 50’s theme and looks fab in all those big-day photos!
You can incorporate the colour red right from the moment the wedding invitations are sent out too, with 50’s style cinema ticket invites with a splash of box office red. On the day itself, accessorise with a gorgeous red bouquet – roses or berries and gypsophila both work with this look.
Dress your reception with splashes of red and don’t be afraid to incorporate candy red and white stripes or red polka dot. Both patterns are get fun and help to achieve that 50’s look. We love the idea of white and red cake pop favours and red cocktails, finished off with red and black fruits.
One of the obvious wedding themes for the festive season is red. There’s no better time of the year to take advantage of the bright, bold, seasonal colour – plus it’s the perfect shade to for winter skin too!
Dress your maids in gorgeous red gowns and consider adding a red waist belt to your own wedding dress. A red pashmina or super cute cardy are alternative ways to add a pop of colour to your outfit for those crisp winter wonderland outdoor shots.
Bouquets of roses or a wild bunch of berries and ivy, depending on whether you’re going for a traditional or boho look, are perfect flower choices. Roses in particular look luxurious and lavish with candles and dashes of gold on your wedding tables.
For the perfect red themed winter favour, you’ll want something comforting and decadent like a rich and creamy mini red velvet cake – the perfect bite sized treat to satisfy guests and match your theme.
Heart to heart
When you think of the colour red, what comes to mind? Love? Hearts? Valentine’s Day? A red themed celebration is a must for February 14th weddings and the ways to incorporate the colour are endless.
As with any other red wedding theme, you can add a splash of red to your wedding attire, accessories and your bridesmaid dresses, but the real fun begins with the styling of your big-day.
Use red hearts throughout your wedding décor – on your wedding cake, as drinks stirrers and for props in your photo booth. Bring along some additional props to pose with in your newlywed snaps too – like heart shaped balloons and umbrellas. In the main reception room, add some stylish red typography – perhaps spelling out your initials or ‘love’.
A rustic romance
Bored of the earthy tones and the dusky colour palettes usually associated with rustic weddings? Why not buck the trend and opt for a rustic red colour palette featuring burgundy, red and gold – and perhaps a touch of tartan!
A rustic red theme is a great way to bring the bolder colour of red into a barn setting. You can decorate your venue with roses upon roses – with single stems hanging from the ceilings or perhaps by placing roses within glass bottles on pew ends or around the barn.
Your rustic dessert table could be full of goodies such as cherry pie, red jam tart pie pops and Jammie Dodgers, finished off with a naked red velvet tiered wedding cake - for those guests who like a bit of cake with their pie!
If these ideas have got your heart racing, why not carry on exploring the red theme by browsing our red wedding themed mood board on Pinterest.