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Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

It’s rustic, autumnal and makes a wonderfully unusual theme for your wedding day. We look at a brown colour scheme and how to do it in style!

Yes, we know, the thought of a brown wedding doesn’t exactly fill you with excitement. We weren’t excited either… until we started thinking about all the wonderful shades that combine so perfectly with brown to make a rather dreamy wedding. So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration, take a look at these lovely colour matches, all featuring brown as the main shade.

Brown and… cream

A simple palette of brown and cream is a perfect choice for a rustic wedding.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Chris and Kristen Photography

 

Cream and white flowers fit the bill, and look lovely when encased in natural fabrics.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Etsy

 

If possible, use wooden chairs with ivory seat pads for your ceremony, and ivory flowers as pew ends.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Kate Holstein Photography

 

Keep tables simple, with wooden chairs to introduce the brown and elegant china and glassware.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Christian Oth Studio

 

Coffee coloured roses are a welcome choice, introducing just a hint of warm pink.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Tradvint Flowers

 

Stationery and favours are equally simple, using kraft paper as a base for invitations and favour bags.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Etsy

 

As for the venue? A barn is a perfect choice with rustic beams.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of EveColanants

 

When it comes to the cake… chocolate please, adorned with ivory flowers which can be fresh or crafted from sugar.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

 

Grooms look the part dressed in brown, with the bride in an ivory dress. It’s a perfect boho choice.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Megan Robinson Photography

 

Nature is your friend in this colour scheme! Introduce wood wherever possible.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Claire Thomson Photography

Brown and… blue

These two colours co-ordinate perfectly, with brown as a perfect accompaniment to all shades of blue, from powder blue to navy.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Elegant Wedding Invites

 

Use blue as your main colour, for bridesmaid dresses, stationery and flowers, and introduce brown in the details such as table linen, ribbons and shoes.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Milton Photography

 

Sometimes you really don’t need to do much to introduce a colour. In this elegant wedding, chairs and base plates are in brown, while the water glasses offer a splash of blue.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Melissa Fuller Photography

 

If you plan to use a softer shade of blue, keep the brown delicate too. The two paler colours work well together, without one overshadowing the other.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Fab Mood

Brown and… orange

These colours are the very best of friends and a popular choice for an autumn wedding. Choose rich, chocolate brown and warm hues of oranges and reds.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Rylee Hitchner Photography

 

You might even add in a splash of blue for good measure!

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of I Take You

 

Add pine cones to your floral displays, and consider using brown table linen which can really set off the colour scheme.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of ARJ Photography

 

Mini ‘trees’ with autumn leaves and fairy lights make a simple but effective table centre.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Nick Ray Photography

 

Sunflowers and pumpkins are other treats from nature that fit this colour scheme and the autumnal wedding theme well.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Deer Pearl Flowers

Brown and… green

We have to admit, this is one of our favourite colour combinations and a great choice throughout the year. We’re particularly fond of bright, lush green and brown for the spring, or even a July or August wedding.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Tulle and Chantilly

 

Brown and green work wonderfully with pure white for an uncluttered, romantic, rustic theme. Long tables featuring a brown runner, greenery, white china and white pillar candles create a stunning look.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Flora and Fauna Photography

 

Stick to nature when it comes to your cake, using a wooden cake stand and adorning white icing with fresh leaves or herbs.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Diana McGregor Photography

 

For flowers… once again, it’s all about white, green and a touch of brown.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Elegant Wedding Invites

Brown and… pink

Staying on the brown wedding theme, this is one of the prettiest colour combos with brown working so well with all hues of pink. Pastel pink and chocolate brown are cute as a button, while magenta and deep brown are a fabulous duo for an evening celebration. Copper and dusky pink are very ‘on trend’.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Fab Mood

 

This bouquet of pinks and browns takes on a vintage style.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Fiona Avail Photography

 

The vintage theme continues in this display.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Poppies and Posies

 

When it comes to stationery, use brown as your base colour and decorate in pink.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Minted

 

For the cake, keep it pretty in pink or opt for chocolate with pink floral decoration.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Naomi Kenton Photography

 

You don’t need to hunt for brown flowers. Instead, stand your vases on pieces of wood, introducing the theme of nature to your day. This also raises the flowers adding height to the centerpieces.

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of The Little Lending Company

 

Lining an aisle with rose petals and candles is as romantic as can be!

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Christian Oth Studio

 

For some more inspirational brown wedding ideas, we also love these colour combinations:

 

Brown and yellow

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of All Women

 

Brown and burgundy

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Fab Mood

 

Brown and gold

Autumn Colour Schemes - Brown | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Fab Mood

 

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