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Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange | CHWV

As autumn approaches, we start to dream of colourful autumnal weddings, hues of orange, candlelight and cosy evenings. An orange wedding theme is a perfect choice for an October wedding. It’s time to be inspired…

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange | CHWV

The Dresses

Choosing orange for your bridesmaid dresses is a great way of introducing the colour to your wedding day. This shade of burnt orange is perhaps more flattering than a more vibrant shade, and looks fabulous with the orange posies.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The dresses | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Stories with Mel

 

Create warmth by introducing orange as just one shade in a spectrum of sunset colours. These stunning dresses would suit a celebration in any season including an autumn wedding.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The dresses | CHWV

Image Courtesy of The Gibsons Photography

 

These bridesmaid dresses in a vibrant shade really stand out. The groom and his ushers co-ordinate perfectly with their ties and buttonholes.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The dresses | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Melissa Sherman

 

And for him? We’re guessing your handsome chaps won’t choose to wear orange suits! Instead, introduce the colour with an orange tie and / or buttonhole.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The dresses | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Ben Cotterill Photography

The Flowers

When it comes to your bouquet, the addition of berries and twigs can really give it an autumnal look, and an on-trend ‘just picked’ look. We love this hand-tied bouquet of roses and Chrysanthemum.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The flowers | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Tom Halliday Photography

 

For bridesmaids, there can be nothing more elegant than a posy of roses. After the ceremony, these would look lovely standing in vases as an addition to your reception decor.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The flowers | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Photography by Bea

 

Orange blooms combine well with reds and pinks for a wonderfully rich bouquet. Here, we see how well the flowers co-ordinate with a navy bridesmaid dress.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The flowers | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Sarah Katherine Davis Photography

 

As for centerpieces, it’s important to keep interest at every level, so choose a selection of low and high arrangements. Avoid anything at eye-level which disrupts conversation. These formal floral centerpieces are breathtaking. The orange combines beautifully with green foliage, and glass vases keep the look clean and elegant.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The flowers | CHWV

Image Courtesy of The De Jaureguis

 

For a less-formal look, these table arrangements are a great choice for a more rustic style of wedding, the wooden boxes adding to the theme of nature.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The flowers | CHWV

Image Courtesy of 822 Weddings

 

Introducing fruit is a fun way of bringing fruit in to your arrangement. These orange-lined vases are an ideal vessel for your orange floral centerpieces.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The flowers | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Everything Erica

 

Don’t forget the buttonholes! These are pretty, simple and a lovely choice.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The flowers | CHWV

Images Courtesy of DM Photography and Tom Halliday Photography

The Décor

Orange is a bold and beautiful colour and when used right, will give your day a vibrant and fun feel. Here, the orange candles draw your eyes upwards to the draped streamers, which are an amazing way to make use of all of your available space and inject a little colour into your wedding.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The decor | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Sarah Monika Photography

 

Use linens to introduce colour where you can. Here we see orange work beautifully with pale grey and magenta pink.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The flowers | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Gemini Photography

 

If you have the option of an open fire, it offers both warmth and colour. This ceremony utilizes its setting perfectly, with hints of orange on the chair ties and pumpkins to line the aisle.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The decor | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Pentillie Castle

The Details

When it comes to details, introduce your wedding theme on your invitation.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The details | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Littlebird Weddings

 

An autumnal wedding with an orange colour scheme just wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin or two! Fill them with flowers or candles, or use them as quirky table numbers.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The details | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Helen Sarah Pictures

 

Create a glow in the night sky by offering your guests a sparkler when the sun goes down.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The details | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Andy Davison Photography

 

For favours, how about a Bucks Fizz to take home?

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The details | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Magnolia Papier Design

 

… or a jar of marmalade?

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The details | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Polka Dot Bride

The Cake

The turning leaf is a great alternative to a sugar flower on an autumnal wedding cake, and brings in the orange colour scheme effectively.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The cake | CHWV

Image Courtesy of The English Rose Cake Company

 

For something a little brighter, go for ombre! This cake is a real showstopper.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The cake | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Lisa Marshall Photography

 

Traditional and absolutely stunning, these are sugar flowers at their finest.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The cake | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Amanda Earl Cakes

 

For something a little different, choose a naked cake with a twist. The toffee or caramel sauce gives us our autumnal wedding theme.

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - The cake | CHWV

Image Courtesy of I Could Kill for Dessert

And finally…

a look at colours that go oh-so-perfectly with orange, from deep navy to cranberry and charcoal grey…

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - And finally | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Kayleigh Pope Photography

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - And finally | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Tom Halliday Photography

Autumn Colour Schemes: Orange - And finally | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Studio Rouge

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