Burnt orange is an ultra-flattering hue that complements all skin tones, making it a perfect choice for bridesmaid dresses.
But what does it go with?
From centerpieces to flowers to cocktails to cakes, here are some great wedding ideas for the couple considering burnt orange as their main wedding color.
Not sure what burnt orange bridesmaid dresses go with?
Here’s what you need to know:
Fresh Green Bouquets
Burnt orange and green go together like … as cliché as it may be, we have to say it … peas and carrots!
And since they are the colors of peas and carrots, we mean it in both the literal and the figurative sense. They’re a perfect pairing!
Your bridesmaids in A-line chiffon dresses with flutter sleeves … you in the first of two (or three) white wedding dresses you’re going to don throughout the day … and all of you carrying gorgeous, fresh green bouquets.
If your dream is to have a boho barn wedding, a rustic event in the fall, or a woodsy celebration amongst the trees, fresh green bouquets are practically a requirement. And burnt orange pairs beautifully with all shades of sage, celery, and dark green.
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Mix and Match With Neutrals
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Backless halters. Ruffle maxi dresses. V-neck midi dresses with criss-cross straps. Simple, sleeveless wrap dresses with long sleeves … you get where we’re going.
And if you don’t want all of your girls in the same hue, don’t worry. This is one shade that mixes and matches effortlessly with all sorts of neutrals.
So go ahead and mix and match your girls in different shades. Dress your groomsmen in grey or tan suits. Embellish a white flower girl dress with an orange sash at the waist. Top off your ring bearer’s look with a burnt orange tie.
The options are endless!
When mixing and matching bridesmaid dresses, just be sure to keep some consistency with fabric and dress length. To create a cohesive look that works well together, you’ll want your dresses to have the same vibe and style, even if they’re in different colors and silhouettes.
Decorate Your Tables With Peach, White, and Burnt Orange Centerpieces
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We love a wedding color palette that combines burnt orange, peach, and white. It’s the perfect mix of complementary orange tones, and those tones can be found in lots of different flowers (including roses).
With this color palette, you can create stunning floral centerpieces for your reception tables. If you’re going for a more rustic, earthy look, incorporate different shades of brown into the mix. If you’re looking for a bit more punch, you can amp it up with shades of burgundy.
There’s no question that burnt orange is a fall color. Mix it with other earthy, fall hues for a stunning wedding color scheme. It’s even more gorgeous if you’re getting married outside when the leaves are changing and fall foliage is in bloom!
Mix With Shades of Gold and Red
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Whether you call it rust, terracotta, or burnt orange, this deep hue is a chic and unexpected choice for a fall wedding party. And since a fall wedding deserves a true fall color palette, we love pairing burnt orange with shades of gold and red.
Burgundy, deep red, wine, and gold pair beautifully in everything from wedding cakes to wedding invitations. You can even create a specialty cocktail in these same hues. (The Campari, the Sidecar, and the Tequila Sunrise all fit perfectly with the burnt orange theme!)
Not into gold?
Burnt orange pairs just as well with other metallics, such as pewter, silver, brass, copper, and bronze. Just think how pretty your tables will be with brass or copper flower pots filled with rich orange, red, and gold flowers!
Set Your Tables With Teal and Burnt Orange Accents
Great stylists know how to mix and match colors, and pairing burnt orange with teal is one of our favorite wedding color palettes for fall.
Think teal blue tablecloths, dark orange candles, and gold or rose gold flatware. This combination makes for a stunning tablescape and sets the mood for a fabulous meal!
But burnt orange doesn’t just work with teal — it works with lots of different blues.
If you have your heart set on dressing your bridal party in burnt orange dresses, consider having your groomsmen wear navy blue or dark blue suits.
On the color wheel, orange and blue are opposite one another, and opposing color pairs always make for great contrast. As a general rule, contrasting colors that don’t seem to go together actually go together perfectly.
Whether you choose to outfit your bridal party in flutter sleeve maxi dresses, floor-length one-shoulder gowns with pleats, or sequined dresses, burnt orange is a trending hue that's perfect for a fall or winter wedding.
Pair it with sage, dark green, red, burgundy, gold, or dark blue. Team it with blush or teal or tan or grey. Work it into your wedding cake, your place settings, your centerpieces, and your bouquets and boutonnieres.
Modern, vintage, or rustic, burnt orange is a bold and unexpected choice for a wedding palette, making it perfect for the bride who wants to wow her guests on the big day.