Marsala. The name alone of this Pantone “Color of the Year for 2015” brings to mind the elegant and the exotic! But we wanted to try something creative and pair this fabulous wine hue with trendy teal. Voila! A gorgeously rich yet ‘reachable’ color palette you can use for the ever-popular rustic theme for Fall weddings! Tempered with tones like pale peach, mauve, even matte gold, it takes on a softer charm just perfect for the occasion. We’re loving the images we found to be able to share this color inspiration with you. Take a look!
Style a “Modern Rustic” Fall Wedding in Marsala + Teal
Marsala’s deep wine tone creates a sophisticated air for any event. But with teal tossed in, the entire look gets a perky pick-me-up! And since this is for fall, you can play around with a whole range of textures and materials.
Here are our tips and hints to help you use this palette for a “modern rustic” wedding:
Tip #1: Natural elements are always ‘in’ for autumn.
And what better way to incorporate them in this palette than through burgundy-colored florals and foliage—from your bridal and bridesmaid bouquets (8) featuring contrasting blooms in teal, purple, ivory, and ochre. And in your gents’ boutonnieres (2) crafted with berries, tiny purple succulents, and wine-colored leaves.
Hint: The bouquet shown is actually made with hand-crafted paper flowers—a fabulous textural alternative for a fall wedding. Or a bouquet made with balsa-wood blooms is a unique option too!
Tip #2: Fruity accents add a delectable touch.
Just the thing for this palette: berries! Think blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and raspberries (1)—used in mini pies (3) served as your wedding dessert, added as trimmings on a stunning wedding cake (6), garnishing your signature drink, or given as jam favors for guests to take home.
Hint: Other fruits to consider would be grapes (both the deep purple and the ‘bluish’ varieties), plums, and figs. These could be used in centerpieces, served on fruit-and-cheese platters, or simply tucked in amidst the table settings for a ‘rustically decadent’ flair!
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Tip #3: Texture, texture everywhere!
Your wedding invitation (5) is a logical start for presenting these colors in different textures. Combine teal-colored envelopes with wine-colored fonts and designs, then embellish your invites with touches of burlap, straw, or twine.
Wood in a whole variety of forms and shapes is ideal, too. Your couple’s monogram (7) in Marsala can take on a ‘country’ look displayed atop a rough wooden crate, an old barrel, or a sawn log.
And, of course, your place settings (4) are the ideal showcase for it all! Work in the wine tones and the shades of teal via your choice of table linens, china, menu cards, place cards, floral arrangements, and candles.
Hint: Since natural textural elements don’t normally come in a color like teal, you can ‘cheat’ a little! Take a cue from the painted wood surface in the mini pies photo. You can get that same visual lift by painting or dyeing items like boxes, old shutters, bottles and mason jars, and metal lanterns, and setting these off against the Marsala elements.
Image credits: Bouquet – Paper and Peony etsy shop / Boutonnieres – Flower Up, via Burnett’s Boards / Mini pies – Bakers Royale / Invitation – Ashton Events / Place setting – The Wedding Notebook / Cake – Granite Ridge Estate / Monogram display – Willowdale Estate / Berries – Conand Repair