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Burnt Orange and...?

I'm getting married in October and I've decided to use Alfred Angelo's burnt orange for my bridesmaids dresses. However, I'm having a really difficult time coming up with accent colors. Right now all I can tell my florist is I'd like flowers in a lot of neutrals and lots of greenery with the burnt orange color sparingly so it "pops" more. I feel like I need to have a more defined scheme...like burnt orange, cream, and gold or something crazy like that. Do I need to be more defined with my choices or is it ok to say - I just want to use a bunch of neutrals - ivories, tans, antique golds and then accent with the burnt orange color? My sister had a very defined color scheme from the beginning of navy, coral, and beige and it's really bugging me that I haven't been able to come up with some more specific than burnt orange and neutral. I'm mostly concerned that the wedding day will come and there won't be a defined flow between the floral, linens, and other decor. I'm also afraid of it looking too "fall". I went to a wedding last year that was basically fall explosion with deep purple, dark red, orange, and gold all over everything and that was just too much for me.



Re: Burnt Orange and...?

  • I love burnt orange! You do not need a more defined color scheme if you're doing burnt orange and neutrals, like you said. You may want to pick a specific secondary color, which can be as basic as ivory, to match somethings too, like the linens, but what you're planning sounds nice. 

    Just in case you want to see it- here's a series of weddings that use the burnt orange, some with neutrals, some not, that might help. http://www.theperfectpalette.com/search/label/Burnt Orange


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  • I'm doing burnt orange and grey.
    The bouquets will have dusty miller, burnt orange calla lillies, cream roses, and likely some deep berries mixed in there.

    My BM will be in gray, but my daughters (5 and 6) will be in burnt orange.
  • I like burnt orange and dark purple or plum together. 

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  • My cousin did an October wedding with burnt orange and chocolate brown- it sounded weird, but seriously it was the most beautiful thing.
    CJandRyan
  • @saacjw That color scheme sounds lovely! I really like dusty miller. I think what you're doing sounds a lot like what I'm hoping for. I just met with my florist and she suggested something similar - sahara roses, unopened cotton boll pods, eucalyptus leaves, stuff like that. I want my bridesmaids dresses to be in the burnt orange color but I really only want it to be an accent at most throughout the rest of my decor. We're getting married in a historic home in Georgia and the home itself is a statement so I don't really feel like I need to fill up with tons and tons of color.



    CJandRyan
  • I was going to suggest the burnt orange and chocolate but now that I've seen it I love the orange and plum that @addiel73 suggested.
    CJandRyan
  • I would go for the opposite end of the color wheel and maybe mix in some dark blue. Burnt orange and dark blue can be beautiful together.
    MrsDeRuyter87
  • I don't think you need a defined color palette. Burnt orange and neutrals sounds pretty to me.
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  • @saacjw That color scheme sounds lovely! I really like dusty miller. I think what you're doing sounds a lot like what I'm hoping for. I just met with my florist and she suggested something similar - sahara roses, unopened cotton boll pods, eucalyptus leaves, stuff like that. I want my bridesmaids dresses to be in the burnt orange color but I really only want it to be an accent at most throughout the rest of my decor. We're getting married in a historic home in Georgia and the home itself is a statement so I don't really feel like I need to fill up with tons and tons of color.
     A girl I know got married over the summer and had cotton ball pods and eucalyptus in her bouquet and it was absolutely stunning. Like, I looked at the bouquet and thought that it was my favorite one I've ever seen. I know that's not on topic, but I had to say it. 
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  • We used burnt orange with Alfred Angelos "teal ness", which is a pretty blue color. The girls wore dresses in the tealness color, their bouquets were white hydrangea and orange roses. I had orange rose petals lining the aisle, on the tables around the centerpieces and on the cake topper. Our favors were jars of Cajun spices which are a dark orange color. I used the blue as borders on the escort cards and the ribbons tied around the favor jars, so pretty minimal other than the dresses. I was happy with the way it all turned out.
    CJandRyan
  • I think burnt orange and neutrals sounds pretty without adding another color! If you want to add a little more without changing the color palette a lot, I think chocolate would be nice. Burnt orange and chocolate brown with ivory and antique gold would be gorgeous!  
  • Thank you! My florist suggested a chocolate/dark brown burlap runner over an ivory tablecloth to help the neutral arrangements pop a little more so I think we'll end up going in that direction. She had some pictures from a wedding she did several years ago with similar elements to what I'm looking for and it really helped create better definition for me. So we're definitely sticking with just burnt orange dresses and for floral and other accents keeping with ivory type neutrals/antique golds/browns and greenery like eucalyptus or dusty miller.



    MrsDeRuyter87
  • Mint or sage :)
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