2015 Trends: Marsala Weddings and Celebrations

2015 is in full swing, and we predict Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala, will be a show stopping color selection for many weddings and celebrations. We’ll be seeing variations of this sophisticated, stylish tone this year—from wine and mauve to pomegranate and plum.

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How can you use this sultry color palette for your event? We share a few unique ways you can style your event, whether it’s a fab fall wedding or a mod holiday bash.

When it comes to styling your celebration, this color is versatile and pairs very well with neutrals. Plus its undertones make it compatible with amber and golden yellows and even shades of green and blue.

Style Unveiled Marsala WeddingSource: Mark Martinez Photography via Style Unveiled

Get The Look: Gold accents combine well with a Marsala color scheme. Use gold colored flatware, wine glasses or gold tealight holders to add a glisten of gold.

Kate Asepn Golden Renaissance Tealight Holder

Kate Aspen Golden Renaissance Tealight Holder

Marsala will be a fabulous color to use during the fall, especially for rustic weddings and holiday celebrations. Update traditional holiday reds and greens for a more modern winter wedding or Christmas event with touches of Marsala and winter greenery.

Style Tip: Incorporate rich, red fruits into your tablescape, such as pomegranates or red pears.

Ruffled - photo by https://www.tylerrye.com - https://ruffledblog.com/a-desert-christmas-weddingSource: Tyler Rye Photography via Ruffled Blog

Get The Look: Include some charming rustic details to your event, like these wood place card holders.

Kate Aspen Real-Wood Place Card/Photo Holder | kateaspen.comKate Aspen Real-Wood Place Card/Photo Holder

A Marsala color palette also allows you to be creative with signature drinks for your reception or party. Mix up raspberry cocktails or pink lemonade mocktails complete with cute paper party straws.

Ruffled Blog - Marsala Burgundy Wedding IdeasSource: One Love Photography via Ruffled Blog

Get The Look: Attach personalized straw flags to your straws to add a stylish pop to your drinks!

Kate Aspen Paper Straws | kateaspen.comKate Aspen Paper Party Straws

Don’t just stop at the decor for your wedding! Go the nontraditional route and make a grand entrance in a Marsala-inspired dress. We absolutely love this bride’s gorgeous gown by Vera Wang.

Emilia-Jane.com - South African Safari Wedding PhotosSource: Emilia-Jane.com

If you’re a more traditional bride, you can opt for dark red dresses or accessories for your bridesmaids. These Spanish-inspired details are amazing, from the crochet shawls to the color-coordinated blooms in the bride and bridesmaids’ hair.

Le Manifique Blog - Spanish Wedding Inspiration Diana McgregorSource: Diana McGregor Photography via Le Manifique Blog

Beautiful florals really tie the perfect look together. Create stunning centerpieces and bouquets perfect for autumn with chocolate brown roses, mango calla lilies, and white dahlias.

Source: Belvedere Flowers

Combine burgundy with soft blushes and cremes for delicate invitation suites to send your guests. Using different textures, like velvet and ruffles, are sure to have your guests excited about your chic soiree.

burgundy5Source: Elisa Bricker Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Are you obsessed with the Color of the Year? Share how you’ll be incorporating it into your event!

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Happy Planning!