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Top 10 Fall Wedding Colours for 2016 from Pantone – Part II

After sharing 5 of Pantone’s Top 10 Colours for Autumn 2016 – you can’t possibly have forgotten those lovely blues and neutrals (if you missed them, or just want a reminder, you can see them here) – today I am back with Part II, which packed with poppy exotic shades that radiate warmth, couldn’t be more different….or more lovely!

Pantone's Top 10 Autumn 2016 Colours Part II


Anything but muted or neutral these vibrant picks are, at first look, quite the surprise choice for an Autumn wedding. With an almost tropical feel they might seem better suited to a Summer or destination celebration. Take a closer look though and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised (I definitely was!) Their sophisticated depth makes them as versatile as they are unexpected…..

Dusty Cedar

A dusty rose-toned pink, Dusty Cedar 18-1630 is reminiscent of the gorgeous Marsala from 2015, but with more of a hint of pink (Pantone are saying it is their Autumn nod to Rose Quartz) It is warm, luxurious and the perfect shade for Fall!

Dusty Cedar Autumn Wedding Inspiration Board

Sweetheart Chairs ~ Emily Jane via Hey Wedding Lady// Wedding Stationery ~ La Happy, Photography by Taylor & Porter via Wedding Sparrow// Bridesmaids ~ Jen Huang Photography via SMP// Placesetting ~ Lani Elias via Magnolia Rouge // Bridal Bouquet ~ Akiko Floral Artistry Inc, Photography by Milton Photography via Hey Wedding Lady


Lush Meadow

A vibrant and sophisticated green, Lush Meadow 18-5845 could well be my favourite of all Pantone’s picks for 2016! With a brightness and depth of color that gives it a timeless elegance, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Emerald, it lends itself perfectly to the greenery trend expected to be so strong this year (and next!)…..

Lush Meadow Green Autumn Wedding Inspiration Board

Bridal Bouquet ~ Indigo Design, Photography by M. K. Sadler via 100 Layer Cake // Wedding Cake ~ Decadence Cake, Photography by Jose Villa Photography via SMP // Groom ~ Marcie Meredith Photography via SMP // Wedding Stationery ~ Feast Calligraphy, Photography by Jose Villa// Wedding Getaway ~ Anastasiya Belik Photography via Magnolia Rouge


Spicy Mustard

Spicy Mustard 14-0952 is another vibrant shade, with a hint of the tropics, that works surprisingly well for an Autumn wedding. I love the idea of mixing it with grounding neutrals for a rustic, outdoor wedding…..

Spicy Mustard Yellow Autumn Wedding Inspiration Board

Boutonnieres ~ Third Bloom, Photography by Shane & Lauren Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Vintage Truck ~ Trent Bailey via Magnolia Rouge // Bridal Bouquet ~ Mobtown Florals, Photography by Love By Serena via Ruffled // Tablescape ~ Laura Gordon via SMP// Groom ~ Ali Beamish via Green Wedding Shoes


Potters Clay

I wasn’t convinced by this pick, until I saw the shade and then I realised it was less Potters Clay and more Cinnamon! A neutral earth tone, hints of dusky orange and bronze make this brown anything but boring! Add mixed metallics for an understated elegance (a little like this board), or lift with red, cobalt or indeed spicy mustard for a surprising Autumn palette…..

Potters Clay Warm Brown Autumn Wedding Inspiration Board

Bridal Bouquet ~ Rebecca Rose Events, Photogrpahy by Archetype via Chic Vintage Brides// Groom’s Shoes ~ Ryan Ray Photography via SMP // Wedding Invite ~ I DO INVITATIONS By Sue Coe Designs, Photography by Heather Waraksa via SMP// Bride ~ Archetype via Chic Vintage Brides // Place Setting ~ Jen & Chris Creed via SMP



The last of Pantone’s picks may well be the prettiest – it is certainly the most unexpected! Bodacious 17-3240 is a bright rich purple with undertones of pink that would make it a more natural choice for Summer….but that may be the very thing that makes this beautiful shade such a perfect palette for Fall – especially for the bold bride looking to make a statement!

Bodacious Autumn Wedding Inspiration

Bride & Bridesmaids ~ Sweetlife Photography via SMP// Place Setting ~ Jessica Burke via SMP// Wedding Stationery ~ Dottie Creations, Photography by Dottie Photography via Brides Magazine// Table Plan ~ Phillipa Craddock Flowers // Naked Wedding Cake ~ A’Maz’ing Cakes, Photography by Vita Photography via One Wed

Aren’t they lush? So vibrant and fun… I can’t wait to start seeing them making an appearance! What do you think? Any of you Autumn brides-to-be been wooed by one of these gorgeous hues?