Wine & Dark Chocolate – Winter Wedding Inspiration in Rich Red & Brown
Not only is today’s inspiration board named after two of my favourite things, it also makes my vintage loving heart sing with a nod to the late 1930s – but with a contemporary twist! Filled with rich, deep shades and soft metallics, that are warming as well as opulent, it is the perfect palette for a Winter wedding…..
Vintage Bride – Solen Photography via Love My Dress // Earrings & Tray ~ Tamara Gruner via Magnolia Rouge // Vintage Suitcases – Teneil Kable via Ruffled // Stationery Suite – The Nouveau Romantics, Photography by Taylor Lord via Green Wedding Shoes // Tablescape – Photography by Ozzy Garcia via SMP // Engagement Ring – Sally Pinera via Magnolia Rouge // Wedding Cake – The Pretty Little Details Co., Photography by Meredith Lord via Paper + Lace
I love how an unexpected color palette can make a real style statement, and who knew splashes of brown could look so pretty? From pale icy blues, to dark dusky hues, blue contrasts so beautifully with the shades of brown that are so abundant at this time of year. Add gold, or brass, for a hint of age and luxury, and you have a palette that hints at both luxury and drama.
When it comes to settings and venues, I think this palette would suit a chic city venue just as much as it would a country estate! In fact I like to imagine an historic city hall ceremony followed by an intimate celebration in some West End London pub or bar. Add elegance to a simpler venue with candelabras, ornate flatware and vintage treasures – think vintage trunks, gramophones, typewriters and telephones.
Whilst this board is most definitely designed for a vintage wedding (I was thinking late 1930s), I layered some modern details, such as that gorgeous painted wedding cake, to keep it looking contemporary. I can see the bridesmaids sashaying down the aisle like sirens from the silver screen in liquid silk satin gowns (like this lovely from Ghost London) And when it comes to the groom and his men, nothing says vintage Winter (or 1930s-1940s come to that) quite like a good tweed or herringbone! You could even pull the red out with a contrasting waistcoat! If you’re not sure tweed is really your mans thing though, be sure to check out The Gentlemanual’s guide to Winter wedding fabrics for grooms – its a must read.
If you are loving this color combo, then how about some other wedding colour palettes and inspiration boards perfect for Winter? You might like this board with its surprisingly pretty monochrome palette, this rich and romantic Plum & Gold board, or this chic board created for New Year that would look just as lovely at any time of year! Or how about this snow dusted Winter Wonderland? For more holiday season inspired Winter colours take a peek at this palette, and last but not least, how about these 10 alternative palettes for a Winter wedding? Lots of lovely colour ideas for you Winter brides-to-be!