Rich reds, lavish purples and palatial blues combine with peachy oranges, succulent greens and shimmery metallics to create magical color combinations for fall and winter weddings.

Trending fall color palettes recognized by vendors like Elegant Wedding Invites and magnetStreet pair cranberry with orange and ivory, or green with gold and burgundy. Winter weddings will sparkle with variations of eggplant, blue and white; or, on the warmer side of the color scale, strawberry and ivory trimmed with navy and silver. forecasts that shades of blue, peach, orange, mint, pink and purple will be popular for fall and winter weddings. Wedding Forward anticipates that similar colors — burnt orange, peach and plum — will take the spotlight.

Based on these calculations, here are four trending color combinations for fall and winter nuptials you can use to guide your wedding party’s attire, floral arrangements, cake and tabletop decor. 


Cranberry, Orange and Ivory (fall)


Delicate pale orange rose petals top a cake of the same color from Claire Marie’s Authentic Southern Bakery in Greensboro, blending beautifully with orange, red and ivory floral arrangements and offering a warm contrast to cranberry bridesmaids dresses or table decor. 


Maxie B’s Bakery, also in Greensboro, weaves shades of green foliage into a similar arrangement. 


Crimson or cranberry fondant flowers, like these from Lena’s Cakes, add innocence and passion to an ivory wedding cake.


Pastel orange flowers adorn these treats from Mint Favors and More to coordinate with centerpieces, bridal bouquets or cake embellishments. 

Contact the bakeries or check for prices;, and (search for “Lena’s Cakes”); $90 for 50 favors,

Photos courtesy of Claire Marie’s Authentic Southern Bakery, Maxie B’s Bakery, Eleni Katsaraki of Lena’s Cakes and Mint Favors and More

Gold, Burgundy and Green (fall)

Weave gold into this elegant color ensemble via table decor, cakes, shoes and jewelry. Paired with burgundy or green gowns or vests, gold sparkles with opulence.

05 Claire Maries Authentic Southern Bakery and 06 Maxie Bs Bakery

Then offer guests sumptuous slices of this gold coin cake by Claire Marie’s Bakery, or this multi-patterned gold and ivory cake from Maxie B’s Bakery. 


Add an edible gold trim by Lena’s Cakes around the base of a white or ivory cake to add a simple yet refined elegance. 

Contact the bakeries or visit for prices;,, (search for “Designs by Ali A” and “Lena’s Cakes”)

Photos courtesy of Claire Marie’s Bakery, Maxie B’s Bakery, Designs by Ali A and Eleni Katsaraki of Lena’s Cakes

 Eggplant, Blue and White (winter)

Eggplant stars with pale blue in this winter color combination. Pop in flashes of white or ivory to balance and brighten floral bouquets, placecards and favors.


Add elegance to bridesmaid accoutrements with these light blue “Great Gatsby style” heels, featuring a peep toe and ankle cross strap from NewBrideCo, an Etsy shop.


Continue the theme by adding an assortment of light blue fondant flowers, such as this peony made by Lena’s Cakes.

$162 for NewBrideCo shoes, (search for “NewBrideCo”); $15 for Lena’s Cakes fondant peony, (search for “Lena’s Cakes”)

Photos courtesy of NewBrideCo and Eleni Katsaraki of Lena’s Cakes

Strawberry, Ivory, Navy and Silver (winter)

Make a bold statement by pairing strawberry red with navy blue, then embellish with ivory and silver trimmings.


What better way to incorporate strawberry red than by serving a sugar-dusted, berry-covered cake, like this one from Maxie B’s Bakery? 


Encircle an ivory cake with edible ribbons of silver and navy — like Maxie B’s Bakery did with this cake — then add a wintry sparkle by layering on white and silver fondant snowflakes, like these from Lena’s Cakes. 


Splash more strawberry red into the palette with favors from Mint Favors and More.

Contact Maxie B’s Bakery for prices; $27.23 for 24 snowflakes from Lena’s Cakes, (search for “Lena’s Cakes”); $90 for 50 favors,

Photos courtesy of Maxie B’s Bakery, Eleni Katsaraki of Lena’s Cakes and Mint Favors and More

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