According to The Perfect Palette, one of the top ten wedding colors for fall 2014 is cranberry. Rich and elegant, cranberry is often used with accents of pine green in Christmas weddings. Depending on your full palette, however, cranberry can work for any time of the year.
A favorite combination is cranberry with ivory/white and champagne. Cranberry and tiffany blue work well for spring or summer. Cranberry and mustard, camel, or light sage make beautiful fall palettes. With cranberry, combination possibilities are almost endless.
Bouquet via Project Wedding/Photo by: J Nichols Photo| Bridesmaid Dresses via Style Me Pretty/Photo by: Ruddock Photography| Shoes via Style Me Pretty/Photo by: Stephanie Williams Photography| Invitation via Once Wed/Photo by: Lani Elias| Pie Pops/Photo by: Smetona Photo| Centerpiece via Wedding Colors/Photo by: Walter Wilson Studios| Wedding Cake via The Cake Lady
Just a tip – if you have a hard time finding wedding items in cranberry, look for burgundy or oxblood, two comparable colors. Any one of these shades makes for great-looking bridesmaids dresses!
In searching for cranberry bouquets, I found several beautiful ones with cranberries interspersed throughout the flowers. As pretty as they were, I chose to showcase the bouquet above because of its uniqueness. I love the neutral colors offset with cranberry-red astilbe sprig. Very pretty! The arrangement really makes the red pop.
Don’t forget that a little creativity with your wedding décor can be a fun way to incorporate your palette colors. Above, a deep-cranberry sofa adorns a rest area for wedding ceremony guests.
I love this picture from a gorgeous outdoor autumn wedding. Not only does the whole table correlate with the bride’s color theme, but the table place cards hanging from the little tree branch were assembled using cranberries. (In case you’re wondering, the first card on each string is a table number, and the following cards are guest names.)
If you’d like more ideas for decorating with cranberries, visit the Better Homes & Gardens website here.
Even though cherries are a summer fruit, when I came across these white-chocolate-dipped cherries, I knew I had to include them. They fit so well with a cranberry color scheme! Click here for the recipe; if you have cherries, white baking chocolate, and silver sugar pearls, you’re basically good to go!