20 Orange Wedding Ideas for Couples Who Love Color
Orange isn't your typical wedding color—and if it does appear, it's usually reserved for bouquets and other floral elements. But the bold hue, which became popular in the 70s, is making a major comeback. Orange is often described as the color of creativity and joy, which proves that this shade is a very wedding-appropriate option. Beyond its symbolism, orange is also a color that is surprisingly complementary to many different wedding themes and venues.
Brides and grooms tying the knot in the tropics are often the first to include orange in their wedding color palettes, since the shade is already represented in many of this environment's natural elements, like sunsets, vegetation, and even wildlife. But other locales, like farms and deserts, can also handle orange—just use a muted shade to speak to these modern, rustic, or bohemian themes.
Orange is also flattering when paired with a wide selection of textures. From vintage velvet upholstering and papery stationery suites to cloth napkins and painted woods, this color complements all surfaces while offering a bold look. The shade even works for big-day fashion, as evidenced by this groom, who wore a burnt orange Topman suit on his wedding day.
If you're interested in making a statement by working orange into your big-day color scheme, we say go for it. So many other brides and grooms have taken that risk and experienced major payoffs. Ahead, we've collected some of our favorite orange wedding ideas from real celebrations—you may be surprised by the shade or orange décor element that speaks to you.
This three-tier cake by Megan Joy Cakes was decorated with faux kumquats made out of sugar, lending a bright pop of color to an otherwise neutral dessert.
Citrus Escort Cards
At this reception, citrus fruits like oranges and lemons creatively displayed escort cards calligraphed by Joya Rose.
Match Box Favors
These newlyweds sent guests home with orange boxes of matches customized with their names, wedding date, and a favorite song lyric.
Country singer Kasey Musgraves is known for her retro aesthetic, which was properly represented through the orange velvet tablecloth on her wedding's sweetheart table.
Music Seating Chart
This retro-glam tablescape was punctuated with sliced oranges; the fruits tied the floral centerpieces by Shindig Chic together with the acrylic table numbers.
Book Inspired Seating Chart
This bride's vision for a bright orange seating chart stemmed from the illustrations in her favorite childhood book, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble.
This graphic designer groom created his own modern drink menus, which popped thanks to a vibrant orange font.
Vintage Table Settings
Terra Cotta Envelopes
Light orange vessels, which featured single dried sprigs from Open Road Florals, made for eye-catching, modern centerpieces.
Rusty Florals and Rugs
Bright Place Cards
For these bright cards, the color orange grabbed the attention of the guests, which made locating their seats a breeze.