20 Bold Ideas for a Red Wedding Color Palette
What's more romantic than red? The color symbolizes passion—which you and your future husband or wife certainly have—but it also symbolizes everything from strength to joy to luck. In short, tons of different attributes you'll want your marriage to have, and qualities you'll want to imbue your wedding with, are represented by this bold color. And just as red has many meanings, it can also be incorporated into a whole range of different event themes and styles. Do you want a classic, elegant affair? Or are you more of a modern fête kind of couple? Whatever the case, there's a bold and beautiful red wedding idea in this roundup for you.
Red works especially well for a fall wedding, (here, Ariel Dearie Flowers paired red blooms with autumnal red-tinted leaves), but really, it's diverse enough to use in winter, spring, or summer, too. It's also suited for any wedding detail, including the stationery, the cake, and even the fashion. In turn, we've highlighted examples of those—and more design and décor elements—in the slides ahead.
Whether you and your bride- or groom-to-be are obsessed with wine-colored, jewel-toned, berry-inspired, or bright and fiery hues, you'll be pleased by the wide array of red wedding shades you'll find here. You'll also get some inspiration in terms of what colors red can be combined with, so that you can dream up the perfect palette for your big day. So, go ahead and wed surrounded by the color of love—your guests are bound to appreciate whatever stunning ideas you choose.
Red Wedding Cake
Red Bridal Bouquet
Red Wedding Dress
On this flipside, this custom red wedding dress was all sorts of stunning. Yes, that's right—you don't have to wear white.
Red Wedding Stationery
Red Neon Sign
Red Ceremony Accents
Draw attention to your ceremony with some color. BW Theory decorated this contemporary space with a deep red rug sprawled diagonally across a white platform.
Red Getaway Car
Red Vow Booklets
Red Signature Cocktails
These bright red drinks (with white sugar rims) served as signature sips. We think the colors would work great for a winter wedding.
Red Groom's Attire
The groom can make a style statement, too. This future husband looked dapper in a wine-colored tuxedo by Bryan Michaels. We suggest a similar outfit for fall.
Red Ceremony Backdrop
Set the mood with a romantic backdrop. Dark red drapery hung behind this couple's vow exchange.
Red Wedding Centerpieces
Red Bridesmaid Bouquet
Red Reception Accents
Red Escort Cards
Red Wedding Shoes
Make a statement with your shoes. This bride's bright red Christian Louboutin heels were unforgettable.
We can't get over the aura of this couple's ceremony venue: The red-wallpapered Sala del Tiepolo room in the Palazzo Pisani Moretta.
Red Groomsmen Attire
Here's another way to coordinate the fashion with the rest of your event's color palette. These groomsmen all sported burgundy ties (which went beautifully with the wedding's matching Karen Kelly floral arrangements).