Burgundy is one of the most popular wedding colors, and for good reason. There are so many ways to incorporate it into your big day! From dramatic florals at a formal reception to linens at a beach wedding, this versatile color is sure to work with your wedding vision. Whether you’re getting married in the winter, spring, summer or fall, you can choose burgundy for your bridesmaid dresses. Did we mention how easy it is to find colors that complement burgundy? Here are some tips to choosing the right bouquet to match your burgundy bridesmaid dresses, whatever the season.
There’s a Burgundy for Every Season (Yes, Even Summer.)
Burgundy is not too dark for your summer wedding. We’ll say it again for emphasis: burgundy is not too dark for your summer wedding! Burgundy bridesmaid dresses are excellent for outdoor or rustic weddings! This shade doesn’t have to be classic or formal, either. If you haven’t noticed from bridesmaid dress shopping yet, not all burgundy shades are the same. You can always opt for a lighter shade of burgundy, like Jenny Yoo Cinnamon Rose pictured below. This color is lighter and airier than popular deep burgundy hues like marsala, making it perfect for warmer and sunnier seasons. Plus, the bouquets that can accompany burgundy dresses in the summertime are absolutely divine and a great way to brighten your palette. For a simple, or modern theme, a bouquet of succulents is an easy choice. If you’re looking for a bouquet that’s more bold, combine dusty blue lambs ear with a variety of other colors. Pale pink ranunculus and scabiosas, lavender, and willow leaves create a dreamy, wildflower look that everyone will love.
Burgundy: A Hot Color for Fall Weddings
The go-to color of fall: burgundy. It’s no wonder this color shows up every year as one of our fall favorites. With tons of style options in every price point paired with the fact it flatters all skin tones, this is a great color for your bridesmaid dresses. If this timeless color is a little too ‘classic’ for you, let’s add in some colors and textures to your bridal party! With the popularity of this color, it’ll be easy to find color matches in other textures such as lace and tulle. For your bouquets, you can always play off of the colors already found in nature during this time of year. Pale orange antique roses, thistles, combined with pinecones or dried flowers are a unique way to bring the season to your wedding. When held up against the burgundy bridesmaid dresses, the color combination is unbeatable. As always, it’s your big day! Do what feels best. We love how our bride, Jessica L., styled her ‘burgundy’ bridal party from mix and match bridesmaid dresses to these fabulous bouquets.
Spring Weddings: Try Burgundy with Light and Springy Accents
Springtime is the perfect time for a wedding. The flowers are just starting to bloom and green can be seen everywhere. Burgundy is an excellent color for this season as it adds a darker color among the backdrop of newly budding life. Bring in spring with a bouquet of greenery. Eucalyptus leaves mixed with lambs ear, fern, or boxwood leaves is an easy way to create a whimsical bouquet that blends seamlessly with burgundy. You can also use burgundy as an accent color to add richness and depth to an icy or dusty blue bridesmaid dresses or decor details. It’s a great way to incorporate a rich hue while keep the overall palette springy and fresh. Worrying about rain? Don’t. The image below proves that the right umbrellas make for darling accessories.
Burgundy: A No-Fail Shade for Holiday and Winter Weddings
Because of it’s deep, rich, jewel tone, burgundy is the perfect choice for a winter wedding. It’s easy to find bridesmaid dresses in burgundy chiffon, satin or even velvet. Once you’ve chosen the dress, or a few for a mix and match bridal party, tie them in with the rest of your wedding. For a winter wedding, we love the idea of combining white and cream blooms. Roses, baby’s breath, and a bit of greenery will pop next to the dark red color of your bridesmaid dresses. If you’re looking for something a bit subtler, mix in a few warmer blooms. Pink Japanese lisianthus, anemone blooms, and dark red tea roses will provide the perfect amount of color, without taking away from the burgundy bridesmaid gowns. For a more regal look, add pops of deep blue to your bouquets.
Don’t let the color intimidate you. Burgundy bridesmaid dresses are the perfect color for any season. From peonies to roses, burgundy can be paired with almost any color combination and flower there is. The key is to find balance. Too many dark blooms against a dark dress won’t give the same effect that pale or contrasting colors will. No matter which colors you choose, adding greenery is the best way to create contrast between the bridesmaid dress and the flowers. Once you’ve found the right blooms, the whole look will come together and you’ll feel ready to stand next to each one of your beautiful bridesmaids!