Wedding Color Trends: Add Touch of Brown

Chocolate is the perfect complement to an array of classic wedding colors. Whether it's used with pastel pink or bold orange, this look will modernize any wedding scheme.

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  • Decorate Your Cake

    Spruce up a brown cake with pink detailing, echoing the color scheme in the floral styling.

  • Tie It In with Ribbon

    Incorporate brown into your scheme by adding beautiful ribbon and patterned paper. Whether it's on a menu card or invitation, the ribbon detail adds an elegant touch without your having to spend big bucks.

  • Be Bold with Linens

    Arrange tables in a U-shape to display your wedding color combination. Try chocolate brown linens and pink flowers with a chartreuse menu for a pop of color.

  • Use Stunning Sashes

    Sashes are an easy way to add bold color to a simple dress. From brides to flower girls, everyone can pull off this look.

  • Be Creative with a Favor

    Brown-pattern paper makes a beautiful wrap for this recipe card favor. Layer bands of cream and brown ribbon along with a brown-and-cream paper monogram to hold the envelope closed.

  • Scrolled in Chocolate

    Elegant scroll designs and glossy fondant ribbons make this cake design perfect for an evening wedding. Clusters of chocolate-color cosmos, creamy-white calla lilies, and fondant ribbons provide additional detail and a beautiful focal point.

  • Focus on the Head Table

    Drape brown silk linen on the head table and cover it with a sheer cream overlay to reinforce your traditional brown-and-cream color scheme. Use long green calla lily stalks and green hydrangea leaves in your bouquets to introduce a harmonious accent color.

  • All About the Bridesmaids

    Brown is becoming a popular color for bridesmaids' dresses and it works for all seasons. Pair it with a brown tie for the groomsmen for a unique and classic look.

  • Indulge in Chocolate

    Start with a mouthwatering all-chocolate cake, then serve covered truffles for a delicious and elegant treat. Use ivory silk linens and globes of white hydrangea to frame your masterpiece.

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    Make Perfect Programs

    This petite program -- just 6 x 3 inches when folded -- contains the essential information for the ceremony. Print the text on vellum cut slightly smaller than the cover; position the vellum inside the folded cover. Punch holes near the top and bottom of the set and use ribbon to bind the two pieces together.

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    Add a Touch of Ribbon

    Place big round bouquets of peonies and daisies, along with baby peegee hydrangeas, in metal containers wrapped in brown douppioni silk ribbon for bold bursts of color.

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    Take a Seat

    Integrate brown into your ceremony or reception seating. Though renting chairs similar to this may be a bit pricey, it creates a chic and trendy look.

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    Use Pretty Paper

    Choose stylish solids such as a rich brown paired with a simple font to create a modern masterpiece. Use coordinating ribbon to add a personal touch.

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    Show Off Your Menu

    Place a stunning menu card under a clear glass plate for a distinguished look. First measure the size of the plate well. Size and print the menu onto vellum. Use a circle cutter to cut the menus to fit the plate wells. Punch a hole in the top of each menu and loop a 12-inch-long ribbon through each hole.

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    Create a Unique Cake Topper

    A lightweight wooden vase with a small display of roses makes a one-of-a-kind cake topper. Work with your baker to be sure your cake can support the weight of any topper you choose.

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    Craft Easy Invites

    To make this simple retro invitation, print the words onto vellum. Attach to cardstock with brads or ribbon. Voila -- instant invitations!

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    Include Elegant Candles

    Decorate short, medium, and tall glass hurricanes with ribbon sleeves and monograms, and then fit with white pillar candles -- easy and elegant.

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