Wedding Color Trends: Be Bold with Orange

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Orange is one of the hottest wedding colors this year. From flowers to drinks, a burst of orange will set your wedding apart from the others.

Embellish a Setting

Adorn a large gate with bands of roses to create a beautiful backdrop for the bride and groom. Add more color with an orange silk runner and copper troughs filled with miniature and standard cymbidium orchids.

Use Fruit as an Accessory

Add lemons, limes, and oranges to clear vases for an extra pop of color to an arrangement. Cut the fruit in slices or wedges, or leave it whole. Top off this cheerful arrangement with a mix of roses, gerbera daisies, chrysanthemums, and tulips.

Dress Up Your Bouquet

Add a rhinestone butterfly to a golden yellow and peach rose bouquet. Bold bouquet jewels, like this butterfly, or subtle accents, like petite pearls, are simple ways to dress up an arrangement.

Boost a Boutonniere

Amplify the color of the boutonniere with a wrap in a rich color. Use a wrap of orange ribbon and copper wire to highlight the orange tones in the flowers. Combine an orchid -- a classic boutonniere flower -- with a rose to make a colorful statement.

Make a Poppy Arrangement

Gather orange, yellow, and red poppy stems tightly in a tall slender vase, allowing the blooms to burst above. While poppies cannot handle the rigors of a bridal bouquet, they will make a stunning arrangement at your reception.

Spice Up Your Place Settings

Add a personal touch to your place settings by slipping a menu card into an orange napkin. Menu cards aren't necessary but are a simple way to add more color to the place settings.

Inspired Autumn Bouquet

Generous blossoms of orange and yellow dahlias and fresh green gladiolus make a bouquet cheerfully bright. The grouping is balanced with the deeper tones in orange montbretia, cockscomb, clover, and copper echinacea. Top off this seasonal bouquet with a plaid ribbon in your color scheme.

Drink Up a Signature Cocktail

Incorporate your color scheme into your cocktail hour with a signature drink. Sugar-coat the glass rims to complement the taste of pomegranate martinis, or try versions flavored with orange and apple juice.

Do-It-Yourself Accessory

Japanese lanterns are a great way to add color without much cost. Buy plain lanterns in bulk and then paint them according to your color scheme.

Be Bold with Flowers

Create a bright centerpiece using ranunculus. Its exquisite blooms are available in a wide spectrum -- white, yellow, orange, scarlet, and emerald. Moderately priced and exceptionally sturdy, ranunculus is a justifiably popular flower.

Make a Statement with Linens

Use a bright orange tablecloth to add a dramatic look to your reception. Incorporate color by coordinating stemware, place settings, and chargers to create your bold theme.

Indulge in a Unique Centerpiece

Large garden roses paired with berries are placed in an old jug create an elegant and personalized look.

Renew a Spring Bouquet

Spring is in the bride's hand with this bouquet of fragrant beauties. Orange ranunculus, white daffodils, and yellow-and-orange parrot tulips are combined with blush-pink hypericum berries.

Create a Rare Boutonniere

Gather crested-type celosia, hypericum berries, seeded eucalyptus and eucalyptus leaves, miniature protea, montbretia, and broom corn to build an exotic boutonniere.

Beautify a Large Bouquet

Make a dramatic entrance with this dome-shape orange bouquet with green berzillia berries.

Adorn the Details

Anchor a place card by threading it with bold ribbon and tying it to the back of a guest's chair.

Add Color Harmony

Add interest to a centerpiece by using low, medium, and high elements. These clear vases are filled with icy-looking gel beads that hold water and make flower arranging easy.

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