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Fall 2014’s Hot Color – Merlot Wedding Inspiration

I’m very excited to debut the hottest color for Fall 2014 along with my Color Theory series with lots of merlot wedding inspiration! Burgundy, berry, crimson, garnet – you name it – rich wine hues have been a favorite of mine for a long time and the warmth and sophistication is perfect for an autumn wedding! Check out today’s four Color Theory boards with gorgeous palette inspiration for a merlot wedding!


Merlot & Gold

The luster of gold is a nature pairing with merlot when it comes to autumn – the combination calls to mind changing leaves, crisp air, and deepening light. The combination manages to add a luxe sophistication to rustic wedding details – gold vessels holding rich burgundy blooms on long tables of silver wood in an autumn vineyard would be ideal. Adding raw edged silk ribbon or fringed streamers in cream and gold adds a fun touch to an elegant palette.

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Merlot Bouquet with Gold Ribbons – Photography Jose Villa Photography, Design by Moon Canyon Design via Style Me Pretty | Gold and White Ribbon Streamers – Photography by Alison Conklin Photography, Design by Fleurishing via 100 Layer Cakelet | Merlot Peony – Photography by Paperlily Photography via Style Me Pretty | Jewel Toned T-Strap Shoes – Photography by Christine Meintjes Photogrphy, Shoes by ZARA via Inspired by This | Vintage Cup Centerpiece – Photography by Landon Jacob Photography, Florals by Twigss Floral Studio via Wedding Sparrow | Gold Faceted Ring – Photography by Brumley and Wells, Ring designed by Knightsbridge via OnceWed


Merlot & Blush

Quite possibly my favorite color combination these days, pairing blush with merlot adds whimsy and romance to an already lovely palette. Soft feminine details highlight the sweet combination with an undeniable touch of glamour. Adding abundant foraged greenery is a gorgeous way to loosen things up!

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Bridesmaids with Blush and Burgundy Bouquets – Photography by Jen Huang Photography, Florals by Fleuriste via Grey Likes Weddings | Sweetheart Table Place Setting – Photography by Kate Romenesko Photography, Design by Le Bash via Wedding Chicks | Blush Bow Wedding Shoes – Photography by Joielala, Shoes by Badgley Mischka via 100 Layer Cake | Blush and Burgundy Centerpiece – Photography by Sara Hasstedt Photography, Florals by Violet Floral Design via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Blush Wedding Dress – Photography by Jose Villa Photography via Sweet Violet Bride


Merlot & Cream

Soft cream and ivory shades let garnet details take center stage against a warm backdrop, making this pairing inherently elegant. Textured details – silk ribbon, unbleached paper, raw ruffles – add depth to a neutral palette. The shimmer of crystal certainly doesn’t hurt!
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Garnet Dahlia Bouquet – Photography by Amelia Johnson Photography, Florals by Janie Medley Flora Design via The Bride’s Cafe | Ribbon and Crystal Chandelier – Photography by Jo Hastings Photography via Rock My Wedding| Natural Table Number – Photography by Green Apple Photography via Style Me Pretty | Ruffled Ivory Shoes – Photography by JoPhoto via The Bride Link | Garnet Ribbon – Photography by Lani Elias Photography via OnceWed | Chic Cream Reception – Photography by Melanie Wessels Photography via 100 Layer Cake


Merlot & Indigo

There’s nothing wrong with pairing two dark colors, especially during autumn, and indigo makes a beautiful complement to merlot. Together the two create a jewel toned palette that suggest a Dutch still life. Contrast them with warm neutrals to make your focus colors pop – any one of the previous accent colors would work beautifully!

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Bouquet with Indigo Ribbons – Photography by Jose Villa Photography via 100 Layer Cake | Blue Halter Bridesmaid Dress – Photography by Kina Wicks Photography via Style Me Pretty | Merlot and Indigo Place Setting – Photography by Jen Dillender Photography via Magnolia Rouge | Velvet Bow Tie – Photography by Michelle March Photography via Style Me Pretty | Autumn Bridesmaids – Photography by  Landon Jacob Photography via OnceWed | Petite Centerpiece in Crystal – Photography: Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty


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