2015 Color of the Year: How to Pull Off a Marsala Colored Wedding

This year, Pantone, Inc., named Marsala red the color of 2015, describing it as “naturally robust and earthy.” Personally, I’m a fan of this deeply romantic tone, and I can’t wait to see how this year unfolds as brides and designers pull together some of the most beautiful weddings featuring a truly royal color. So, in case you were wondering where to begin adding marsala to your own celebration, here’s a little inspiration to get you started.

Every Little Detail Matters

The thing I love about this year’s best color is that it does not discriminate among the seasons– it’s the perfect color for any time of the year. Bring your palette on the spring and summer side of life by adding hints of soft pink and plum with obvious touches of ivory. And voila! You have yourself one romantically elegant celebration.

real-wedding-7-01142015-kyPhotography: Christa Elyce Photography via The Perfect Palette

real-wedding-12-01142015-kyPhotography: Jen Huang via Style Me Pretty

real-wedding-18-01142015-kyPhotography: Paula O’Hara Photography

real-wedding-11-01142015-kyPhotography: Gert Huygaerts Photography and Rembo Styling via Bridal Musings

real-wedding-13-01142015-kyPhotography: Jenny Jimenez via Style Me Pretty

real-wedding-23-01142015-kyPhotography: Sara Hasstedt via Elizabeth Anne Designs

real-wedding-22-01142015-kyPhotography: Photo by Sara & Rocky via Southern Weddings

The Sweetest Treats

When I tell you I’m a softy for beautiful floral-adorned wedding cakes, I seriously can’t take all the cuteness that follows. Consider, too, a sangria signature drink or miniature desserts to put your guests in a happy place without them even noticing that you color coordinated the entire shebang in marsala. How sneaky!

real-wedding-8-01142015-kyPhotography: Amy Carlston Photography | Wedding Cake: S’more Sweets

real-wedding-21-01142015-kyPhotography: Jennifer Oliphant | Cake: Ideas in Icing via Polka Dot Bride

Gorgeous, Decadent Style

From the rich, deep reddish tones of lace to the most adorable wedding shoes ever, incorporating marsala in pieces of attire is a great way to avoid going over board. Dress your groom in a sexy marsala tuxedo or your best gal in an elegant gown to complement hints of floral design, and that’s really all you’ll need to make a remarkably lasting impression.

real-wedding-1-01142015-kyPhotography: Adam Barnes via Wedding Chicks

real-wedding-9-01142015-kyPhotography: Emma Case via Love My Dress UK | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Groom’s Attire: Paul Smith

real-wedding-14-01142015-kyBridesmaid Dress: Jim Hjelm Occasions

real-wedding-16-01142015-ky-Nina RicciDress: Nina Ricci

real-wedding-17-01142015-ky-nine west angelica gladiator bootieShoes: Nine West

real-wedding-20-01142015-kyPhotography: Clayton Austin

real-wedding-25-01142015-ky-Urban outfittersDress: Urban Outfitters

real-wedding-26-01142015-kyPhotography: Emilia Jane Photography | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang