Marsala has just been named Pantone’s color of the year for 2015. Marsala is best described as an earthy, red hue that can be used as either a bold statement color or an accent color.
This rich, luxurious color sets a romantic tone for an elegant, outdoor wedding. While most Tuscan wedding color palettes are traditionally natural colors, I envisioned Marsala to be the perfect touch for a chic, Tuscan Inspired Wedding. An outdoor Tuscan meets Marsala wedding? I mean come on it’s to die for! Tuscan weddings are my weakness. The verdant hills seem to roll for hundreds of miles in the background, which creates the most romantic backdrop for a wedding. Marsala’s earthy hue goes with the natural feel of a rustic celebration.
I love the timeless appearance that Tuscan weddings possess. Here are a few tips on how to achieve that in the perfect Marsala wedding:
- Table – Rich wooden accents are key to an Italian atmosphere. For your tablescape choose wooden tables either bare or with light, airy fabrics. This sets you up for a clean, natural canvas. Counterbalance the rustic wood table by pairing it with an elegant tablescape. Dressed with fine china, candles, pretty votives, and an abundance of florals.
- Florals – Have the florals on-top of the tablescape feel organic, almost like the flowers could have just been picked off the hills. I LOVE the florals in the inspiration collage that were designed by Sunflower Creative. Incorporate a lot of greenery to the florals and into other little details of your wedding. Greenery and colored flowers fill the countryside, so by doing so it will bring together the environment and the reception perfectly.
- Italian Details – Be sure to add authentic Italian elements into your reception like the adorable rosemary escort cards that are pictured on the inspiration board. These stylish paper goods can be purchased through an Etsy shop called, Kraft & White.
Marsala inspired weddings can be dreamed up in so many ways with different color pallets. Have fun this year playing with this dramatic, new color.