Red Wedding Color – Seven Vibrant Combinations

Red has been a popular wedding color for quite some time. It can be used by itself, of course, but it also pairs well with quite a few other colors. It can take on very different “vibes”, depending on the colors it is combined with. In this blog post I will share seven collages using red combined with other colors.

Please click the collages to see the full-size versions.

Red & Black/White Wedding Colors:
Red combined with Black and White is a classic, sophisticated choice for wedding colors. It really can be used just about any time of year. And it’s a rather easy combination to work with. For example, there are lots of flower choices in red … roses, mums, tulips, and poppies to name a few. I did two collages in this popular combination.

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Red and Silver Wedding Colors:
Red and Silver can be a somewhat dressy wedding-color combination. The silver adds elegance and pizzazz. This combination can work just about any time of year and would be especially lovely for an evening, winter wedding.
Red and Silver Wedding Colors

Red and Turquoise Wedding Colors:
Red and Turquoise is another wedding-color combination that works all year long. I’ve seen the turquoise substituted for Christmas green for a more modern look.

Red and Pink Wedding Colors:
Red and Pink is often considered a “girly” wedding-color combination and you really have to be careful with to keep it from looking too much like Valentine’s Day …. unless, of course, that is the look you are going for!

Lavender, Purple and Red Wedding Colors:
Lavender, Purple and Red is another combination of wedding colors that can be a bit “girly”; it just depends on how you use the colors. It can also be sophisticated, with the right touch.

Red, White and Blue Wedding Colors:
Red, White and Blue is often used for military weddings or to honor a bride or groom who is in the military. It also can be a great combination if you want colors that bring in Americana to your wedding décor.
Red-white-and-blue wedding

Red and Green Wedding Colors:
Red and Green are traditional Christmas colors and can be a good choice for a wedding held during the Christmas season. You may want to consider adding a pop of yellow for a unique touch!

You may have noticed that even though the title is “… Seven Vibrant Combinations” that there are actually eight! After I published this post, I had a request from a reader for a Red and Gold collage so I created one and added it here.

Red and Gold Wedding Colors:
Red and Gold is an elegant combination that works well for a semi-formal or formal wedding. It would be especially nice for a winter wedding but can work in other seasons, too.
Red and Gold Wedding Colors

And if you are using red in your wedding colors, you might think about wearing red wedding shoes. There really is nothing like a pop of red with a wedding dress!

~ Collages created by Sher Silver.

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Resources on Our Pinterest Boards:
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Wedding Color Story Collages
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Photo Sources: Red & Black/White 1:  Lemon Lime Photography, Kate Haus Photography, Samantha Erin Photography, Driscoll’s, Tumblr, Amanda Oakleaf Cakes –  Red & Black/White 2: French Wedding Style/Franck Boutonnet, i take you, 100 Layer Cake/Delbarr Moradi Photography, Mark Joseph Cakes  –  Red and Silver Collage: Colleen Rosenthal Photography, Ces & Judy’s, Studio Diana, Photography and More, Shari’s Berries – Red & Turquoise: Studio 563, Lane Dittoe, Fair Cake, In Focus Designs Studio, Studio 563  – Pink and Red: Sarah De Shaw, documentary associates photography, With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart, Lauren Ross Photo –  Lavender, Purple & Red:  Vallentyne Photography, Party Inspirations, Abby Jiu Photography, Party Inspirations  Red, White & Blue: Tidy Mom, Eat Drink Marry, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks – Winter Red: Wedding Chicks,, Erin Jean Photography, Eva’s Cupcakes/Eva Blixman|Fotograf,, – Red & Gold: NA, Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay Photography via Ruffled Blog, Bouquet by Noaki, CoCo’s, South Asian Bridal Magazine, Sweet and Saucy Shop –  Red Wedding Shoes: Style Weddings & Events blog, Sara Popp Photography, Nordstrom, Manolo Blahnik, Sadie Higs Photography, Bend the Light blog, Ivy Weddings, McAvoy Wedding Photography

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About Sher Silver

Sher Silver has been active in the bridal industry for more than 25 years. She was on the Pace Communications’ team that launched Elegant Bride magazine and she served as its VP/General Manager. In 1991, she was asked to start up the Exclusively Weddings’ division for Pace and develop its catalog and product line of wedding accessories, favors and wedding party gifts. Once the original assortment of products was successful, she soon laid the groundwork for adding wedding invitations to Exclusively Weddings’ assortment. This included printing them in-house, so that exacting standards could be adhered to. She brought together an array of wedding invitation designs and price points that incorporated a mix of styles from classic to contemporary. Elegant and tasteful, these invitations set a fresh, new precedent in the industry and Exclusively Weddings continues to be known for offering invitations with both style and value. In addition, Sher has a passion for developing products that make it easier for brides to plan their weddings. She conceived, developed, and was editorial director of The Handbook of Wedding Invitations and the popular wedding planning system, The Organized Bride®. She has also created a wide variety of innovative, best-selling wedding products such as personalized wedding day totes for bridesmaids, Daddy’s Girl® frame, “To Dry Your Tears®” hanky for mother of the bride, personalized pouches for wedding rings, wedding welcome bags for out of town guests and more! Sher loves helping brides with questions they may have about their big day and providing valuable information and ideas to make wedding planning easier.

6 thoughts on “Red Wedding Color – Seven Vibrant Combinations

  1. Would a red and plum work for a fall wedding? I like the idea of red and orange to create a fall feeling, but I don’t want to much orange and pumpkin stuff going on. What would work well for a end sept/October wedding?


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