Rust Married: Orange Wedding Centerpieces
We all know the saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
But in 2023, rust is the hot color to feature on your big day.
Hues of terracotta, orange, burnt sienna, and copper are all setting the wedding world ablaze right now. Sophisticated yet striking, shades of orange are the perfect complement to the ever-present crisp whites and soft ivories of both modern and traditional weddings.
But how can you incorporate the ‘Rust married’ trend into your wedding? Let’s take a look.
How to embrace the ‘Rust married’ trend
For Spring weddings
Pastels are often the go-to for a spring wedding. But orange hues are ideal for capturing the excitement of embarking on a new adventure as the world comes into bloom.
What better way to use this bold color in your spring wedding than with a bouquet of bright orange tulips? As harbingers of spring, tulips conjure up concepts of hope and new beginnings. And Orange Princess tulips in particular evoke feelings of happiness, cheer, and joy.
Since orange tulips make such a dramatic statement on their own, there’s no need for anything more than an antique gold satin ribbon to tie everything together.
For centerpieces featuring orange tulips, we love the way this arrangement plays with proportions and color to create a modern yet elegant look.
Here, the white petals of the waterfall cherry blossom spray help play down the vibrancy of the wide-open orange tulips. And the white ceramic urn offers the ideal base to bring structure and stability to this wild and wonderful display.
Carefree and whimsical, poppies bloom from late spring to early summer, making them a fitting flower for weddings in May and June. Although, the beauty of these orange poppies is that you can use them to bring the ‘Rust married’ theme to life all year round.
The papery petals of orange poppies pair well with this white hellebores spray for a heightened level of contrast and class. Deep, burnt orange poppies also make for a captivating centerpiece when combined with pale greens, soft creams, and muted yellows. Then, to create further contrast, this antique platinum catora bowl offers an exquisite finishing touch.
For Summer weddings
In summer, orange wedding centerpieces bring a touch of the exotic. As a hot day fades into a balmy evening, sunset shades in the bridal bouquet and centerpiece reflect the warmth and wonder of celebrating all things love.
Whether you go for orange daylilies or speckled fire lilies, these bright blooms are sure to fill your summer wedding festivities with love and light.
Structural yet delicate, lilies are a popular summer wedding flower for a reason. But while champagne or white lilies are undeniably beautiful, they don’t bring anywhere near as much drama as their orange counterparts. Especially if you’re looking to create a showstopping centerpiece like the one above.
Of course, you don’t have to bring so many different-colored flowers into the mix if you prefer to keep your scheme minimal. Instead, layer the orange lilies with this Chinese lantern garland, add some white dogwood, and display your winning arrangement in this antique copper bowl.
The layered petals of dahlia flowers are great for adding texture and structure to your summer wedding tablescape.
As shown in the arrangement above, orange dahlias look great when combined with pink flowers and other tangerine-tinged blooms. These can include anything from orange protea to burnt orange hydrangea, or even these dramatic orange heliconia stems.
And, to really set off that sunshine glow, a mercury glass vase is the epitome of laid-back luxury.
For Fall weddings
We already associate fall with the color orange thanks to the season’s pumpkin lanterns, sweet potato pies, and changing leaves. It makes sense, then, to bring this autumnal hue into your fall wedding via a bold ‘Rust married’ centerpiece.
Fruits and vegetables
If the idea of using produce in your orange-colored centerpiece appeals to you, there’s plenty of vegetation inspiration out there.
We’re big fans of this display of dusky berries and vivid orange persimmons presented in an antique black lion-handle urn. That said, you can find all kinds of creative ideas for wedding centerpieces featuring everything from orange fruit sprays to pumpkin vases.
If you like the idea of using fruit and flowers together, why not combine oranges or fall berries with a delicate white cosmos spray or two? Displaying your creation in a white porcelain pedestal bowl is the perfect way to set it off.
Chrysanthemums are a quintessential fall flower, but in orange, they’re even more fitting for your fall wedding. Orange chrysanthemums symbolize the feeling of delicate love, so using these vibrant blooms also carries a sweet message.
This arrangement plays up the fall ‘Rust married’ theme with orange-tinged foliage as well as green leaves. But the combination of orange roses and chrysanthemums ensures that the fall birch leaf spray feels romantic as well as season-appropriate.
For Winter weddings
Orange centerpieces are ideal for adding warmth and radiance to a winter wedding. Orange also makes a refreshing change to typical winter wedding color schemes, such as red and green.
They might be cool-season flowers but orange ranunculus are a hot choice for winter weddings.
Combine them with this thistle spray, an assortment of green foliage, and some white buds. Then, finish the effect off by arranging them in an antique brass pedestal bowl.
Their velvety petals make orange gerberas an excellent choice for a luxurious winter wedding.
You might want to combine orange stems with classic white gerberas to offset their radiance. Although, we love the idea of letting these bright blooms take all the glory, as in the arrangement above.
Orange wedding centerpieces to inspire you
For couples embracing the ‘Rust married’ trend, orange wedding centerpieces offer a way to reflect the beauty of nature within a more unexpected and adventurous color scheme. And, as this wide variety of arrangements shows, there are all kinds of different ways to incorporate orange into your nuptials.
Here at Jamali Garden, we have all the wedding flowers and wedding centerpiece vases you need to make your big day one to remember, and be sure to explore our wedding inspiration guide for even more ideas.