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Rust: An Unexpected Wedding Color for 2019

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Rust is trending hard for 2019 weddings. We just love this rich, throwback color which is so current yet also so retro and 70s inspired. A rust-hued palette adds natural richness to a wedding with shades of copper, terra cotta and orange. Bringing this color story into your wedding via your decor, your floral elements, your cake and all of your special details will open the door to a fresh, hip and stylish aesthetic.

A rust color palette combines well with neutrals, glacier blue, yellow, teal, and even a dash of pink. Using complimentary shades will bring depth and interest to your wedding, even if you just use a little tiny bit.

Set the Tone

Set the tone for your wedding by sending out the coolest invites ever. This is a chance to give your guests a peek into your wedding day vibe by using your signature color.

Get Inspired

Check out this beyond beautiful blush and rust wedding featured on

Photo cred: Dawn Charles

Focus on Flowers

Rust is the perfect shade for boho brides searching for a signature pop of color.  We love these urban metal rings with bright blooms in tones of rust, orange, red and yellow with lime green foliage:

from PolkaDotBride

We can’t get over the gorgeous touches of toasty, burnt orange rust in this decadent bouquet:

This greenery wall with a swath of rust and yellow flowers has major, major impact!

from PolkaDotBride

Set The Stage

Finding signature pieces to enhance your color story, like this amazing vintage chair, can beautifully deliver the theme throughout your wedding and reception.

This visually stunning outdoor desert wedding has rust on fleek with a vintage rusted truck and lots of furniture and decor.

Feed Them Style

Your guests can nosh of delicious foods which give a nod to your color palette too. These yummy skewered bites have touches of rust:

Micro tacos are popular for weddings this year. These guys served on top of cut out limes can be just one more place to use the color.

Delicate touches of rust on the wedding cake are just enough, like this triple-tiered confection:

This gorgeous drip cake features figs and mixed florals with a punch of rust:

It’s all in the Details

There is a reason for the saying, “it’s all in the details.” Because it is all the countless little touches which add up to a well-styled wedding. We’ve sourced some of the best lil’ details like this aptly named Heart on Fire Tonic Nail Polish, which is the most amazing shade of rust for your bridal mani. Oh, and it is only$12!

The perfect pair of slingbacks with a square toe and block heel are on sale now at TopShop:

How cute would your groom be in a pair of rust converse?

We are obsessed with this pair of fringed and feathery leather earrings which are handmade by Ranch Gal Designs from rust color velvety soft suede! They would make a super bold statement on wedding day.

We hope you’re as inspired as we are by this refreshing and unexpected color option for 2019 weddings.