As the autumn season begins in September, weddings held in this month are complemented by fall colors of dark, pale and muted tones, such as russet and vanilla. Good pairings are orange tones with cranberry, emerald shades with ivory, burnt orange with dusty blue and orange with ivory.
Colors for a September wedding must match more than the decorations, as the bride's wedding dress, the groom's suit, the bridal party dresses and the bouquets must blend and contrast appropriately. The choice of bouquet flowers is crucial for color symmetry. Majolica roses, hydrangeas and dahlias make a pale bouquet, and so do roses, craspedia and succulents. Paniculata hydrangeas, bittersweet and scabiosa pods form a bright orange-and-pink bouquet.