Marsala | Pantone 2015 Color of the Year | Wedding Inspiration | Wilmington NC Wedding Photographers

Pantone has announced Marsala as its 2015 Color of the Year.  Call it Marsala, call it wine, call it pomegranate, berry, ruby, burgundy, maroon, mauve, garnet, dusty rose… We call it luscious!

We’ve spent all day combing our photography archives to bring you these unique ways you can incorporate Marsala into your wedding.  See below for some great wedding inspiration:



Of course the easiest way to work any color into your wedding is to have your bridesmaids and groomsmen wear it!  Marsala looks great on the men too!


In addition to your attendants’ apparel, wedding colors are often incorporated into the reception linens.  In addition to your table linens, you can also incorporate colored fabrics into your reception, such as to drape around your chuppah or arbor.  Here’s a few of our favorite examples of marsala fabrics…

Cake / Dessert:

No marsala wedding would be complete without a berry toned cake! Throw in a little marsala ombre for a twist!


Flowers are a great way to work a little marsala into your wedding.  Many types of lilies and alstroemeria have berry tones.  Some non-traditional plants, like succulents and cabbages, also carry these tones are will make your flowers truly unique.


Our favorite weddings use colored uplighting or ceiling lighting to set the mood.  Uplighting creates a truly festive atmosphere!  Ask you venue if this is something they provide.  Some do; many don’t — if yours doesn’t, you may also consider a separate vendor for your uplighting.


You can always add a little splash of color in your accessories.  Things like jewelry and shoes are great for a little pop of color, or even a festive message!

Your Gown:

Who says wedding gowns have to be white?  We’re seeing a hot new trend of champagne and blush-colored gowns on today’s brides.  A pale version of Marsala is gorgeous at this couple’s winter beach wedding:

The Sky:

At indigosilver studio, we love capturing dramatic sunsets.  There’s nothing more romantic than a newly wedded couple in front of a fiery sky.  To get skies like these, you need two basic ingredients: 1) a photographer that knows how to use off-camera lighting (natural light images do not capture the color and saturation in the sky), and 2) cooperation from Mother Nature.  Some sunsets are pink, some are orange, and some are grey.  Here’s a couple of our favorites that just happened to be Marsala:

So what do you think?  Is Marsala going to be The Wedding Color of 2015?  How will you be incorporating it into your nuptuals?  Tell us your ideas in the comments below.

We’re jeff
& Lori

Carolina-based LUXURY BOUDOIR and WEDDING photographers

Our love of photography brought us together when we met at a photography conference over a decade ago. Today, Jeff is indigosilver’s lead wedding photographer, while Lori focuses on boudoir portraiture.

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