Marsala Wedding Theme Inspiration – Styling with earthiness and spice

Today I would love to share some inspiration for a luxurious and elegant Marsala Wedding theme.

A close cousin to maroon and burgundy, Pantone colour of the year 2015, Marsala is a beautiful warm colour with a hint of spice, and an earthiness that can be both rustic and sophisticated.

I share a Moodboard to give you a little inspiration for your look and to get your creative juices flowing.


Marsala wedding theme ideas, Marsala wedding theme  styling, Marsala wedding theme inspiration,  Marsala wedding theme  moodboard, marsala wedding


Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute ®  says “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.  Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in with its embracing warmth.”


The shade works really well when paired with neutrals or contrasting shades like gold, rose gold and copper to bring the Wedding pallette together.


As a prelude to your Event Wedding stationery in marsala tones could be sent to your Guests and this can be followed through with On the Day stationery.


The Bride could accetuate her gown with a wine coloured sash, and have her bridesmaids in harmonising tones with beautiful marsala/burgundy gowns.

Or add the shade in subtle accessories such as hair accessories, flower crowns, sashes or bags.

Some awesome statement shoes in the shade would let you subtly introduce the colour too.

Groom and groomsmen can use the shade as an accent colour in a tie, bow tie or buttonhole.


For your ceremony and your reception decor/linens  you may wish to start with a pale base shade and work up using accents of the marsala hue whatever is your preference.

For the ceremony, petals in burgundy tones can be scattered along the aisle.

For reception and personal flowers, peonies and dahlias are popular as are queen of the night roses, orchids and berries.

The hearty rich tone can also be used to accentuate the Wedding Cake whether that is in block colour or accents such as ribbon, adornments or florals.

For reception drinks you could serve cocktails in raspberry or red wine tones.


Marsala is a lovely colour for any time of the year but perhaps a strong look for an autumn or winter wedding transforming a blank canvas to vibrant and bold.


Moodboard Credits

Line 1: Groom Suit, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cocktail, Wedding Stationery

Line 2: Buttonhole, Bridesmaids, Wedding Centrepiece, Bridal bouquet

Line 3: Wedding Table Stationery, Wedding Cake, Bride and Groom, Wedding Shoes

Line 4:  Rosadior Floral Crowns, Wedding Car, Wedding Place Setting, Little Eglantine Flowergirl gown


I hope this Marsala theme Wedding board gives you some ideas for the styling of your own Big Day.


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.