By Anna Kocharian

Published on April 22, 2016

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When it comes to wedding decor, red is hardly the first color choice that may come to mind. So we rounded up 35 chic red wedding details, (inspired by a famous scene from a certain show that comes back this weekend!) that prove this bold shade deserves a spot in your big day!

Above, this may not be your standard wedding alter but it sure makes for a good case for using ladders! 

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Photography by DELISH

Is there anything quite like sipping on a chilled glass of mint-garnished watermelon tequila on a hot summer’s day? We didn’t think so, and if your wedding falls in August, consider making this your signature drink.  

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Photography by STYLE ME PRETTY

Deck the outdoor wedding venue with vintage lanterns draped in rich, red florals.  

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Photography by HERITAGE GARMENT PRESERVATION

Go for a bare red velvet cake decked with an abundance of fresh, red summer berries!

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Photography by VERA WANG

For the fearless bride who isn’t afraid to make a statement, we’re all for a dress as wow-worthy as this.

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Photography by STYLE ME PRETTY

Consider this our dream wedding altar. Comprised of a bounty of vibrant greens and statement florals, this colorful mix is proof that when it comes to flowers, more is more.

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Photography by HANDMADE WEDDING BLOG

Mix and match red paper lanterns for the backyard fete to instill a dynamically bold contrast to the decor. 

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Photography by PINTEREST

This red ombre cake is the perfect way to squeeze in a little color on the dessert table. 

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Photography by BOSTON MAGAZINE

This dreamy arrangement makes up for the lack of elements on the table, capturing the eye with its deeply powerful color palette.

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Photography by ELIZA ADAMS

Who doesn’t love macarons? The red velvet variety will fit right in with the thematic decor plus, they’ll lend an effortless hint of elegance to the table as well. 

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Photography by JUSTIN AND MARY VIA BRIDAL GUIDE

Filter a predominately red bouquet with florals that come in an assortment of blush tones such as ranunculi, and add in leaves of eucalyptus for the filler.  

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Photography by MARGHERITA CALATI PHOTOGRAPHY

Match the groom’s wine-colored jacket to the bride’s florals by scattering in similarly shaded pieces into the bouquet, such as roses or dahlias. 

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Photography by WEDDING CHICKS

This garden-arch inspired alter steals the spotlight, establishing a luxuriously elegant focal point no wedding should be without. The gold gilded chairs are a major plus. 

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Photography by POPSUGAR

Skip the sparklers and send the bride and groom off with oversized heart-shaped balloons instead. Bonus: they make for one truly spectacular group photo!

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Photography by WHIMSICAL WONDERLAND WEDDINGS

Top the typical naked, wedding cake with bright summer berries and opt for a berry marmalade frosting for an extra pop of color. 

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Photography by MODWEDDING

For the outdoor wedding that is sticking to the standard green and white color duo, utilize red flower petals to designate a makeshift aisle. 

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Photography by CHIC VINTAGE BRIDES

A deep red bouquet of fall florals make for an ideal complement to an ivory dress. 

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Photography by SOUTHERN WEDDINGS MAGAZINE

Outfit the dessert table with red velvet shooters. Layer red velvet cake with spoonfuls of cream cheese frosting for a simply delicious post-dinner treat. 

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Photography by TOWN AND COUNTRY

Accentuate the neutral and earthy palette of a beachside venue by incorporating a bright pop of red into the decor. The modest florals that double as the tables’ centerpieces help establish a defining element within the setup. 

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Photography by GREENWEDDINGSHOES

A red wedding dress practically requires a bouquet of eucalyptus. Bonus point for incorporating the green into the hairdo!

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Photography by REFINERY29

For the outdoor summer wedding, consider a blood orange and gin sizzle mix, with a delicious blackberry garnish!

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Photography by LUXE

Forget something blue. Red statement shoes are what weddings were missing.

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Photography by MONCHERIBRIDALS.COM

Filter in a statement floral in a slightly lighter tone – the blush dahlia in this particular bouquet – to downplay the intensity of an exclusively red arrangement. 

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Photography by BRIDES

Send guests off with a little token of your love… these heart-shaped lollipops come to mind.

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Photography by STYLE ME PRETTY

Sneak in a mix of wax flowers and bright red ranunculi to lend a softer touch to the typical bridal updo.  

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Photography by ELIZABETH GREENE

Consider it a sneak peek of things to come! We love the idea of a red envelope paired with a more muted invite inside. 

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Photography by DEERPEARLFLOWERS

In lieu of the typical centerpiece, opt for a hanging display of florals instead! These red carnations are simply perfection.

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Photography by WEDDING CHICKS

Going for the more subtle pop of red? Opt for a delicate shawl in a shade that matches at least one of your bridal florals. 

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Photography by SOUTHERN WEDDING MAGAZINE

Upgrade the flower girls’ basic white dress with bold satin bows for a major statement. 

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Photography by 100LAYERCAKE

Having a difficult time picking out your place cards? Match them to the table’s centerpiece!

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Photography by FOODLOVIN

Apparently, mulled wine popsicles are a thing and they most definitely belong in a red wedding. Note the fragrant addition of the cinnamon sticks in lieu of the standard wooden popsicle sticks.

Get the recipe here

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Photography by ECINVITES

We can’t get enough of unfrosted cakes paired with bright, statement flowers! Sprinkle in some greens and at least one bright-toned floral when decking the cake. 

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Photography by FABMOOD

Dress the groom with a boutonniere in a complementary color tone – ranunculi encouraged!

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Photography by SNAPNOTE

While this regal shade may err on the side of stealing the spotlight, it also provides quite a compelling contrast to the bride decked in white.

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Photography by HELLO MAY

No one should be exempt from wearing a flower crown, four-legged friends included!

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