maroon and champagne (reader request)

Maroon wedding inspiration

Woun and Samuel are getting married in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, at the gorgeously rusticΒ Aldea de Sestelo restaurant. Woun wrote to me and asked for something in maroon, champagne, gold, and beige with a definite vintage chic vibe and hopefully I’ve done just that with this wedding inspiration board!

For a vintage chic wedding with this color palette look towards pomegranate reds for your main ‘pop’ color. I love the idea of wearing dark red shoes, using antique maroon books for a cake stand and as centerpiece decor, and using a vintage suitcase to display desserts and treats. Mix those vintage touches with a clean white cake and upscale glassware (filled with Champagne of course!) to pull in some of the chic-factor. For your bridal bouquet keep it simple and elegant with nice beige colored flowers and you can even spray paint some of the leaves and other foliage (both on your bouquet and floral centerpieces) with gold. Calligraphy on a flower themed wedding invitation suite will give your guests a heads up that they are in for a stylish and lovely vintage wedding day!

wedding colors: maroon and champagne Congratulations to Woun and Samuel on your engagement and hopefully this inspiration board helps you both to envision your wedding. Wondering what other brides are requesting this season? Check out all of our reader requests here!


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photo credits: Stuart Weitzman shoes from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Stephanie Williams Photography // vintage books from Beach Baby Blues on Etsy // cake from Snippet & Ink, created by Carlucci’s Bakery, photographed by Leo Patrone // vintage suitcase dessert display & invitations from Society Bride, photographed by Landon Jacob, desserts from M Sweet Desserts, invitations designed by Emma J Design // bouquet via 100 Layer Cake, designed by Jessica Sloane, photographed by Austin Gros.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Oh Sara! this is gorgeous!!! I do really love it, for sure I will get the cake idea is so sophisticated and will try for the vintage suitcase. Many thanks, this review has been fantastic, hope to be able to do a summary board of our wedding and will try to send it to you πŸ˜€

    Many Thanks and kind regards,

    Woun & Sam

  2. I absolutely love the moodiness of this inspiration board! It’s romantic yet a little mysterious which is how I would also describe historic Spain. Gorg!

  3. Such a gorgeous palette. I’ve long been a fan of this cranberry color! Oh, and those heels are sweet!

  4. Oh Sara, What a sweet story and stunning Inspiration Board ! Thanks so much for including My Vintage Books . They look so pretty here, among these great finds.

    And a Big CONGRATS to your featured couple, Woun & Sam !!!!

  5. That invitation with bold stripes and a fig detail is perfect! Love πŸ™‚

  6. What a fabulous color scheme. Love it to bits!

  7. I’m loving this inspiration board – that maroon color is just gorgeous. And, the vintage suitcase used to present the desserts is brilliant – so unique and unexpected.

  8. What a perfect palette! I love the combination of figs and pomegranates.

  9. Love how you chose the rosier side of maroon. With the champagne tones and gold accents, the total effect is rich and romantic!

  10. I love this palette so much, that cake and dessert display are gorgeous! πŸ™‚ x

  11. Oooh love this one. Will be linking to it fo shizzle.