Dreaming of a gold wedding day? Whether you want your wedding to look like it’s been hand-dipped in gold, would prefer just a strand of sparkle, or fall somewhere in-between, gold is your go-to, goes-with-anything color palette addition that will add a layer of panache and light up your celebration!
Kelly Jo at Lavender and Honey Wedding Cakes created this gorgeous tiered gold and black wedding cake for an al fresco midwest style barn wedding. The black beauty was a two-tiered vanilla cake with salted caramel and pastry crumbs.
The cake was covered in black fondant then sculpted the bas-relief roses. ** Side note for the artistically inclined: Bas relief is a style that crosses over from fine art sculpture. ** Edible gold was added to bring out the details of the flowers so guests could really see the depth and intricacies.
Kelly Jo often uses metallic to add luster to her cakes, exploring creative options like dripping metallics down the side, adding flowers etched in edible gold or silver leaf, adding gold in patches, flecks, or covering the entire cake in gold leaf! Why not?!
Gold is warm, familiar, and like all metallics, is pure magic in its ability to catch and reflect light. Weaving gold through your wedding day details creates design cohesion and can be taken in so many directions according to your style!
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Lucky you! There are so many variations of gold to work with. The spectrum of gold ranges from deep antique golds to bright yellow golds to soft champagne golds. Each variation has a personality to be discovered when paired with other colors, textures, and lighting.
If you love the color gold and want to immerse yourself and your guests in its magic there is no better day than your wedding day to pull this off. Use it to add bling, make it young and fun, and create an instant party atmosphere.
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To really highlight the reflective quality of gold, consider gold vessels in your reception decor filled with structural florals like orchids or frilly peonies. Enhance place settings with gold chargers or gold flatware. Simple gold details added in the form of linens, napkin rings, votives, tableware, or chargers (we love the beaded border!👆🍽️) can instantly lift the vibe of your event.
Wondering how to incorporate gold in a more “rustic” setting? In a backyard or for an evening on the farm? Columbus wedding planner Berlyn of Berlyn Design shares her thoughts on a gorgeous fall barn wedding that incorporated bits of gold throughout:
This celebration is a smorgasbord of texture featuring a mixed media invitation suite, black bas relief cake, metallic gold and sleek acrylic accents, amidst yards of ochre velvet. Echoing the landscape, a blend of traditional and dried foraged florals are collectively designed in a ceremony installation that’s modern with a touch of wild.
Black taper candles pop against an al fresco tablescape, showcasing clean and airy florals, and dripping in hues of saffron and caramel. Steel Windsor chairs deliver bold, unconventional, contrast into the otherwise soft and feminine design.
Effortless sophistication emanates from every element of this contemporary wedding inspiration, transforming any notion you’ve ever had of the traditional “barn” wedding.
We love the subtle use of gold on these vellum wedding dinner menus paired with brushed gold metals. Fall florals and subtle peach enhance the warmth of the mood. Spoons, forks, and knives all catch the light at this outdoor table setting.
There are endless creative ways to add gold to your wedding paper. Ask your wedding stationer about foil options or find a calligrapher to customize your menus or escort cards with each guest’s name. Your gold dreams can become a reality. The sky is the limit: Go full glam, subtle glam, refined, whimsical, boho, or anything in between!
Ask your stationer about incorporating antique burnished gold which has a toned-down, less reflective quality. Employing it in different elements will lend itself to variations on an elegant, refined, or even vintage mood – think Gatsby and the Roaring 20’s.
Gold is one of my favorite things! It is one of the most warming metals, in fashion, architecture, cake design, everywhere you look there are brassy gold accents.
Gold is THE THING that is crossing over all platforms right now. It’s everywhere. Having gold accents at an event is shiny and glammy while still giving you warmth.
Are you a bride who loves to bring the sparkle and glam? The Glitter wedding dress from indie designer, Lea Ann Belter is your gal! This dress is all hand-embroidered sequins on crepe with a sexy plunging neckline.
Stylist Annie McGinty suggests pairing Glitter with a drop earring or big hoop with gold and pearls. The look is young and easy-going. Go for a sleek bun or soft curls. Tiara is not needed because the dress has so much!
Annie, owner of Ivory & Ash knew the exact dress for the boho bride who loves gold – the Fleur de Lyse. Fleur de Lyse is a beautifully detailed lace wedding dress by indie designer, Marylise. With 3/4 inch sleeves and oh so much satin ivory, this beauty is elevated when styled with a luxe gold velvet sash.
This is THE DRESS for the nature-loving bride. She’s the gal who loves fashion and if she decides to accessories, would not opt for something too matching. Annie suggests a simple hair vine, or a rose quartz hair comb tucked into a messy bun.
Keep it soft, pearly, and natural with starburst earrings and opal accents. Not too shiny, just enough glitter to remind you of the stars.
Hair accessories available through Ivory & Ash Bridal Styling Studio.
We know your style is unique – cultivated over a lifetime! Figuring out how to infuse your style into the details on one of the most magical and memorable days of your life should be a fun and interesting journey! Happy wedding planning!!