Modern Luxe: Plum & Gold Wedding Inspiration September 29, 2015
The colours I love change with the seasons. In summer, I can’t get enough of light and bright shades but, come the shorter days and darker nights of winter, I adore rich, warm colours so the plum and gold wedding inspiration in this feature just makes my heart sing. If you’re looking for a bold yet luxurious palette for an autumn or winter wedding, then read on and fall for plum and gold…
Images: Top Row Left via Etsy | Top Row Right via Burnett's Boards | Second Row Left via Rustic Wedding Chic | Second Row Right via Confetti Daydreams | Third Row Left via Style Me Pretty | Third Row Right via Gal Meets Glam | Fourth Row Left via Bridal Guide | Bottom Row Left via Mischief Maker Cakes | Bottom Row Right via The Lane
Deep plum purple and glittering gold are a colour combination made in heaven where you can edge towards a dramatic look with lashings of plum tones or use more gold along with cream accents with mere hints of purple. The balance of colour is down to your own personal preference so you can work with whatever mix suits your wedding best.
Now, I love bridal separates at the moment and, if you do too, why not opt for a gold sequin top above a bridal skirt? If that doesn’t appeal, a plum purple shrug will look great over a traditional gown (and it will keep you warm!). Bridesmaids in plum gowns are an obvious winner but, for a bolder look, how about bridesmaids in gold and your groom in a plush plum suit? Of course, golden wedding accessories will be great for the girls – think exquisite plum shoes teamed with a glittering gold bag and golden jewellery. The gorgeous Petals of Gold hair comb from Glitzy Secrets is a truly perfect choice.
Let’s turn our attention to flowers now and here, think about contrasts. If your groom is in a dark suit, a dark buttonhole might not get noticed so bring in your cream accent colour as the main flower, maybe with touches of gold. Again, your bouquet will depend on your gown so talk through your ideas with your florist and make the most of their expertise. I love pops of plum alongside creams and even greens and gold wraps around the bouquet handle look suitably decadent.
For your tables, exuberant centerpieces are a definite must-have. Blooms cascading from golden vases, real plums, golden charger plates, purple stationery with golden writing, sparkling table numbers and even touches of coloured linen. This indulgent look works brilliantly against bare wooden tabletops where the contrast is even more striking and this combination of wood and colour means that you can still use this palette for a winter rustic wedding, despite the lush colours.
Images: Top Row Left via Love My Dress | Top Row Right via Wedding Chicks | Second Row Left via Burnett's Boards | Second Row Right via Hey Wedding Lady | Third Row via Wedding Chicks | Fourth Row Left - Petals of Gold Hair Comb by Glitzy Secrets | Bottom Row Left via Loverly | Bottom Row Right via Ruffled
To make a real feature of your wedding cake, why not hire some golden sequin table linen? Pudding Bridge is the place to go for sparkling cloths and the addition of just one really lifts your wedding look. You could go for a rich plum purple cake or lighten your look with white icing, maybe with a touch of gold and some fruit and floral toppings. You just know people will want to come back for seconds!
You can certainly bring plenty of colour into your details. From tissue paper garlands, favours and even signature cocktails flecked with gold, you can have a lot of fun planning your plum and gold wedding and it will certainly be a show-stopping look for a gorgeous winter occasion.