If you ever need to find me of an evening in November, I’ll be the one sat by the fire with a book. The book is often unnecessary because I can spend hours just gazing at the leaping flames and letting my imagination wander. Perhaps this is why I love November Topaz – full of warmth and depth; it’s the perfect antidote to early winter chills.
So, if you’re taking inspiration from this beautiful November birthstone, look to the rich tones of copper and bronzes with flashes of golds for your palette and prepare to fall in love with this gorgeous wedding theme…
Your wedding gown should certainly not be bright white so steer away from anything too stark and opt instead for off-whites that are so much more flattering for winter skin. Bring the jewels to your dress and take a style hint from designs such as these show-stopping Jesus Peiro gowns that are embellished with bronze accents.
Left: Top - Jodi Miller Photography via Hey Wedding Lady | Second Row: Vintage Sunset Concord Clip (Sold Out) by Glitzy Secrets | Third Row: via Weddingomania | Fourth Row: Briana Marie Photography via Style Me Pretty | Right: Top - Wren Photography via The Bridal Detective* | Second Row: Lauren Fair Photography via Ruffled | Third Row: Luxe Treasure Bracelet by Glitzy Secrets | Fourth Row: via One Fab Day *unable to credit
For your accessories, the Vintage Sunset Concord clip is the perfect statement piece that will light up your wedding day look. I just love this hair clip and its beautifully understated design is ideal for a birthstone wedding theme that whispers sophistication at every turn. Don’t forget to add a touch of jeweled gorgeousness to your footwear as well and delicately encrusted shoes that peep out from under your hem and twinkle are an absolute wedding essential.
Bridesmaids will also adore this theme because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a sparkly gown in on-trend metal tones? Why not style your maids in mismatched dresses that range through warm metallics and let them choose something that suits them and they’ll wear again. Finish their outfits with a gorgeous gift and this topaz bracelet from Glitzy Secrets is beyond perfect.
Bouquets and buttonholes can complement this look perfectly – either opt for neutral creams and nude shades or add a pop of burnished beauty with a sprayed succulent or glitter dipped feathers and flower heads. Add more colour with ribbons and don’t forget to festoon tables in candles for even more warmth. Again, metallic lanterns or tealight holders are perfect and use a range of shapes and sizes for added interest.
Images via You + We Photography
Whilst we’re talking about tables, let’s get onto the all-important topic of food and drink. Champagne and cocktails served from glasses with golden or copper sparkles around the rims look stunning and are totally luxe. I love the idea of an indulgent dessert table with a metallic cake centerpiece. Treats in matching tones, decorated with flecks of precious metals would be irresistible too!
Don’t be afraid to try a little wedding DIY with this theme either. Old (but clean!) cans, jars and candlesticks can easily be spray painted into perfect wedding accessories. Glitter tape would also add a pop of colour to any little details and looks brilliant whilst being oh-so easy to use. Coloured stationery is another must have and use topaz-toned envelopes to set the stage for your wonderfully warm wedding from the very outset.
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