beautiful touches of gold for a wedding theme

Metallic colours like gold work wonderfully well in almost every setting; from cosy winter weddings full of berry tones to fresh and sunny summer weddings paired with pastels or zingy brights. Once solely associated with the festive months of November and December, gold wedding themes are now seen throughout the year at weddings where brides are matching gold with lighter colours of pink, peach and mint green. Props like gold charger plates are easy to find and add luxurious depth to table settings when dressed next to gold candles and napkin rings. Similarly the popularity of gold foil stationery and foiled décor has boosted the popularity of gold as a wedding colour of choice.

sensational glittering gold wedding ideas

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Decadent Gold Wedding Dresses

Shades of gold and coffee have appeared in bridal boutiques in recent months as trends for coloured gowns move from catwalks to the high-street. Soft shades of gold and champagne flatter skin tones with warmth and make a real style statement. If you’re looking for a soft gold gown, try a shade of champagne and choose a dress covered with embellishment for ultimate screen siren glamour. Alternatively, if you’re dreaming of a show stopping dress with just a hint of metallic hue, there’s nothing that screams bridal glamour more than gold embroidery on an ivory gown.

Metallic Maids

Struggling to find a dress that suits all your bridesmaids? Make life easier by choosing dresses in complimentary shades of gold that your maids can select based on their shape and skin tone. Dresses in different colours gives a fabulous fresh feel to a gloriously classic colour. Unify the theme by giving your maids matching gold jewellery or tying an ivory or pale gold sash around their dresses to complete the look. If you’re keen to find matching gold bridesmaid dresses, choose a shade of rose or light gold that will flatter all skin tones.

be inspired by our stunning gold wedding inspiration

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Finishing Touches

Compliment your stunning gown with some carefully chosen jewellery that highlights your neckline with a flattering golden glow. If necklaces aren’t for you, a pretty gold hair accessory set in a soft chignon will add sensational vintage sparkle to your bridal look. Finish with a pair of drop earrings to complete your special day style.

Décor in Gold

Getting creative with gold paint is a clever way to add decadence to your wedding day without the price tag. Try spraying baby’s breath with a gold metallic paint and bunch together to create budget friendly centrepieces. Then guide your guests to their tables with sparkly place names dipped in gold glitter. Cake tables are irresistible at weddings too and a spread of sweet pastel treats highlighted with gold charger plates or surrounded by flowers in gold vases would be the perfect talking point during your drinks reception. Don't forget to make effective use of the necessary details to enhance your gold wedding theme. Gilt cutlery, napkins and candles are simple touches that are fabulous for pulling your special day style together.

Cakes with the Midas Touch

Simple white wedding cakes can be transformed with a few touches of gold icing. From simple accents of gold colour to complex gold icing on alternating metallic tiers, there are so many varieties of wedding cake that can be customised to suit your theme. For the ultimate in luxury, an ornate gold wedding cake gives a wonderfully opulent touch to a formal wedding. Alternatively, go for a softer, modern vibe with gold cupcakes or a simple tiered design awash with a sparkling sequin effect.

Written by Ann Russell

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