A Punchy, Metallic Wedding Color Palette: Coral & Gold

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Coral and Gold Color Palette

Photos: Courtesy of Tracy Reese; William Waldron; Nicholas Duers

Feeling sick of the deep tones of winter? Then warm up your spring wedding with this bright, fresh color palette! While we love coral and gold any time of the year, we're especially obsessed with this pretty pairing for nuptials taking place right on the cusp of warmer-weather. By mixing poppy coral with classic gold, this balanced palette will work in nearly any space and with any wedding style. Plus, thanks to the orangey-hues in coral, you can avoid creating a reception that reads entirely feminine.

First, select stationery that balances pink shades with formal gold tones. We love the colorwashed look of this menu from Thimblepress since it feels delicate yet still vibrant and bold. Dress your bridesmaids in floor-length coral gowns for a bright pop of color at your ceremony.

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For reception décor, coral-and-gold tablesettings look elegant on a simple table without linens. Add tall, thin vases filled with bright ranuncluses to avoid a cluttered look and consider a playful escort card, like these hand-painted bug options, to evoke a spring-inspired style. But above all, our favorite way to seamlessly incorporate both coral and gold is through dinnerware, like these Raynaud plates with a perfect balance of the two tones through the seamless basketweave pattern.

Not loving this palette as much as we are? Not a problem! Check out more beautiful inspirations boards to inspire you on your big day.

Don't forget to pick up the February/March 2015 issue of Brides, on newsstands now or available for download here, for more great wedding inspiration!

1. Bridesmaids' Dress, $230, Jim Hjelm; 2. Hand-Painted Place Cards, $9 each, Bernard Maisner Calligraphy & Fine Stationery; 3. Magnetic Vases, $48 for five, DCI; 4. Shoes, $398, Diane von Furstenberg; 5. China, "Tressor," $760 for a five-piece place setting, Raynaud; 6. Menu, $250 for 100, Thimblepress

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