Your options are endless when it comes to picking your wedding color palette, but for couples looking to host a reception that's equal parts romantic and formal, we suggest leaning towards dreamy gold-hued details. Inspired by sleek gold-foil stationery from our sponsor Wedding Paper Divas, we imagined a sunset-bathed garden party reception filled with elegant metallic touches. So if you're ready to try the trend for your own spring or summer wedding, here are our favorite ways to go for gold.
Start with a chic suite of wedding stationery, like these formal white-and-gold options from Wedding Paper Divas. The "Fanciful Floral" save-the-date card will introduce your shimmering theme and feels like the perfect accompaniment to the glamorous "Victorian Splendor" invitation. Of course, no pre-or-post-wedding event is complete without a thank-you note, so stock up on matching stationery to show guests how much you've appreciated their generosity. We love the "Krafted Love" foil-stamped thank-you cards, perfect for sending off a note to your closest friends and family.
Once you've selected your shimmering stationery picks, look for ways to add glamorous gold touches throughout the rest of your big day. A classic bouquet of blush garden roses and greenery pairs well with gold accessories, like these unique earrings from Lulu Frost. Dress your 'maids in tea-length, soft gold dresses, like this pretty pick from Aidan Mattox. Glam their look up even further with lots of gilded accessories, like a shining gold shoe, belt, or bracelet.
For your reception, try linen-free wooden tables with lush floral runners and tons of gilded accents, like candlesticks, flatware, and gold-rimmed dinnerware. The bride and groom can even dine on adorable gold-and-white "Just Married" plates from BHLDN. Of course, no reception is complete with out a cake. Serve slices from a white-and-gold confection filled with your favorite flavors.
Shop all of our favorite gold picks below!
*Dessert Plates, $38, BHLDN; Bouquet, champagne, blush, and ivory roses and peonies, Thistle and Honey Floral Design; Wedding Cake, four-tiered gold-and-ivory wedding cake with fresh flowers, Earth and Sugar; Save-the-Date, "Fanciful Floral," Wedding Paper Divas; Thank You Card, "Krafted Love," Wedding Paper Divas; Wedding Invitation, "Victorian Splendor," Wedding Paper Divas; Earrings, "Goldtone Drift," $225, Lulu Frost; Bridesmaids Dress, Aidan Mattox available at Nordstrom. *