15 Oh-So-Pretty Copper Decor Ideas for Your Wedding

This metallic hue has been a favorite for centuries—and for good reason!

Updated 02/16/18

Photo by Jenn Emerling

Copper has been around for ages (seriously, it was discovered in 8000 BC), but we've recently unearthed—ha, get it!—the metal in the world of weddings. It's super popular right now, and it's really no surprise why! The precious metal, or its color equivalent, is actually the perfect hue for a wedding. It's warm and it's shiny and it's metallic, meaning it can blend in and add a pop of flair at the same time. And let's be honest, copper is a welcome change from your more traditional metals like gold and silver. (They're pretty, sure, but we see them everywhere.)

And because all brides want to be different—we know what you're thinking!—we pulled some of our favorite copper-hued decor ideas and made an inspiration board for you. Everything is in one place, from copper barware and utensils to cool marble-accented candle holders and statement lanterns. And with a selection this pretty, we feel confident that you'll find an idea (or five!) in this picture-perfect gallery. Seriously, no matter if you're marrying in a field of grass or an dark, industrial warehouse, it's easy to incorporate the metallic hue into your wedding decor.

So go ahead and take this gallery as your inspiration, decide what you do and don't like, and get to making a mood board of your own. Invite your groom in on the project—and may we suggest a nice cold Moscow Mule (served in a copper mug, obvi!) to get you both in the designing mood!

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Photo by Eric Kelley

Set the scene for your big day by lining the entrance with statement lanterns in a copper hue. We love how these are scattered about, creating a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. And you know lights will look even prettier after dark!

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Tolix Chairs

Gold chairs in seating arrangements

Photo by Jenn Emerling

At this rooftop wedding, copper chairs added an unexpectedly modern touch to the ceremony setting. They also mesh perfectly with the surrounding greenery, bringing out the warm tones to create an picture-perfect atmosphere.

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Table Details

Photo by The Grovers Photography, Planning by Jessica Sloane

Elevate your table settings with copper accents! This couple, and their planner Jessica Sloane, went all out—copper wax seals, copper candle holders, copper chargers...you get the picture. But, as you can see, the result it not an overwhelming amount of copper details, and that's thanks to the blue base color and large white accents (the menu, plate, candlesticks). As a general rule when creating your table decor, remember that it's nice to repeat a color in small, impactful ways—but make sure to space them out!

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Photo by The Grovers Photography, Planning by Jessica Sloane

Talk about an unexpected touch. These boutonnieres were tied together with copper wire instead of a ribbon!

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Photo by Jenn Emerling; Invitation by The Idea Emporium

Make your stationery suite pop with cooper calligraphy. It adds an elevated touch—and who doesn't want to see their name in pretty, shiny letters?!

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Photo by Alixann Loosle

Well, hey there, let's forget glassware. Copper glasses are a welcome substitute on this boho-meets-rustic tabletop. And we must mention how great copper looks with terra cotta pots—it's a match made in orange-hued heaven!

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Escort Cards

Escort cards

Photo by Chowen Photography

Copper calligraphy pops against light marble coasters. We recommend grabbing a pen and a good friend (with good handwriting) to DIY this idea on your own!

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Mugs and Flatware

Photo by Birds of a Feather Photography

Forget silverware when you have rent copper utensils. We especially love how the color is repeated on this table, using utensils, mugs, and lined lanterns.

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Bar Decor

Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher, Flowers by Flower Wild

Go big or go home at the bar! A copper vessel—plus, bright fresh flowers—can add a touch of modern elegance to an otherwise rustic display.

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Candle Holders

Photo by The Grovers Photography, Planning by Jessica Sloane

Here's a closer look at our favorite copper-accented candlesticks. So clean. So modern. So very fresh!

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Photo by Lauren Kinsey, Planning by Jessica Sloane

Want to add copper to your reception table but don't know where to start? This idea is for you. A charger is the perfect way to insert the metallic hue because it makes a statement without the fuss of organizing smaller, coppers items together.

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Mini Moscow Mule Mugs

Photo by Carrie Patterson

All Moscow Mules should be served in copper mugs—even in a mini shot form!

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Table Accents

Wedding reception tablescape

Photo by Chowen Photography

This is yet another example of how copper can perfectly blend into a natural setting. And we must note: There's something special about copper and blue as a color combination, don't ya think?!

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Photo by Christina Richards, Planning by Yonder Design

Set up the bar with copper accessories. This is something you can even register for, and then use at and after the wedding!

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Bar Menus

Photo by Jenn Emerling

We didn't think we could love the idea of doing mad libs at your wedding any more. But then we found this! To recreate this look, place a card printed with mad libs on a copper easel and place it on each edge of the bar. Your guests will thank you for the fun (and beautiful!) conversation starter.

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