A Chic, Romantic Wedding Color Palette: Lavender & Gold

Updated 06/17/15
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Courtesy of Eric Piasecki; Thomas Iannaccone; Yasu + Junko; Corey Maywalt

For a romantic wedding with a modern, glamorous twist, opt for a chic color palette of lavender and gold. The contrast of the soft pastel hue with a bold metallic creates a striking scheme that stands out in any season. The delicate purple hue looks radiant with any skin tone, while subtle notes of shimmery gold punch up the elegance and glam.

We were inspired by this ornate, romantic dining room, which commands attention from any inhabitant. Its stunning lavender walls — complete with dark molding for a bold accent — and patterned regal rug pair beautifully with the gilded chandelier and wall hangings.

To make this simply elegant palette work for you, start with selecting stationery that incorporates your cool scheme in a light, whimsical way.

For your bouquet, opt for our current obsession, lavender, which instantly transforms your celebration with its romantic wedding-in-Provence vibe. Bonus: you will smell even more divine walking down the aisle with that fragrant herb bouquet in hand. To add some understated opulence, try gilded garlands for your décor. Your cake can also be a pretty way of subtly incorporating lavender and gold, with simple pops of color and delicate leaves or flowers on an edible white canvas.

Your bridesmaids will look stunning in soft, flowing lavender dresses, and you can jazz up your their looks with a gilded statement necklace dotted with light purple stones.

If you aren't as obsessed with this color palette as we are, don't fret! Check out our inspiration boards to see tons of other great ideas for your big day.

Want more genius planning tips? For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES June/July 2015 issue, on newsstands now and available for download here!

1. Bridesmaid dress, $265, Ann Taylor; 2. Bouquet, $250, Michael George; 3. Escort cards "Dip-Dye," $2 each, Rye Workshop; Calligraphy, $2.50, Papersoul; 4. Necklace, $168, Louise et Cie; 5. Garland "Bay Leaf," $20, Save On Crafts; 6. Cake, $10 per slice, A White Cake by Lauren Bohl White

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