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Fall Wedding Trend: Gold Sparkle

Fall Wedding Trend: Gold Sparkle


I have to say, I'm extremely excited for fall wedding color palettes. Color trends are taking on a different look than they have in the past. Where we were seeing dark colors and deep shades, we are now seeing bright and bold colors and patterns in the wedding world. And what color is currently taking over weddings? It is something with sparkle and a whole lot of bling! Gold is hitting weddings hard this fall to create fun and fabulous events  that have a great sense of romance as well.

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It is important for brides to make their day their very own and add in whatever elements make the day a little more "their's". There are a lot of non-traditional and fun elements that can be added into the wedding to create a to-die-for atmosphere. Centerpieces adorned with lots of mercury glass candles add romantic lighting to any table. And with overheard details, the whole space feels rather magical.

Credit: Gold

Of course, gold is definitely known for being a playful color, so using it to create excitement does wonders to any casual affair. These details definitely add a little something special to an ordinary idea. Gold cakes are definitely not your norm, and though at first glance it can feel far too untraditional, the approach adds a fun twist on tradition.

Credit: Gold CakeGeronimo


Believe it or not, balloons are definitely back in. But not your basic birthday balloons, giant cylinder balloons that create a statement where ever they stand. These, with gold pom-poms, are just too fun to leave out of any golden affair.

Get ready for this next tip on gold details because it is pretty much to-die-for. Edible glitter is a brand new way to spruce up the rims of martini glasses. And who doesn't want to drink a little something sparkly every once in a while? Edible gold glitter can be added to anything from glasses to cupcakes and even cake balls. It is a new way to dress up treats for your guests.

Credit: Cake, Drinks

Speaking of glitter, let's to get to the fun details! The secret to any event is in the smallest details. Glitter gold clothes pins and golden animals will add that little something special to complete the overall palette of your event.

Credit: Gold Details

Credit: Dress, Tablescapes

Add some sparkly details to the tablescape along with gold dinnerware items to complete it all.

As with any color palette, it is important complete the look all the way around. Tie the event together by adding small and large colorful details to create a layered and cohesive look. Here are some user generated color palettes that would create a lovely wedding day for those that want to include some gold details.


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OrigamiMei

I dunno about this. Gold is alright (not one of my favorite colors), but gold sparkle? For a wedding no less? This seems rather tacky to me, especially the unattractive dress made worse with sparkly booby cups.
But, thankfully, everyone's different. Plenty of people will find this look appealing.
Team

mollybermea

@OrigamiMei Not much of a fan of Gold myself, but I think it has its own place in wedding Trends and I can definitely see it as a hot item right now to a certain type of girl. :) I'd describe my style as more vintage-old-barn-handmade. lol What's your style (wedding related?).

OrigamiMei

I'm vintage too, Mol! My dream wedding is art-deco, 1930's/1940's style, set in Autumn, with lots of red, orange, and chocolate brown tones. I've even gone as far as to create multiple palettes for it!
This is my favorite:


What colors do you prefer for weddings, Mols?

mollybermea wrote:
@OrigamiMei Not much of a fan of Gold myself, but I think it has its own place in wedding Trends and I can definitely see it as a hot item right now to a certain type of girl. :) I'd describe my style as more vintage-old-barn-handmade. lol What's your style (wedding related?).

Nie Niez 1702

OrigamiMei wrote:
I'm vintage too, Mol! My dream wedding is art-deco, 1930's/1940's style, set in Autumn, with lots of red, orange, and chocolate brown tones. I've even gone as far as to create multiple palettes for it!
This is my favorite:


What colors do you prefer for weddings, Mols?

mollybermea wrote:
@OrigamiMei Not much of a fan of Gold myself, but I think it has its own place in wedding Trends and I can definitely see it as a hot item right now to a certain type of girl. :) I'd describe my style as more vintage-old-barn-handmade. lol What's your style (wedding related?).


Nice Pallete, Mei!

AnarchyLady

For weddings, I think the little is enough!
OrigamiMei wrote:
I dunno about this. Gold is alright (not one of my favorite colors), but gold sparkle? For a wedding no less? This seems rather tacky to me, especially the dress with the sparkly booby cups. x_x
But, thankfully, everyone's different. Plenty of people will find this look appealing.

mangowasabi

Love the gold! (Agree about the dress though Mei)
I'd definitely go more pale gold for an elegant look and avoid the glitter. That cake looks good... :)

sundancer

I was a bridesmaid at a wedding last week where the colors were very fall.... and gold played a prominent part in the day! Color scheme: Purple, Orange, Brown, Gold, White.
Leahs_Wedding
It was a lot more bright than that but hey, the lighting of this picture isn't all that great. Also, you can't see the bright purple which was in our gowns and all over the room! Those dark leaves are actually glittery purple and the gold were VERY glittery gold. It wasn't tacky at all.
Here is the gift table that I helped decorate.

beautifuldays

Great post - I happened to stumble upon it via twitter and was surprised and pleased to see some of my work highlighted but the credit is incorect - the credit for the first two photos goes to etsy instead of the Sweetest Occasion post that highlighted my holiday decorations from last year shot by fab photographer Brea McDonald. If you could correct the credit that'd be great
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allisonsilber

thanks for letting me know. the two were switch. It is all fixed now!

OrigamiMei

There's a difference between having a few tastefully-placed golden leaves as decorations and a wedding that looks like someone dumped glue on everything then went nuts with buckets of gold glitter. To me, an all-gold theme isn't a good idea.
I'm not a fan of both glitter and metallics (except for bronze and copper. They're great as accent colors) but I know plenty of people who are head-over-heels for them. So, as I said, I'm sure loads of people will love this gold glitterama!

The table looks great. The golden leaves are very pretty. They were used to accent the color scheme and they did their job well.
And if I went to a wedding that had balloons with tassels of any color hanging from them, I don't think I'd be able to resist popping them :P
@Mango: The cake does look pretty cool!

sundancer wrote:
I was a bridesmaid at a wedding last week where the colors were very fall.... and gold played a prominent part in the day! Color scheme: Purple, Orange, Brown, Gold, White.
Leahs_Wedding
It was a lot more bright than that but hey, the lighting of this picture isn't all that great. Also, you can't see the bright purple which was in our gowns and all over the room! Those dark leaves are actually glittery purple and the gold were VERY glittery gold. It wasn't tacky at all.
Here is the gift table that I helped decorate.

IrishFroguette

Love gold sparkle, just by little touches. Just like the shoes I bought. They're black and have only the heels and reer wearing a superb glittering gold... Love them :3
But I must admit, sparkling boobs is not the best way to draw attention to you, even when it's supposed to be your big day !

Nice article Molly

tylee

I love gold. That cake was amazing!

Alicialoveslife

Some palettes I had made already. Gold I like. Glitter, for me, should definitely be used in moderation! Sparkling boobs should be banned. Just saying.

French_TwistWedding_in_WinterAllDressedInWhiteSpanish_TileEdgy_Spring_PaletteMy_Wardrobe_Palette

One thing that is frustrating about making palettes is how difficult it is to communicate any metallic color. Anyone know a good color on here that would represent "sparkley gold"?

Alicialoveslife

These are great gold palettes, too.
Golden_Lilacs112_Degrees_West

The second goes great with fall, I think.

Alicialoveslife

Two more.
Artichoke_HeartsGold_and_Blue_Shoes
(Check out the cute pic on "Gold and Blue Shoes"!)

OrigamiMei

I went to the site which sells the sparkly-boobed dress just to see how much they were charging and I couldn't believe it. $1,400 for something that looks like a high school freshman's home-economics project.

P.S. Here's a nice golden palette:
distance_wandered

OrigamiMei

Another one. A pink/coral theme with some golden accents. I think it would make a cute wedding color scheme:
I_Adore_You

HeringDevotee

I'm with Mei & Forguette on this one....gold makes a nice accent, but some of this stuff is a little over the top. :)

I had an evening winter wedding, and chose to use burgundy, burnt orange, and pale cream with gold accents for my colors (oh yea, and tons of rhinestone...does that count as a color!? hehehe). The color scheme did exactly what I wanted it too...it gave such a feeling of warmth and intimacy to our beautiful day! Because it was an evening wedding we had lots of candles & low lamp lighting. The gold accents sparkled like stars.....here is a picture of my centerpieces.....3 1/2 foot tall manzanita branches with hanging crystals & handmade origami stars (the picture has way too much flash, it wasn't nearly that bright):


I'm a classic type-A personality & a perfectionist, so of course I did EVERYTHING myself (invitations, menus, place cards, centerpieces, flowers, etc), it was a ridiculous amount of work but in the end it was all worth it. :)

Here's a couple more random shots to give you an idea of the colors:



OrigamiMei

@Amanda (Herring): Beautiful. You looked beautiful, my dear. <3
I so wish I could have made the origami stars for you :P That is what I did back in the States...I made various origami for weddings and other events. You say you did these yourself? I didn't know you were an origami-er too!

Your color combination was great and your cake was adorable, especially the bows (not to mention it looks delicious) I love that it's not over-the-top and huge. Did you make the cake too? O_O I'm so hiring you for my dream wedding.

OT: Here's a palette with gold accents that would be cool for a March wedding, when the Earth is starting to thaw and we're seeing the first signs of Spring:

Irish_Winter_II_RC

sundancer

HeringDevotee wrote:
I'm with Mei & Forguette on this one....gold makes a nice accent, but some of this stuff is a little over the top. :)

I had an evening winter wedding, and chose to use burgundy, burnt orange, and pale cream with gold accents for my colors (oh yea, and tons of rhinestone...does that count as a color!? hehehe). The color scheme did exactly what I wanted it too...it gave such a feeling of warmth and intimacy to our beautiful day!


Your wedding colors look absolutely gorgeous!!! Very warm, inviting, and comforting. Congratulations!

sundancer

OrigamiMei wrote:
I went to the site which sells the sparkly-boobed dress just to see how much they were charging and I couldn't believe it. $1,400 for something that looks like a high school freshman's home-economics project.


Haha, amen to that! ;-)

OrigamiMei

Fall

This is classy! Various shades of gold and cream. Best of all, it's sparkle-less! :P

splendidsplenda

This gold looks cheap and over-the-top for a wedding. I would imagine a 3 year old in glittery gold, not a 30 year old (30 is the average age to get married)

Alicialoveslife

Wow, HeringDevotee! Your wedding was so lovely! I do like the color combination. Very tasteful (and not glitter explosion tackyness) and your centerpieces were amazing with the origami "star tree".

@Origamimei I love the "I Adore You" palette and think it would be a great summer wedding palette that had just that special touch of gold. I thought "Fall" was a good suggestion, too. Gold and cream is a combination I personally like, though I would definitely be less with the sparkle and more with the "champagne" color- Cream, Champagne, and Linen.
I liked your "Distance Wandered" suggestion the best for a fall wedding with its burnt oranges, dark taupe-ish gray, and surprising pop of powder pink! Little touches of metallic gold like in gilded lettering, glassware with flecks of gold, beadwork, or delicate scrollwork on a cake would work perfectly.

tofrelouir

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احساس الناس بقرب الحدث فقال احدهم اني اراهاوقال الاخر انه معها
بداء الرقص وارتفع صوت المو سيقي رقص معها اول رقصه
قطع معها اول كعكة سألته من صنع الباقة سالته هل تعرفها

alexandra2985

Alicialoveslife wrote:
Some palettes I had made already. Gold I like. Glitter, for me, should definitely be used in moderation! Sparkling boobs should be banned. Just saying.

French_TwistWedding_in_WinterAllDressedInWhiteSpanish_TileEdgy_Spring_PaletteMy_Wardrobe_Palette

One thing that is frustrating about making palettes is how difficult it is to communicate any metallic color. Anyone know a good color on here that would represent "sparkley gold"?




I agree with the sparkly boobs. Only suitable for dancing on table tops or Vegas theme nights.

I don't think you'll find a color that adequately conveys iridescence or sparkle in any metallic. You may get close with colors that are more concentrated and bright.

Alicialoveslife

*Sigh* I know. It is such a bummer. Whenever I see a nice gold or silver type of color or a white with a nice name, I always favorite it for future reference.

@alexandra2985
"I don't think you'll find a color that adequately conveys iridescence or sparkle in any metallic. You may get close with colors that are more concentrated and bright."

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