The beloved Thanksgiving holiday is such a natural for a wedding theme. But giving it an “industrial” slant for a modern couple? Hhhmmm. How would that work? Why, with a gorgeous color palette of gleaming copper and harvest wheat! And to help you bring this look to life, draw inspiration from the decorating ideas we’ve put together—blending both metallic and organic textures, and contrasting sleek elements with rustic fall touches. The effect is captivating!
Copper + Wheat: A Thanksgiving Wedding Palette
You can’t get much more traditional than Thanksgiving. So the challenge is how to make a traditional theme like this go trendy. Enter this copper + wheat color combo, via decorative elements that are at once hip and heartwarming!
At the Ceremony
Upon receiving your invitation (1) that features copper calligraphy on textured paper, guests will get a sense of the unique fall theme you have in store. Then, once they see your fabulous bridal bouquet (3) in metallic and neutral tones and your bridesmaids in shimmery copper dresses (7), they’ll know this is one autumn wedding with a mod spin!
At the Reception
Catch all eyes with a simple two-tiered wedding cake (2) embellished with a frieze of copper-colored “bead work,” as guests are guided to their tables using escort cards (6) displayed on a framed board with copper pins.
On each table, continue the industrial-meets-natural look with centerpieces (5) that are vignettes of wildflowers and wheat in copper-painted bottles, vintage books, and quaint embroidery-hoop signs. Serve guests with modern table ware, like clear glass cups and a copper coffee pot (6), perhaps copper trays for appetizers and pastries, and cutlery with copper-tipped handles.
Finally, for wedding favors, wouldn’t old-fashioned cookie cutters (4) be just perfect? Heart-shaped to symbolize the special occasion, and made of copper too, of course!
There you have it—Thanksgiving-themed wedding inspiration that’s definitely contemporary, without losing that cozy feel we all love!
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