At a wintertime wedding, the holiday spirit is sure to be in the air. And what more perfect color palette for that festive mood of revelry than Red + Gold! So for this second post in our Winter Wedding Soiree series, we’re presenting some luxe and lovely ways to decorate with this color scheme. While also incorporating modern touches to update the look for today’s couples.
A Festive Palette for a Modern Winter Wedding
Red and gold are both such bold, vibrant colors, they can seem quite overwhelming for a wedding. But this is one time of year when you can dare to ‘deck the halls’ with them and celebrate!
The tablescapes at your reception could incorporate red and gold elements for a luxurious look. Lay the tables with shimmery gold table cloths and votive candles. Then, add a trendy touch with free-standing red table numbers dusted with gold glitter, contrasted with antique-style gold place frames by each plate.
Your wedding stationery is another ideal showcase for your chosen palette—from an invitation suite featuring red borders and envelope liners, to elegant monogram bands that can glam up your ceremony programs, place settings or favor packaging.
THE EDIBLES AND SWEETS
You mustn’t overlook the color possibilities in the food and drinks, too! Wow everyone with an ultra-modern wedding cake with a cascade of gold discs. Pass around gold trays of wedding pastries garnished with pomegranate seeds, berries, or cherries. Or set out wine glasses filled with gold Kisses™with red stickers underneath, that can also be your wedding favors for guests.
And for your signature wedding drink, consider red wine in gold-stemmed goblets or a red-tinted cocktail in gold-rimmed martini glasses. Or reverse the colors and serve flutes of golden sparkling champagne with ruby-colored charms.
How would you use these bold hues at your wedding this winter? Or perhaps for a Chinese New Year theme? Do share your ideas in the comments below.
Image credits by row, left to right:
Gold place frames from Bellenza / Table setting via Tahoe Unveiled / Table number via My Wedding / Invitation suite by Rachel Kathryn Designs / Monogram band by Nico and Lala / Dessert tray via Bridal Guide / Wedding cake by Krumblies Co. (UK) / Gold Kisses™ in glass, via K. by Cunanan Catering (Phils.)