Happy Thursday everyone. All of our real weddings are being stockpiled for the ace new look blog, but that doesn’t mean there has to be a lack of all things pretty here on Under the Vintage Veil. So today, with a little help from that talented Little Wedding Helper friend of ours, we’re bringing you (drum roll……)
Pretty pink and metallic golds go together exceptionally well. The wonderful things about a pink and gold wedding theme are that:
♥ It’s the perfect way to capture vintage-inspired luxury, particularly if you’re going for a glamorous Hollywood theme.
♥ Any pink pretty much works with accents of gorgeous gold, from pale and pretty to hot and bold.
♥ Whether you fill your wedding with antiques, gilded frames and pretty gems or save money with sprayed gold grapes, gold charger plates and plastic cutlery, sparkly table runners, gold and sparkly drink stirrers, the pink and gold theme is so versatile it can fit pretty much any budget.
Pink and gold styling inspiration with The Little Wedding Helper
One example of how to style a pink and gold wedding was kindly donated by Kirsten Butler of The Little Wedding Helper. Here she’s paired mismatched pink flowers with metallic gold-edged goblets and glass votives from Couvert Hire. The key to a successful pink and gold theme is using the gold to accent the predominantly pink background, as well as using different colours and textures within the pink theme to keep an interesting dynamic.
Images © Frances Taylor Photography
If you’re going for very boldly feminine colours like pink and gold, there is a fine line between sweet and tacky. Kirsten has used rustic, worn gold colours and avoided an abundance of baby pink. She has hinted at the cutesy with a few well-placed heart-shaped tags, beautiful pretty in pink stationery from Golden Apple and the use of ribbon on the plates and chairs. The gold table number looks fantastic against the backdrop of pink flowers by Emma Norton Flowers.
Kirsten has said it with cake in this shoot with a beautiful cake and cupcakes from Anna Tyler Cakes. She has toned down the look by using limewash chiavari chairs from County Marquees rather than gold metallic seating. Similarly, the main wedding cake is predominantly white with accents of pink and gold. The lesson for your own wedding theme is, if you want to avoid being OTT, don’t be afraid to introduce some white and neutral shades to the mix.
And in the spirit of things, I’ve put together some of my favourite pink and gold wedding pretty products from across the web (and where you can get your hands on them). Enjoy!
Image © Nigel Ord-Smith Photography full feature on Under the Vintage Veil
Some more pink and gold pretty…
♥ 1 Put your bridesmaids in pretty pink frocks from Twobirds Bridesmaid. Each bridesmaid can wear the dress differently and accent with mismatched antique gold accessories.
♥ 2 Embellish your look with a beautiful gold-toned headpiece from Cherished Vintage – with a white dress and soft pink flowers, like peonies and roses, you can subtly bring the pink inspiration to your big day ensemble.
♥ 3 Give your flower girls some sparkle with these cute sparkly gold bows from LexyLuxDesign on Etsy.
♥ 4 Put some more pastels in the mix and accent with gold like this beautiful, ornate cake from Rosalind Miller Cakes.
♥ 5 For the kids in the wedding party (or the big kids) make them feel like royalty with an adorable princess crown from RubyandCordelias on Etsy.
♥ 6 Be luxurious from head to toe and dress your feet up with these stunning Marie Antoinette shoes from everlastinglifashion on Etsy.
♥ 7 Set the theme from the start with gold and sparkly stationery from TheWeddingInvitation on Etsy.
♥ 8 Pin these pretty heart brooches to your bridesmaids’ dresses or bouquet, or give them away as favours – from HelloPlasticSun on Etsy.
♥ 9 Create a stunning dessert table with these gold cupcake toppers from EastCoastBride on Etsy. Her top tip on her shop page is to push them into the cupcakes at different heights – genius!
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