Inspire Me: Gilded Rose Wedding
If you're after the ultimate in romantic and heavenly colour palettes, not many beat the combination of a dainty rose pink and gorgeous gilded gold. With pinks having a real moment in fashion this coming season, we thought why not spotlight this all-time wedding favourite with some ideas on how to add a pop of pink and gold into your wedding this year. Whether it is layered with a steel grey, pure white, subtle lilac or a pop of green - this colour pairing fabulous and foolproof place to start.
With a variety of white and pink flowers being in natural abundance all year round, this is always a gorgeous combination to choose. To infuse a touch of gold into your flowers, why not wrap loose chiffon or ribbon around the stems to tie everything together nicely. In terms of flowers for different seasons in pink and white, here are our recommendations:
All Year Round - Roses, Spray Roses and Orchids
Spring - Anemones, Hellebores, Hyacinth, Magnolia, Narcissi, Blossom, Antirhinum, Ranunculus, Lily of the Valley, Tulips
Summer - Astilbe, Peonies, Delphinium, Freesia, Gladioli, Gypsophilia, Lilies, Ranunculus, Sweet Peas, Tulips, Sweet Williams, Dahlias, Nigella, Scabiosa, Stocks, Veronica and Hydrangea
Autumn - Dahlia, Hydrangea, Scabiosa, Agapanthus, Anemones, Japanese Anemones
Winter - Anemones, Hyacinths, Hellobores, Narcissi, Snowdrops, Columbian Hydrangea
A touch of gold has the ability to take any cake to new heights and we are absolutely obsessed with these. Paired with soft pale pink peonies, it is the ultimate in romantic luxury. If you're opting for a pure white cake or an alternative such as a macaroon tower, why not pop a few pale pink flower heads in vases and dot these around the cake.
When it comes to decking out your tables, this is when you can really make an impact with your colour scheme. For your table settings, why not keep it simple and let your chinaware do the talking. We love these simple glass gold rimmed plates paired with ornate gold cutlery and a soft pink linen napkin for a truly classy take. Make a statement by running down the centre of the table large gold branches with delicate orchid heads attached, with tea lights running alongside these for real wow factor. Or alternatively you can keep things simple, by opting for golden seating with silk ribbons daintily wrapped around the back of them. This is a great way to add a nod to your theme without going too overboard.
Whether you choose to go pink yourself or dress your lovely ladies in the hue, there's no doubting it will look simply stunning. Go all out princess with a large skirt in the palest of pinks or put your bridesmaids in rose gold sequinned dresses to really dazzle - the combination of you all together will look mesmirising.
Add a bit of personality to the tables by providing your guests with something that's really relevant to you two as a couple. We love the idea of providing your guests with a little bottle of champers with a straw pre-attached so it's all ready to go! For a more low key look, personalise biscuits or macaroons with your names for a subtle but touching addition.