6 Ways to Pull Off a Coral and Gold Color Palette
Combine the warmth of coral with the richness of gold for a surprisingly stunning Art Deco-inspired wedding color combo.
The warmth of the color coral, the richness of gold—together they evoke the glamour of the 1920s, when Art Deco's saturated shades, geometric motifs, and lavish embellishments were all the rage. Put the two to work at your wedding for a look that calls to mind the past, the present, and all things special.
Shape-Shift Your Stationery
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The unconventional crop of the cards in this letterpressed suite was created using a process known as die-cutting, in which a custom metal plate punches out a unique silhouette. When it's combined with a retro font, sleek metallic accents, and coordinating die-cut envelopes, the presentation is pure posh-meets-postmodern.
The Details: Spark Letterpress invitation suite, price upon request, letterpresslove.com.
Go a Little Wild
Tap into nature's abundant gold and tangerine-colored flowers with a lush, cascading bouquet chock-full of them. Orange poppies, ranunculus, and roses spill from this arrangement, along with golden pansies, kerria, and spirea. Juicy blackberries on the vine offer contrast, and an oversize ribbon that sweeps to the floor will ensure you glide down the aisle.
Gussy Up Guests
Impart a little flower power with these velvet boutonnieres that guys can wear on their lapels or ladies can attach to their purses or hair. Each rosette has a wire stem that's easy to work into a buttonhole or twist into an updo, along with a knotted ribbon for extra flair.
Feast Your Eyes
Lustrous gold trays and boards set the scene for this mouthwatering display of artisanal cheeses, savory breadsticks, charcuterie, and smoked fish. Round out the choices with palate-cleansing fruits and vegetables, and your cocktail-hour spread is covered.
Set a Brilliant Table
Go for the gold at dinner with gleaming accents that signal yours is an extra-special affair. Here, the vases, dishes, glassware, cutlery, sateen napkins, and even the midcentury-style chairs play into the gilded vibe. Easy-to-source poppies, pansies, ranunculus, roses, and a coral-colored tablecloth complete the picture.
The Details: "Noble Ensemble" plates, from $65 each, noritakechina.com. Kim Seybert "Paillette" glassware, from $384 for 4, barneys.com. Cutipol "Moon" cutlery, $89 for a 5-piece setting, shophorne.com. "Dixon" chairs, $25 each/rental, taylorcreativeinc.com.
Show Your Sweet Side
There's no law that makes a wedding cake mandatory. You could surprise guests with a variety of different flavors, textures, and offerings instead. (Smaller cakes aren't usually as heavily decorated, so they can be a wallet-friendly alternative too.) The delicious options here come from New York City bakery Francois Payard and include, from top, a fruit tart, blood-orange-glazed dacquoise, citrus meringue, caramel tart, and mini pineapple cakes. Bon appétit!
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