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One of the most beautiful—and versatile—current wedding trends is using a metallic as a wedding color. Particularly appealing right now are warm metallics like copper and rose gold. You can use them with discretion, such as in this boutonniere wrapped in copper ribbon that strikingly sets off the peacock blue of his pocket square:
Or, you can go all out, such as in this California wedding where the bridesmaids were outfitted in spectacular rose gold Badgley Mischka dresses:
Some people think that copper is difficult to mix with other colors, but that’s not entirely true, you just have to be careful of the shade. However, warm metallics like copper look good with nearly any shade of green, which is convenient if you want to mix the metallic trend with the new fashion for wedding greenery:
Copper lanterns look amazing paired with garlands of green leaves and arrangements of red & wine colored roses with more greenery.
Bronze looks wonderful mixed with varying shades of green, from chartreuse to olive.
You could call it “gilding the lily,” but used sparingly, metallic flowers can raise your bouquet or centerpieces from the beautiful to the sublime. This delightful bouquet mixes several on-trend elements, from greenery, to an asymmetric shape, to the copper succulent center.
Here is a drop-dead gorgeous asymmetric bouquet, where peach and ivory roses are mixed with gilded berries and greenery:
Metallic accents are also very striking when used in centerpieces, such as in this combination of roses, fruits, and greenery.
This table setting mixes metallics to a gorgeous effect—however, it’s not always easy to mix metals for an attractive result. Here they kept to white, green, and neutral shades to keep the mix of metals from looking garish.
In general, it’s safer to keep to fewer colors when using metallics to avoid looking garish. But that doesn’t mean you have to stick to neutrals or similar shades of yellow, peach and pink. In this tablescape, a copper charger beautifully sets off a centerpiece of purples, pinks, and more of those versatile succulents.
And here, a striking copper trellis looks amazing with a mix of red roses at a head table:
If you’re inspired to use copper or another metallic on your wedding day— or if you have a completely different wedding vision—contact Bella Flowers and we can work with you to make your most inspired dreams into reality. Call (631) 271-7050 to set up your appointment.