Metallics were a big trend in 2013 and are continuing to make an impact in the new year. This week, I’m all about the silver. The hue is perfect for a wedding, whether it’s set outdoors in the middle of a garden or in a magnificent church. If you’re stumped as to how to include this color in your ceremony and reception, I’ve got you covered:

Wedding invitations
Start off the silver trend with this Pinstriped Perfection – Silver – Foil Invitation complete with an adorable picture of you and your spouse-to-be. Your names, the date of your wedding and all the rest of your important information is displayed in a shimmering silver foil to help it stand out and give it a glamorous touch. Flip your invitation over to reveal a modern pattern of diagonal silver stripes accompanied by the names of you and your other half.

Bring a touch of shimmer to your bridal ensemble with some silvery shoes, which will match perfectly if you have a silver diamond or band on your finger. As far as the type of shoe you wear to walk down the aisle, well, that’s completely up to you. For a Cinderella-type look, opt for sparkling silver pumps. If you’re after a more rustic style, you can try sandals with some silver embellishments or flats with a shimmering silver bow on the toe.

Bridesmaid dresses
Have your best girlfriends’ dresses match your silvery shoes with similarly hued gowns. The outfits in our style board are super simple, yet stylish. The A-line gowns are dressed up with silver jewelry, with a pop of turquoise color coming through in the dangling earrings. Complement the silver bridesmaid dresses with bouquets of subtle pinks and greens.

Personalize your big day with a customized silver serving set. This Sparkling Love Knife and Server Set not only perfectly matches your silver wedding theme, it’s a keepsake that you can have with you long after you tie the knot to help you remember your special day. The cutlery can be engraved with your names and your wedding date.

With all that fancy cutlery, you’re going to need a sweet confection to cut into. Serve your guests a cake that is covered in sparkling silver shimmer. Metallic desserts are actually an emerging trend in 2014. Try combining styles, like ombre and metallic, for a dramatic sweet treat. Top it with a flower for a delicate finishing touch.

How are you using silver in your big day? Share your thoughts with us!