On your big day, you’ll want wedding colors that are as compatible as you and your spouse-to-be. There are some hues that don’t look great next to each other, but let me tell you, emerald and green go together better than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Both shades have a certain regality to them, and the contrast makes each color stand out boldly and beautifully. There isn’t one hue that takes the spotlight more than the other. The number of ways you can use this color palette are endless. Check out these ideas you’ll definitely want to add to your wedding planning Pinterest board(s):
Alert your guests
Let your wedding guests in on the secret of your wedding theme with properly themed invitations. This Grecian Frame – Gold – Foil Invitation is packed with detail and plenty of shimmering gold. The stationery was certainly inspired by Greek style, as it’s filled with a diamond-patterned background and your wording is complete with the decorative flourishes that are commonly found on the columns of Greek architecture.
Give your outfit a splash of color
Emerald is absolutely stunning when paired with a white wedding dress. You can incorporate as much or as little of the color into your ensemble as you would like. I have fallen deeply in love with these emerald teardrop earrings made of Swarovski crystals. These earrings alone have more or less convinced me to incorporate emerald into my color palette. Pair your jewelry with these stand-out emerald velvet shoes adorned with gold trim (thank goodness for Gucci).
Coordinate with your groom
Complement the emerald in your outfit with your groom. Have him sport an emerald-colored tie or bow tie that matches with the shade of your jewelry or shoes. Incorporate a bit of gold into his ensemble as well, by wrapping a metallic ribbon around his boutonniere or adding some gold cufflinks to his shirt. This groom pulled off the emerald and gold combination perfectly.
Adorn your chairs
This beautiful gold chair wrapped in a satin and glittered emerald ribbon proves that simple can be elegant. There are a variety of ways you can dress up your reception chairs to complement your wedding colors. Add some emerald green cushions to the chairs and wrap golden tulle around the backs, tying them in a loose knot. You can also cover seating with gold spray paint and tie strands of emerald ribbon on the back rungs of the chair to create your very own garland.
Pick out a cake that looks too good to eat
The emerald-and-gold cake on this inspiration board from Style Me Pretty definitely looks too pretty to eat (although, I’d push through). The top tier is stark white and features a Grecian golden design and a dark green velvet ribbon wrapped around the perimeter. The bottom two tiers are covered in emerald fondant and adorned with gold-tipped flowers and breathtaking gold detailing around the bottom. Here are a few other ideas to share with your baker:
- Emerald ombre
- Emerald chevron
- Emerald fondant covered in fine gold (edible) glitter
- A simple one-layer emerald cake with a golden monogram cake topper
- Plain white cake with a mix of emerald and gold polka dots
Feel free to offer your guests other sweet treats as well (I’m pretty confident they won’t complain). Put gold macarons sitting atop emerald colored sanding sugar on glass platters display that everyone will want a piece of.
Set the table with class
Emerald and green is already a classy color combination, so it’s going to be easy for you to decorate reception tables that exude glamour and elegance.
This bride opted for an art deco-inspired look by covering her reception tables with sparkling white and gold chevron tablecloths. Her place cards fit the color theme as well – they were emerald colored and complete with white elegant script. Of course, there was plenty of gold to be found at this reception as well. Chargers and plates were rimmed with a touch of the metallic hue, but I think the glassware was the true star of her tables. Champagne flutes were decorated with gold glitter from the stem all the way up to the top of the glass. Wine glasses featured a matte gold hue on the stems and the rims to match the metallic theme.
In a similar manner, this beautiful couple took advantage of the perfection that is emerald and gold. They kept their reception tables a bit more simple, which resulted in a look that was equally as gorgeous as the previous table you saw. The bride used gold-rimmed plates, chargers and flatware and contrasted the metallic look with plenty of greenery and white blooms to highlight the emerald color.
What is your favorite use of emerald and gold? Share your thoughts with us!
Photo Credit: Cake: Love by Serena via Style Me Pretty, Groom: Julie Harmsen Photography via Brides of Adelaide, Shoes: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Bridesmaid: Katelyn James Photography via Style Me Pretty, Table: Chard Photography via Ruffled