You want an elegant wedding look with a little bit of glam. Gold is the obvious choice but what do you pair with it to tone it down a bit? Ecru! Ecru and gold as your wedding colors will easily create the sophisticated look you love with just enough sparkle to wow your guests. Here are some great ideas to get you started.

Color Crush: Ecru and Gold

Ecru, Ivory or Cream?
Wondering what “ecru” is exactly? Ecru, ivory and cream are pretty much the same thing. You’ll find that many fine stationery printers use the term ecru to describe cream-colored paper, and that “ivory” is used in the fashion industry to describe cream-colored fabric. Take a look at this Luxe Details wedding invitation for example. The bottom layer is gold shimmer, the top layer is textured ecru paper and the ribbon is ivory satin (finished with a sparkling brooch). You can see how the colors compare and contrast in this one invitation but they all coordinate beautifully. Take a peek at all of our luxury wedding invitations and enjoy the sheer beauty of this collection.

Threads of Gold
The trick to creating an elegant wedding look with a tough of glam is to focus on when and where you’re going to incorporate pops of gold. Whether you’re working with metallic gold or gold glitter, it’s best to use it sparingly and throughout the entire ceremony and reception so as not to overpower the classic elegance you’re striving for. The bride’s gown is a gorgeous combination of sparkling gold overlay and ivory fabric underneath. The reception features bright gold votives atop ivory candelabras plus a more subtle shade of gold in the chairs. Everything else is cream and white. Beautiful!

Gold Nuggets
Showcase gold in small, surprising ways like the layered wedding cake shown here with its second tier all in gold, and the groom’s boutonniere with gold metal stem. The mixed candle centerpiece with metallic gold votives is another stunning way to add little nuggets of gold to the reception. Guests will love picking out the different details you’ve added throughout the wedding and you’ll love coming up with all the ideas!

Photo Credits: Reception: Aaron Delesie Photographer via Inside Weddings, Cake: Kendall’s Cakes via Wedding Wire, Candles: Cory & Jackie Wedding Photographers via Glamour and Grace, Bridesmaids: Brosnan Photographic via Style Me Pretty, Bride: Lauren Michelle via Style Me Pretty, Groom: Thisbe Grace Photography via Inside Weddings

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