If you want to pull off wedding day style that will stand the test of time, there’s nothing more classic than black tie. We started with this traditional dress code then increased the glam factor with gilded gold touches for a look that radiates luxury.

Go Black Tie

Black-tie. It’s a little intimidating, isn’t it? First, take some time to consider if this style is right for you. When you imagine your wedding day, what do you see? If it’s a rustic glam ceremony held in a barn, this likely isn’t the style for you. If you’re dreaming of an elegant ballroom filled with a million flowers and soft up-lighting, read on. Our best advice is this: embrace tradition. A look this classic is a classic for a reason. Start with choosing the right venue; a cathedral, a luxe hotel, a historic library…you get the idea. Then, keep it simple, but elegant, and the rest will fall into place.

The Right Gold

Did you know there are shades of gold? It’s true! And for a gilded look, you want the right shade. Your instinct may be to use a shiny, modern gold and we don’t blame you. This look is ev-er-y-where right now! Gold shoes, gold nails, gold phones, the list goes on and on. For a gilded look, choose a shade of gold with more of a brass tone. The reception table featured in this look is a perfect example. The tone should feel more antique than modern.

Invite Right

Remember that your invitation sets the tone for your wedding day so give this important detail some thought. It’s also where you’ll set your dress code – if you choose to – and the style of your invitation should match your black-tie request. Our very favorite design for pulling off this gilded glamour style is Contoured Elegance. This velvet wedding invitation (yes, you read that right!) is soft to the touch and stamped with glamorous gold foil. Trust us, there’s no invitation more elegant than this.

Photo Credits: Reception Table via Happy Wed, Cake via Cake Central, Bride & Bridesmaids Davina plus Daniel via June Bug Weddings, Groom Lilian Haidar via Brides, Bouquet via Vponsale Wedding, Table Number via Style Me Pretty.

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