We wild and crazy people over here at Life Design are fans of sparkle and glamour, but not huge proponents of over-the-top bling. Yes, the big day is usually focused (somewhat unfairly, we think) on the bride. But subjecting your significant other to dresses, centerpieces, cake, and decor in rhinestones may be a little much. This is where subtle shine and sparkle can come to life, in the form of metallics.
Pick a metallic you like best (or more than one -- mixing shiny hues can be beautiful!), and incorporate it into your color palette. Combinations that we love are silver and purple, gold and green, and copper with orange hues for fall. Of course, white and ivory go with all of the metallic choices, so you can't go wrong there. Have fun with where the hints of glitz are used: maybe some silver stitching on your invites, and then carry the theme through to your dress with some silver beading and a matching shoe. Ask your floral designer to spray some foliage the hue you pick, and tuck them in to the centerpieces. Copper wire could be implemented by tying your napkins with a twisted strand, or the cake could have gold ribbon bands around each layer.
Have fun with the accent, but keep in mind that a little goes a long way! The shinier the metallic, the less you'll need. Antique gold or silver is perfect for a vintage look, and is more subtle. Bridesmaids could wear a muted gold cocktail dress! So pretty, especially going in to fall and winter.
With all that Life has to offer, Cicely