design inspiration ~ incorporating metallics into your décor

From decadent gold to sumptuous silver to a reserved bronze, incorporating shine brings a warmth and regality to wedding décor that can’t be achieved any other way.

Pairing metallics with natural color hues is another direction that can be very glamorous without being overstated. The perfectly paired color combination such as a beautiful matte gold with a soft blush can create a beautiful and unforgettable atmosphere.

The main thing to remember is that striking a balance works wonders. Be careful of adding shine to everything; it isn’t necessary. The right touch in the right place is how you make a statement that is all your own.

Here are five ways to incorporate metallics into your wedding day without breaking the budget.

The soft glow of candle light always adds a touch of romance, and your votive holders certainly don’t have to be plain Janes. Think about incorporating a vintage touch with mercury votive holders—their slightly imperfect finish adds a textured and tarnished beauty that plain polished silver can’t reproduce. Mercury glass pillar stands, candelabra and hurricanes are a perfect finishing touch to any table.

A softer element, such as throw pillows, table runners or dinner napkins are good choices for incorporating metal tones. If budget allows, indulge in silvery fabrics, gold textures and sparkles. The contrast of a soft surface and hard-edged shine will add just the right amount of intrigue.

It’s all in the details … great style always lays is in the details, so don’t hesitate to think small. Incorporate metal buckles onto your napkins, affix crystals on to your menu’s and escort cards. Go beyond and experiment with metallic paper for everything from your table numbers to table menus and even escort cards.

Add crystal finishing touches or tuck an heirloom brooch into your bridal bouquet. Don’t forget that handsome man on your arm, bind his boutonniere with platinum ribbon or metallic wire.

Contain your flowers within a reflective vase or mercury compote bowl… go beyond the plain glass vase and add a touch of elegance to your centerpiece. Mercury glass vases and mirrored planters and boxes are fabulous bases for any beautiful flower arrangement. If you want something more subtle, place your arrangement atop a mirror. It reflects light and shimmers beneath your table candle light.

All that sparkles … Decorating yourself is just as fun as decorating the room. Think bling. Beautiful chandelier earrings, sparkly bracelets or even a metallic bow tie for your groom can be oh so chic.

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