13 Wedding Ideas in This Season’s Sparkliest Flower Trend: Glitter Gold

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We have seen everywhere, from fashion to interiors, metallics are back in a big way.  It seemed to me that last season everything was copper and rose gold.   While those are still hot metallic tones, this season everything seems to be gold.  Gold tones add class and elegance to any event or wedding.  There are so many gold wedding ideas: think gold glitter sequins, vases, candles even cutlery, yes… gold cutlery. It’s not just for Kings and Queens.

As the saying goes, all that glitters is gold and when talking events and weddings, it’s this season’s hottest flower trend. So let’s look at some ways that you can incorporate gold into your special day.

Gold Sequins

Who doesn’t love a bit of bedazzle?  And sequins are just the thing for adding shimmer and sparkle.  I still have a black sequin dress I wore one New Year’s Eve hanging my closest, I just love that dress.   And I also love this gold sequin number worn here by a bridesmaid.  The floral crown and posy by Clementine Floral Works add a bohemian touch to the overall look.

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Gold Wedding Ideas | Photography by Mr Haack | Floral Design by Clementine Floral Works

Gold Wedding Ideas | Photography by Mr Haack | Floral Design by Clementine Floral Works

Sequin table clothes are being used at all the high end events.  They add glamour and opulence to the otherwise sometimes boring white table cloths.  I just love the way this table has been styled using a gold sequin table cloth underneath, layered with a black and white strip runner.  The black candles add drama and the brightly coloured flowers by Mum’s Flowers give a pop of colour.

GoldGold Sequin Table Cloth | Photography by Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Floral Design by Mum's Flowers

Gold Sequin Table Cloth | Photography by Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Floral Design by Mum’s Flowers

Here is a cute little idea for using sequins, as a table number decoration.  Sequins can be expensive, so as a budget friendly idea, rather than a huge table cloth, why not just add a little touch of them on the tables.  Super cute!

Gold Sequin Table Number | Photography by Ruth Eileen Photography | Floral Design by True Vine Studio

Gold Sequin Table Number | Photography by Ruth Eileen Photography | Floral Design by True Vine Studio

Another idea for adding just a little bit of sparkle is to use a small piece of gold sequin fabric on each place setting.  I personally love to wrap vases with fabrics tied with ribbon.   So when planning your flowers for an event or wedding, always chat to your floral designer and see if elements from your place settings can compliment the table flowers.

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Gold Sequin Setting | Photography by Imaj Gallery | Floral Design by Bloomz Fine Flowers

Gold Sequin Setting | Photography by Imaj Gallery | Floral Design by Bloomz Fine Flowers

Gold Vessels

Here, gold vessels are used for dramatic impact with the devine white and green floral designs by 50Fifty Creative Services.  They work so beautifully with the gold chiavari chairs, what a dramatic table scape with huge wow factor.

Gold Tall Vases | Photography by Hunter Ryan Photo | Floral Design by 50Fifty Creative Services

Gold Tall Vases | Photography by Hunter Ryan Photo | Floral Design by 50Fifty Creative Services

There are many shades of gold, from bright light gold to a darker more muted gold.  The darker tones remind me of old-worldly possessions.  These vintage candelabras and chrystals are a great example of classic elegance.  Green and white flowers again are a perfect match to the gold base.

Gold Candelabras | Photography by Sunglow Photography | Floral Design by Creations by Mylez Edward

Gold Candelabras | Photography by Sunglow Photography | Floral Design by Creations by Mylez Edward

A simple petite pot can add interest with gold tones and texture in the cut glass.  Coloured vases filled with coloured flowers stand out against white table cloths and white chairs.  If you are planning on small petite florals I recommend making them stand out with pops of colour.

Simple Gold Pot | Photography by Rachel Solomon Photography | Floral Design by Avant Garde Studio

Simple Gold Pot | Photography by Rachel Solomon Photography | Floral Design by Avant Garde Studio

Gold Accents

Flowers for your wedding or event can be accented with gold pieces.  Like this gorgeous ornate gold mirror.  It is beautifully adorned with hydrangea and blue gum.  A great way to decorate an outdoor space perhaps for a themed party, like Alice in Wonderland?

Gold Mirror | Photography by Krista A. Jones Photography | Floral Design by Amanda Veronee

Gold Mirror | Photography by Krista A. Jones Photography | Floral Design by Amanda Veronee

As mentioned above, hiring gold chiavari chairs will certainly give your room overall impact.  Often the chairs in a function space are white and they tend to blend into the background.  But by having them in a colour, this case metallic gold, when there is at least 100 of them, they become a great feature in a room.

Gold Chair | Floral Design by Greenlion Design | Photography by Rebecca Arthurs

Gold Chair | Floral Design by Greenlion Design | Photography by Rebecca Arthurs

Gold cultery and gold charger plates would have to be the hottest trend at the moment.  Everyone is going crazy for it.  It certainly does make for a very pretty and fancy table setting.  Sure to leave your guests feeling very special indeed.

Gold Cutlery | Photography by Lindsay Madden Photography | Floral Design by Celadon And Celery

Gold Cutlery | Photography by Lindsay Madden Photography | Floral Design by Celadon And Celery

Gold Cake

And let’s not forget gold cakes!  I adore the antique vintage cake stand upon which stands this amazing cake creation.  Tiers of gold cake with white lace cake layers make for a very special cake indeed.  Simple small flower groupings are all that is needed to add a touch of feminine and finish off this design.  It looks too nice to slice!

Deluxe Gold Cake | Photography by Justin DeMutiis Photography | Floral Design by MMD Events

Deluxe Gold Cake | Photography by Justin DeMutiis Photography | Floral Design by MMD Events

Gold simmer add texture and interest to an otherwise plain cake.  It takes it to another level and automatically stands out as something rich and special.  Fragrant Design have added textured flowers of sea holly and blue gum which contrasts and stands out really well against the gold cake.

Gold Cake | Photography by Kristin La Voie Photography | Floral Design by Fragrant Design

Gold Cake | Photography by Kristin La Voie Photography | Floral Design by Fragrant Design

Gold doesn’t always have to be old fashioned and ornate.  Here, is a fantastic modern example with flowers by Sweet Annie Floral Design.  The modern hexagon cake with geometric patterns has an industrial vibe to it.  And the gold certainly gives it a luxury feel.

Gold Modern Cake | Photography by Kim Lyn Photography | Floral Design by Sweet Annie Floral Design

Gold Modern Cake | Photography by Kim Lyn Photography | Floral Design by Sweet Annie Floral Design

I am loving the way gold is being used in new and interesting ways in event styling and floral design.  What’s your favourite metallic tone?  Do you heart gold? Copper? or Rose Gold?  There are so many beautiful metallics to choose from!

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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  1. I was wondering if there is a general rule for how much space should be left between a floral centerpiece and a chandelier? I recently made a silk arrangement for a client’s dining room table (8 foot rectangular) and she thinks it’s too tall and wants me to shorten it. I’m new to the business but grew up learning floral designfrom my grandmother who was a floral designer for as long as I can remember and I don’t recall her talking about “rules” I simply recall her “creating” wonderous arrangements! I guess I’m following her footsteps based on fond memories of working with her in the floral shop after school, but as an event planner decorator I need some pointers for today’s world.
    Thanks 🙂

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      Hi April,

      Thanks for your message. Without seeing the space specifically, it is hard to advise on the size of the arrangement and how it sits in the setting of a dining room with the table, chairs and chandelier. However, in floral design there are several principles that can assist and in this case I would recommend referring to the ‘Proportion and Scale’ section of my blog on 7 Principles of Floral Design; https://www.tesselaarflowers.com.au/principles-floral-design/

      While a creative industry such as floral design can lend itself to freedom and no rules, when working for a client their brief and satisfaction in the final product needs to be the most important factor. Perhaps try making a longer, low floral table centrepiece that doesn’t compete with the chandelier and see if that is a better fit for the space and the client.

      Best Wishes, Kyla 🙂

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