(Closed) Help with colors– gold, birch, rustic

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
7286 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love gold! It should go great with a rustic fall wedding. How about some rich earth tones like a deep green or a burgundy or deep orange. 

I think you are off to a great start!!

Post # 5
7286 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@AutumnElegance: lol stripper spandex 🙂

Have you found any gold tablecloths on browsing? Just to get an idea?

Post # 7
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Could you maybe try some fabric that has gold threading in it?  That way it would be subtle?  Or maybe some burlap runners with gold trim? 

Post # 8
583 posts
Busy bee

Check out this site: http://www.theperfectpalette.com/ 

On the left hand side of the blog there are dots of basically every color and they show you all of the palette posts that have whatever color you choose in it.  So you could search all posts with gold, beige, or white and see inspiration boards that have one of those colors in it.  I’ve toootally fallen in love with that site!

Also, gold really goes well with all those natural colors.  It’s like a fun punch of sunshine or when the leaves turn gold like right now.  I like the idea of predominantly white/birch/beige(?) with pops of gold in things like chargers, napkins, candlesticks, etc.  You could even do something like this but with gold ribbon and white flowers hanging from the ceiling

Post # 9
47413 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What do your chairs look like? Perhaps you don’t even need chair covers.

When you use white chair covers the eye tends to see the sea of white, not the gold tablecloths.

You could use bronze as your accent rather than brown. It is a little less stark and would look

 great with the birch and a champagne cloth.

Post # 13
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would stick with a few touches – maybe gold chiavari chairs, gold chargers, gold candlesticks, etc. 

Post # 16
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our colors were chocolate brown, ivory, gold and plum.  The plum was just an accent color mostly because the girls did not want to wear brown and we needed a color for the them and the men’s ties and pocket squares.  Our table linens were chocolate brown taffeta pintuck and we had ivory hydrangeas for our centerpieces, with brown fiddleheads.  We also had gold mercury glass votive holders on the tables and since the taffeta has a sheen to it, it picked up the gold nicely.  

I was able to purchase some linens from BBJ Linen’s online webstore, and they were chocolate taffeta crush.  We used these for outdoor tables and I found some golden-hued hurricaine lanterns from Michael’s.  I loved how they came out.

I don’t have pro pics yet to show you, but here are some pics that might show some of our decor.  I think for your venue, you have to stay away from gold linens or it will wash out the room.  You need contrast.  I would personally go with the chocolate linens or an ivory.  I will note that the tables look much more “flat” in these pictures than they did in person.  I’m sure the pro pics will be beter when we get them.  We were in the mountains of Maine and started out wanting a “rustic elegance” feel but mostly ended up towards the elegant end of that spectrum. It’s just more who we were.  I hope this helps give you some ideas.  Good luck!


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