Gold – so luxurious and well – rich looking! It can either be glittery and sparkly, or as we prefer it – seen in a soft sheen, a small detail – just ‘there’ if you look at the overall picture.

Combine with cerise pink and dark chocolate

– With old Antique Rose and Olive Green or Milk Chocolate

– With cream, champagne and ivory

– With other metallics – pinky bronze, or silver or copper

– With black and white

– With Deep Iris and touches of Royal Purple and Sage Green

– With dusty pink, and faded olive green

– With Soft Apricot and Spring Green

– With darker colours such as dark olive, or midnight blue or dark wine red – great for a winter wedding to add a sumptuous look

– With Slate Blue and touches of orange

– With rust and apricot

– With Duck Egg Blue and tiny touches of Bronze

– Try finding glassware and crockery edged in gold – such as wine glasses, ivory plates with gold edging, or Turkish tea glasses

– Cream invitations edged in gold, letterpress in gold on coloured card, embossed card in a subtle gold with chocolate, dark red, navy or olive script

– Table runners over champagne, taupe or cream cloths in a sheer dull gold fabric embellished with beading or embroidery

– Delicate gold filigree jewellery for the bride and maids, gold fob watches for the men, tie clips, cufflinks

– A plain tablecloth, upon which you place china settings in your chosen colour – in plain, floral, edged etc all with some gold detailing included in the pattern, gold handled cutlery, napkins in your tablecloth colour, clear plain glass ware

– Voluptuous arrangements of flowers and leaves set low on the tables with gold taper candles scattered in amongst the flowers

– Even in a rustic setting you can use touches of gold to reflect the shimmer of candlelight – try burlap tablecloths, brown linen napkins, stone ware dinner settings in beige and cream, stone floor, wooden chairs, touches of orange in a few berries in the rustic arrangements, gold squat candles, gold edged platters, or dull gold charger plates

– Think the colours of peacock feathers – use this as inspiration for your wedding palette

– Edible gold leaf on your dessert

– Marzipan fruit or salted caramel macarons dusted in edible gold lustre for your favours

– The bride’s dress could be champagne coloured with subtle gold beading at the neckline, in a belt, or as a patterned ‘catch’ near the hip

– Match the boys ties and pocket squares to the bride’s dress

Boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, Cambria Cove glasses via Brides, Ciarla bridesmaid gown via Brides, Champagne cocktails from Martha Stewart Weddings