Wedding Inspiration: Formal Wedding in Radiant Orchid with Gold
The Bride: For a formal wedding with a radiant orchid color palette, the bride can add a colorful touch with a beautiful orchid clutch. The Melie Bianco D2538-Jamie Clutch in berry is just the right shade and has a shiny gold frame. The rich jewel tone definitely lends itself to a swanky dress with lace and embellishments. I love how the Monique Lhuillier pictured above has a gold belt to help tie the dress in with the luxe color theme. A wedding dress so formal calls for a pair or satin jeweled Badgley Mischka dressy pumps.
Pictured above: Badgley Mischka open toe platform pumps / Melie Bianco purple purse / Monique Lhuillier bridal wedding dress
The Bouquet: Of course the best choice for an orchid colored wedding would be orchids, though you can incorporate many other flowers with the rich pinkish-purple shade. greenery mixed in beautifully breaks up the color. Tie it into the overall color scheme with a simple black ribbon.
Pictured above (left to right): Exotic Orchid and Feather Bouquet Wedding Flowers Photos - meliaspringweddings.com // Real Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings - marthastewartweddings.com // KellysFlowers_Hot Pink Peony and Orchid Bridal Bouquet.JPG - kellysweddingflowers.com // Beautiful Bouquets for Fall Weddings - bhg.com
The Bridesmaids: For a formal wedding, bridesmaids should have long gowns. Strapless chiffon maxi dresses with a sweetheart neckline are very trendy and photograph very well. If your wedding is a bit more casual and you want shorter dresses, here is a great knee-length option. Get any of the David's Bridal dresses in "Sangria", as it very closely resembles radiant orchid, or look for fuchsia or berry in other designer collections. If you do go with a strapless bridesmaid dress, pair it with a gold-tone statement necklace.
Pictured above: Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses - Style 2896 in Tutti Frutti // Badgley Mischka Gwynn Open Toe Pump in Vanilla Satin // Cleobella hand beaded envelope clutch // Ivory Spike Bib Necklace
The Color Palette & Decor: A rich shade like orchid goes so well with gold, and you can mix in varying shades of the color. Anchor the palette with touches of black, in the men's tuxes and subtle details like in the favor packaging and table decor. The gold should most definitely be incorporated in the table decor, through gold chargers and glittering gold candelabras. The centerpieces should of course include beautiful orchid arrangements.
Pictured above (left to right): Camo wedding cake // LSA International candles candleholder // Iron lantern // JS Boutique evening gown // Thermography Wedding Invitations // Orchid centerpiece // Formal tuxedo // Wine flutes // L Objet l objet dinnerware // Bone china // Shop Gifts for Party Guests - 4 pc Signature Chocolates at Godiva (comes in gold box with black ribbon) // Formal Wedding Decor, Elegant Decorations, Table Number Holders, Gold...