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Wedding Colors: Metallics

Mix gold, copper and silver for a warm, autumnal vibe

Once considered something of a faux pas, mixing and matching brushed coppers, sparkling silvers and gleaming gold accents is a chic, fresh approach to a sumptuous color scheme. Solomon Event Planning owner  Stephanie Solomon, who is known for her elegant, refined celebrations, adds depth by varying subtle touches (such as a brass clasp on a sweet clutch) with bold accents (a textured gold cake) for a rich, autumnal palette that exudes elegance. “Adding an edited selection of metallics can be a bit industrial in concept, but comes across warm and glowing when you introduce soft accents like a textured copper cake,” she says. “Metallics are timeless and are ideal for achieving an elegant look that adds a piquant aspect to any wedding.”

(above) Handmade in Italy, this Rada brass-clad clutch from Anthropologie’s BHLDN line combines soft gray lambskin, antiqued brass and a peach pearl flower brooch for a timeless accouterment. $320.

(above) Fremont-based invitation designer Rachel Brandzel adhered a modern graphic letterpress invitation to heavyweight copper for a stunning start to any fete. These hardy, industrial-meets-feminine beauties come in a metal tin and develop a pretty patina over time. $12–$15/100.


(above) These Jimmy Choo “India” sandals from Nordstrom have thin, sparkling champagne straps and leather-wrapped 3½-inch heels for a luminous lift. $465.

(above) This antiqued, custom-made taupe belt from downtown’s Luly Yang Couture has hand-sewn embroidery and pearlescent opal beads that lend a vintage feel for your something old. $585.

(above) Inspired by symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, this highly textured coconut milk cake from Kaysie Lackey at The People’s Cake in Lower Queen Anne has golden and pastel pink fondant icing molded to look like bold brushstrokes. The passion fruit curd and mousse filling is soft on the palate and oh so delicious. Serves 35, $275.

(above) Handmade by third-generation chocolatiers David and Lori Marcoe of Ballard-based Lulu Marcoux, these rich chocolate truffles sparkle with crystal sugar and fleur-de-lis embossing. Arranged in a dainty glass bowl with a gold heart emblem, this posh favor is one guests will adore. Prices vary.

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