How to work it: Going for gold

How to work it: Going for gold
From subtle gold trims to sparkling gowns, gold is big news in bridal. Gold trimmed feather veil by Awon Golding

Rich and opulent, gold adds a fairytale quality and luminosity to bridal gowns and accessories  – and who doesn’t love to shine?

Words Libby Norman

Gold is closely associated with wedding symbolism through rings, the script on wedding invitations and the icing on the cake. But it’s also a great alternative to the white wedding dress – guaranteed standout appeal and a luminous quality that can flatter all skin tones but looks particularly magical against a tan. Whether you choose to add metallic elements through accessories or enrobe yourself in a rich gold gown, you’re sure to win first prize in the glamour stakes.


1. Fairytale bride – Marco & Maria

Marco & Maria’s radiant golden bride, complete with fairytale crown

Marco & Maria adds angelic appeal with a full-skirted gown with delicate bead embroidery. Marco & Maria’s UK stockists include The Wedding Club.

2. Golden clutch – Emmy London

Emmy London’s Bonnie Opera Clutch is a classic investment piece for weddings

Emmy London’s Bonnie Opera clutch is beautifully embellished and its subtle gold trim makes it the perfect bridal accessory; £495.

3. Hollywood diva – Savin London

Savin London’s plunge gown has pure Hollywood credentials

Pure Hollywood, Savin London’s plunge-neck gown with cummerbund waist detail and train is perfect for the destination bride.

4. Sleek heels – Daniel Footwear

Luner is a sleek gold mid heel slingback with ball detailing


Luner is a chic low-heel slingback from Daniel Footwear with ball embellishment on the toe. £199;

5. All that glitters – Reem Acra

With a metallic frosting, Reem Acra’s translucent gown is a chance to show off elegant pins

Reem Acra’s shimmering wedding gown has a translucent skirt and a tracery pattern of lavish blooms, offering brides the opportunity to show off a pair of perfect pins.

6. Feather finish – Awon Golding

Awon Golding’s ethereal veil has a scattering of gold spangled feathers

Designed by star London milliner Awon Golding, this ethereal bridal veil has a dusting of gold on the feathers for added glamour.


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