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 adds angelic appeal with a full-skirted gown with delicate bead embroidery. Marco & Maria’s UK stockists include The Wedding Club. marcoymaria.com
2. Golden clutch – Emmy London
Emmy London’s Bonnie Opera clutch is beautifully embellished and its subtle gold trim makes it the perfect bridal accessory; £495. emmylondon.com
3. Hollywood diva – Savin London
Pure Hollywood, Savin London’s plunge-neck gown with cummerbund waist detail and train is perfect for the destination bride. savinlondon.com
4. Sleek heels – Daniel Footwear
Luner is a chic low-heel slingback from Daniel Footwear with ball embellishment on the toe. £199; danielfootwear.com
5. All that glitters – Reem Acra
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. reemacra.com
6. Feather finish – Awon Golding
Designed by star London milliner Awon Golding, this ethereal bridal veil has a dusting of gold on the feathers for added glamour. awongolding.com