How to work it: Going for gold wedding accessories

How to work it: Going for gold wedding accessories
Let the sunshine in with an elegant straw hat from London milliner Awon Golding

Gold wedding accessories are a great way to add glamour and a fashion-forward edge to your wedding outfit, whether you’re a bride or a guest. With shades in the mix ranging from soft metallics, to bold yellow and dusky rose, there’s plenty of scope to glitter. Here’s how to work the going for gold trend

Words Libby Norman

Gold wedding accessories never lose their shine, but this season rich metals and sunshine shades are featuring on everything from hats to shoes. For brides, the wedding party and wedding guests this is a brilliant way to add glitter to the big occasion – and you can be as subtle or as bold as you please. Good reasons to wear gold in any season are that it warms up your complexion, makes the perfect transition accessory for day-to-evening events, is appropriate at everything from a beach to grand hotel wedding and it adds accent-glamour to the plainest outfit. And one final clincher – this is the colour of luck and good fortune, especially in Chinese tradition. We’re definitely sold on gold for that reason alone!

1. Carry out jewellery

This fabulous bejewelled Subella clutch is the perfect statement accessory

Is it jewellery or a bag? This decadent Galaxy minaudière by Subella London offers the best of both worlds with its gorgeous Swarovski crystal and pearl embellishments. It’s made of galvanised brass and lined in gold nappa leather. Carry it as a clutch or use the chain shoulder strap. Great as a statement accessory at a wedding, it’s also the perfect evening bag for red-carpet occasions or holidays. £800;

2. Two-tone chic

Two-tone smart sandal by Jimmy Choo – the perfect investment for summer glamour

Not sold on yellow gold or like to keep your options open? This Tristen 100 sandal from Jimmy Choo is the perfect summer investment that mixes metallic hues. With a woven satin leather lined upper and mirror leather heel, it blends a soft rose gold with silver and has an edgy ankle cuff buckle. £650;

3. Flower power

Add sparkling flowers to your hair with this lovely Gold Daisy Pin Drape from Emmy London. Photo: Matt Spour

Keep the gold accents on show with this gorgeous Gold Daisy Pin Drape from Emmy London’s accessories collection. It’s perfect for boho brides who want to say it with flowers – or wedding guests who like to make a statement without wearing a hat. The hand-beaded flowers are studded with Swarovski crystals and linked by a subtle gold chain, offering lots of ways to drape them. £265;

4. Sunshine shade

Sunshine yellow shades are appropriate for any occasion – and bang on trend this season. This lovely fascinator hat is by Beverley Edmondson Millinery

Sunshine yellow is the perfect way to add a golden-hued effect to your wedding ensemble, and bang on trend this season. This elegant fascinator is by Beverley Edmondson, who has just opened a new hat emporium in Farnham – also a great source of wedding accessories from wraps to corsages and shoes. POA;

5. Light opera

With just a hint of gold, this luscious opera bag is by Parisian designer Jamin Puech

Fun and frivolous, Jamin Puech bags are eminently collectable too. The Parisian designer created iconic designs for, among others, Balmain and Chanel before setting up an atelier in 1992. Eclectic designs – such as this tactile bejewelled and feathered opera bag featuring a hint of gold in the mix – are utterly unique. POA;

6. Take a bow

Peony Gold shoes with gold laces by Harriet Wilde make a glamorous statement accessory

London shoe designer Harriet Wilde is known for her embellished shoes. This Peony Gold design with platform features a floral laser-design upper and a leather lace tie. A silk ribbon is also supplied with the shoe if you prefer a more Cinderella-style closure. £200;

7. Costume drama

For a timeless approach to gold wedding accessories, simply add elegant costume jewellery and hair accessories from Olivier Laudus

Even the simplest wedding outfit will sparkle if you add gold details using elegant costume jewellery. Olivier Laudus is a treasure trove of lovely pieces, including hair pins and combs, earrings and bracelets. Prices don’t break the bank, so these are the perfect smart solution if you have a destination wedding and don’t want to pack your heirloom pieces.

8. Glittering finish

Emmy London Alice embellished heels, the perfect glittering wedding accessories

Perfect for brides who want to cut a dash down the aisle, or wedding guests who like to show off a pair of elegant heels, Alice sandals from Emmy London are made of blush kid suede with metallic gold leather and feature fabulous gold embellishment on the heels and toes. £795;

9. Peep show

Decadent gold mules featuring zips and peep toes by JF London

We love the JF London collection for its edgy and sexy approach to putting your best foot forward. The shoes are the brainchild of Joshua Fenu, who was born in Milan, worked Stateside as a stylist with the likes of Macy Gray, Missy Elliot and Rihanna, and then branched out into his own shoe brand. These peep-toe mules with zips are a bold colour pop at a big occasion – and perfect for dressing up a pair of jeans after the event. £399;

10. Exotic bloom

Who says wedding accessories can’t be fun? This gloriously frivolous hat by Awon Golding would be your standout finishing touch at a high-summer or beach wedding

Adding guaranteed sunshine to your outfit and a lovely golden glow to your complexion, this Marigold hat is by London milliner Awon Golding. Made of straw, it features a cute orange-gold transparent brim with scalloped edges, very like its namesake flower. POA;

11. Box clever

Subella London’s Celestial box clutch – the smart place to stow party essentials and dressy enough for any occasion

This lovely gold Celestial bag with linear engraving is by Subella London. Featuring an engraved  clasp and chain link strap, it is made of gold tone metal with black calf. The handbag is roomy enough for party essentials and it’s a look that will never date. £800;

12. Dancing feet

Strappy Gigi heels by Rachel Simpson are accessorised here with her crystal-embellished Star shoe clips

Perfect for dancing queens, these Gigi shoes are by Rachel Simpson. Featuring gold snake detailing and an open toe, they are shown here accessorised with her gold and crystal Star shoe clips. Shoes £199 and Star shoe clips £75;


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