Burgundy and gold spell opulence, class and a warmth that makes a winter wedding special. This inspirational board has beautiful gold in everything from the furniture to the lovely headpiece worn by the bride. Burgundy is seen in the stunning bouquet and more.

We love the plants outside the venue, bare of leaves on a winter day. Imagine your York wedding venue, whether it be a contemporary event space transformed in burgundy and gold, or a perfect garden room painted in white and decorated in the rich hues of this inspirational shoot. Browse these stunning images and take cues from our written inspiration to plan the wedding of your dreams!

Details for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

Planning a fall or winter wedding? Burgundy and gold weddings have a wide colour palette from which to choose, and these simple colours ooze sophistication.

Burgundy is one of the most popular colours for fall nuptials, but it also works well for winter weddings. Many flowers match these wine-coloured palettes, ranging from ivory to blush pink to maroon. One of the colours associated with the burgundy and gold wedding is marsala, so you can be confident that if you come across this description you’re on the right track.

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What to Look for in a Venue for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

Any venue can be turned into one of sheer sophistication when hosting a burgundy and gold wedding. Plus, this colour scheme works well with both indoor and outdoor venues.

When booking any venue, there are some things that must be discussed with the venue representative. Be sure to ask your venue representative about extra perks that come with the rental of the venue. Do they offer the use of tables and chairs? Do they offer the use of a sound system? Is there adequate access to utilities, and are there restrooms on-site?

All of these are important considerations before signing a contract with the venue.

Food for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

One consideration when planning the menu has to do with the time of day you host the ceremony. Traditionally, weddings held during the morning hours or in the afternoon did not require (according to traditional etiquette) the wedding party to serve a meal. Ceremonies that took place during noon or in the late evening (6 PM and after) usually meant the wedding party was expected to serve a sit-down meal.

If you are holding the ceremony during the fall, you may choose to serve seasonal foods such as steak, brisket, salmon, or even chicken Kiev. These are timeless main entrees that will please a crowd. Some brides may choose to serve a baked potato bar; this is a great way to feed your guests on a budget.

Budget for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

Speaking of budgets, a burgundy and gold wedding need not break the bank!

A great way to save money is to use a mix and match of gold accessories. Brides may find golden candlesticks, golden tablecloths, and golden vases. Another great idea is to procure clear wine bottles and fill them with wine-coloured liquid (be sure that guests understand this is decor, however).

Use burgundy or sheer golden tulle to top white tablecloths for a sophisticated yet budget-friendly look. Burgundy and golden ribbon can also spruce up decor. Overall, brides should choose the items most important to them and prioritise them when crafting a budget. There are loads of ways that you can stretch your budget so that you have your top desires as well as some beautiful decor.

Wedding Dresses and Accessories for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

Brides hosting a burgundy and gold wedding need not wear those colours, but there are some neat accessories you can add to your gown to really make the dress unique. A white or ivory gown can be outfitted with burgundy trim around the hem of the gown, while some brides will add a burgundy sash at the waist.

However, you may be able to find a gown that is off-white and is topped with golden lace embellishments. This would separate you from your bridesmaids but still give you a bit of a traditional gown. You may want to include a golden hairpiece or tiara for the big day.

Menswear for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

Grooms and their attendants can have a lot of fun with the burgundy and gold wedding theme. Grooms may opt for a velvet suit jacket in burgundy; add a black lapel to the jacket for sheer sophistication.

Grooms can also opt for a traditional black tux and utilise the boutonniere to accent the burgundy wedding colour. There are several darling tuxedo jackets that are burgundy and gold. Some have patterns on the jacket, while some are a solid burgundy with a gold lapel. Of course, if the groom is comfortable in an all-burgundy suit, then that’s an option as well.

Wedding Cake Ideas for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

Brides may choose a white wedding cake topped with wine-coloured flowers, which is elegant and sophisticated. However, with all the cake decorating items available today, the cake can be golden too! Some cakes use golden metallic shimmer edible spray paint to achieve this look.

A two tiered cake topped with marsala or burgundy flowers may feature a white top layer with the bottom layer decorated in golden scrollwork. Brides may opt for a white cake with metallic gold in the upper layers, topped with a burgundy flower. Use gold ribbon or burgundy ribbon to decorate the cake.

Outdoor Wedding Ideas for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

Planning a fall outdoor wedding using burgundy and gold means using what Mother Nature provides for at least background decor. Burgundy leaves and burgundy flowers make the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding using burgundy and gold.

Consider using sheer golden tulle to drape over the ceremonial arch or arbour. If you have access to a gazebo, however, wrap holiday lights in the sheer tulle for a dreamy effect. Use burgundy ribbon or organza – even chiffon – to accent the aisle and the archway. Burgundy and gold fabric can be tied in a bow for chairs at the end of the aisle as well.

Wedding Reception Music for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

There’s really no set wedding playlist that goes along with burgundy and gold, but there are a few song titles that might fit the occasion. “Golden” by Harry Styles, formerly of One Direction, offers a great dance opportunity, while “Golden” by Lady A really lends to the romance of a wedding.

You’ll want to pepper your playlist with a few personal favorites. Many receptions feature a father/daughter dance for the bride and her father, so “Butterfly Kisses” (various artists) is fitting. “I Loved Her First” is a great country ballad for this dance as well.

Some brides choose to have a few line dances as a part of the party, and the Cupid Shuffle fits this well. Some other line dance songs include the Cha Cha or The Electric Slide, if you prefer older music.

Reception Decor for a Burgundy and Gold Wedding

Golden chargers or white plates on golden chargers make a great table setting. Some brides will add golden flatware as well. A burgundy or gold napkin is appropriate for the table setting as well. Clear glasses with golden accents on the rim are also appropriate.

Golden vases or clear glass jars filled with burgundy coloured flowers and greenery make great centrepieces for a burgundy and gold wedding reception.

Brides can’t have enough sheer fabric with lights wrapped inside, and this is an elegant way to decorate for a reception. This is especially true for golden sheer fabric, which should be accented with burgundy ribbon or greenery.

Burgundy and Gold Wedding Ideas

With a beautiful, burgundy & gold colour palette, today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Courtney Bowlden Photography and Wedding Wise pulls in a hint of winter without being overly seasonal and manages to create a vintage look while still being modern!

Burgundy wedding invitation suite | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Jenny Packham beaded wedding dress | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Burgundy and gold wedding ideas | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
XOXO | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Jenny Packham beaded wedding dress | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Burgundy and gold wedding cake | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Delicate bridal headband | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pomegranate and champagne | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Modern wedding ceremony decor | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Burgundy cake topper | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Burgundy and gold wedding reception | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Burgundy and gold place setting | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Burgundy and gold wedding inspiration | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Burgundy boutonniere | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Pomegranate and champagne | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Jenny Packham wedding dress | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Burgundy bridal bouquet | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Heels with bows | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/
Jenny Packham wedding dress | Courtney Bowlden Photography | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/

There is so much to love about this burgundy editorial, starting with the styling of the stunning bride. That Jenny Packham dress is just divine and the bows on her heels couldn’t be any cuter. The juxtaposition of an opulent table design against a minimalist backdrop is super chic and did you see the edible flowers created for the cake topper? It’s a work of art!

Credits: Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography // Design & Coordination: Wedding Wise // Rentals: Vintage Ambiance & Grand Event Rentals // Floral Design: Il Bel Fiore // Hair & Makeup: Yessie Makeup Artistry // Cake: Tanya’s Take on Cake // Invitations & Paper Goods: Ink Allure // Wedding Dress & Headband: Jenny Packham from Dress Theory // Shoes: Essence Menbur from Nordstrom // Models: Seattle Models Guild // Venue: Fremont Foundry in Seattle.



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