Jewel tones are rich and luxurious, and that is exactly what comes to mind in this wedding shoot. From the lovely settee to the absolutely stunning bouquet and floral arrangements, elegance and style are at the forefront.
Ruby, lilac, red, blue and more stand out as colours you’ll want to see more of in your wedding! Take inspiration and get ready for a wedding ceremony and reception that spells incredible!
Details for a Jewel Toned Wedding
If brides are planning an autumn wedding, jewel tones are perfect for the occasion! Jewel tones are rich and vibrant, and they are very elegant. They also vary from some traditional autumn colours. These hues include emerald green, citrine yellow, sapphire blue, and so much more. Think of colours utilised in jewellry, and those are your jewel tones.
Choose from a variety of colour palettes when planning a Jewel Toned wedding, and they don’t have to be the typical orange, red, or yellow associated with fall. Get creative and imagine the colours in your jewellry box!
What to Look for in a Venue for a Jewel Toned Wedding
When choosing a venue for a Jewel Toned wedding, it is important to find one with a colour scheme that won’t clash with the jewel tones you plan to use. Look for a venue with walls in neutral colours such as off-white or even a very mellow yellow.
You can also choose an outdoor venue for a Jewel Toned wedding. This is perfect because you can utilise the decor of Mother Nature, adding jewel tones wherever you’d like.
When renting a venue, it is always important to ask about any extras added to the rental price of the venue. Extras such as linens or furniture can save you some dough and free up other items on your budget.
Colour Palette for a Jewel Toned Wedding
There are multiple ways to plan a palette for a Jewel Toned wedding. Some brides will start with burgundy, then add cream, mauve, or deep blues to the palette. You can also pair emerald green with burgundy for a pop of unexpected colour. Bridesmaids can wear different coloured dresses and even black as a part of the palette. It’s your choice!
Orange is a perfect jewel tone, you can add citrine yellow to this as well as cream and navy blue. Dark teal is also a rich colour that may be added to either a burgundy palette or one with citrine yellow.
Food for a Jewel Toned Wedding
When it comes to food, brides aren’t very restricted at a Jewel Toned wedding. However, since it is autumn, you may want to provide some foods associated with the harvest. This often includes a number of vegetables, pumpkin pie or other treats made with pumpkin, and perhaps roasted chicken or salmon.
Some brides opt for a salad bar (this would represent the harvest of fresh vegetables as well). However, a really unique idea is a baked potato bar. Provide any number of toppings, so even the most particular of guests can find something they enjoy at the reception.
Budget for a Jewel Toned Wedding
A Jewel Toned wedding need not be one that breaks the bank! Use less expensive fabrics and bridesmaid dresses while noting the exquisite colours of the wedding. All brides want flowers to be a part of the day, and you may want to devote a great deal of your budget to the floral order.
You can use fabric such as tulle or organza to drape over decor. This fabric is well-made but rarely expensive, and it can provide the colours of the theme without having to spend a great deal. Again, be sure to ask the venue representative about items included in the rental price. You can save a great deal on items such as furniture rental and linen rentals when the venue provides these things.
Wedding Dresses for a Jewel Toned Wedding
Traditional dresses are always appropriate for any wedding theme, but the elegance of a formal wedding gown is always well-suited to a Jewel Toned wedding and its elegant colours. Many brides choose a formal gown with or without sleeves for the occasion. A formal dress with a fitted bodice and a long train fits very well with the Jewel Toned wedding theme.
However, some brides are opting for dresses that are in blush pinks or ivory. Antique white has also become a highly popular choice for weddings, and fits perfectly with the Jewel Toned wedding theme.
Groom Style for a Jewel Toned Wedding
Grooms can choose from a multitude of suits for the big day with a Jewel Toned wedding theme. Black tuxedos are always appropriate for an elegant wedding theme, but they are especially fitting for a Jewel Toned wedding.
Of course, some grooms opt for a dark navy tuxedo as it pairs with rich hues so well. A matching vest and long tie really add to the elegance of the event. Some grooms, particularly those in fall weddings, are opting for a tan Sunday suit. This would contrast perfectly with the Jewel Toned wedding, adding to the brightness of the day.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Jewel Toned Wedding
Many autumn weddings feature a wedding cake that is simple, with only a couple of tiers and simple additions. Some brides decide on scrollwork or use fondant and add jewel toned ribbon for the decorations.
You can opt for a naked cake that is topped with sugared fruit or flowers as a topping. The naked cake is great for autumn weddings when temperatures are still fairly warm; you won’t have to worry that the icing could melt. Although the cakes are considered naked, they still offer a great bit of icing between layers – perfect for those with a sweet tooth but who don’t care for rich, sugary icing.
Ceremony Decor for a Jewel Toned Wedding
The ceremony decor for a Jewel Toned wedding can be as elaborate or as simple as you’d like. It’s a good idea to utilise lots of light fabrics in your colour palette – particularly tulle and organza – in order to add lots of Jewel Toned ceremony decor elegantly.
You may want to drape this fabric across arbours or arches and hang twinkling lights from the wooden structure. Lights under the sheer fabric add a romantic glow to the jewel tones of the theme. Use lots of floral arrangements for the ceremonial decor. Garlands can be draped from a ceremonial arch for an elegant look.
Reception Decor for a Jewel Toned Wedding
Much of the same decor can be used at the reception as for the ceremony when choosing a Jewel Toned wedding theme. Round tables draped with table linens in the same tones as those used in the ceremony will lend an elegant look to the reception hall, and mixing and matching the colours will be unique and eye-catching.
Floral centrepieces in copper or gold vases can adorn the tables, and you may want to add ferns or other greenery to the reception hall as well.
Exquisite Jewel-toned Bridals
This bridal session inspiration shoot from Justina Bilodeau Photography is jewel-toned perfection! The blooms! Oh my goodness the floral designs with Minka Flowers are exquisite and when combined with an elegant setting and beautiful wedding dress it all creates some remarkable bridal session magic.
Wasn’t that a stunning bridal session? Jewel tones are so perfect for fall – I just can’t get enough of them. They’re a fresh and feminine take on an autumnal colour palette!
Credits: Photography: Justina Bilodeau Photography // Floral Designs: Minka Flowers // Wedding Dress: Saja // Headpieces: All About Romance // Hair & Makeup: Janeen Jones // Filmscans: Alpine Film Lab // Venue: Cabot Mill Antiques in Brunswick, Maine.