Cheers to the season’s perfect color palette: mixed metals.
by Danielle Bouchat-Friedman · Photography by Stacy Hart
What color combo is all the rage? It’s the shimmery, sophisticated synthesis of cool copper, rose gold and a dash of blissful blue. These hues are perfect for a modern spring ceremony, formal summer bash or even a casual, late-summer wedding. Need a little help pulling it all together? Get all the inspiration (and advice) you need below.
“I love how easily natural elements such as marble, wood and copper paired alongside silks, velvet and vintage crystal pieces create an understated, elegant look that doesn’t say ‘too rustic’ or ‘too ballroom.’ Soften up any space with loose florals and greenery.”
—Nikki Chambers, wedding planner/designer, élevée events & paper
“I tell my brides at their makeup trial that my goal is to have them feel like themselves at their absolute best. To recreate Heather’s flawless glow, moisturize skin and top with a primer (an instant skin smoother) before applying a luminous foundation. To tame Chris’ long hair, we used R+Co’s Continental Glossing Wax and Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray to prevent frizz while maintaining a light hold.”
—Tonia Marisa, owner, Ooh la la! The Makeup Studio
“I am a huge fan of heavy cocktail hour food—it allows couples to have creative offerings and helps ensure nobody is drinking on an empty stomach. We love to have a stationary table in addition to passed hors d’oeuvres. The passed bites create a higher-end feeling and are a great kick off to the celebration.”
—Kathy McDonald, director of catering, La Vida Hospitality Group
Location: The Covered Bridge Inn, Lewes, Del.
Styling: Nikki Chambers, élevée events & paper
Makeup and Hair: Ooh la la! The Makeup Studio, (302) 622-9425
Gown and Tuxedo: Maggie Sottero (style Lisette), $1,749; Michael Kors Sterling Suit, $1,400; available at Brides 2 Be By Hope Mitchell
Bridal jewelry: Mariana jewelry, available at Ooh la la! The Makeup Studio; engagement ring and band are bride’s own
Models: Chris and Heather Brady
Acrylic invite, RSVP card and envelopes; marble hexagon place cards; acrylic signage and menu; table number and vintage stamps: Lewes Lettering Co.
Crossback chairs, King’s table, linens, champagne flutes and dishes: Dover Rent All Tents & Events
Flatware, candlesticks, marble cake stand and velvet chesterfield sofa: White Glove Rentals
Floral Design: Floral Events by Sherri
Rosé: Country Bloom, Harvest Ridge Winery
Three-tiered cake with sugar flowers: Carolina Sugar Fairy
Cheese and charcuterie board: La Vida Hospitality Group