Gold and Blue

Gold and blue are two striking colours that can offer a truly amazing theme for a wedding. Granted, you do need to be a bit of a daring bride to go down this route, particularly since in summer couples tend to gravitate towards garden party themes, with subtle, pastel colours.

Linen and Silk, however, adores a bride that breaks the rules and, if you are planning a city chic affair, then toying with these two colours could give you a really dramatic look that will set you aside as THE couple who had THE most stylish wedding of the year… or, actually, ever…!

The inspiration comes from the recent Rosa Clará catwalk at the Barcelona Bridal Week. This stunning Harmoni dress from the pre-collection 2012 is in fact beige, but with the right accessories it can turn into a beautiful Grecian number that will give you an ethereal look. I absolutely love the floaty look that the silk voile will give to your figure.

This dress is truly an attention grabber, so when it comes to your accessories, remember – less is more! A simple gold and blue bracelet, intricate hair accessories, or even a long gold necklace with a blue pendant will not detract attention from your dress and will ensure that your features and silhouette are still the focus.

If you are truly daring, Mac offers some amazing blue and gold make up. But remember, bold colours require a pro make up artist, so unless you have a background in beauty, don’t attempt to do your own make up with these colours. A professional artist will know how to play them so that the light is still reflecting in the right places, and so that the intensity of your make up is dependent on the time of the day you get married and on the natural light of the day. All these details, believe me, will have a tremendous effect on your wedding pictures.

Image credits:

Wedding dress – by Rosa Clara on You&Your Wedding // Freshwater eyeshadow by Mac // Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Pure Show by Mac // Juicy Couture sequin clutch @ Selfridges // Giuseppe Zanotti gold sandals @ Selfridges // Something Blue N.58 Swarovski Flower Hair Pin in Sapphire, Aquamarine and Gold @ Etsy US