“And the Oscar goes to….”
So maybe we didn’t get to attend the Oscars, but you can still incorporate that “Oscar Gold” into your wedding or special event. Gold adds richness and warmth to everything, it illuminates and enhances other things around it using it as a neutral to allow you to add additional color(s).
Watching the Oscars inspired us to make a few suggestions for adding “Oscar Gold” at your event.
Best Dressed(Your Dress)
Let’s talk fashion. If you want to wear a traditional white or off-white dress, you can still wear your Gold on your feet with a gorgeous pair of heels. If accessorizing with gold on your feet is not the style you were looking for on your wedding day, consider gold jewelry. Gold is used to show royalty. Let your inner Queen be shown to the world on your special day. Keep your jewelry light and elegant, too much gold can take focus away from your beautiful dress.
Some modern brides choose to wear more than one dress on their special day which may include a traditional dress for the ceremony and a shorter or more form fitting party dress for the reception. A gold or champagne colored dress could be an elegant option for the second dress.
Best Supporting Actress(Your Bridesmaids)
Every star has an entourage. On your wedding day, it is your bridesmaids, the friends and family that have been with you through it all. So not only do you want to look magnificent on your day but you want them to look just as good. A darker shade of gold is deep and warm and may pair well with some darker accent color like crimson, hunter green, or navy. If that is too dark for your palate, you can try a lighter shade such as champagne which may better allow you to mix brighter hues with that such as pinks.
Best ‘Set Design’(Your Décor)
Décor is a highly anticipated part of any wedding or special event. The glitter of gold is sure to catch the eye in a variety of ways. One way to set a mood and make your reception space inviting is the use of up lighting. Ambiant up lighting in a warm amber will set a soft, romantic glow to cast the “Oscar Gold” hue for your event. Also consider the use of gold on your tables with a variety of options for gold linens. There are many options for gold linens with softer tones in mattes like lamours, taffetas and benagalines or go for the shiny option with brassy gold threads, sequins or beading.
The After Party (The Cocktail Reception)
When serving passed hors d’oeuvres, we suggest using gold trays to pass them on. You may also find items where you can sprinkle edible gold luster dust to make the food sparkle.
Champagne is a signature beverage of Oscar night and is also a great ingredient for many specialty cocktails.
We would like to suggest The Champagne Etoile. Just follow the simple recipe below to make your own.
The Champagne Etoile
1 cup sugar (or 3/4 cup agave)
1 cup water
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
Bourbon of your liking (we used OOLA)
Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled
Lemons, cut into wedges
Combine the sugar, water, bean and seeds in small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature and discard the bean.
For one cocktail, add a shot of bourbon and two tablespoons vanilla bean syrup to a chilled champagne flute. Fill to the top with prosecco. Squeeze lemon juice into glass and drop rind in. Serve.
Whatever you choose to incorporate, you don’t have to be in Hollywood to be a star. We like to make sure everyone is a star of their own event.
Jessica Burke http://www.jessicaburke.com/
Erin Hearts Court http://erinheartscourt.com/