Planning Your Palette | Gold

Aug 3

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This is the first post in a series I am excited to share with you on the topic of floral color palettes. Color palettes can make or break a design. Most brides have something in mind before reaching out to me, and I love hearing so many diverse ideas. My hope is this information is helpful in the color discovering process.

My focus will be on floral colors as opposed to whole wedding design colors. Of course, the two go hand in hand, but I wanted to make that note! Consider it a launching pad for your floral design dreams! Check out my post here for some thoughts on how to choose a palette. I will be focusing on a main color in each post and some wonderful options stemming (pun intended) from there!


Gold is a warm and rich color. It has a way of lightening a mood, and celebrating the earth tones like walking through a field of waist high grass. It can also bring the elegance and romance, making a soft statement, or pop as I like to say. Gold gets along quite well with neutral colors, but overall lends well to many paired color options. Some colors that first come to my mind to go with gold are taupe, peach, and mustard hues. For a boho style, gold is well highlighted with dried elements. I am including some of my favorite arrangements below that feature a key color of gold, with variations in their details.

The flower that is constant in each of these bouquets is a Gold rose. The flowers making up the rest of the palette vary between arrangements, or are used in a different proportion to the other colors and textures to achieve a desired look.

Minimal Modern Gold Statement

Gold Rose Focal

Supporting Palette Flowers: white spray rose with a gold center, peach garden rose, burnt orange rose, white ranunculus, with peach and orange ranunculus.

Bridesmaid Dress Colors: taupe, rust, steel blue, and grey of the same style with a pleated dress fabric

Bouquet Ribbon: taupe

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Arizona Modern Spring Wedding - the perfect bridal bouquet at an elegant and modern urban wedding at The Venue on Washington in Phoenix. The gold wedding flowers with peach and white in the wedding color palette was seen in the wedding flower arrangements, bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonniere, and bud vases of gold roses. The spring wedding flowers included roses, ranunculus, blue thistle, and greenery. Photos by Emily B. #wedding #springwedding #weddingflowers
Arizona Modern Spring Wedding - the perfect bridesmaid bouquets at an elegant and modern urban wedding at The Venue on Washington in Phoenix. The gold wedding flowers with peach and white in the wedding color palette was seen in the wedding flower arrangements, bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonniere, and bud vases of gold roses. The spring wedding flowers included roses, ranunculus, blue thistle, and greenery. Photos by Emily B. #wedding #springwedding #weddingflowers
Arizona Modern Spring Wedding - the perfect crushed velvet bridesmaid dresses at an elegant and modern urban wedding at The Venue on Washington in Phoenix. The gold wedding flowers with peach and white in the wedding color palette was seen in the wedding flower arrangements, bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonniere, and bud vases of gold roses. The spring wedding flowers included roses, ranunculus, blue thistle, and greenery. Photos by Emily B. #wedding #springwedding #weddingflowers

Photographer | Emily B Photo – Venue | The Venue on Washington – Dress | Luv Bridal – Hair and Makeup | Bridal4theWin


Romantic Rust-Orange Gold

Gold Rose Focal

Supporting Palette Flowers: white spray rose with gold center, muted pink roses, peach garden rose, buttery yellow stock, peach standard roses, taupe spray roses, brown lisianthus, tan textured foliage, and dried foliage

Bridesmaid Dress Colors: Champagne colored fabric worn in different dress styles

Bouquet Ribbon: burnt orange and gold

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DC Ranch Country Club Scottsdale Wedding - the perfect organic fall bridal bouquet featuring garden roses and ranunculus for a fall Arizona wedding. The muted fall wedding color palette was brought through in the wedding flower arrangements, wedding bouquets, wedding reception centerpiece flowers and wedding flowers. The burnt orange wedding flowers included a range of tan wedding flowers and peach fall wedding flowers. Photos by Daniel Kim. #weddingbouquets #fallwedding #weddingflowers #weddings
DC Ranch Country Club Scottsdale Wedding - the perfect organic fall bridesmaid bouquets featuring garden roses and ranunculus for a fall Arizona wedding. The muted fall wedding color palette was brought through in the wedding flower arrangements, wedding bouquets, wedding reception centerpiece flowers and wedding flowers. The burnt orange wedding flowers included a range of tan wedding flowers and peach fall wedding flowers. Photos by Daniel Kim. #weddingbouquets #fallwedding #weddingflowers #weddings

Photographer | Daniel Kim – Venue | The Country Club at DC Ranch – Planning | Coco Collective – Makeup | Creative Beauty – Hair | Sprinkle – DJ | Ramsey the Great – Earrings | RileyBea


Organic Free Flowing Gold

Gold Rose Focal

Supporting Palette Flowers: terra cotta sweet pea, red foliage, peach hypericum berries, blush large ranunculus, soft peach carnation, white scabiosa flowers, white and blush sweet peas, and Queen Anne’s lace

Bouquet Ribbon: gold

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Romantic Arizona Bridal Shoot - the perfect organic bridal bouquet for an Arizona bride and groom desert wedding. The colorful wedding color palette was seen in the bridal bouquet of white, gold, peach, red and blush wedding flowers. The spring wedding flowers included ranunculus, sweet peas, and scabiosa flowers at the Phoenix bridal shoot. Photos by MaryClaire.
#weddingbouquets #springwedding #weddingflowers #arizonawedding
Romantic Arizona Bridal Shoot - the perfect organic bridal bouquet for an Arizona bride and groom desert wedding. The colorful wedding color palette was seen in the bridal bouquet of white, gold, peach, red and blush wedding flowers. The spring wedding flowers included ranunculus, sweet peas, and scabiosa flowers at the Phoenix bridal shoot. Photos by MaryClaire.
#weddingbouquets #springwedding #weddingflowers #arizonawedding

Photographer | MaryClaire – Dress | Luv Bridal – Hair and Makeup | Sarah Stidham Beauty


Hints of Gold

I have also included some bouquets of brides who have decided on a gold color highlight in their floral palettes. I hope you enjoy the various gold hints. It’s a real favorite of mine!

Desert Inspired Boho Elopement

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Photographer | Carmela Joy – Makeup | Carolina Takahashi – Hair | Ellie Mulqueen – Dress | Luv Bridal – Suit | Nick’s Menswear – Rentals | AZ Retro Rentals 


Dark Moody Romantic

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Photographer | Marcea Corbin


Textured Olive Spring

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Photographer: Justin Douglas | Venue: Chateau de Vie | Planner: Riding Tandem


Colorful Fall Estate Wedding

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Photography | Rich Faiva – Coordinator | Riding Tandem – Venue | Gather Estate -Hair & Makeup | Bridal4theWin – Rentals | The Event Co. – Wedding Gown | Grace Style and Bridal – Bridesmaid Dresses | LuLus


Elegant Phoenix Art Museum Wedding

View More: http://tiffanyandryland.pass.us/jillian_sam_wedding_10-28-18

Photography | Tiffany and Ryland – Wedding Planner | Simply Beautiful Weddings – Venue | Phoenix Art Museum – Videographer | Blue Lemon Productions – Hair and Makeup | Kystal – Dress | Mariee Bridal Scottsdale – Bridesmaid Gowns | Adrianna Papell – Tuxedos | Nicks Menswear

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