Wedding WOW Factor: Be Gaudy And Just Gold Leaf It All

Gold can do so much for decor, bringing excitement and shimmer to what’s otherwise a bore.  (Hehe.)  Here, we’ve compiled a whole bunch of photos with a single common theme: gold leaf.  Some are barely touched by the mesmerizing foil, others engulfed by its rich, delicate shimmer.  I think it looks SPECTACULAR on EVERYTHING!

What do you think?

Careful: don’t gold leaf everything… you don’t want your guests walking around with golden behinds.  Gold leaf should accent your decor, not be your decor.

We begin with some rocks with gold leaf designs on them.  We think this is a great substitute for place cards.  Your guests will be super impressed with your fine motor skills!  (What do I mean?  Take a look at these directions and you’ll see: how to make them.


What you’ll need for this project: in addition to the smooth rock and gold leaf foil, you’ll need a brush, a really precise and slim pair of scissors (or x-acto knife), and some Double Tack Mounting Film.

Here are some more pretty pictures to encourage you…

Gold leaf branches and initial on rocks

Strips of gold leaf on smooth rocks

And now for more things made brilliant with gold leaf!  How about ON YOUR STRAWBERRIES?

Bowl of strawberries... with gold leaf specks!

This image is from The Carriage House Restaurant in the UK… a gold leaf framed mirror is ALWAYS a stunner.  It adds luxury to almost anything.

Lovely cake... but my eyes are drawn to that gold leaf frame

Now this, THIS IS GOLD LEAFING, courtesy of European Paint and Textures.  Don’t you just love staring at this? I can’t take my eyes off of it.  If I were invited to dinner at this residence (I wish), I think I’d come off a bit rude to the hosts, as I’d be straining my neck to oggle their shimmering ceiling.  To do this for your wedding, all you’ll need is a ladd … no I’m just kidding, this is BEYOND.  If you can do this to your ceiling and it fits with your motif, more power to you.

gold leaf CEILING!

Not enough gold leaf for you?  Then feast your eyes on this:

Shaw Penthouse in San Diego, gold leaf window

Shaw Penthouse in San Diego. gold leaf up in here.

And now, for our finale piece… you know them, you love them… the masters inspiration board makers…Snippet & Ink!  Take a page from this board if you’re looking for subtle, fantastic ways to infuse gold into your wedding day color scheme.

SnippetandInk's pale blue gold autumn pear rosettes wedding inspiration board

{Snippet & Ink photo credits:} Top row from left: gold leaf hair wreath by, gold-foil pear place card via 100 Layer Cake, blue trailer photo by Elizabeth Messina, Edgardo Bonilla dress on gold sofa from D Magazine
Row 2: escort cards in gold ribbon and branches from Martha Stewart Weddings, pale blue strapless dress by Samuelle Couture, gold banded wedding cake from Rebecca Thuss, gold pear still life by Matthew Mead Style
Row 3: tissue rosettes by A.Hana Design, lily bouquet with gold and blue ribbons by Ariella Chezar, gold and pale blue invitation suite from Martha Stewart Weddings

Label(s): {Color + Palettes}, {Details}, {DIY + Freebies}, {Floral + Decor}

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