39 Elegant Marbled Wedding Ideas
Marble detailing and accents can add modern flair and a sleek edge to your big day. Whether in the classic gray-and-white form most commonly found in nature (and many kitchen islands) or a colorful marble blend, there's no wrong way to add the streaky, stylish pattern to your wedding. Consider starting out with marbleized paper lining your stationery suite's envelopes or using a photo-like rendering of the natural stone printed on your paper goods. Keep it going by getting real. Renting furniture made of the actual stone, calligraphing tiles to use instead of traditional paper escort cards, or using pieces of the material to up your centerpieces and overall table décor are all great ways to do just that. And why not mimic its form in an edible way on your wedding cake or cookies given out as favors. We think these colorful, marbleized macarons by Tessa Huff of Style Sweet CA would be too sweet an idea to pass up for a dessert buffet.
The symbolism behind marble is quite fitting for a wedding, too. Marble, the rock, is a sturdy material often used in sculptures, home interiors, and construction. Weaving in something often tied to art, beautiful spaces, and strong foundations is a great idea on your wedding day.
As for marbleized paper—well, it's often hand-made and one-of-a-kind. It can take two colors and swirl them together in a seemingly effortless way. And since a marriage is the blending of two people and their families, why not celebrate with a visual representation of that very act?
If you can go the custom route, think about having tables fabricated to look like marble. These were hand-painted, but can you even tell?
Marble and Gold
Paper Heart Patisserie made a cake that's almost too beautiful to eat. Gold leaf shimmers on this Carrara-like confection are the perfect finishing touch.
Hot Off the Press
It's hard to believe this is just paper, but Amber Moon Design incorporated a black-and-white marble design into this gold-accented stationery suite.
Center of Attention
Marbled candles can add lots of dimension to a table, particularly when paired with flowers in the same color palette.
Please Be Seated
A Rockin' Idea
Who needs paper when you have small slabs of marble? Work with your calligrapher on one-of-a-kind escort cards, like these penned by Anne Robin.
Calder Clark dreamed up a Calacatta-style dance floor for a tented reception.
A Solid Base
Buttercream Bakeshop covered the bottom tier of this traditional wedding cake with a blue-and-white marbled pattern.
Up in the Air
Balloons mean it's a party and these swirly ones are extra fun. Use a bundle of the inflatables to signal the entrance to the festivities or to flank you as a ceremony set-up.
On the Table
How about these metallic-and-marble candle holders? Christine Cater dressed up simple taper candles in one easy step.
This flower-free cake by Flour & Flourish puts the focus on the marble-like finish, done in a soft coral color.
A pair of marbled chocolate truffles make for a sweet welcome gift. We love these by Buttercream Bakeshop.
Trays for Days
Any simple tray used to pass appetizers or beverages can easily be dressed up with a paper liner. In this case, it was a realistic marble design.
A Shapely Cake
Marble can be even more graphic when covering a hexagonal wedding cake, like this one by Baked Seattle.
Set the Tables
Mix up your place settings by setting the scene with veiny plates.
Here's an idea that's twice as nice: marbled macarons by Sweetleemade atop a thin piece of the actual stone.
The swirled linens positioned across the table showcase the patern and how it complements the blue linen underneath.
Numbered slabs of marble were used as table numbers and other small pieces were stacked nearby to give tealights a platform to sit on.
For the Invite
Haley Winn designed paper sleeves with an all-over marbleized print to tuck the invitation into.
Go subtle with just one hint of marble—as the liners to your envelopes—like in this suite by Paperzest.
A Welcome Sign
Oh So Sweet
The subtle addition of a soft aqua accented by gold veins on this cake by Crushcakes has us swooning.
A Tactile Invitation
Bliss and Bone incorporated hand-marbled paper into this chic invitation which also featured leather, skinny ribbon, and a bold and modern combination of typography. The result? A graphic accent.
At their Italian wedding, this couple gave out rosemary salt, truffle oil, and a nice cotton dish towel, packaged in a classic black and white marble pattern.
Dining in Style
At this couple's intimate vow renewal, a table of four was set with gold flatware, white plates, acacia chargers, crystal glasses, and marble slabs that served as placemats.
Here, guests' table assignments were penned onto hexagonal marble tiles, which were arranged in a honeycomb style on an black table for an elegant contrast.
With drink descriptions displayed on a marble poster board, guests at this wedding chose among three signature drinks: a mojito with lavender, fresh lemonade with mint leaves, and a Wycliff Brut Champagne and St-Germain combination with an orange twist. The mixed calligraphy styles were courtesy of Anne Robin.
An Inspired Tablescape
This couple incorporated a myriad blue shades into their tablescape. The hand-cut, heptagon-shaped menus with the couple's monogram featured a royal blue marbled backdrop which was echoed in the pillar candles used as centerpieces.
Green Marbled Boxes
This bride gave out trinkets in boxes wrapped in malachite-print paper, tied with gold cord, and adorned with a sprig of rice flowers. Though malachite and marble aren't the same material, the green stone's natural pattern mimics marbled paper.
Iced Cookie Favors
Guests left this wedding with a sweet treat: sugar cookies iced with marbled fondant resembling Italian tiles from Rose Cakes.
Calligraphed marble tiles (by Anne Robin) reserved the VIP's seats at this ceremony.