This color combination is the epitome of glamorous.
Magenta is a color full of bold romance. It's redder than purple, but still deeper than pink, and the hue has been known to symbolize passion. While you can employ the shade in small doses and temper it with a more muted palette on your wedding day, you can also go in an entirely different direction. Pair it with a metallic partner in big, generous splashes, and your wedding's color scheme is sure to make a statement. Gold is elegant, regal, and enchanting—what better way to bring in a dose of celebratory shine and shimmer? Combine gilded tones with magenta and you'll create a look that's worthy of your most dramatic day.
Here, we've styled a number of wedding details using magenta and gold. As you'll see, the personality-packed color combo makes for some gorgeous inspiration. For your bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces, lush and saturated blooms contrast beautifully against gilded foliage. For invitations bound to excite your guests, a magenta-and-gold stationery suite is a stunning option. And, when it comes to sweets, the colorscape will make your desserts all the more splendid.
To really up the ante, consider infusing the colors into your beauty and fashion looks, too. We've included some dazzling accessorizes to doll yourself up with. Might we recommend sporting a magenta lip to complement them? Scroll down to get a better understanding of just how incredible these colors look together.
Gilding the stems and leaves of roses used in centerpieces (as seen above) gives off a sense of otherworldly opulence.
Put a Cherry on Top
These grab-and-go desserts are essentially cake pops. But they're the most sophisticated version your wedding guests may ever see. We coated chocolate-cake balls with marzipan, then gave them a distinctive cherry shape and a flawless finish by "airbrushing" them with tinted cocoa butter. A wooden "stem" (a skewer soaked in hot water and then wrapped around a jar to dry, giving it a slight bend) and a gum-paste leaf, coated in edible luster dust, double as a handle. Each treat sits atop an almond-shortbread cookie.
Go for a Chic Suite
Gleaming gold and dark-pink hues are softened by the warmth of pale-gray stationery in this sleek suite. The colors of the lettering, the gold beveled edges, and the coordinating envelope liners combine for a simple yet stylish effect. We turned to stationer bell'Invito's online custom service to design the engraved invites and reply cards (price upon request, bellinvito.com); the "Digital Bespoke" templates are user-friendly and easy to customize, with a variety of printing, font, and paper options that compare to those of traditional custom stationers.
Put on the Glitz
A bouquet of rich blooms, tied with a wide magenta ribbon, is a bold bridal choice. To take it over the top, try the Midas touch: Use floral spray paint to gild the leaves and stems. Add a classic clutch that's just big enough to hold your day-of essentials, and kick up your heels to reveal a glittering gold boot. This pair is comfortable enough for dancing all night.
Cut the Drama
Simple tiers of cake, covered in smooth white fondant, are a perfect and elegant blank canvas. Bring those magenta blooms with gilded leaves into play here as well, for a showstopping cake-cutting moment. We used food-safe roses and gum-paste leaves, and coated them with edible luster dust. Add even more shimmer with gold dessert plates for an easy luxe touch.
Philippe Deshoulieres "Carat Gold" Coffee Saucers, $85 each, fxdougherty.com.