A question from reader, Amanda…I’m getting married at the Newton White Mansion May 9, 2009.  My wedding is at 7 PM with ideally an outdoor ceremony and then we will move inside into an all glass atrium at the back of the house for the reception.  I know I want to incorporate the color gold (the chivari chairs that come with the place are gold) but I’m trying to determine the rest of the look.  I know I want something very classic.  I like to describe the idea of my wedding as Italian meets Gone with the Wind and I want a very simple, elegant, romantic feel to it.  Despite the time of the wedding, I’m not wanting it to be black-tie.

What do you guys think? Any ideas for a pretty, romantic (but not super-formal) color palette that incorporates gold?

Abby’s Answer…I found these gorgeous flowers (see below) on Modern Day Design’s site and thought that they were the perfect inspiration for this palette dilemma. I love the idea of using a mix of peaches and creams, accented with natural greens and even deeper browns. All of those hues. are a perfect compliment to gold and will only add to the elegance and richness of the venue…

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All florals by Modern Day Design, Khaki suite on Brides.com, Jewelry by Saylor Sage