Flower Friday: How Black & Gold Translate Into Flowers

It recently has come to our attention that a few of our local brides have a difficult time translating specific color schemes into their wedding floral vision. And so today we thought it would be fun to address one such color scheme!

Metal tones are in right now and they also have some longevity to them with classic timeless characteristics. Gold specifically has made a big come back in all things fashion, including wedding and bridal!  And many brides are using this metal in their color schemes.  Then there is the always given staple of black … a color of true timelessness. So anchored as a core color that we often dub something the “new” black, as if the “old” black could possibly escape our attention for more than a fashion minute or two. But how do flowers translate when black and gold are used as core wedding colors?

Here we have the Vera Wang brand leading the way with this color scheme, softening up the black foundation with some soft blush and ivory blooms. The tones in the Juliet English Garden roses and in the ivory Lily of the Valley can pull gold a bit if considered carefully and that is why it works!

We loved both of these arrangements and how these florists translated this color scheme setting a natural tone and playing up some color. On the left we have something more classic and neutral, paired up with natural earth tones and designed in a earthy way with a focal point on ivory blooms, but then a twist, some natural elements get painted black and gold and it becomes that much better! Created by Vintage My Wedding and photographed by Love is a Big Deal. Then we have a punch of color, and this could be the only added in color in your wedding, it doesn’t have to be part of the color scheme per say, outside of floral that is. We love the use of darker hot and rich pinks added to the black and gold elements. Created by Floriade Florist and shot by Kallima Photo.

Love this gorgeous bouquet paired with a gold gown and easily translated into a black ensemble with those darling Anemone’s with dark centers. Photographed by Brumley & Wells. Or how about this simple and classy cake that is adorned by a sprig of  berries works so simply and perfectly! Photographed by Jose Villa.

Absolutely adore this classic Martha Stewart bouquet that holds some soft tones mixed with some bold dark ones! We can picture this floral ensemble easily used in a black & gold affair.

Last but not least a look at a darling boutonniere showcasing gold as the primary color and accented in black, bloomed in a white spray rose, dusty miller foliage to neutralize, and a bit of dark blue scabiosa, from Once Wed. Or this gorgeous bouquet filled with amazing white peonies! Who doesnt like peonies?! This bouquet uniquely showcases some black foliage too, something that should be done with some expertise behind it or it could veer gothic rather than classic. Created by Adornments and photographed by One love.

We hope this Flower Friday has just given you a touch of inspiration into the potential behind a classic and timeless color scheme and how that translates into floral options! It can be done, shouldn’t be scary, and holds many possibilities! Have a great weekend!