A Timeless Color Palette That Will Never Go Out of Style

Elegant white-and-gold design and décor ideas for your nuptials.

If you want to design your big day around a timeless color palette of white and gold, discover 22 ways to use vanilla and gilt décor elements in your wedding ceremony and reception!

Photo: Amy Anaiz Photography

One of the most popular wedding colors is white – after all, it's the hue chosen for most bridal gowns, so why wouldn't you want to include it in your décor? Another popular choice is gold as it's a warm metal that has a regal feel to it. When combining the two – white and gold – the result is magical. Since the colors are fairly neutral, the palette works for a ceremony and/or reception in any season and also complements a variety of styles and venue types.

Couples desiring a natural, laid-back wedding in a garden-like venue can accent the greenery and fresh blooms with white and gold décor that won't overpower the beauty of the natural landscape; on the opposite spectrum, pairs wanting a glamorous soirée can make a stunning ballroom even more beautiful with gilt-backed chairs with ivory cushions, sequined table linens, and elegant centerpieces showcasing alabaster blooms with leaves dipped in gold. Just like choosing a white bridal gown, you really can't go wrong with a white-and-gold wedding color palette.

For more ideas, discover 22 ways to use white and gold décor elements in your wedding ceremony and reception below. View additional inspiration by clicking on each photo to see more from these real weddings

1. Wedding Dress
bride and groom kiss back of wedding dress white and gold wedding ideas
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Floral & Event Design by Bob Gail Events

2. Bridesmaid Gowns
bridesmaids in gold sequin low back bridesmaid dresses white and gold wedding ideas
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; Floral Design by Lilla Bello; Planning & Design by Sterling Engagements; Rentals by Luxe Linen

3. Bridesmaid Gifts
Monogrammed Gold Tumblers
Photo by Nakai Photography

4. Wedding Bouquet
Bridal Bouquet with Gold Touches
Photo by Nakai Photography

5. Wedding Invitations
White & Gold Wedding Invitations
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

6. Headpiece/Hair Accessories
Gold and Silver Headpiece
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

7. Flower Girl Dress
Sequin Flower Girl Dress
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

8. Ceremony Program
Gold & White Wedding Program
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

9. Aisle Runner
Custom Gold Aisle Runner
Photo by Kimberly Jarman Photography

10. Ceremony Décor
Gold Chairs for Guests at Ceremony
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

11. Seating Chart
Grand Seating Chart
Photo by J. Cogliandro Photography

12. Cocktail Hour Menu
Gold Wedding Cocktail Menu
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

13. Reception Chairs
Ivory & Gold Reception Décor
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina; Linens by Luxe Linen; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

14. Escort Cards
Rustic Nest Place Card Holders
Photos by Thisbe Grace Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

15. Reception Table Linens
White & Pink Rose Crystal Centerpiece
Photo by Jeff Tisman Photography; Rentals by Nüage Designs

16. Menu Card
Laser-Cut Menu
Photo by Carasco Photography

17. Table Name Card
Mythical White & Gold Table Name
Photo by McLellan Style

18. Sweetheart Table
Tufted Sweetheart Couch
Photo by Kimberly Jarman Photography

19. Cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcakes with Gold Flakes
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

20. Wedding Favors
Personalized Lighters
Photo by Liz Banfield and Adrienne Page

21. Wedding Cake
Gold & White Wedding Cake
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

22. Dance Floor Décor & Confetti
Festive Confetti Drop
Photo by J. Cogliandro Photography

For more wedding ideas and inspiration, discover what you need the morning of your wedding, find out what you don't want to forget while planning, and view hundreds of real weddings here.