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.