A Timeless Color Palette That Will Never Go Out of Style

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

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
White wedding dress with gold sequins
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Floral & Event Design by Bob Gail Special Events

2. Bridesmaid Gowns
bride with bridesmaids in gold sequin bridesmaid dresses
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; Floral Design by Lilla Bello; Planning & Design by Sterling Engagements; Rentals by Luxe Linen

3. Bridesmaid Gifts
Gold glitter tumbler glass with monogram ribbon gift
Photo by Nakai Photography

4. Wedding Bouquet
White wedding bouquet with gold baby's breath
Photo by Nakai Photography

5. Wedding Invitations
white and gold wedding invitation with pretty gold foil ceci new york
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Invitations by Ceci New York

6. Headpiece/Hair Accessories
pretty wedding headpiece gold and white floral design
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

7. Flower Girl Dress
Gold sequin flower girl dress with white underlay
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

8. Ceremony Program
White and gold ceremony programs
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Invitations & Stationery by Ceci New York

9. Aisle Runner
White and gold monogram aisle runner
Photo by Kimberly Jarman Photography; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company

10. Ceremony Décor
white wedding decor gold accents timeless color palette
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

11. Seating Chart
White and gold die cut wedding seating chart
Photo by J. Cogliandro Photography

12. Cocktail Hour Menu
Gold and white menu at cocktail hour bar
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

13. Reception Chairs
ballroom wedding ceremony with white and gold reception chairs chameleon chair collection
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography; Chairs by Chameleon Chair Collection; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina; Linens by Luxe Linen; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

14. Escort Cards
Bride and groom escort cards on table birds nest
Photos by Thisbe Grace Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

15. Reception Table Linens
Tracy Morgan wedding reception gold table linens glam decor
Photo by Jeff Tisman Photography; Rentals by Nüage Designs

16. Menu Card
ornate white and gold laser cut wedding menu card
Photo by Carasco Photography

17. Table Name Card
Gold sequin reception table with gold table name
Photo by McLellan Style

18. Sweetheart Table
White tufted wedding reception sweetheart table
Photo by Kimberly Jarman Photography

19. Cupcakes
Gold leaf on wedding cupcakes at reception
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

20. Wedding Favors
Wedding favors lighters with bride and groom's names
Photo by Liz Banfield and Adrienne Page

21. Wedding Cake
White wedding cake with gold foil decorations
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography

22. Dance Floor Décor & Confetti
Gold orb over wedding dance floor with metallic confetti
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.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy