Wedding Inspiration: Sparkle and Shimmer

January 02, 2015

Though most New Year’s festivities have passed, I thought I would recognize this first weekend of January with a little glitz and glitter. New Year’s Eve and January 1st are traditionally greeted with splashes of gold, black, and silver, and I have found a plethora of weddings incorporating that very theme!

Rather than focusing on a specific palette, however, I decided to home in on shimmery, glittery weddings as a whole. New Year’s Eve is a semi-popular date for nuptials, but if you love the sparkly wedding concept, you can borrow inspiration from New Year’s anytime of the year.

For starters, make your goodies memorable with some glitter and shine –either the edibles themselves, or their wrappers and stands:

Glitter Candle Holder
Image via The 36th Avenue

Glitter Cake Pops
Image by Her BOLD Events

New Years Cake Pops
Image by SheWanders via Ruffled Blog

WedLuxe Cake
Image by Crimson Photos via WedLuxe

Glitter Macarons
Image by Just for Love Photography via Oh It’s Perfect!

Doesn’t it all look too perfect to eat? (And can you believe those glitter macarons?!)

If you are indeed partial to sparkle, showing a little creativity with your decor is an obvious option:

Champagne Sparkly Tablecloth
Image via Arcadia Wedding Design Etsy

DIY Fringe
Image via The 36th Avenue

(You can get the tutorial for this DIY fringe here: DIY Fringe Tutorial.)

Confetti Balloon
Image by Jen O. Sullivan via The 36th Avenue

And if you are big on dramatic flair, consider an unforgettable getaway!

Fireworks Getaway
Image via Postcards and Pretties

You may like the idea of sparklers at your wedding (they make awesome photo props), but want something lower key than a sizzling send-off: here are some sparkler photo tips and ideas.

Of course, wedding apparel — yours or your bridal party’s — is always a great place to showcase the shimmer, as well…

Sparkly Bridesmaid Dresses
Image by Brooke Davis of Blush By B via Wedding Chicks

From all of us to you:
Happy New Year and Happy Wedding Planning!