Emerald Green and Gold Wedding Inspiration

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Are you looking for a regal color scheme for your wedding attire? Then emerald and gold could be perfect for you and your bridal party.

Emerald, named after the precious green gemstone, is a medium shade of green but can vary from bright to dark. Emerald is often associated with freshness and abundance in nature but, in years gone by, was also a symbol of prosperity. In fact, the emerald gemstone has long been considered a superior jewel.

Bright emerald looks fantastic against cool skin tones while darker emerald works better for warmer complexions. Ladies blessed with neutral skin can wear any shade of emerald and look amazing.

If you’re having trouble determining which shade of emerald flatters you best, take a look at the veins at your wrist. If they appear blue or purple, you have cool skin. If they appear green, you have warm skin. If the color is difficult to determine, you have neutral skin and can wear any shade of emerald you choose.

If you’re thinking about buying emerald and gold wedding attire, read on for some helpful hints and examples on what dresses might work best for your big day.

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How to Successfully Use Emerald and Gold in Your Wedding Attire

Using emerald green and gold as your signature wedding colors is perfect for any bride who wants a rich, elegant look for herself and her wedding party. There are many different ways to rock this regal color palette. You could:

  • Choose a pale gold wedding dress and have your bridal party wear emerald.
  • Choose an emerald wedding dress and have your bridal party wear gold.
  • Choose a traditional white or ivory dress and have your bridesmaids wear emerald and your maid of honor wear gold.
  • Choose a white and emerald dress and have your bridal party wear emerald with gold accessories for everyone.
  • Choose a white and gold dress and have your bridal party wear gold with emerald accessories for everyone.

No matter what color combo you choose, the key to making it work is ensuring you, as the bride, stand out far more than your bridesmaids. 

Here are some gorgeous emerald and gold wedding dresses that you’re sure to love for your special day.

5 Emerald and Gold Dresses for Your Wedding Day

More and more modern brides are bucking tradition and choosing to wear a colored wedding gown on their big day. If you want to make a statement or simply look amazing in green, choosing an emerald-hued wedding dress with gold accents will certainly get the job done.

While you may not be able to shop at a traditional bridal boutique there are many online options for purchasing your dream dress. Here are five amazing dresses in everything from traditional a-lines, to sheaths to ball gowns.

1. Best sparkly dress

embellished a line gown sage mac duggal nordstrom
Available at Nordstrom.com

2. Best princess dress

marys bridal emerald gold henris
Available at Henris.com

3. Best sheath dress

paul rekhi 5266 dress jewel green the dress warehouse
Available at Thedresswarehouse.com

4. Best strapless dress

jasz couture 7071 lace appliqued strapless sheath dress emerald gold couturecandy
Available at Couturecandy.com

5. Best embellished dress

off shoulder a line long prom dress the dress outlet
Available at Thedressoutlet.com

5 Elegant Emerald Dresses for Your Wedding Day

If you prefer solid green for your dress, you can add gold accessories such as a belt, a hair clip, shoes and jewelry to be in keeping with your emerald and gold theme. Here are five elegant emerald gowns that would look stunning when walking down the aisle.

1. Best traditional dress

colors long formal beaded prom dress emerald the dress outlet
Available at Thedressoutlet.com

2. Best metallic dress

one shoulder metallic ballgown camillelavie
Available at Camillelavie.com

3. Best low-cut dress

colors prom long sleeveless dress deep green the dress outlet
Available at Thedressoutlet.com

4. Best off-the-shoulder dress

cinderella divine cb050 dress emerald the dress warehouse
Available at Thedresswarehouse.com

5. Best sheath dress

true violet black label off shoulder fishtail maxi dress in emerald asos
Available at Asos.com

5 Gorgeous Gold Dresses for Your Wedding Day

If you want to be gorgeous in gold while your bridal party is elegant in emerald, here are five options that will be lovely for your wedding day.

1. Best mermaid dress

fully embellished and feather fitted mermaid gown gold andrea and leo
Available at Andrealeocouture.com

2. Best a-line dress

aidan mattox metallic off the shoulder gown gold bloomingdales
Available at Bloomingdales.com

3. Best sequin dress

floral sequin maxi fishtail tulle prom dress with half sleeve gold ever pretty
Available at Ever-pretty.com

4. Best long-sleeve dress

mac duggal metallic embellished gown vintage gold saksfifthavenue
Available at Saksfifthavenue.com

5. Best tea-length dress

gold satin midi dress cameron oliviabottega
Available at Oliviabottega.com

10 Gorgeous Emerald and Gold Bridesmaid Dresses

If you’re not wearing green and gold yourself, then it’s a lovely color palette for your bridal party. If you’ve chosen an emerald and gold color palette, but can’t find a dress you love for your bridesmaids that displays both hues, opt for an emerald dress with gold accessories such as shoes, jewelry, a clutch and even a belt, if it works with the style of the dress.

Another option is for you to wear a gold dress as the bride and have your bridesmaids wear emerald. Not only will your dress pop in pictures, but it will be visually stunning in person as well.

Here are some emerald and gold, plain emerald and plain gold options for your bridesmaids.

1. Best a-line dress

sleeveless grecian style bridesmaid dress for women dark green ever pretty
Available at Ever-pretty.com

2. Best princess dress

emerald green infinity dress zsshopdev etsy
Available at Etsy.com

3. Best embellished dress

mother of the bride long formal sleeveless dress hunter green thedressoutlet
Available at Thedressoutlet.com

4. Best halter dress

long formal fitted halter metallic prom dress emerald green the dress outlet
Available at Thedressoutlet.com

5. Best low-cut dress

https://www.essensedesigns.com/sorella-vita/dresses/9306/

6. Best convertible dress

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/747280239/multiway-gold-bridesmaid-dress-long-silk?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=gold+bridesmaid+dress&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&pro=1&edd=1&organic_search_click=1

7. Best classic dress

chiffon off the shoulder a line bridesmaid dress with ruffled bodice hunter green averyaustin
Available at Averyaustin.com

8. Best convertible dress

emerald green bridesmaid dress touchoflovebyalyssa etsy
Available at Etsy.com

9. Best high-low dress

womens stylish bodycon high low velvet party dress dark green ever pretty
Available at Ever-pretty

10. Best budget dress

sparkly bodice high low prom dresses for women dark green ever pretty
Available at Ever-pretty.com

5 Cute Emerald and Gold Flower Girl Dresses

If you have a daughter, niece or friend’s daughter you want to include in your wedding party, then finding the perfect flower girl dress to match your color scheme is essential. You can choose to have your flower girl wear solid emerald, a mixture of emerald and gold or a gold dress with emerald accents.

Here are five adorable dresses that will make your flower girl feel like a princess.

1. Best emerald dress 

emerald green long velvet girl dress wedding flower girl dress enme style etsy
Available at Etsy.com

2. Best princess dress

emerald green flower girl dress matching look etsy
Available at Etsy.com

3. Best emerald and gold dress 

emerald dress for girl mybabymerryus etsy
Available at Etsy.com

4. Best gold dress 

lace flower girl dress junior bridesmaids etsy
Available at Etsy.com

5. Best long-sleeved dress

emerald flower girl dress lace flower junior bridesmaid dress flower girl gown beautynaturedesign etsy
Available at Etsy.com

Emerald and Gold Wedding Accessories for the Bride

If you love the idea of wearing a traditional white or ivory gown but still want to add some emerald and gold to your bridal attire, accessories, jewelry and other accent pieces can help you to do just that.

From shoes and shawls to necklaces and even your wedding band, there are many ways to add this elegant color scheme to your overall bridal look.

Emerald and gold headpiece

kercisbeauty green beads headpiece with earings gold headband for brides hair accessories vintage wedding jewely handmade amazon
Available at Amazon.com

Emerald and gold hair comb

xerling wedding hair comb emerald hair accessories for bride bridal green rhinestone headpiece vintage pearl crystal hair comb amazon
Available at Amazon.com

Emerald and gold shoes

swarovski crystal emerald green gold bridal high heel luxury custom pointed leather pump court
Available at Etsy.com

Emerald and gold clutch

dark green gold crystal evening bag clutch purse with embroidered floral sequin lace etsy
Available at Etsy.com

Emerald shawl

luxury green organza wrap shawl bolero winter wedding shrug elegant accessory emerald green etsy
Available at Etsy.com

Emerald sash

emerald green sash obi belt bridesmaid sash satin swank etsy
Available at Etsy.com

Emerald and gold belt

emerald green sash wedding belt magnificencebridal
Available at Etsy.com

Emerald and gold engagement ring

18k yellow gold antique scroll three stone trellis lab diamond ring brilliantearth
Available at Brilliantearth.com

Emerald and gold wedding band

18k yellow gold emerald wedding band the natural emerald company
Available at Emeralds.com

Emerald and gold earrings

solid 14k 18k gold drop earrings green emerald earrings yvbardjewelry etsy
Available at Etsy.com

Emerald and gold necklace

emerald green necklace cubic zirconia stone dainty dangle charm gold rose gold vintage collection eunoiaselects etsy
Available at Etsy.com

 

10 Emerald and Gold Florals for the Bride and Bridesmaids

Every bride should not only choose a bouquet that is comfortable to hold but will also complement her wedding gown. Incorporating the right amount of emerald and gold into your bouquet is vital not only for looking your best as you walk down the aisle but for the all-important wedding pictures.

If you’re wearing an emerald dress, you’ll want to choose a bouquet that is primarily gold with emerald accents. If you’re wearing white, then your bouquet can be a mix of emerald and gold. If you’ve chosen a gold wedding dress, then your bouquet should go heavy on the emerald and light on the gold.

Another way to add some color is with floral headpieces. Perfect for outdoor and boho weddings, floral crowns and other headpieces look amazing in photographs.

Here are 10 gorgeous floral arrangements for your inspiration.

1. Best cascade bouquet

elegant cascading ivory emerald green gold bridal bouquet dark green cream babybreath wedding bouquet jsfloralllc etsy
Available at Etsy.com

2. Best round bouquet

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs5zTTUAy_R/

3. Best spring bouquet

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDE1_ySpLEj/

4. Best summer bouquet

golden bridal bouquet farahnovias floressenceflowers
Photo by Farah Novias

5. Best fall bouquet

emerald green sola flower bouquet wooden flower bouquet quinceneara bouquet etsy
Available at Etsy.com

6. Best winter bouquet

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1069482407/emerald-green-and-gold-quinceanera?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=Emerald+and+gold+bouquets&ref=sc_gallery-1-6&edd=1&plkey=b129c918dd78f8bf062658ae8d9b5640a930986c%3A1069482407

7. Best artificial bouquet

galm wedding bouquet sola wood flowers 20s wedding black wedding bouquet etsy
Available at Etsy.com

8. Best jewel bouquet

green crystal wedding brooch bridal bouquet emerald rhinestone custom bridesmaids bouquet wedding flowers dress prom fabric broach bouquet
Available at Etsy.com

9. Best floral crown

10. Best floral headband

emerald green and white headband flower headband green and gold etsy
Available at Etsy.com

10 Essential Emerald and Gold Groom and Groomsmen Accessories

An emerald and gold wedding theme should never exclude the groom and his groomsmen. That doesn’t mean the men need to be decked out in emerald and gold from head-to-toes, but the right accessories will tie everyone’s attire together.

From bow ties and socks to cufflinks and boutonnieres, there are many ways to incorporate emerald and gold into the men’s attire.

1. Bowtie

emerald green velvet gold leather bowtie pocket square hanky osunworld etsy
Available at Etsy.com

2. Necktie 

green and gold designer tie georgeneale etsy
Available at Etsy.com

3. Vest

barry wang gold green black purple blue teal big floral silk mens waistcoat v neck vintage vest tie menshirtco etsy
Available at Etsy.com

4. Socks

tiemart mens solid color socks amazon
Available at Amazon.com

5. Pocket Square

handkerchief pocket square green with gold metallic swirls holidaybowties etsy
Available at Etsy.com

6. Suspenders

dark emerald green 25mm elastic y back suspenders braces gold golden metal clips for men osunworld etsy
Available at Etsy.com

7. Boutonniere 

hunter green boutonniere organic sun ball rustic wedding boutanniere groomsmen wedding uniqueminashop etsy
Available at Etsy.com

8. Necktie and sock set

groommen socks and ties emerald green socks emerald green velvet tie gestgear etsy
Available at Etsy.com

9. Tie bar

gold align tie bar
Available at Thetiebar.com

10. Cufflinks

gold green vintage cufflinks illiciumlondon etsy
Available at Etsy.com