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Gold Decor Accents that Wow

Event Planner: Rock 'N Events | Venue: A private estate in San Juan Capistrano | Photographer: William Innes

When it comes to creating a glamorous celebration, few hues offer more instant opulence and elegance than gold — weaving in gold decor elevates every event. From embossed invitations and gleaming dance floors to golden cakes and sparkling linens, here are our favorite ways to use gold party decorations to create a soirée that shines.


Photographer: Salwa Photography

Salwa Photography beautifully captured every glamorous detail at this stunning wedding from Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants. We adore the gilded touches from the custom monogrammed dance floor to an elegant cream and gold setee backed by a lush wall of ivory florals.


Photographer: Carasco Photography

It’s impossible to throw a Gatsby-themed event without beautiful golden Art Deco accents, and this celebration from Bliss Weddings and Events didn’t disappoint. With a mirrored bar with gilt seams, golden candles and throw pillows and a knock-out black and gold dance floor from Kehoe Designs, this event brought the 1920’s to life with chic details.

A Golden Ticket Affair

Photographer: Kent Drake Photography

If there’s such a thing as the perfect place to host a golden wedding, the Ritz-Carlton Chicago is it. This Shannon Gail Events celebration went all out with gold sequin draping, a glamorous wedding cake, and “golden ticket” place cards leading guests to their seats.

25th Corporate Anniversary

Photographer: Carasco Photography

Bliss Wedding and Events used eccentric and interesting metallic accents from Kehoe Designs to create a glamorous corporate anniversary party. Massive golden leaves sprouted from the tables and a golden “25” was suspended from the center of the ceiling to note the celebratory year.

Gilded Luxe Locale

Photographer: Roots of Life Photography

The W Chicago – City Center provided the perfect setting for this dashing wedding. Gold archways, chandeliers, and modern light fixtures offered a chic spot for Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor to create a memorable event that was both romantic and intimate.

Vibrant Gold Drama

Photographer: William Innes

We absolutely adore the golden elements of this wedding from Rock ‘N Events. Shimmering linens look as if they’re adorned with gold pennies while each place setting offers a luxe welcome. From start (gold-etched invitations) to finish (a vibrant cake with intricate gold detailing), this celebration shines.

Gold Galore Vows

Photographer: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema

Gold invitations are a great way to establish the elegance of your upcoming wedding — and this Clementine Custom Events celebration carried those gilded elements throughout the evening. We love the bride’s gold shoes and the beautifully printed place cards directing guests to their table at the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

Floral Fantasy

Photographer: Kent Drake Photography

Shannon Gail Events added a subtle amount of gold decor to this spectacular Chicago wedding. The chic celebration featured a luxurious gold cake stand that beautifully coordinated with the gilt accents that extended from the chairs up to the chandeliers.

Prohibition Party

Photographer: Chicago Casino Suppliers

Chicago Casino Suppliers designed a fantastic event with golden gaming tables and VIP decor at the Theatre on the Lake. Gilded accents can be found everywhere from the sprinkles on the cake pops to the gleaming Art Deco backdrop — we love the attention to detail at this fun and interactive event.

Sizzling Spring Affair

Photographer: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

Finding new and interesting ways to incorporate luxe gold into your event is tricky, and Marie Nicole Weddings does just that at this spring wedding. We love the perch from which photographer Jason Kaczorowski captured the gorgeous golden aisle for the bride’s grand entrance as well as the shine on the mason jars adorning each seat. And check out the sequined draping at the reception — wow!

Magic in Memphis

Photographer: Kristin Sweeting Photography

From Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants comes this Southern confection of fantasy and florals. Atlas Floral Decorators brought their best blooms then suspended them above the reception tables with modern golden columns. Gold chairs and chargers carried the luxe theming downward for a beautiful affair.

Gold-Accented Engagement Celebration

Photographer: Lishabai Yi Production

This Boston engagement party from Manna Sun Events embraces summer’s golden vibes and matches it with gilded frame decor (who needs artwork when the frames are this beautiful?), glowing gold light patterns and glittery beads decorating the floral arrangements from Les Fleur Decor. Caterers CxRA offered a stunning spread bathed in golden light.

Stunning Supper Club

Photographer: Thisbe Grace Photography

BBJ Linen‘s patterned tablecloths offered a chic backdrop for the company’s modern metallic chargers. Linen samples act as place cards to let guests know their table while shiny gold table numbers guide them. Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events, working with Jordan Kahn Music Company for decor, created a stylish dinner scene.

Natural Posh

Photographer: Pura Soul Photography

The Mission Brewery in San Diego provided a rustic setting with exposed brick and raw wood for glam accents brought in by BBJ Linen and Isari Floral Studio. We adore the rubbed gold lining on the invitations and the brightness that the metallic accents bring to the table.

Old Hollywood Celebration

Photographer: Gene Higa

We are sure this old Hollywood birthday bash by Kristin Banta Events was seen from space with its metallic shimmer and dreamy candlelight glow. The decor and floral pros at R. Jack Balthazar combined beautiful pink flower arrangements with a shining golden floor, chic brass furniture and even gold chopsticks for feasting.

Birthday in Bellaire

Photographer: Steve Lee

A clean gray and cream palette is classic and was elevated in this celebration with gold-imprinted invitations and cake to perfectly match. Oulala! What an Event did a wonderful job thinking through the placement of each beautiful golden touch all the way through parting gifts tied with a delicate metallic ribbons.

Seville Welcome Party

Photographer: Images by Ines

With event production and catering from Le Basque, this festive welcome party set the stylish tone for the entire celebratory birthday weekend. The Palace of Salinas features gold-accented columns and tiling which Le Basque paired with a red-hued ambiance and candlelight for a Spain-set evening with a luxe aura.

Al Fresco in Rancho Valencia

Photographer: Braedon Photography

Olive Willow Designs replaced the chandelier at this quaint dinner party with a more outdoor-friendly draping of golden leaves and branches — a great way to make nature more elegant. The gold-hued hurricane lanterns and matte gold serveware festooning the table create a beautiful setting.

Romantic Blue and Gold Vows

Photographer: Beautiful Day Photography

Blue and gold pair well, and that duo made for the perfect decor celebrating another duo at this gorgeous wedding bash. We love the warm lighting of small candles that make the metallic touches — from vases to place settings — shine at this Linda Howard Events-planned celebration.

Chic White and Gold Wedding

Photographer: Ken Luallen Photography

We love the gold accents at this magical outdoor Washington, D.C. wedding from Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events. Gold-rimmed glassware and gold-numbered mirrors adorned elegant tables with linens featuring gilded stripes.

Ballroom Bash

Photographer: Emilia Jane Photography

Pink and green set the preppy chic tone of this elegant Lola Event Productions celebration. The Four Seasons in Chicago amps up this already-golden wedding with elegant gold wallpaper, ceilings and chandeliers. HMR Designs positioned gilded chairs alongside green leafy table runners — a perfect way to frame the accents.

Golden Sunshine State Soirée

Photographer: Jacqui Cole Photography

Tracie Domino Events brought flair to this Florida wedding with so much gold it felt like the U.S. Treasury — if that spot were as stylish and jaw-dropping as this one. Working with MMD Events for decor and floral, the team created a vision with sequin tablecloths, a reflective bar and even chic gold chairs and chargers.

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