Why not use the very first thing you receive for your wedding, as inspiration for your special day? The team at Platinum Jewelry challenged me to do just that, so I chose 3 stunningly different engagement rings to build wedding inspiration boards around and I’m thrilled to share what I created! From a cool, aqua event to a warm, marsala soiree and a modern, sage affair – all are kept grounded by the allure of platinum. Maybe after reading this article you will look at your own engagement ring a little differently… can you envision an event inspired by it like I did here?
Platinum + Aqua
Be still my heart. For those of you turquoise obsessed brides, wouldn’t you DIE over that ring?!?! From the second I laid my eyes on it I dreamed of a cool, romantic wedding packed full of gorgeous aqua shades and sparkling metallics. Platinum is an ideal neutral color to pair with aqua, no matter what style of wedding. Go bold and dress your maids in aqua, but for the rest of your event use it only for the little details. Like the bottom of the brides shoes (which are DIY), in the invitation, and a touch on the cake. Aqua glass tableware is a must, paired with shiny silver flatware and maybe even metallic candle holders to finish your tabletop style. I took these three aqua shades right from the facets of the tourmaline precious stone.
Image Sources: DIY Something Blue Shoes: Something Turquoise // Turquoise Bridesmaids + Aqua, White and Silver Table: Ale & Kim Photography via Style Me Pretty // Aqua and Silver Foil Invitation: Press’d // Stunning Tourmaline and Diamond Engagement Ring Set In Platinum: Parade Jewels // Aqua and Metallic Silver Wedding Cake: Helena Kastanis // Gray Groom with Aqua Bow Tie: Branco Prata via Style Me Pretty
Platinum + Marsala
All hail to the color of the year – Marsala! By far, my absolute favorite color to pair with these deep burgundy hues is with platinum. It’s so strikingly romantic and timeless, just like that gorgeous engagement ring! Marsala, just like turquoise is best in small doses because it’s so vibrant – and the perfect backdrop for all that color is silver and gray. I adore the use of shiny silver and matte gray – a wonderful way to add depth and texture to similar shades. This board would make a stunning wedding, valentine party or even holiday event… and ps. that blackberry cocktail is delicious, I would know because I made it!
Image Sources: Marsala Wedding Shoes: The Great Romance via Mod Wedding // Silver Mr & Mrs Sign: Bontanika, $33 via Etsy // Stunning Vintage Style Diamond Ring Set In Platinum: Erika Winters // Marsala and Gray Tablescape: Joel Serrato via Style Me Pretty // Gray Bridesmaid With Marsala Bouquet: Austin Gros Photography via Snippet & Ink // White and Silver Macaroons: Shannon Von Eschen Photography via Wedding Chicks // Blackberry Margarita Recipe: Something Turquoise
Platinum + Sage
A fresh and modern color palette I’ve been seeing is black, sage and platinum. Not only trending in weddings but in home design as well. Think of the perfect marriage between Carrara marble, eucalyptus and a modern tux – sounds gorgeous right? Eucalyptus and succulent embellishments pair perfectly against the modern shades of gray including the rustic cement centerpieces. Mixing rustic and classic elements like that is on-trend. Little touches of black here and there are these shades perfect balance. And yet, the beauty of this inspiration is no match for the sparkle of the diamond heart engagement ring set in platinum, true modern style.
Image Sources: Silver and Sage Tablescape: Clayton Austin via Style Me Pretty // Succulent Hair Style: Ashley Ludaescher Photography via Burnette’s Boards // Wedding Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop // Stunning Modern Heart Diamond Ring Set In Platinum: Wendy Brandes // Gray Tux + Black Tie: Dana Laymon Photography via The Knot // Hand Lettered Wedding Sign: All Heart Photo & Video via 100 Layer Cake // Silver and Sage Bridesmaids: Laura Nelson Photography
Platinum Jewelry Facts I Found Interesting:
- Platinum is one of the rarest precious metals on earth, even more rare than Gold.
- Platinum is hypoallergenic, and the best choice for those with sensitive skin.
- Platinum doesn’t lose its shine and never has to be re-dipped.
- Platinum is the heaviest and densest precious metal.
- Platinum is low-maintenance and requires less cleaning than most metals.
- Platinum has a gorgeous shine and silky polish that isn’t attainable in other white metals.
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