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Wedding Trends 2012: Mixed Metals 

Have you ever been told never to mix metals in your wardrobe?

It's an age-old myth that does not apply to the rules of fashion or even decor. In fact, using mixed metals as part of your wedding decor is a great way to add modernity and flair to your event. Let's look at a few of the ways you can use mixed metals.


One of the easiest ways of applying mixed metals is through your serveware. Buying seperate pieces and using them together brings a lot of texture to your table.

Photo by West Elm

Photo by Vintage Shelf and Wall


Using textured gold and silver edible paint can bring mixed metals into your cake as well. Depending on your style, your cake can carry an eclectic charm or be bold and industrial.

Photo by Belle the Magazine

Photo by Post Cards and Pretties


Mixing metals in your lighting will add layers of texture to your decor. Consider mixing metals in your  candle votives, chandeliers or hanging lights.

Photo by West Elm

Photo by West Elm


Don't think I would forget about accessorizing. Depending on the style of your dress, choose each piece carefully to make sure the selection looks deliberate. Here are a few metals to keep in mind when choosing your accessories: antique gold, bronze, sterling silver, brushed nickel, and copper.

Photo by Anthropologie

Photo by Style Me Pretty

Enjoy mixing those metals!

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