12 Design Tips for Your Luxury Wedding


Perusing the web to define your wedding aesthetic? If you’re drawn to posh décor and luxe, sophisticated styles, this post is for you! No matter your wedding budget, you can incorporate these 12 wedding design tips to create pull off an elegant luxe look. As your Denver wedding photographer, you can incorporate these versatile tips at any venue, from luxury mountain wedding to urban downtown celebration.

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Luxury Accents

Incorporate luxury accents and details into your décor. Try metallics like gold, silver, rose gold, or bronze to elevate your look. You could also infuse shimmery or pearl accents as well. Marble pairs well with most colors and looks clean, classic, and high-end for an ultra-luxe look.

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Draping Greenery

A bit of greenery goes a long way. Instead of using it solely in your bridal bouquet, use swaths of draping greenery throughout your wedding day to add more romance and elegance to the venue. Willow, eucalyptus, ivy, wisteria, ferns, and olive leaves all drape nicely.

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Black, White, & Gold

For modern luxe, you can’t go wrong with a black and white them accented with gold. The color scheme is stunning. Just by opting for the right colors, you can instantly transform your wedding day into a chic and sophisticated vision without spending a fortune.

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Similarly, if you’re thrifty, you can find beautiful candles that fit your budget. Taper candles in vintage candlesticks or holders that match your aesthetic will provide a romantic glow and luxe décor. Tea lights and pillar candles will add to the soft glow as well.

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Luxe Linens 

The materials you use also play a big part in your luxe design. For instance, imagine a velvet table runner topped with a bit off greenery, florals, taper candles, and place settings. Velvet, lace, faux fur, leather, sheer fabrics—depending on your aesthetic—will take your look to the next level. A variety of fabrics and materials will photograph well too.

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You don’t have to spend up for this if you don’t want to. Maybe you have a friend or bridesmaid who is talented in calligraphy. See if they will help with wedding signage or party favors. Calligraphy adds to the upscale vibe and feels more personalized.

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“Wow” Factor 

Feature an eye-catching statement piece or display. Examples include:

  • Professional lighting
  • Custom gobo lighting
  • Personalized welcome signs
  • Statement floral arrangement
  • Hanging installations (wisteria flower vines look beautiful in luxury weddings)
  • Custom wedding arch
  • Floral or greenery wall
  • Signature backdrop

Want to make the most of your florals? Try a floating flower wall or curtain. It uses fewer stems but looks incredibly elegant and makes a beautiful backdrop. Or, use a paper flower garland like this one on Etsy.

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Decorated Bar with Signature Cocktails

Need a surefire way to get everyone out on the dancefloor? Help break the ice by indulging them with a refreshing signature cocktail. Choose flavors that reflect your personality and wedding theme for added wedding-day flair. 

Food Presentation 

Artfully display food such as appetizers and desserts with a creative aesthetic. Ideas include a dessert or donut wall, colorful macaron display or tower, artful food spreads with florals and greenery, etc.

Clean lines & Geometric Shapes 

To create your luxe aesthetic, focus on lines and shapes. Clean lines play into a luxe look. Geometric shapes like hexagons and color blocks tend to work well with luxury wedding aesthetics. Too edgy or boxy for your taste? Try adding circles into the design to maintain order and promote the clean look while softening the aesthetic a bit (circular wedding arch, circular display stands or food arrangements, arched ceremony seating, round tables vs rectangle, etc.)

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Transparent Display Boxes

Fill tall display boxes (with glass/plexiglass sides) with flowers, décor, notes, memoirs, etc. The lines of the box will emphasize the contents even more than leaving them to stand alone or sit on a table. (For a DIY example, check out this floral welcome box by the Wedding Chicks.)

Neon Sign & Statement Wall for Wedding Party

Place a customized neon sign against a wall of greenery to create a signature look and bring attention to the newlyweds or wedding party. You could also use it as as a photography backdrop where guests can take photos.

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