Sep 24

Accessorize Your Wedding with Lush Velvet

Now that the days are starting to cool off and Fall is with us it’s great to be inspired by all of the design elements that come with the cooler months. Luxurious textures such as velvet in equally rich colors like chocolate, burgundy, royal blue, and emerald green evoke a change in seasons. Velvet ribbon is an easy way to dress up just about anything in your wedding, from a sash for your gown to napkin ties.

Photo courtesy of Jose Villa via 100 Layer Cake

Velvet’s soft and inviting texture can add decadence to a winter bouquet. Warm up cool floral tones with brown or peach ribbon.

Photo courtesy of Debra McClinton via Real Simple

Wrap individual candy or dessert favors and trim with thin velvet ribbon in your wedding colors to create something nice for your guests to open in the holiday season.

Photo courtesy of Aregrayline Photography via Snippet and Ink

Need to dress up your peep-toe shoes? Personalize them with a little handmade love.

  1. Cut 3 strips of vintage velvet ribbon in 7 inch, 4 inch, and 3 inch lengths.
  2. Center and adhere the 4 inch section to the top of the shoe using a glue gun.
  3. Now, layer the 3 inch section on top.
  4. Lastly use the 7 inch section to tie a knot around both.
    *You can also incorporate millinery flowers for a vintage feel.
Another way to use velvet in your DIY projects is to create these romantic hair combs for your bridesmaids or flower girls. Get the how-to here

Image courtesy of The Bride’s Cafe
Photo courtesy of Schnack Studios via Ruffled

This beautiful end-of-Summer inspired wedding has beautiful texture with touches of raffia and velvet ribbon for napkin ties.

Photo courtesy of Mallory Samson via Veranda

The velvety leaves of lamb’s ear are mimicked in the chocolate velvet menu bands that contrast the rough texture of the birch-bark vessels in this green and white Parisian countryside wedding.

Image courtesy of Bridal Guide
Image courtesy of Lyn Ashworth Design

If you’re a Fall or Winter bride and are looking to add seasonal inspiration to your gown, accessorize with an elegant velvet sash whether it’s tied into a romantic flowing bow or embellished for ultimate glamour.


How will you be using velvet ribbon this season?

  1. Emily says:

    Such wonderful inspiring ideas for including a touch of velvet. I really like the velvet sashes on the dresses. What a great way to add a little color to your dress.

  2. NeverEverEmma says:

    Thanks so much for posting the shoe bows! Gorgeous!

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