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Blacktie & Bliss – New Year’s Eve Wedding Inspiration in Black & Gold

Tomorrow Mr E and I celebrate our 3rd anniversary! That’s right New Year’s Eve 2010 (2 months before we moved to the other side of the world) in the late afternoon of a snowy December, as the sun started to set we were exchanging our vows. Words can’t describe the joy of that day, even now those memories make me smile and give me goosebumps….and I love that we get to celebrate each year with the passing of one year and the beginning of the next. We can look back, not only on all that has happened in the year that has come and gone, but the years we have been Mr and Mrs; all we have achieved together and how we have grown together. I am of course completely biased (and I do believe I said the same thing last year) but there honestly is no better time to become husband and wife! Need convincing?……

New Year's Eve Wedding Inspiration Board

Happily Ever After ~ via Style Serendipity, Perfume & Earrings ~ Photography by O’Malley Photographers via Style Me Pretty, Valentino Heels ~ Amelia Lyon via So Happi Together, Firework Getaway ~ via Postcards & Pretties

New Year’s Eve is all about celebrations and what better excuse for a big bash than a NYE Wedding! Pull out all the stops and go for full on glam I say, after all when will you ever get this kind of chance to again? A colour palette of black, gold and ivory is a classic for a reason; timeless elegance and opulence is always in fashion. Think tux and black tie for the groom, full on glamour and glitz for your ladies (there might be something you like in this post), a dance floor packed with your nearest and dearest and a truly rip roaring rendition of Auld Lang Syne! Plus an anniversary date no-one can forget 🙂

New Year's Eve Wedding Inspiration Board in Black, Gold and Ivory

Place Setting ~ A Place For Us, Groom ~ Spindle Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Glitter ~ Crystal Stokes Photography via Ruffled, 2014 ~ Intaglio, Champagne ~ Erin Hearts Court via 100 Layer Cake, Invitations ~ Loretta from Bella Figura, Chandalier Earrings ~ Tasha via Nordstrom, Three Stone Ring ~ Bea from Anna Sheffield, Dance Floor ~ via The Knot

This stylishly simple colour palette will compliment and work with any era, so for your wedding dress go with your heart, whether it be flapper fabulous or swinging 60s. Go Art Deco (the biggest trend of 2013 thanks to The Great Gatsby) with a wedding dress from the designer who epitomises the era like no other Jenny Packham……

Jenny Packham's Lucy from her Spring 2014 Collection

Jenny Packham's Alexia from her Spring 2014 CollectionJenny Packham's Tilly from her Spring 2014 Collection

Or for a more modern, but equally glamorous and romantic look take a peek at the elaborately embellished designs of Elie Saab for Pronovias – they would be sure to knock any grooms socks off!…..

Elie Saab for Pronovias - Monseau

Or to keep you a little more snug on a snowy NYE a chic cape or sleeves…..

Elie Saab for Pronovias - MogotsElie Saab for Pronovias - Folie

I can see a hint of that unforgettable dress worn by Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in his Monet design with its long lace sleeves…..

Elie Saab for Pronovias - Monet

Or, because I love (and long to see) brides bold enough to wear some colour on their wedding day, I couldn’t resist sharing this shimmering design from Monique Lhuillier…..


Are any of you planning or considering a NYE wedding? Or have you ever been to a NYE wedding? I am always on the look out for fellow NYE brides, but am yet to meet one. What do you love about the idea of a NYE wedding or what puts you off choosing such a date? I know when planning ours it was much easier than I ever thought it would be when I set my heart on the date.

This year Mr E and I are celebrating not only our anniversary but also a new addition to our little family in the shape of this little fella (our new puppy Bodie) I am more than just a little excited so you are sure to see more of him on Chic Vintage Brides over the coming weeks.