Ombré is such a huge trend right now and here at Alder + Gold we wanted to share some unique ways to incorporate this trend in subtle ways. The trick is to not allow a trend to overwhelm a wedding, but rather to allow a couple’s story to shine forth!


A surprising way to include this trend is inside your cake. This pop of color takes a simple cake to the next level. The unexpectedness of the ombré cake is perfect for the couple who is striving for a more traditional celebration, but still want to have a spot of fun!

Another fun way to include ombré is in a signature cocktail drink. It is a subtle way to not only share your favorite drink ingredients, but also your favorite colors.

This fun photobooth backdrop is an easy diy! The transition of colors is achieved through buying paper in your celebration color and then varying the shades that surround it.

The ombré frosting on this six tiered cake is another fun way to incorporate the trend. Because it is a subtle change over several layers it isn’t like the trend is overstated. Rather it adds visual interest and texture. And if a couple isn’t anticipating using ombré anywhere else, this frosting technique could be done using cream to white!

Centerpieces are easy to ombré through varying the colors of the flowers while keeping the style of flowers the same. We love how these zinnias are used as a single flower in a bud vase, but combined so that the center of the table is completely covered.

This save the date card uses ombré in a unique way. The chevron prints, as an individual print, is not ombré, but by varying the colors in each section, the ombré

This wedding runner is such a fun way to use this trend. While it clearly couldn’t be created using your adorable nieces  it can be created through color blocking rose petals on the runner. If the aisle is short, then consider covering it entirely, but if the aisle is longer, consider highlighting the family rows and the stage! This could also be done more subtly by scattering the varied rose petals less thickly than pictured!

The final, and most common, way to incorporate this trend is through bridesmaid dresses. Picking a color and allowing your girls to choose different shades and then arranging them from lightest to darkest is a great way to allow your girls to express their personality and style!

Ombré, we love you!

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