I have to say I love champagne! Not only the drink but the color also! A champagne wedding color scheme can create a sublime look incorporating formality, elegance and vintage style.
Champagne as a color sits somewhere between ivory and taupe but you will see many variations in shade between manufacturers. As an alternative to traditional white or ivory you can’t go wrong with champagne. It coordinates with many of the favorite wedding colors and can give your reception and other wedding details a wide range of looks and styles.
Below are some color schemes for you to try out. The charts show the main colors along with some coordinating accent colors for you to consider. Colors showing as orange and grey are denoting gold and silver (although in some schemes grey does work too).
Champagne, Ivory and Eau de Nil
This has to be the classiest combination and probably my personal favorite. The combination of these three colors creates a timeless elegant feel. Perfect for formal and casual weddings alike.
Use these three colors in a plain and simple format for a formal wedding with an elegant and sophisticated feel. Add textures such as lace and ribbon for a vintage feel and if you want glamour add in some small gold details in matt shades of antique or old gold. For a touch of glitz add in crystals and small silver details for a hint of sparkle.
Use textures such as damask fabrics, laces, large floral arrangements filled with roses and peonies and candles for a really romantic feel.
Champagne and Blue
Champagne and blue combine beautifully and make a great scheme for a beach wedding if you wanted to avoid the nautical feel of blue and white.
Pale blue on its own can feel cold and icy but the addition of champagne warms it and creates a beautiful elegant scheme. You can use champagne as your main color or switch it to just accent pieces, such as dress sashes for your bridesmaids, napkins, flowers and other small details.
Champagne will coordinate well with many shades of blue, from pale blue to navy. However I would suggest that darker shades work well for formal weddings whilst paler shades are good for more low key or casual weddings.
Combine a champagne and blue scheme with gold for an opulent feel.
Champagne and Green
This may seem an unusual combination but it does create a rather natural looking scheme. Combining champagne with pastel green and pastel pink is a perfect scheme for a spring wedding. Choose slightly darker shades for a summer wedding .
A pale metallic green also looks good when paired with champagne and helps to keep the scheme looking fresh but with a touch of warmth as well. Stick with pale greens and maybe mid apple/grass green. Darker greens such as emerald may not work on their own with champagne although emerald green in very small details can work as an accent to pale green.
Champagne and Chocolate Brown
Brown has been a favorite wedding color for a number of years. It is formal and elegant and when combined with champagne creates a stunning sophisticated feel.
I would add in a third accent color such as matt silver or gold to help lift the scheme and stop it looking flat and boring. Add some damask fabrics in your table linens and metallic colored charger plates and cutlery for a more luxurious look.
These two will also combine well with pale greens and blues which is a nice choice for a less formal wedding or a beach wedding. Keep champagne as your main color and use brown as an accent in textured pieces such as dark wooden trestle tables or charger plates.
Pale pink will also combine well for a vintage feel and is a nice scheme for an informal wedding.
Champagne and Red
For those who want a touch of vibrancy but don’t want the harsher contrast of red and white, champagne and red works beautifully. This scheme combines elegance with a touch of fun, with the bright red catching the eye and breaking up the champagne color.
Again, keep champagne as the main color and use red in your table centers and floral arrangements (red roses are perfect); add in red lacquer charger plates and include a touch of red ribbon in your wedding favors.
For a more festive feel to your scheme add in some dark green foliage, gold charger plates and tall glass hurricane lamps.
Champagne and Black
These two combined create a formal scheme and a fabulous alternative to black and white. In fact the two together create a dramatic and luxurious look, which you don’t get with black and white.
Champagne and black lend themselves best to formal weddings in grand settings. Again add in some old gold colored chargers and cutlery, with some opulent cut glass glasses and lavish floral table centers.
For vintage glamour add in some crystal accents, such as buckles on your wedding cake. Or for a touch of Parisian chic add in blush pink roses to your floral displays and blush pink accents to your tables and wedding favors.
I love this combination with mauve accents too. It has a dramatic and mysterious feel, whilst looking very sophisticated.