Elegant Mixed Metallic Wedding Inspiration

I’ve got a little treat for you today! Not one, but two awesome Inspired Creations Contest entries, plus a fabulous DIY post from Chelsea. An abundance of inspiration to get you over the hump this week. First up, the Chicago-based team of Kio Kreations, Redwall Photo, The Chair Couture and Venuti’s Banquets was inspired by a mix of pretty metallics including gold, silver, copper, pewter and bronze. Bright pops of fuchsia play throughout the gorgeous floral design for an overall look that is elegant with plenty of glamor.

The gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquets boasted stunning fuchsia vanda orchids and anemones, which popped beautifully against the textural lotus pods. The handle of the bouquet was wrapped in silver ribbon with a pretty jeweled bracelet for a touch of extra sparkle.

Kristen Janes from Kio Kreations used pretty mercury glass candle holders and vases throughout this inspiration shoot. Here is her simple DIY how-to for creating your own mercury glass…

DIY Mercury Glass

Supplies –
Clear glassware
Krylon Looking Glass spray paint
Water bottle
Kraft paper

Instructions –
1. Clean glassware and dry
2. Tape craft paper around outside of vase
3. Use spray bottle to squirt water into the inside of the glass

4. While vase is still wet, spray Krylon Looking Glass paint inside
5. Turn upside down and allow to dry overnight
6. Apply second coat if too translucent by repeating above steps

Tip: If using glass as a candleholder, item is ready to go once you complete the last step, but if using glass as a vase, do not put water directly into the glass. Place flowers into a smaller vase and nest within mercury glass vase.

Much love to this fabulous team for sharing their talents with the Inspired Creations Contest! You know the drill by now – make sure to leave love in the comments for your favorite entries!

Vendors –
Floral + event design, stationery + styling: Kristen Janes of Kio Kreations / Photography: Tasha Schalk of Redwall Photo / Linens: The Chair Couture / Venue: Venuti’s Banquets

{Photos by Redwall Photo.}



Thank you for featuring our entry today! It was so fun to work with my team to make this beautiful mixed metallics wedding look–we really love how it turned out–and included some easy DIY projects for our fans!


So pretty! I love the color combination and all the sweet details.


Gorgeous! I love how the flowers pop against all the gold. Something about the metalics and the gold that gives such an elegant feel.


Gosh, this is so beautiful. I am so ready to get married again – hopefully to the same guy. When I do, I want to spend much more time on details like this. Great work!


Everytime I see work done by Kio Kreations, its beautiful, well planned, and more creative than the last. This is no exception.


Love the mercury glass diy project! Lovely look!


Awesome job!! I love the metallic details and the frame collage for the centerpiece!


Kio Kreations always produced fabulous flowers and design concepts, but this one takes the cake. The mix of rustic elements with the magenta pop is amazing.

Amazing. Those anemones just make them that much more beautiful and unique. I love everything about these details!

ok…everything about this wedding is PERFECT. Currently in LOVE w/ gold and this fuchsia/gold combo is FAB! :)


I love this look! The metallics against the bold fuschia is stunning. I also love how practical this is. I can actually see this idea being used in a wedding. Fabulous job!

Love the colors – I’m obsessed with metallic paint lately. The DIY is a great idea too – especially for this application!

LOVE this! Everything from the color scheme to the intricate detail of the napkin holders … the votives are my fav so I especially love that I can now make some myself!


Wow, this is absolutely stunning! It can be so hard to use bright pinks, purples, and fuchsias, etc., without them looking kitschy and school-girlish. This screams class!


The pictures are beautiful! The center pieces, the linens, the jewels, outstanding!


so pretty! will definitely try that mercury glass craft to create as favors for parties. thanks!


I’m really digging the color combo. The fuchsia looks great with the metallics, especially the mercury glass.


can I call this funky elegance? love it! i totally want to makeover all my clear glass votives now, too


What a stunning and elegant wedding look, I love it. Kio Kreations never disappoints with their creativity!!!

Trisha R.

Simple beautiful, I love the dried lotus seed pod especially how you colored them! It’s a nice contrast between the bright purple, bronze and silver. I have to say my favorite part are those silver and gold leave what a elegant touch!


Love these colors! I am really liking the mercury glass. I’m lucky to have Kio Kreations and Redwall Photography as vendors for my wedding!

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Absolutely stunning! I love the pops of fuschia, the texture of the lotus pods, and the mercury glass…amazing! The DIY tutorial for the mercury glass is a fabulous bonus. I just featured this post on DIY Weddings at Craft Gossip. Thanks for the inspiration!

Love the fuschia, so pretty!

I love the pink peonies mixed with the gold metallic theme. What a great DIY idea!

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