Despite being ‘awarded’ Colour of the Year by Pantone, Emerald Green has yet to top the charts in this part of the world. I always wondered why this shade of green is never a favourite among brides, and then it dawned on me that this colour is not exactly the most flattering of colours for Asian girls. While it is cool to have an outdoor wedding enveloped in the natural greens of the tropical rainforest, Emerald Green is a big no no among wedding couples here, even more so when paired with gold.

Emerald Green & Gold Wedding Moodboard
Firstly, it is safe to generalise, not every Asian girl can carry off Emerald Green brilliantly. It’s simply non-flattering on Asian. Secondly, emerald green is seen as a matured colour. Bluntly speaking, it is old-fashion. In a typical Chinese family, Jades and gemstones are an indication of wealth. Statues and furniture are carved out of marbles, Jades, Emeralds and Rubies; plated with gold edgings and finishing. We grew up with grandmas and aunties donned in gold and jade accessories. In a Muslim context, these shades of green has always been associated with ‘Hari Raya Puasa’; or known as the  Celebration Day that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of dawn-to-sunset fasting. Whereas for the Indians, well, this colour is simply too dull for an Indian wedding.

Having said that, I decided to put together an inspiration board for experimentation, and will let you judge for yourself if Emerald Green + Gold could possibly work for Asian weddings? I personally like the brilliant sophisticated of the rich colours and the elegant outcome of the designs and mood when paired correctly.

Erich Mcvey Film PhotographyEmerald Vintage ChairEmerald Green & Gold Dessert BarEmerald & Gold Table SettingEmerald Green & Gold Weddingchampagne and gold wedding  table topGold and Green Wedding CardArt Deco Green White Wedding Cake

Styled photoshoot by Eric Mcvey | Styled photoshoot on Green Wedding Shoes | Stunning Emerald Green + Gold Cake Dessert Table by Minted & Vintage | Styled photoshoot on Green Wedding Shoes | Stunning Emerald Green Evening Dress by Naeem Khan | DIY glass jars with gold papers via Martha Stewart | Gold Foil Stamping Invitation Card by Smock, available at The Peak Xperience | Chevron Gold table top setting by Sugar Branch on Ruffled Blog |Gold and Green Wedding Invitation Suite via Style Unveiled | Green and White Art Deco Inspired Cakes by Luxury Creations via Ruffled Blog

One Response to Inspiration Board #21: Emerald Green & Gold, Art Deco

  1. Hello! I love your emerald green wedding inspirations. And I am particularly obsessively in love with the long green dress that the model is wearing. Could you tell me where it is from pretty please? Thanks! Polly x

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