Making Merry: Pink & Gold Nutcracker Wedding Inspiration

In a magical take on a holiday wedding, event designer Charlotte Ricard-Queseda infuses an ultra-formal setting with color and whimsy.


wedding reception decor

"The stately venue brought the drama and heritage needed to give our soft, romantic palette the grandeur we sought," says Charlotte Ricard-Queseda, founder of La Fête. "Rather than traditional wintry jewel tones or reds and greens, we went with rosy pink shades and flashes of silver and gold."

Tall birch-tree arrangements with pussy willow, cherry blossoms and ornaments serve as a ceremony arch.

wedding ceremony decor

A trail of pink bud vases anchors the tables.

pink wedding flowers

The pretty invitation suite features a snowfl ake motif on the envelopes.

wedding invitations

Mirror tabletops amplify and illuminate the prevailing pink and gold palette.

wedding reception with mirrored tables

Glitter reindeer roam the tablescape beneath the gaze of a gold nutcracker.

gold nutcracker wedding reception decor

A lineup of festive shoes adds pops of color.

wedding shoes

Pretty-in-pink swirled lollipops.

swirled lollipops

The wildly romantic bridal bouquet adds a dose of relaxed modernity.

pink bridal bouquet

Tiered cakes take center stage on the divinely decadent dessert table.

tiered wedding cakes

Monogrammed frosted cookies.

monogram frosted wedding cookies