Metallics dominated the wedding scene in 2013, and while there’s no sign of that trend slowing down any time soon, it looks like the bright and shiny golds and silvers of the last couple of years are making way for warmer, darker, and more matte metallics – enter copper, brass and bronze.

Warm rosy hues, dark earthy shades, and rich golden tones, characterize these metallics and while they don’t have the same glitz as gold, we think they’re going to be hot for 2014.

copper invitation suite

copper wedding invitation

Dress designers have already started jumping on the brass and copper bandwagon. We’re particularly fond of Temperley of London’s fierce goddess gown with gold and brass chest plate and Elie Saab’s super feminine copper beaded gown.

brass Temperley wedding dress copper wedding dress

This brass headpiece from Mignonne handmade is all kinds of gorgeous. And for the gents, these brushed brass rings are a nice alternative to traditional gold bands.

brass headpiece brass wedding rings

A bronzed succulent is an easy way to add a touch of metallic to your wedding bouquet.

brass succulent bouquet

Simple brass candlesticks can make for elegant and dramatic centerpieces especially when paired with black linens.

copper and brass table setting brass centerpiece

For the DIY inclined, this modern centerpiece is made from copper pipes readily available at your local hardware store.

copper pipe centerpiece

Don’t be afraid to mix up your metallics like they do here with this silver and copper tassel garland. Double the metallics = double the fun!

copper tassle garland

Last, but not least, we love the addition of copper on these wedding cakes. Mint and copper might just be our new favorite color combination!

copper and teal wedding cake striped copper cake

Photo one: 100layercake.com; Photo two: bellafigura.com; Photo three: temperleylondon.com; Photo four: onewed.com; Photo five: etsy.com; Photo six: etsy.com; Photo seven: thebridaldetective.com; Photo eight: she-n-he.com; Photo nine: elizabethannedesigns.com; Photo ten: unitedwithlove.com; Photo eleven: confettisystem.com; Photo twelve: heatherrothphotography.com; Photo thirteen: stylemepretty.com

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