Champagne and Chocolate Brown Wedding Inspiration

Champagne and Chocolate Brown Wedding Idea

Bubbling, sparkling and effervescent, toasting the happy couple with champagne is a timeless tradition of wedding celebrations everywhere.

Add chocolate to the mix and you've got a combination to excite the taste buds and all your senses. Let's capture the essence of these two delicious taste sensations into a romantic champagne and chocolate brown wedding delight.

What Are Your Colors?

Let's start with possible color choices. When we think of champagne, we usually think of a light-golden color, however there are also light pinks and deeper rose hues that would be a wonderful match with the brown color of chocolate.

And speaking of chocolate - consider whether you wish to use the lighter brown of milk chocolate or the rich deep brown of dark chocolate. Either one (or even a combination of both) would work equally well.

Wedding Attire

Think along the lines of a light champagne beige for your wedding dress. Chiffon and/or silk would be a beautiful choice for this romantic wedding theme, not only for yourself, but for your bridesmaids too. Small seed pearls sewn into the fabric provides a wonderful subtle touch, giving the appearance of "small bubbles" sparkling within the dress.

For the groom and groomsmen, choose a dark brown suit or tux rather than going with basic black. This will provide a fantastic contrast to the women's gowns, plus tie in with the theme of a champagne and chocolate brown wedding.

Romantic Wedding Invitations

When it comes to wedding invitations you will have a lot of choices. Chocolate brown invitations with ivory or pink (if you've chosen a pink champagne) for your lettering is a stunning and sophisticated color combination.

Other selections could revolve around wine/champagne bottles or glasses, as well as grapes. The featured invitations below would be ideal choices for a champagne and chocolate brown wedding theme.

chocolate wedding invitation
Chocolate Wedding Invitation
Aged Grape Vineyard Wedding Invitation
Aged Grape Vineyard
Wedding Invitation
Champagne Wedding Party Invitation
Champagne Wedding
Party Invitation

Flowers and Bouquets

Fresh brown-colored flowers may be a little hard to come by, so you may want to consider using silk flowers instead (besides, these will "last" forever!)

A gorgeous combination is brown silk calla lilies and cream colored roses accented with brown ribbon. If you've chosen pink champagne, then substitute pink roses and/or pink ribbon as your accent.

If you have your heart set on real flowers, here are some suggestions:

  • Chocolate Cosmos

    These tiny bloom flowers are a very deep burgundy color, leaning toward a chocolate shade... and they actually have the scent of chocolate!
  • Cream Colored Orchids

    Carry a small bouquet of orchids tied with brown silk ribbon.
  • Brown Roses

    Yes, brown roses really do exist, but they are not common. They range in color from a light cafe to a dark chocolate brown.
  • Freesia

    These funnel shaped fragrant flowers are popular wedding choices. They are available year-round and come in a variety of colors, including cream.
  • Peony

    Although not a good choice for a bouquet (they're very large), peonies are an excellent choice for table arrangements. You can get them in both cream and pink colors. Arrange them in a brown vase with a cream colored ribbon tied around the neck of the vase.

If you can't find a suitable brown flower to compliment your champagne and chocolate brown wedding theme, you can always have white or cream colored flowers dyed to match. Another option is to have just the tips of your flowers dipped in dye for a two-toned effect.

Romantic Wedding Decor

Chocolate Fondue Fountain

Decorating for this theme is fairly simple, yet can produce a beautifully elegant atmosphere.

  • Start with cream colored tablecloths on all your tables. Place brown toppers or runners along the tops for contrast. Use cream colored napkins with brown napkin holders.

  • If you plan on covering the backs of the chairs with fabric, choose a cream fabric and tie the back with brown bows.

  • Swag brown tulle along the sides of your main tables (head table, food tables, gift table, etc.) and secure with beautiful cream colored ribbon bows made of satin (or satin-like) ribbon or chiffon material. Add a little extra pizzazz by hanging 3 cream colored ball ornaments from each bow with thin brown ribbon.

  • A champagne and/or chocolate fountain makes a dramatic focal point at any reception. Consider renting one of these.

  • When you think of champagne you think of bubbles and what would be more romantic than having a bubble machine set into a corner sending translucent bubbles into the air? It would also be a great setting for photo shoots.

  • Use gold-colored tulle to decorate the ceiling for an elegantly romantic look. Gather lengths of glimmer tulle from the walls to the center of the ceiling and hang a large bunch of brown and champagne-colored balloons from the center.

Bag of 200 Chocolate Brown Silk Rose Petals

12" Brown latex balloons

Wilton Chocolate Pro 3-Tier Chocolate Fountain

Food Menu Suggestions

Place a small fondue of melted chocolate in the center of each guest table. Arrange small crystal bowls filled with strawberries, kiwis, and other dipping fruits around the fondue pot. This is a perfect alternative to individual desserts for a sit-down dinner reception.

If you are having an elegant cocktail dessert reception, serve a variety of chocolate deserts and dipped fruits.

Champagne, Sparkling Wines and Signature Cocktails

Because of the many varieties of champagne and sparkling wines available, it would be impossible to list the best choices. I would suggest that you offer two or three different kinds ranging from sweet champagne to a dry one so that guests have a choice. Also offer some non-alcoholic sparkling beverages for those wedding guests that don't drink alcohol.

Signature cocktails are a great compliment to this romantic champagne and chocolate brown wedding idea. Here are a few choice recipes to try out:

Signature Cocktail: Sealed With A Kiss

  • 2 oz. chocolate liqueur (Eg. Godiva or Crème de Cacao)
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • Hershey Kiss

Shake liqueur and vodka in a shaker with ice. Drop a Hershey Kiss into a chilled cocktail glass. Pour in drink mix.

Godiva Chocolate Berry Diva

  • 1 oz. Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 oz. raspberry liqueur
  • 4 oz. club soda

Pour Godiva and raspberry liqueurs over ice, and top off with club soda. Serve garnished with a fresh berry.

Champagne and Chocolate Wedding Favors

There are many excellent choices when it comes to choosing suitable wedding favors for this particular theme. I'm positive your guests will appreciate any of these beautiful favors:

Package of 144 Clear Plastic Mini Champagne Glasses

Champagne Bottle Wedding Bubbles (Set of 24)

Chocolate Cups (Set of 72)

The easiest favor to make for this romantic wedding theme are to fill miniature plastic champagne glasses with a couple of chocolates (Hershey Kisses work great here), gather a circle of chocolate covered tulle up around the "glass" and tie with cream colored ribbon. Here are a few more ideas that are sure to be a hit with your wedding guests:

  • Champagne bottle wedding bubbles is a popular way to hand out a little bottle of personal "bubbly" at weddings. And let's face it... everyone likes to blow bubbles! They are an excellent compliment to the "bubbles" of real champagne.
  • A unique way to incorporate the champagne theme into wedding favors would be to present each guest with a handmade book detailing the history of champagne and providing some recommendations of good-tasting champagnes to purchase.
  • Buy cream colored mugs and place individual packets of flavored gourmet hot chocolate within each one. Wrap up with tulle and tie with a ribbon.