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Of all the trends to cause a craze in the wedding industry recently, the agate trend is the one we’re most enthusiastic about. Primarily a volcanic rock, agate is known for its unique, swirling layers of colors. Suffice it to say that the stylists, artists, and vendors have picked up on it to use in weddings and bridal parties. Now we have agate in various forms, ranging from decor to desserts.

This eye-catching chalcedony stone blends beautifully to any nature-inspired or bohemian-themed wedding. Need some ideas? Below, we listed five ways you can incorporate the agate trend to your big day.

Invitations:

Give your guests a sneak peek of your wedding theme with agate invitations. Agate’s natural design frames the wedding deets nicely on paper. And because this rock comes in a plethora of colors, you aren’t quite limited to your invitation color palette—feel free to choose an agate color that fits your motif. Finish the invitations off with romantic calligraphed font!

Table Numbers and Place Cards:

Switch out the plain, boring cardstock with agate-themed table numbers. The jewel tones and crystal shapes can really dress up your tables and impress your guests. What more, it gives the idea that little details like table numbers aren’t an afterthought.

In addition, slates of agate personalized with the guests’ names serve as creative place cards and wedding favors in one. There are numerous wedding vendors offering agate place cards online, but if you’re up to a crafting session, you can DIY them yourself.

Agate Backdrops:

Go all out with your theme by propping up agate backdrops for your ceremony. You can go as subtle or as dramatic as you wish with this. Experiment with a towering accent wall or a curtain of agate slices. Whatever you choose, a quartz-inspired background will surely elevate your wedding.

Cakes:

Gone are the days when cakes used to be a simple three-tier. As of late, wedding cakes have been more artistically rendered than ever—they’re almost too pretty to be sliced and served.

Agate and geode-themed cakes are among those whimsical showstoppers that, really, we’d probably want to display rather than eat. From cakes topped with geode slices to layered confections fully painted by hand, an agate wedding cake is surely going to be an unforgettable one for your celebration.

Desserts: Cupcakes, Rock Candy, Cookies:

Play up the desserts table with agate-inspired confections. From cookies to candies, these desserts will surely be the highlight of your gem-themed party. The natural glint and crystalline formation of geode rocks add texture to sweet creations. They’re available in eye-popping colors, too.

Gemstone Cupcakes by Alana Jones-Mann