If you’re looking for some autumn or wintry colour inspiration for your wedding, the lovely Gabrielle from The Green Gables is back today with her new Colour Crush series featuring another beautiful colour palette to inspire you for your wedding.
Over to Gabrielle…
If you’re pondering where to begin with finding a colour scheme for your wedding, looking at the season you’re getting married in is a great starting point. Autumn is a season rich in colour with shades of green from light to dark, oranges that go from amber to gold, deep reds and soft greys.
This autumn centerpiece has a gorgeous combination of oranges and bluey greys that make a striking, and a little unusual colour palette. The softer shades make a lovely base colour for the whole wedding with pops of amber and russet to being the palette alive.
Would you use all of these colours or pick out just one or two?
I can hardly believe that Christmas is so near now! This year has gone by in such a whirlwind for me what with having little Tilly at the end of the summer, and I imagine all of your brides- and grooms-to-be who are getting hitched next summer will be feeling like it’s not long now once the New Year is upon us.
Today I have another lovely treat from one of our recommended wedding suppliers. This guest post has been put together by Joanne of Fletcher & Foley (a fab Manchester based florist) using the same selection of flowers and foliage, but in three quite different styles: Rustic, Vintage, and ‘Wedstival’. I love the selection of old pots Joanne’s used for the vintage styling, but I most like her use of colour for the ‘Wedstival’ theme, perfect for all of you inspired by summer festivals for your wedding day.
Over to Joanne…
Get the look
Getting the styling right for your wedding can be a daunting prospect. So much to think of. In fact writing this blog I’m a little worried myself as to where to start. Ok, let’s start with a little inspiration, and this can come from anywhere. Without rambling too much, a visit from my mother-in-law means a whole heap of glossy magazines will be left behind. A trend piece in Vogue. It screams autumn.
Using key words may help. For this little project I’m going to break it down into three wedding trends. Rustic, Vintage and Wedstival.
See what we’re doing here? Building up a picture of the overall feel for the big day by taking it slowly. Not getting bogged down in too much detail. No micro managing. Giving yourself a break so you can enjoy it.
From a florist’s viewpoint, it doesn’t matter if you know nothing about flowers. Give us some idea of colour and seasonality or if you prefer a particular flower and let us do the work. Or even just tell us what you don’t like. That can often guide us in the right direction too.
I used the following flowers and foliage for the three wedding themes: Amaranthus, Dahlia, Free Spirit and Coffee Break Roses, Sedum, Hydrangea, Elder Berries, Nigella (Love in the Mist), Rosemary, Aster, Cornflower, Eryngium, Hawthorn, Scabious Seed Head, Mokara orchid, Rowan, and Virginia Creeper.
We are lucky enough to have a new regular guest feature from Gabrielle the creative mind behind The Green Gables, one of the eco-chic wedding stationery companies you can find on The Natural Wedding Company directory.
Gabrielle is going to be sharing some beautiful colour palettes to inspire you for your wedding colour scheme – we hope they will become a useful resource for brides-to-be searching for colour inspiration.
Over to Gabrielle to share her first colour palette…
Today’s colour crush shows that teamed with tones of peach, cream and a splash of gold, pink becomes more grown-up than girlie. A delicate colour palette of mainly pastel peaches and pinks can feature pops of fuschia and gold to give a vibrant boost to the overall look. To bring the scheme down to earth a little more include coffee colours along with pale greens.
How would you use these shades in your wedding colour scheme?
Today Hester from Wedding in a Teacup tells us about how to use living potted plants and greenery in weddings, rather than cut flowers. With some super helpful tips, it’s a must-read for any brides-to-be looking for quirky eco-chic ideas.
Over to Hester…
We love the idea of living flowers and greenery at a wedding. They look natural and informal and are a great way to add practical decoration, but more than that – there’s something about having something living on your day that is so wholly positive!
We like tables named after love-in-the-mist or sage, with pots and gardeners labels to mark them; tiny flower pots doubling as place markers and favours (check out our personalised labels created with these in mind); and an apple crate of herbs or flowers as a luscious table plan holder.
They seem to beautifully combine a kind of homespun chic with vintage charm in a way that could be easily recreated for your own wedding day – no over-the-top extravagant and complicated ideas here. Yes, over-the-top extravagant and complicated wedding table decorations put together by a stylist can be incredibly beautiful, but I want to remind brides-to-be they can do it themselves and in simple but pretty ways.
Whilst round tables are still a common choice for wedding meals, I must say I’m a fan of the longer trestle table layout. In a funny sort of way, I find them more sociable, despite the fact that a circular table where everyone is facing each other would suggest they are more suited to conversation.
What I find with round tables, is there are often so large and the noise from chatter in the wedding reception space of such a level that I can never hear anyone except the two people I’m sat next to. This is one of the main reasons why I’m a fan of long trestle tables. If you are looking for ideas on how to decorate this kind of table arrangement, and perhaps on a budget, this idea for using a collection of mismatched smaller vases filled with just a few sprigs of flowers and herbs is a lovely idea.
If you can collect or hire a good selection of pretty vases and containers, then filling them with a few select blooms or foliage means that you don’t have to spend a fortune on floral table centrepieces.
I have a lovely bit of wedding cake inspiration for you today. These stunning cake designs were created by Amy who runs Amy Swann Cakes, and who is also one of our fab recommended suppliers on the directory.
Amy is incredibly talented at creating some of the most realistic and beautiful sugar flowers I’ve ever seen. You might recall this incredible wildflower wedding cake design of Amy’s I featured last autumn, and despite recently welcoming twin baby girls into her family, she has still been busy dreaming up these lovely designs for her clients.