Wedding season is here…………….
Here are some of the 2011 trends and planning tips for wedding flowers.
–Colour, colour, colour……..
Colour is a powerful tool. Colour can invoke many different senses. Playful, elegant, sophisticated, foxy, just to name a few.
According to Pantone the colour authority, in 2011 Honeysuckle is the colour of the year. Here is what they have to say about this glorious shade of pink/red.
“Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigour. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.”
I know I will never be able to slip into a honeysuckle coloured dress and get away with it but as far as flowers are concerned there are many shades that blend beautifully with it.
Here are some other colours slated for this year.
Apple green, mauve, lilac, hot pink, slate grey, celadon, aged gold, coral, red, violet purple, mocha / chocolate / brown, navy, emerald / pine green / dark cyan, clementine orange, and yellow.
-Seasons are helpful in deciding which colours to use. Depending on which time of year you are going to “tie the knot” may help determine your colour palate.
Here are just some common colours for each season,
Spring- pastels of yellow, pink, lavender, lime green, and creams
Summer- bold colours of purple, blue, orange, fuchsia, green, and brown
Autumn- Burgundy, Red, rust orange, yellow, brown, greens and gold
Winter- white, Red, black, silver, and gold.
Flower Lantern being situated so close to the ocean and the rain forest gives me the opportunity to be inspired by the changing of the seasons, and the elements. Just think about the last sunset you and you and your partner saw together. Those colours in the sky can be represented in your bouquet. Little touches such as this can make your wedding unique.
Also, keep in mind that your venue might already have colours in place and you can build your colour theme around what is already there.
If you have decided to get hitched on the Coast then the trees, the ocean and sky become the back drop.
-There are countless magazines to gather ideas from, although depending on them for flower colour can be misleading due to modifying and touch ups of the pictures. I regularly have brides come to me with a photo of a flower in a colour they want and I regrettably have to explain that it is not available.
Therefore, it is best to keep an open mind concerning the colours of flowers until after you speak with us.
-I would say, although trends play a large part in the wedding, above all else it has to reflect who you are and what you would like the overall feeling to convey. Once you have picked a colour/theme have fun with it, don’t second guess yourself, it’s your day, enjoy it.