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Spring Fling – Wedding Colours

Spring is all about the return of colour. In nature, the buds return to the trees, we start to get daffodils and tulips peeing through, cherry blossoms, the grass gets that touch greener and it’s all about a sense of freshness.

It’s a beautiful time of the year to tie the knot. And if you’re planning a spring wedding and you want to tie in with the seasonal colours and themes, then think colour and fresh greenery.

Often, spring evokes those ice cream dream pastel colours of blush pink, baby blue, canary yellow and mint green. All of which will look absolutely stunning and are easy to work with.

However, don’t discount going bolder with colour, either all round through your decor and flowers, or just with a few pops to offset the pastels. And of course a refreshing touch of crisp white and vivid greenery is always a classic look too.

Here’s some ideas to get your thinking. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

                                                           

Ceremony

Whether you’re saying ‘I do’ indoors or outdoors, flowers are key to channelling spring. Don’t be afraid to add some bright colours to your bridal bouquets, but equally don’t fear going for the more traditional blush pinks or soft peaches either. If you want to make a really stunning statement of spring, why not have a floral wall as your ceremony backdrop? Add colourful confetti for your church departure and why not consider having blossom trees line your aisle in the ultimate tribute to the spring?

 

On the Table

A heady mix of burlap, wooden slices, vases and pops of spring colour will look stunning for your table décor. If your budget is tight, why not go for a mix of paper pom poms in a range of colours, against some beautiful baby’s breath? Add in lanterns and candles for the perfect mix to bring your table to life

 

 

Around the Room

While flowers play a key role, lighting will also be a big factor in how your room looks and feels. Intersperse fairy lights with up-lighters and candles for the right mix of spring garden. Chinese style lanterns hung from the ceiling or over the dancefloor in a variety of pastels will look amazing during the day and even more romantic as the sun goes down. Don’t forget to dress focal points like staircases, fireplaces and consider having a flower wall for guests to take selfies at during the evening.

 

The Cake

When it comes to the cake, you can really have a lot of fun with a spring colour palette. But if you want to try something more unique, why not go for a naked style cake but with a different colour for each tier, for an almost pastel rainbow effect? Add flowers to your tiers and play around with buttercream and fondant finishes for that really stunning effect. And why not have fun adding additions like cake pops, donuts or mini cakes too in a variety of spring colours.

Clever Wedding Swaps

Getting married is one of those landmark occasions you only hope to celebrate once in your lifetime. It’s a special day and you want it to be perfect in every facet. However, weddings can be costly and many couples these days can be under the financial pressure to save for a home and their family’s future and may not be able to justify spending a huge amount on their wedding day.

But sticking to a budget, shouldn’t mean you still can’t have a super day filled with beautiful touches and style. There’s plenty of clever ways to get the biggest bang for your buck and keep to your budget.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

It’s all about timing

When it comes to weddings, timing is key and can lead to fantastic savings.

Consider getting married in the off peak season.

Get married on a weekday when demand is lower and deals are better.

If you can, trim down the guest list which will save massively on food and drinks.

Think about printing off your own invites, or embrace technology and email them out. Get rid of the rsvp have an email address.

Choose flowers and food that are in season to save on costs.

 

Décor

You don’t have to go OTT on the décor to make an impression. And if you a DIY lover, then this is your time to shine.

Use décor that you’ll use again in your home, such as lanterns and battery operated candles.

Go for simple centrepieces, such as mason jars, old wine bottles or vintage glassware upcycled with burlap, lace or glitter.

Raid the attic for vintage pieces such as gramophones, old suitcases, vintage books, old cameras and china that will make ideal centrepieces.

Go to antique auctions and find vintage gems like old typewriters or even weighing scales that will look stunning but cost a fraction of the price of brand new pieces.

Photos of the couple at different ages make ideal centrepieces, or if you’ve got a shared love of going to concerts, why not use you old ticket stubs or album covers too?

 

 

Sneaky Swaps

There are dozens of seemingly small swaps that are very clever and will make a massive difference to your overall budget.

Think about cupcakes instead of a lavish wedding cake, or if you’ve got a friend who’s a baker, rope them in too.

Opt for a BBQ or buffet style meal instead of a sit down meal

Have or two large menus on blackboards instead of menus for each place or table

Serve prosecco instead of champagne

Swap in greenery into the flowers

Use silk or synthetic flowers for your centrepieces or ask the groomsmen to take the pew ends and florals from the ceremony and use them for the reception.

 

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Add Atmosphere to Your Wedding Day

Most couples want to add a sense of romance and atmosphere to their wedding day décor, no matter what sort of theme they are going for. Whether you want to have an alternative glamping style wedding, a small and hip city centre vibe or you’re after a traditional elegant ballroom affair, there are a few key pieces that will work with any wedding theme to give it instant atmosphere.

Fairy lights, draping, candles and uplighters are the simple, yet super effective essentials you need to give your wedding day that truly romantic mood and thoroughly atmospheric feeling.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Fairy Lights

Few things add instant romance to your wedding than the addition of fairy lights. The traditional fairylight backdrop still packs a real punch and looks truly stunning. But if you want to take a new twist on the old classic, then consider string lights or bistro lights and look to hang them in unusual places, rather than just a straight backdrop. Consider pillar lights, curtain lights and try to mix them with draping and coloured uplighters as described below.

 

Draping

Fairylights and draping are a match made in wedding heaven and work together like a charm. Using both of these at the same time will instantly transform the look and feel of your wedding venue. When it comes to draping think about using it on the ceiling draping for real depth and a sense of drama. But also think about having it on entrances, on staircases and even on the backs of chairs instead of the traditional covers.

 

Candles

My philosophy is that you can never have enough candles. Easy to source and budget friendly, this is one element you can really go to town on and the payoff is fantastic. Think about simple touches like a load of small tea lights lining a hall, use candles in lanterns of differing sizes dotted around your venue. Try using a mix of tall pillar candles and smaller tea lights. If you’re going for long style tables, then use a barrage of candles as your running centrepieces. Think about having hanging tea lights over tables, try candles in mason jars and don’t forget floating candles too.

 

Uplighters

Uplighters are a fantastic addition to your wedding day décor and can really set the mood to a tee. Think about using a mix of filters and colours, such as pinks, purples, golds and blues to achieve that truly dreamy look. Mix them with pin lighting to highlight certain aspects of the venue and why not add some gobo lighting with your initials or wedding date?

 

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Antique Gold and Dusky Blue Wedding Theme

Muted tones are often a popular choice for wedding day décor – creams, blush, light greys and pops of greens are the perennial colours that always work. But if you fancy going a little more adventurous with your wedding day décor, then consider trying the very chic and on trend colour palette of antique gold and dusky blue.

It can be a really dramatic colour choice and bring instant atmosphere to your wedding day décor. Even subtle touches can be simply stunning. Think blue table runners with gold plates. Light blue glassware with gold candles, blue wedding cakes dusted with gold and so on. The only limit is your imagination when it comes to this truly chic colour palette.

If you’d like to chat about this, or any other aspect of your wedding day décor or planning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Centrepieces

Antique style gold candlesticks with navy blue candles are seemingly simple, but can look incredibly chic. Modest centrepieces such as glass lanterns dipped with gold frosting work really well against navy blue table cloths and runners. Or why not mix the antique gold candle sticks with blue and green wildflowers? Or go for antique style gold birdcages filled with a mix of blue candles and antique style gold frames would work really well for table numbers too.

 

Table Décor, Glassware & Cutlery

Mix and match dusky blue and glittery gold table runners on your tables, the contrasting colours will look stunning. Play around with gold plates, blue glassware and cutlery, or just go for dark blue napkins for that pop of intense colour. Think about having intense blue notes on the table, contrasting with gold Chiavari chairs or uses sashes to create the same effect.

 

 

 

Around The Room

Why not set up a dramatic gold glitter table cloth for your dusky blue escort cards? Or have an antique gold style mirror with the seating plan written in navy chalk? Navy and gold high pod tables for your drinks reception would be stunning, as would some blue uplighters to give the room some real atmosphere. Think about navy and gold backdrops using streamers, ribbon and draping.

 

Food & Drinks

Antique gold and rich dusky blue make for a truly eye-catching wedding cake colour combo. But think even beyond cakes and go for navy macaroons dusted with gold and why not offer guests a signature arrival drink, such as a blueberry cordial or cocktail with gold straws? Or dust the top of the glasses with edible gold glitter.

Colour is Back for Wedding Decor

Colour is back with a bang ladies and gents. While colour is not exactly a ‘new’ trend when it comes to wedding décor, this time the focus has changed. Where there was an emphasis on just primary colours and pastels in the past, this season, think all of those plus newer more unusual colour combinations you may not have considered before, such as mustards, orange, plums, deep greens and more. In addition, crucial to this season’s colour reinvention is the emphasises is on new ways to use colour as opposed to the more traditional décor accents, for example colourful chairs as opposed to chair covers, coloured plates as opposed to table clothes and so on.

For some couples the idea of introducing bight or vivid colours into their wedding day décor can be a bit daunting, but you don’t have to let these colours overwhelm the day, instead you can use a few subtle pops for a really outstanding finish. That said, if you are both total bold colour lovers, then this is the time to really have fun and inject that shared passion throughout your décor for a really personal, unforgettable look

If you’d like to chat about this, or any other aspect of your wedding décor or planning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

Floral Centrepieces and Garlands

Of course nothing says chic like tall floral centrepieces, but recently there has been a move away from overly tall versions to lower centrepieces and garlands, which can look equally stunning and are ideal for adding colour to your reception. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unusual specimens like cacti, herbs and leaves, as well as odd colour combinations, such as mustards, greens, purples alongside the traditional pinks, and pastels.

 

Delph and Glassware

If you want to break away from the normal colour accents of flowers and centrepieces, then why not think differently. For a novel way to inject that flash of colour why not opt for colourful wine glasses and plates on the tables? You can go for a bright rainbow of colours and mismatch them or go for complete colour themes for each table. It’s a look that will definitely make an impact not only on your guests, but on the overall look of your venue too.

 

Candles and Napkins

Something as simple as a colourful napkin can instantly transform the look of your wedding tables. It’s an ideal option if you want to keep an eye on costs or you just want to introduce a subtle dash of colour. Similarly candles themselves are a novel way to inject some warmth into the décor. All too often we go for white candles, but why not consider colourful candles in bright and vivid shades to add instant oomph to your overall look.

 

 

Chairs

Instead of the traditional coloured chair covers or sashes, why not go for colourful chairs themselves or instead of covers go for colourful ribbons hanging from each chair? Again have fun with this one. You could go for random colours at each table, or stick to themes for each table – ie a blue table, a yellow table and so on, or if you’re having long tables why not go for a rainbow of shades starting at one colour on one end and subtle blending into each colour as it goes down the line? It may seem like a bit of extra effort, but the overall look will be truly unique.

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Woodland Wedding Centrepieces

There’s a real beauty to using wooden style accents in your wedding day décor at any time of year, but in winter it can really bring a sort of magical, fairy woodland style feel to proceedings and give the most inviting sense of bringing the outdoors in.

Think wooden slices, candles, moss, burlap, ferns, cloches, conkers, acorns, pine cones and a touch of glitter or even unusual pops of colour dotted amongst it to really pull off the look.

It’s not only a pretty, seasonal alternative look to consider, but in terms of the savings you can make versus large fresh flowers, it’s much more affordable too. Plus if you’re a bit of a DIY lover or green thumbed enthusiast, there’s plenty you can work on yourself ahead of the big day by foraging and crafting.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

 

Wood and Wooden Slices
These look just super, either stacked with candles or lanterns or vases of flowers. Think about jazzing them up with some glitter paint or burlap to give it a modern twist. Wooden logs with places for candles to sit will look simply stunning once the sun goes down, also consider wooden boxes filled with an array of greens, wildflowers, mosses and candles with pops of bright colour can work so well. Tall jars filled with wooden sticks and branches surrounded by candles or touches like acorns or conkers can look fabulous too.
wood

 

Moss and Bark
When you think of a woodland setting moss has to be one of the first things that springs to mind and it’s surprising how well moss can look for your centrepieces. Think about small accents like moss numbers, candles covered in bark and moss intonations, moss dotted around the table, in lanterns or birdcages for example.
moss-and-bark

 

Ferns
Along with moss, nothing says woodland like ferns and they are ideal for using in an array of centrepieces. They are of course the perfect partner to said moss and can look stunning used in garlands for long tables and paired with a contrasting wildflower or bright floral colour.
ferns

 

Cloches
A real hit with trend lovers this season, cloche jars are the ideal match to this sort of theme. They add an air of mystery around things, as if something magical is being hidden beneath the cloche. You can go as creative as you wish with these inventive jars and fill them with wildflowers, barks, moss and greens. They look great stacked on wooden slices too.
cloche

Plum and Sage Wedding Theme

Winter weddings are special. While for many couples the ideal time of year to tie the knot is summer, there are a growing cohort who are coming to appreciate the unique nature of a winter time wedding. There’s plenty to love about this time of year, the beauty of the changing leaves, the bare trees against the green, the possibility of snow, the cosiness of a roaring fire and even a few truly stand out pictures with the rain can all be a real draw.

Plus at this time of year availability for your favourite bands, venues and vendors can be much more accessible not to mention the savings too.

So now you’re sold on the idea, it is time to think about how you’d like your winter wedding to look and while it’s tempting to go for traditional hues of silvers, golds, reds and greens, think about something a little different such as the rich seasonal hues of plum and sage.

We’ve put together some ideas to whet your appetite, but if you’d like to chat further about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Florals
From buttonholes to bouquets, choosing vibrant florals in shades of plums, purples, lavenders against rich greens is a virial treat for the eyes. It can really bring warmth and depth to the day and work well with tweed for men and of course provides a stunning contrast for the brides dress, as well as the bridesmaid’s dresses.
florals

 

Centrepieces
Centrepieces really bring your venue to life and with this colour palette there’s huge scope to be as vibrant or subtle as you wish. From rich table runners or table cloths in purple and plum, to contrasting flowers, rustic boxes filled with green cacti and purple flowers, lanterns or birdcages, purple or green ombre coloured mason jars, to stark white candles wrapped in greens, there’s so much to think about.
centrepieces

 

Chairs
Chairs are another sometimes overlooked way to get colour into your wedding day décor and while sashes are the obvious choice, you can also think about using draping, cushions, ribbons and florals to make the colours really stand out.
chairs

 

Room Décor
There’s plenty of ways to add touches of plum and sage accents around the room as well as on your tables. Paper lanterns and pompoms are a wonderful way to do this and can look very dramatic, as can garlands on fireplaces and staircases. Backdrops are also well worth considering and can work as a sort of DIY photobooth for the day too!
room-decor

 

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