Wednesday 31st March, 2010

We Love….Grey Leaves

Grey is a neutral colour that can be used to ‘cool’ a colour scheme or add an elegant touch when your colour scheme is in danger of becoming too bright and over powering.

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Ranunculus and Dusty Miller from The Brides Cafe

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Marigold blooms from Polka Dot Bride

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Bouquet from Project Wedding

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Bouquet from Studio Choo

Use grey to tone down an orange, pink or red vase of flowers. Touches of grey leaves in a blue or purple arrangement, suddenly brings the flowers to life. Even in a cream or soft apricot arrangement, grey foliage is subtle and unexpected. Amongst greenery, grey allows a sharp contrast and so adds freshness. Grey leaves are often velvety in appearance and touch and so add softness and a tactile quality to an arrangement.

Some examples of grey leaves to use are succulents, lambs ears, lavender, various Australian natives, artemisia, sea holly (Eryngium), conifers, olive branches, even carnation or dianthus stems. Also, don’t underestimate the power of bare grey leafless branches in your colour scheme.

Go grey is not so bad after all!

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Monday 29th March, 2010

Pretty Pretty Flowers

We’re completely smitten with these pretty, pretty flowers from Emerson Made..

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Wednesday 24th March, 2010

We Love…Sea and Sand

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Starfish necklace by chrdesigns

Today is a glorious early autumn day, so we went for a stroll along the beach. Here are some inspirations from our walk:
- the colour of the sea and sky were a brilliant cerulean blue, even the air above the sea looked blue – a wonderful colour to incorporate into your wedding theme
- the rock pools were full of olive green, deep rose pink and brown seaweeds
- shells were white, striped with black, or coral, even blues and purples
- we have sea horses in our bay as well as a variety of coloured fish
- a rope balustrade in the cafe where we stopped for coffee

How do you incorporate these into a wedding theme?
- Use the clear colours of the sea and sky, seaweed and shells for inspiration
- Collect large box frames and fill with sand and shells, starfish and place flat on the tables for a different sort of centrepiece
- Take photos of particularly pretty rock pools, get them blown up and drape across tables, wrap favour boxes, put on canvases. If using on tables, place rectangle shallow bowls filled with water and a few shells on the tables, add some coral shaped candle holders
- String shells along the backs of chairs, in drifts from the ceiling
- Make fish and seahorses from paper and create ‘chandeliers’ from them
- Rope used to tie napkins, hang lanterns, tied around glass containers

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Photo by Stefano Mazzone

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Wednesday 17th March, 2010

We Love..Felt Food

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Something a little unusual and fun to jumble onto your table tops, on your dessert table or in favour boxes.
Piled on vintage cut glass plates, or floral cups or bowls, alongside real food, they could provide a talking point and a touch of humour.
Imagine felt cupcakes arranged on a tiered cupcake stand, ‘fruit’ jumbled into an old wire basket, a ‘cake’ on a white cake stand – all would look really ‘unreal’!

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Friday 12th March, 2010

Goodbye Summer…

I couldn’t pass up posting this beautiful image from The Blah, Blah, Blahg.

It seems Summer has well and truly left us (we had the heater going this week in the Bridal Survival office!)

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