Colour

Don’t be afraid to ‘pep ‘up your flowers with a colour that, at first, may appear to be ‘wrong’.
Many brides arrive for their initial appointment and tell me, that, because the bridesmaids dresses are pink, the only option for them is to go with  an ivory and pink or an all pink colour scheme.
Why?
It’s a great time at the moment to be thinking about using different colour combinations.
Colour is big news right now.
From the catwalks and our homes, to the abundance of colour in our gardens and our hedgerows!
So why not in our bridal flowers?
Vintage, cottage garden flowers are still in vogue, but that doesn’t mean we need to stick with simple, tried and tested colour choices.

Just look at this lovely combination of soft pink roses, white agapanthus and blush coloured astilbe.
The addition of the fluffy lime/yellow alchemilla  just injects a fabulous contrast and texture.

Colour combinations can work beautifully in soft pastel shades, they don’t have to be neon bright.
How gorgeous is this lovely, soft, ice cream coloured palette of rustic cottage garden flowers. I’m sure you will agree that it would look stunning with anything from navy blue or pink through to lemon or coral.

This bouquet below was made to co ordinate with a navy blue and ivory colour scheme.
My bride was sure that she only wanted ivory and blue flowers.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love the blue and white mix, it looks really cool for a winter wedding as well as a summer one…..
But, once I had suggested adding yellow, (as it was for a June wedding) she was convinced it was a better choice. She was absolutely delighted with the result and her guests loved it too!

So all of you lovely brides to be….take inspiration from the clothes that you wear, interior design and everyday items……
Just think of the fun you could have mixing your colours, and how fab your venue would look with lots of beautiful centrepieces in glorious colour, whether soft and muted or bright and vibrant?
Have fun!!!