Morning lovely readers! After a wedding-filled weekend I’m back at my desk this morning and tying up a few loose ends before heading of to Dubai for the long weekend. Oh, I do love bank holidays! And after a few sunny days in April, it seems Summer has evaded our tiny island for the time being so I can’t wait to soak up some sunshine and have a few days off! I’m also super excited to be meeting up with Joelle of My Lovely Wedding, Dubai’s first (and most stylish!) wedding blog, while I’m there. See, I can’t even go a few days without talking about weddings!
Today’s mood board takes inspiration from a key 2013 trend, that I predict will be popular for Autumn and Winter weddings this year. The botanicals trend is just hitting UK shores, filled with succulent green tones, natural textures and hints of antique style it’s pared back and elegant style is the perfect choice for brides looking for a clean and contemporary style. Botanicals is a key trend in fashion and interiors on the high street this Summer too, making it easy to find the perfect props, bridesmaids dressses and details to complete the look. Bouquets are large and messy, filled with shades of green foliage from broad leaved ferns, wild grasses and scented herbs. More leaves and herbs, accented with neutral-coloured flowers fill apothecary jars, bottles and vases for an eclectic, laid-back feel to your reception tables. How about a single fern leaf adorning each place setting for a natural but oh-so-elegant touch. Decorate blank walls with these amazing hanging fern wreaths (find the DIY over on OnceWed) adding gorgeous textures to the room, or hang frames containing delicate pressed leaves (perhaps collected from your garden, or favourite places) which add not only an elegant decorative touch, but a homely feel too. Keep the palette tonal for a calm and collected look, I’ve added a touch of black for contemporary sophistication.