#107: summer sunset
Happy Monday my loves! I do hope you all had a gorgeous weekend, whatever you’ve been doing. Wedding season is now officially upon us so every Saturday I’m doing a little sundance for all of you tying the knot. If you’re not attending a wedding I bet you’re spending every spare minute working on all the little details of your own!
It’s no secret I have a bit of an obsession with orange weddings, since Mr B and I shocked with this bold palette at our own big day. I just love the fresh zing and celebratory feel it creates. I adore every shade from rich coppery colours (perfect for autumn weddings with metallics being so on trend this year) through to bold tangerine and coral (these pack a punch for sunny summer weddings) and ending up with soft peachy and apricot tones (great for spring weddings and true romantics). Today I’ve combined hot tangerine and grapefruit shades with pale peach tones for a sunset-inspired look which picks up on the ombre and watercolour trends popular for this summer. The watercolour accents are picked up in the stationery, how much do we love this invite from Minted.com? Classy and contemporary it’s a great way to show guests they can expect something a little different from your day, while DIY painted table numbers on canvas are an easy way to inject a bit of colour into your tablescapes. Flowers are bright and tropical, with tightly tied bouquets showing off a stunning array of seasonal blooms, bold roses, dahlias and billy balls create lots of lovely texture and brightly coloured ribbons wrap the stems of the boutonnières tying them in with the theme. How totally fun is the ‘ring cushion’ orange, such a great idea for a destination wedding in a Mediterranean, Floridian or even South African fruit growing region, use something local for a personal touch. You can pull off a statement bridal look, I love the encrusted beading on this Sarah Seven dress with a contemporary silhouette yet easy to wear for a garden or beach wedding, while your bridesmaids can go for full on colour in a summery frock. The graphic design of the cake, served with cocktails of course, is softened with an ombre palette and fresh flowers tying everything together beautifully!