it’s all in the details #3: all white elegance
Hello fellow wedding lovers, hasn’t it been a great week so far? I know the sun’s disappeared, but I kind of actually feel ok with that. Perhaps the couple of ‘bonus’ sunny days made up a little for the disappointing summer?
This week’s styling ideas are based around the classic ‘all white’ wedding theme. Timeless and elegant, an all white wedding is anything but boring! It’s perfect for any couple looking for an understated but modern look.
Layers upon layers of white, with delicate touches of silver and mercury glass, and the softest touch of green.
Timeless, classic and elegant are the absolute key. Letterpress meets the brief with it’s crisp, modern look achieved by using age-old techniques. The cardstock should be the best quality you can afford, as a simple invitation really needs that added touch of luxury to make it special. Think about how the paper details suite through the rest of the day, with gorgeous ceremony programmes, menu’s and table plans being equally important! How about asking your stationer to print onto almost transparent vellum for that added touch of sophistication?
Soft, ruffly textures play a key part in creating the right look for both your bouquet and the table centers. Wedding classic hydrangea is perfect for this look, especially when you get those soft touches of green just coming through the petals. Peonies, white roses, and ranunculus also have a beautiful soft effect, while white tulips, orchids and calla lillies all have a bit more structure to create a more modern striking look. A single bloom bouquet, five stems of hydrangea or a cascading waterfall orchid bouquet also create a modern effect, or go for a mixed bouquet of different textures to create something more vintage-inspired. For the table centers, use clear glass containers for a pure contemporary look, or a mix of pewter and mecury glass for something more classic.
As the flowers and their containers create the overall effect for the decor, the larger items actually become more important. The chairs, any informal seating and the lighting will add to the elegant ambience, so think about hiring in pretty white chairs if your venue doesn’t have them, and use soft white drapes, fairy lights and candles to create a warm and inviting reception space.
A classic white iced cake would really suit this theme, but if you’re looking for something a little different how about a fantastic tower of chocolate cake wrapped in sheets of white chocolate for a contemporary take on the traditional three-tier? Or an insanely pretty ruffly creation topped with a single bloom and displayed on a simple white stand?
The key to this look is understated quality, so if you have a big guest list you’re going to need the budget to match! If you’re a couple planning a small or intimate wedding, this is the perfect opportunity to create your dream day and spoil your guests a bit too!