Back in the Summer of 2020 (feels like a million years ago, doesn’t it?) we got an incredible group of suppliers together to collectively unleash our expertise to create some Sussex elopement inspiration against the backdrop of the national trust site Devil’s Dyke in Sussex.
With many couples opting to take the leap with an elopment or micro wedding and having their ‘sequel wedding’ at a later date once guest numbers can increase, we hope you can take some inspiration on how to still go big for your special day!
The colour palette:
Inspired by the shades of Venice, pink and terracotta dominated the colour palette, which was then complemented with tints, tones and shades of those primary colours—coral, Fuschia, gold and cream to soften these bold colours, and create a dreamy, luxurious colour combination. This way, we were able to bring in a colourful palette while avoiding any clashing shades.
A harmony of delicious textures and colours featured for the asymmetrical, loose wedding bouquet. The drama of the deep red Black Baccara roses artfully played against the frilly and feminine apricot lisianthus, coral and burgundy roses, berries, caramel carnations, striking anthuriums and a lush, seasonal mixture of foliage. To finish, the bouquet handle was wrapped with a gold crushed velvet ribbon.
The incredible team behind the shoot:
Planner, Florist, Stylist: The Bloominati Florist // Cake Designer: Sparkles & Swirls // Photographer: Photography by Paloma // Hair and Makeup: Nadia Wyatt Hair & Make Up // Videography: Nina Emily Photo + Film // Stationery: Inked by Hand // Veil: Rebecca Anne Designs // Bridal Wear: Chameleon Bride // Stylist and Props: CLB Weddings & Events // Ribbons: Northern Hands // Bridal Robe: Georgina Keeley // Garter: Nottingham Lace & Garter Company // Jewellery: Starbox Designs // Models: Meera and Ben
CONSIDERATION ONE: COOL OR WARM?
Here’s a quick way to decide whether to go for a warm or cool colour palette for your wedding flowers – choose four words out of the below list.
If you chose the words lively, rich, radiant or vibrant as a majority, then you’re attracted to colours on the warmer side of the colour spectrum. Seek colours such as cerise, orange, peach, mustard, pinks, yellow or coral.
If you chose the words crisp, fresh, clean or soft as a majority, then you’re attracted to colours on the cooler side of the colour palette. Seek colours in pastel shades such as lavender, sky blue, teal, indigo, or greens. You may even opt for an all-white palette!
If you found that you choose words from each category equally, we can design unique colour palettes that comprise of elements from each side of the colour palette that compliment each other beautifully. I am completely obsessed with colour theory and have spent a lot of time researching and learning about why specific colours look good together, and why some don’t.
CONSIDERATION TWO: IS THERE A THEME?
Having a theme can help facilitate the decision on the colour palette – love the beach? A nautical theme comprising of gorgeous teal, navy, eggshell, and sage would look beautiful and would make it instantly apparent that you’re bringing seaside chic to the party.
There are so many beautiful options when it comes to flowers for this theme – I would recommend a melting pot of various shades of teal, sage green and pine green foliages to mimic the hedges dotted along the seaside entrance, complemented by pale blue Delphiniums or Hydrangea, dusty grey Roses which will blend your blues beautifully and not make them so stand-alone, along with delicious toffee roses to mimic sun rays. I can just picture it now (if this sounds like a bit of you, get in touch, let’s make this happen!).
CONSIDERATION THREE: WHAT DOES YOUR HOME LOOK LIKE?
Do you and your partner have a particular style when it comes to the decor of your home? Sometimes the colours that are most important to you are the ones that will steer your decision on what colours to choose for your big day. Here a few suggestions on matching colours with certain interior design styles:
Mid-Century Modern: teal, mustard, greys and coral pinks
Bohemian: Tan, cream, rust, and coffee browns
Industrial: Black (this can be subtle – for example, the black centres of an Anemone are perfect for an industrial colour palette), cream, white and grey (Google ‘Early Grey roses’)
Read the full article which features our Devil’s Dyke Elopement Shoot on the B.Loved blog.
Are you engaged and thinking of eloping? We love working with couples to make their day as special as it can be using the beauty of flowers. Get in touch to discuss ideas!
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