weddings

Colour of the Year

“Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits… embodies our desire for playful expression” -Pantone

Wedding Floral Trends 2019

You may have spotted this colour and its variance in the past few months. From terracotta inspired homes to the spring collections flooding into retail, living coral is all around us and creates an opportunity for us to express ourselves in new ways.

As for weddings, I recall tangerine tango being a hit 7 years ago (a bolder coral), so it’s so nice to see the cycle of fashion make its way back in a softer and sweeter presentation.

Here are some inspiration suggestions for you to inject living coral into your big day.

FLORALS

Think peonies, dahlias, carnations, or ranunculi blooming in a loose bundle of rich salmon tones- what a lovely hue against your wedding gown. I hope to be seeing more this colour in bouquets coming spring and summer!

Wedding Decor Trends 2019

DECOR

As living coral provides a bolder accent, keep your tablescape simple and highlight it with your guest napkins or a pop of colour in your favours (candy anyone?).

As living coral is inspired by something organic, it pairs well with textured elements such as greenery and contrasts playfully with shape and movement with the utilization of balloons, streamers, or tassels. Think dessert table displays or a decorative photo wall for lots of Instagram worthy moments.

DRINKS

Destination Wedding 2019

Coral colour drinks will sure be a conversation started! Consider having a His & Her drink with one of them being a coral inspired cocktail. It’ll be the talk of the night and you’ll be able to spot who’s drinking from afar.

DESTINATION

There’s something about coral that works so well for a destination wedding on the beach. Perhaps it’s just its colour calling. Pair coral with neutrals like sand, off-white or ocean blues for a refreshing ceremony or go ombre and feature the colour full on for your bridal party!

Moody Valentine Sweetheart Table

Wedding Sweetheart Table

Sweetheart tables are all the rage and there’s no better time to feature them than around the iconic date night of the year. For this styled shoot, I timed it right before a workshop with Florals by Anita so that our attendees could be smitten-ed by their seating experience.

Wedding Sweetheart Table

MOODY COLOURS

Usually you think of reds, pinks, and whites when it comes to Vday, but this time around I wanted to create a themed table with a timeless statement and steer clear of the commercialized feel that is so frequently sighted. Utilizing deep navy blues and aubergine in the colour scheme gave off a cool tone while still remaining elegant. The pop of gold provided the ultimate glam factor and pulled the details as one.

PLAYFUL CONTRASTS

The Victorian-like scripted runner was seriously the kicker to this idea. I never thought that pairing a burlap-like, rougher-around-the-edges style runner would complement the otherwise layered lightweight and soft chiffon one so well. This is an experimentation of contrasts at its best and I love how the runner played off the calligraphy pieces. Speaking of which, there’s something so romantic about cursive penmanship and Jenny from Purposeful Script went above and beyond to not only write, but print these programs on gold foil.

Wedding Sweetheart Table
Wedding Sweetheart Table

ROMANTIC CREATIONS

Integrating the trend of geometric lines, we utilized arabesque shaped glossy tiles to read “You Are Mine” and “I’m Yours” to provide the lovey dovey atmosphere we all love. I also provided the concept to these stunning teardrop bathbombs with the help of Bubble Bath and Soap Co. and they definitely became the feature of the setting.

Everything tied together effortlessly and it was so much fun to not only envision this shoot, but be able to actually create some of the items for it.

Here’s a fun fact: due to timing, I wasn’t able to properly source gold cutlery so I spray painted my own! All for the shoot right?!

Thank you to these creative and hard working vendor for bringing my vision to life:

Photography: Allie Knulls Photography (read her blog on the event here)

Venue: Foundry Room

Rentals: River City Events

Florals: Florals by Anita

Calligraphy: Purposeful Script

Balloons: Balloon Source

Planner: Our Jonrah Events

Favour: Bubble Bath and Soap Co.

To see more photos, visit my Facebook page.

To see photos of the workshop, check out this album.