In a recent post, we talked about how to budget for your wedding flowers. So now that you have an idea about how much money to set aside, let's talk about choosing your flowers! Usually, this comes down to a few different factors - your budget, your style, and your colors.
If you are one to scroll through Pinterest for ideas, you might've happened upon the Pantone Colors of the Year for 2017. Every year, Pantone Color Institute chooses a "color of the year" that reflects the current cultural climate. The color they choose has historically influenced trends of all types of design. This includes fashion, interior design, architecture, and, of course, weddings!
You guys, I was so excited to see the color released for this year!
How pretty is that?? Forbes has a pretty good article on the choosing of the color, but in the interview, Laurie Pressman, the Pantone Color Institute's VP describes this year's culture as having a growing desire to connect with nature - to find way to disconnect from technology and to stop and breathe. She says, "[Greenery] is about unity and community--connecting to oneself and others and a higher purpose, Nature." I LOVE that! When I see this color, I think of new life, fresh, and simple. I love how it's just so...natural!
So, obviously, greenery is my jam :) but Pantone doesn't leave us hanging! If you need some inspiration for your wedding day color palette, they release a palette of 10 colors that will be popular for 2017.
I love that this group of colors encompasses all types of styles! So what do you say? Shall we have some fun? Here are some palettes of my own that I've put together for a little inspiration:
Want a bolder look for spring or early summer? Those coral Peonies are stunners!! I also love the pop of color with the yellow Ranunculus and the texture that the pink astilbe adds. The Dusty Miller accents add a soft touch a blue. Here are some more options:
favorite ways to add some blue. Hot pink Carnations are a lower price point than garden roses and a great way to add that great color!
Getting married in the summer? This is one of my favorite palettes because my own wedding had oranges and blues :) This bouquet has standard orange roses and light pink spray roses. There's that Eryngium that I love! And I love the seeded Eucalyptus that adds that green color with a seed-looking texture. Here's some more options to think about:
love the natural flowy-ness of green Hanging Amaranthus and orange tulips? You can't go wrong :)
Here's a nice fall palette. This arrangement obviously added some deep red, which adds some more depth! I love the orange lilies and the bi-color roses of red and yellow. The fall foliage in here also adds some of the great "greenery" color!
Okay winter brides, this one's for you! What I love about weddings in winter is being able to show that there are actually flowers and they are pretty! Haha, this little boutonnière is a great example of some gorgeous colors we can get. I've mentioned the Dusty Miller leaves to add a blue hue, and the blue delphinium is also a great option. This also has some Veronica, which usually comes with green tips and Pieris Japonica has the prettiest little pink flowers (insert heart eyes).
this post! The first thing I learned in my floral classes was that if you think the colors look good together, then they do! This post helps you see that you can get flowers to go with any color palette but I hope this gave you some ideas if you have no idea where to start! Your florist will certainly have some ideas for you and will help you along the way as well. Good luck, my wedding planning brides-to-be! :)
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