A guest post with some beautiful inspiration for beautifully romantic wedding flowers with just a hint of glitz and glamour from the super talented Stephanie Saunders of Stephanie Saunders Flowers…
Metallic Luxe For Wedding Flowers
With the main wedding season of 2013 almost over I thought this month’s floral feature should focus on another hot trend for all you 2014/15 brides to be!
Now, readers of this blog will know by now my fascination with pretty pastel shades, pink being a firm favourite of mine and my brides! However It is still possible to add a hint of glitz and glamour to pink, and you will see why metallic’s are set to take the wedding world by storm…
“As we head into the darker months of the year, glistening metallic’s with just the right amount of new-season pink is the perfect combination for a glamorous winter wedding. With both the design and fashion worlds going crazy for pink, it’s a given that this romantic hue will form the backdrop to many a stylish big day” – Ciara Elliott, Editor Wedding Magazine.
With the warm, muted hues of ‘Quicksand’ and ‘Amnesia’ Roses fast becoming the favoured choices amongst my own 2014 brides, those wishing to push for something a little more luxe are choosing to add a metallic touch to their arrangements.
There are so many ways we can achieve this… but please remember my one simple and timeless rule… LESS is MORE!!!! We are talking about a metallic hint, a smattering at most – definitely not a gilt fest!
Gold-sprayed foliage is a lovely way of bringing a touch of luxe to your bouquet or table arrangements. The odd gold-sprayed Galax leaf dotted here or there will add warmth to most colour schemes and looks sensational in soft candlelight which simply catches the gold specks within the flowers.
Alternatively opt for a subtle gold coloured container to display your flowers. Quite often an antique gold offers the right amount of glitz… the muted almost tarnished look of it accenting the soft shades of pinks and creams perfectly. Small tea light holders in an antique gold, in between pretty blooms, look lovely set up in clusters down long trestle tables.
Gold sprayed terracotta pots can provide a casual, country luxe look. For more formal arrangements opt for a gold chalice bowl to set your blush pink blooms off a treat! So pretty and so effective…
A stunning, and inexpensive tip for place names involves a gold-sprayed leaf… need I say more!!! They may require a few hours work but they will look beautiful on place settings awaiting your guests arrival.
Don’t just allow your flowers to add the touch of gold… there are some amazing cake designers out there who can create the most stunning edible creations using gold leaf. Use gold charger plates to stage each place setting, gold rimmed glasses can also be hired and once again help build up the pretty luxe look. Luxurious soft pink macaroons with the slightest hint of gold leaf make gorgeous favours. I could go on and on and on…
It really is a beautiful trend that I hope will run for a long time yet. Your guests cannot fail to be wowed!
Stephanie Saunders Floral Design
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Category: Floral Design