Friday, 10 December 2010

What Colours for 2011

According to the renowned florist Mathew Dickinson this years floral colour for weddings was ninety percent white and green, eight percent pastels and two percent bright colours!

What's yours going to be?

I absolutely love the classic green and white theme you can do so much with all the fabulous greenery and the white/ivory roses this year were fabulous.

I certainly had more than two percent of brightly coloured weddings for this year. Infact the most popular colour had to be pink, all shades of pink and has been for the last few years! Purple was very popular teamed with white, as was lilac. We only saw a couple of red/burgundy bouquets creeping in! Hot and tropical didn't really happen at all which leaves the ever faithful ivory posy posssibly in the lead.

So 2011 what colours will it be? I'm hoping we will see our brides being some what braver in their choice of flowers. I would love it if they chose a wider variety of flowers as oppose to just looking at the colours. Flower type is very important! A beautiful mix of flowers can give such a different appearance to a bouquet or decoration, even if they are the same colour.

Listening to Mathew Dickinson in an interview was interesting! He really didn't think it important to follow bridal flowers through to the reception and cake - I beg to differ. I really think its quite nice to have all the flowers in keeping from the bridal flowers through to the tables, the cake and not forgetting the gazebo. After all Zucchini isn't a huge sprawling venue!

Think carefully about your colour scheme! Ask yourself are you better to try and match a colour or contrast? If your bridemaids dress is a bright pink colour what are the chances of matching that pink? None to be blunt! You would be better off having a posy that has contrasting colours or if it's a really difficult pink just go for ivory or white. We can always bring the pink into the rest of the colour scheme in the gazebo and your tables.

Watch this space when we will talk more about colour and how important it really is!

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