It’s a Friday treat today on One to Wed with some of my favorite bouquets. We’ve all seen many between the weddings we’ve been to, the wedding we’re planning, and a world wide web of wedding bouquets available at our finger tips. So with all this material, obviously I can’t help but wince at the thought, or even worse, the sight of a downright ugly bouquet.
So for this Friday, I tried to find a perfect assortment of the pretty, bold, sensitive, red, peach, vintage, rustic and winter bouquets that make me smile ahead of a perfect weekend of wedding planning!
While we’ve been writing all about fall colors and centerpieces, off the beaten path ideas, and trends for the season, we haven’t even hit the official fall mark yet… until, well today! So although we’re practically on top of your fall wedding, there’s still plenty of fall wedding fun to share with our future fall brides and the wedding dreamers among us! So for the first official day of the fall season, we’re bringing to you some inspiration for your fall wedding flower choices. Between the bouquets, the centerpieces, and the general decor, flowers are scattered beautifully all over your wedding day and fall boasts some of the most beautiful choices and colors which is exactly why we’ve chosen the least traditional (and I personally think absolute prettiest) fall wedding flower combos! Seriously ladies, do you want to be walking down the aisle with a bright orange bouquet? Maybe, if you’re favorite holiday is Halloween or just happen to love orange. Honestly, as far as fall flowers go, red and yellow bore me too, and if you want to be the most unoriginal, then a combination of all three is your answer…!
Now alternatively, fall is the season for beautiful flower colors… deep purples and reds, peaches (yes, a very very light version of orange), mauve and cream; these are the colors for statement fall wedding flowers and really do blend the season with elegant color palette choices. So for our fall wedding lovers, as much as I love the traditional colors, what I love more, is toning down the pumpkin oranges to a lighter peach/cream and blending in other softer colors creating, yes, I’ll say it… the perfect fall wedding flowers!
We’re ending the week in style today with our very own French country wedding ideas. Headed straight to the heart of the French countryside, it’s all about Provence which means a lot of light blues and greens, beautiful reception venues (I am mildly obsessed with Le Mas des Comtes de Provence – last photo below), and little towns like St Remy (see below) which is basically perfection.
As far as destinations go, the Provence region of France basks in beauty, history, and seduces anyone who visits it, so understandably it provides one of the most scenic backdrops for a wedding. If you are even considering a destination wedding, you must consider this incredible region; I swear, you will not be disappointed! And if you are only looking for some inspiration for your own wedding at home, then you have come to the right place, because unfortunately, we’re not really going to France today, but we are hoping to inspire with ideas and photos! So although you may not be able to pick a town exactly like little St Remy steeped in traditional architecture and style, there are plenty of French inspired venues around, I promise – if you look hard enough you can find one! I love the light blues and greens for everything from your table setting to your shoes to evoke the French feel, and obviously don’t forget about the macaroons! With a little imagination and creativity you can make a French inspired reception at home (or you can just keep Provence in mind for a real destination wedding…)
Today it’s a color palette treat with some of my very favorite pairings of the neutrals! Now for some, neutral colors (today we’re going with the blue-greys, pinks and creams) don’t really do it. I know, they aren’t the most exciting, they’re not the brights, the prints or the patterns but there is such an understated elegance when it comes to picking the neutrals and they have this incredible calming sensation – even on your big day!
So there are many reasons to pick a neutral palette but one of my favorite reasons is that glam factor. And my favorite neutral? Grey, Grey, Grey! Today, a blue-grey proves it can be the belle of the ball without being like the fun and flirty bold magenta or yellow chevron because grey just is that fabulous! Grey is such a statement because it is so understated and even when pairing it with other neutrals you can still add so much decor and accessorize all you want because it can never be too overwhelming. Which leads me to my next favorite thing about this type of palette. Because the colors are so calming, you can add the frills and extras to create the magic that you are looking for! So all in all, whatever the season and the venue, you can make a neutral color palette blend seamlessly into your day by picking the right neutrals and accessorizing galore!
Having lived in Seville for a few months it’s hard for me to stay unbiased toward how amazing of a destination wedding location this little city in the south of Spain would be. First off, if you’ve never visited, it’s well overdue that you make plans. Secondly, if you are planning a destination wedding, like the European atmosphere, warm weather and palm trees, and a small eclectic city vibe, than Seville is your city!
Really though, Seville is such a great city and a perfectly fun and different place to host a wedding. For me, I couldn’t resist going with the Hotel Alfonso XIII for the reception. This hotel is in the heart of the city, has the classic Spanish architecture and atmosphere, and is beautiful inside and out (photos below). Once you’ve picked the reception location, it’s time for the details. For a wedding in the heart of Spain, unless you absolutely hate yellows and blues, these MUST be incorporated into your palette. Think mosaic tile, vibrant colors and you’re most likely thinking about Spain, so there isn’t anything more fitting than a color palette that tells a story about your wedding location. I love the idea of incorporating golds into the palette too like in the wedding cake below. This color combination for the bridesmaids dresses, bouquets and even little things like the brides heels tie in the themes of the city and country with your own special day!