Thursday, 18 September 2008

Mood Montage: Citrus Summer

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Yes, I am in denial and trying my hardest to cling on to what's left of the British summer...so in homage to the one we never had, I give you Citrus Summer...

I took a little inspiration for the colours from Megan and Matt's wedding and is based around a little presentation I did for a consultation back in July. The bride wanted to have a 1960s style day using her favourite colour green and I loved the idea so much I decided to immortalise it!

Season: This colour scheme is perfect for a Spring/Summer wedding with fresh zingy touches of lemon and lime and soft warm honey yellow. Great for a garden wedding with a marquee or something more clean contemporary in a modern hotel or bar for the reception.

Flowers and Decor: I LOVE the daisy pomanders on the bottom row which create sculpture and volume, really simple but very effective as centrepieces. Another great option for summer is a bouquet of big, beautiful sunflowers or parrot tulips for spring. Use anything bright and cheerful that the bees will love as we're facing a huge shortage at the moment. Bring back those bees! Opt for funky bright tablecloths or printed wallpaper runners to lift your tables and coordinate with plate chargers or coloured glassware. 

Dress: Go for something crisp, clean and tailored like the bride here, wearing a 60s style cocktail dress with birdcage veil and bridesmaids in the same style but contrasting yellow with wide headbands. For the gents, a sharp black mod suit is a gorgeous, dapper option for style conscious groom and groomsmen.

Food and favours: Think outside the box and have a cocktail reception with canapes with a difference. Serve them on sweet little spoons or in mini cups and for a sweet treat, lay on a gorgeous candy bar with lemon, orange and lime flavoured sweets complete with mini bags and scoops. Before your guests leave, present them each with a jar of local honey (Manuka or lavender is a favourite of mine!) to enjoy with their breakfast.

Image Credits:
Top Row: Green bouquet: The Knot, 'Meant to Bee' Honey Favours: The Knot, Candy Bar: Elegant Bride at Brides.com
Middle Row: Bride and bridesmaids: Brides.com, Sunflowers: The Knot, 
Bottom Row: Table decor: Instyle Weddings, Daisy Pomanders: Brides.com, Bridesmaids with parrot tulips: The Knot

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