Floral Fantasia | Floral theme wedding inspiration
For those of you who are flower obsessed: please, sit down and breathe slowly… do I have some prettiness for you today!
Now, on the one hand, there’s styling your wedding with fresh and fragrant beautiful flowers. And then, on the other hand – there’s styling your wedding with SOOO many flowers that you’ll have petals and buds flying out of your eyeballs! I’m waiting for the day that I come across a wedding bursting with stylish fresh blooms, floral prints AND additionally, extra flower details in the most unlikely of places.
In fashion, floral prints are back in a big way and the leading wedding dress designers have also been incorporating a lot of floral embellishment in the their latest collections. I’m really happy to say that it’s going to be a big season for florals!
The beauty of this season’s floral is that the options are truly endless and you can have the beautiful flowery accents without death by gerbera. The floral can be bright and bold for big impact or pretty and restrained for a subtle impression. Either way, floral brings a fresh and lively sentiment. Colours range from soft and feminine to opulent and exotic – choose the print or floral highlight look that works best for you and the setting of your special day.
For the brave, florals can be introduced on your bridal gown (yes, you read that right!), bridesmaid dresses, mens’ ties and/or accessories. And I say “and/or” because I think you can mix and match florals across your entire wedding.
Credits: 1. Nirav Modi diamond earrings| 2. Wedding Paper Divas floral invitations | 3. Paul Andrew Passion sling backs via Harpers Bazaar | 4. NARS nude nail polish | 5. Monique Lhuillier floral wedding dress | 6. Bobbi Brown red lipstick via Sephora | 7. Kate Spade Larabee plate set
Love the look but not sure where to start?
- Limit your tones to a handful of colours that are within the same colour family or are complementary.
- Experiment and avoid florals that are too ‘matchy-matchy’. You want the florals to look balanced, considered and deliberate… you don’t want it to look like you ordered 13,000 stems of the same flower in every colour of the rainbow.
- Don’t be afraid to mix florals with another pattern like a strong stripe, polka dots or zigzags.
- For a more classic look, use a solid colour like black, white or neutrals to create visual space.
- Combine smaller delicate flowers with larger statement flowers so they balance each other out.
And when it comes to accessories – go simple! Find pieces that are solid colours that match one or two of your favourite colours or stick to neutrals.
Now tell me, what do you think about a “floral” themed wedding? Only for the brave?