Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Falling leaves and Rich Rusty Colours - The First Day of Autumn is Upon Us
As always we like to stay ahead of the times so a couple weeks ago Queen T featured on Boho Weddings Blog as the resident floral expert talking all about Autumnal inspiration. Today is the first day of Autumn, so with this in mind I thought I would bring you the highlights just in case you missed it.
Here is where I hand over to T to tell you all about it:
As you all know by now I'm sure, seasonality is something which is very close to our heart here at Campbell's HQ and so we thought why not talk about what is available right now?
So put away those ditzy little jam jars and start thinking beautiful, blowsy blooms, because romance is back and we're bringing you design inspiration to die for in rich , Autumnal tones!
With regards to venue decoration we're super lucky to with really creative brides who are looking for something just a little different - with so many of our couples choosing an outdoor ceremony or venue which lends itself to putting their own personal stamp on the decorations. So think 'bringing the outside in' (perfect for our changeable British weather) with a show stopping piece such as a grand arch in full, rich, sumptuous, harvest festival feel.
Luxe doesn't mean that you have to take out a second mortgage just to pay for your flowers though! It's more about creating a look and feel which is beautiful, romantic and opulent, with blowsy blooms. There are plenty of tricks and ways to stretch your flower budget, one of the simplest being to move your ceremony flowers to your top table and and pop and couple of vases either end to take your bridesmaids flowers. If you've lots of bridesmaids - so much the better - you can intersperse the bouquet vases with little t lights and church candles for a soft, romantic look, full of low-level light.
Think too about mixing and matching pretty, rich gold or copper containers with taller glass vases on alternate guest tables, to create a bit of height - which doesn't obscure your guests view but does create a bit of drama and a fab wow factor. Perfect for an Autumnal wedding filled with gorgeous seasonal blooms such as physallis, hrdrangea, rich Autumn roses and dahlias, all teamed with sumptuous foliage in rich aubergines and burgundies.
For some while now, we've been incorporating sweet smelling herbs into out bouquets which we've noticed have become more and more popular recently. Never ones to stand still though, Team Campbell's are more than a bit in love with the whole concept of incorporating fruit into our designs for that really lovely rich feel. Think beautiful paintings in the 'Flemish Masters' style and you'll be on the right track.
With buttonholes, whether you choose a focal flower or a sprig style design, be sure your buttonholes contain elements of the flowers you have chosen for your bouquet. Luxe doesn't mean everything has to match exactly, it just means that your flowers should look like they come from the same 'family', so before you know it, everything will look effortlessly stylish!
So, as always I hope this feature has helped show the wealth of stunning flowers, seed pods, berries and much, much more which is available to anyone choosing Autumn as their special season. T xx
Thanks for that T. It's at this point we would like to thank the ever lovely Ellie Grace Photography for the wonderful shots. The gown was Kate Halfpenny from The White Room, headdresses from Amanda Moon Headwear, gown worn on the road shots is Betty by Jenny Packham with make-up by Morris Beauty Associates.
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