Green

Green 1 1Pastel Green

Colour palette: mint, grass, fir, olive and sage green, ivory, cream

Ivory, green, and cream is a classic colour combination that gives an air of relaxed elegance to any wedding. It is particularly suited to spring and summer weddings with a traditional feel

Décor:

  • Ivory candelabra intertwined with foliage and creamy coloured flowers add height and interest on the wedding breakfast tables
  • In the ceremony space wrap the posts with garlands of greenery – going for  a mixture of colours from sage green through to olive
  • Hurricane lamps and tea lights should be clear glass with pastel green candles
  • Either soft sage or olive napkins tied with either mint, fir or grass coloured ribbons work best

Dine:

  • The best `decoration for the wedding cake is fresh green foliage

Green 1 2Hot Cactus

Colour palette: popping pink, grass green, mint green

A wonderful contemporary palette that contrasts grass and mint green with popping pink

Décor:

  • If the budget allows it’s fun to wrap the ballroom chairs in popping pink pashminas – they also make fab favours for your guests to take away
  • Keep the table linen white with grass or mint green napkins tied with popping pink velvet
  • A really fun and very contemporary table centre would be to fill tall lily glasses with twisted stems, dark green foliage and some popping pink flowers – you can then use clear glass tea lights to hold single popping pink flowers at the base. Good flowers in just the right shade of popping pink include roses, carnations and tulips
  • Shiny aluminium hurricane lamps work well with this look

Dine:

  • Serve Mojitos and apple martinis during the drinks reception. Pink prossecco is fun and you can even colour your mojitos pink by adding watermelon!!!
  • How about fresh green salad to start the wedding breakfast with? Of course your color scheme doesn’t have to fit your meal, but if you want it to be in line with your theme of the day, you can use sliced watermelon as an appetizer along with strawberries or make your wedding cake a pink fondant one with green accents [or the other way around]

Green 1 3Aqua Bright

Colour palette: aqua, white and accents of popping pink

A really wonderful contemporary coloured palette which contrasts aqua with traditional white

Décor:

  • The white wooden birdcages work well as table centres in an aqua bright wedding – either filled with white candles or flowers
  • The window sills in the ballroom can also use the white wooden birdcages but the flowers and candles can be accented with popping pink
  • Aqua napkins tied with thin strands of popping pink ribbon look fab and if the budget allows use aqua coloured pashminas as chair covers in the ballroom
  • Candles – which should be pure white in tone – can be arranged on aqua and popping plates throughout the house

Dine:

  • A pure white wedding cake looks fantastic simply ties with aqua and popping pink ribbons

Green 1 4Peacock party

Colour palette: aqua, grey, crushed plum, watered lilic

A wonderfully versatile colour palette which can either be given a vintage twist [the peacock motif was a significant design element during the 1920’s for example] or a contemporary feel. Whichever ‘feel’ you go for though the key to success is to anchor the strong peacock colours – aqua and plum – with neutrals such as grey or watered lilac

Décor:

  • Aqua pashmina chair covers in the ballroom look fantastic
  • The table linen looks most effective in watered lilic
  • Napkins should be grey and folded to create a pocket which can be accented with a peacock feather
  • Table centres can be a mixture of silver candelabra and low silver bowls filled with plum and lilac flowers
  • Silvered tea lights and hurricane lamps look wonderful scattered over the tables, windowsills and other surfaces
  • The look translates to the Orangery for the evening reception very well

Dine:

  • Purple Matthew cocktails are fun and are made using Absolut Kurant vodka and blueberry syrup

Green 1 5Fresh Party

Colour palette: apple green, white, sunshine yellow

A lovely summery wedding colour palette

Décor:

  • A table plan using fresh apples is fun – each apple can be decorated with a mini flag containing details of the guests name and table number; the apples can also be eaten during the cheese course if you have one!
  • The ivory candelabra set with pure white candles should be interspersed amongst the tables with tall martini or lily vases filled with apples
  • Napkins should be apple green in colour and tied with yellow ribbon
  • Hurricane lamps and tea lights should be clear glass so as not to distract from the apple green and yellow theme

Dine:

  • A tiered cake supported by apples and tied with yellow ribbon looks wonderful

*All photo credits to Style Me Pretty