A happy and prosperous 2013 to all our customers and a special big congratulations to all newly engaged couples whose weddings I’m so looking forward to being a part of this year.
The love of all things vintage, especially vintage-themed weddings shows no sign of letting up this coming year. There are different varieties of vintage; ‘classic vintage’ (large urns of tumbling blooms using muted palates:-antique roses, bi coloured hydrangeas and blowsy peonies) being the most popular to date. For this coming year there has been quite a bit of interest in 1920s/30s-style ‘Hollywood Glamour’ themed weddings with emphasis on opulence and glamour. Think tall sparkling crystal candelabras and large impressive vases of white ostrich feathers teamed with glittering sliver birch and hanging crystal garlands, or an abundance of dramatic red flowers – a firm staple of the 1930’s Vintage Hollywood era was blood red roses.
Black and White
For fashion conscious brides-to-be, black and white themed weddings are seemingly making a comeback this year. For this monochromatic colour scheme there is always a profusion of white flowers but very few true black as they tend to be darkest red or have a lot of purple in their composition. They are however always stylish, contemporary and dramatic.
Some of the more poplar ‘black’ wedding flowers include:-
- Black calla lilies
- Viburnum berries
There are also some lovely white flowers with touches of black that work well with this theme e.g. Ornithologum, ( tiny white flowers with black eyes) or white anemones. These beautiful spring flowers have dark centres and look stunning en-mass in low black (or white) cube vases on reception tables as well as used alone in a hand tied bridal bouquet. Calla lilies also are available in white with a black (dark purple) throat – very sophisticated. As are gerberas, and these make inexpensive bridal bouquets and table centres.