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Inspire me Spring!

30 August 2009



As the weather begins to warm and gardens begin to bloom down under, it’s a reminder that spring is near. It is also the most popular wedding season and since the season begins in the Southern Hemisphere on September 22nd, now is the time to soak up the inspiration for your big day!

Décor & Centrepieces – My personal love for chandeliers is an obvious choice here but making use of candelabras and urns is just as effective. Spring calls for flowers in abundance and getting creative with how you display them is half the fun. You don’t need to spend a fortune to create an impact. Try mismatched pots filled with peonies or glass tumblers with anemones and carnations.

Colour – Pastels such as cool greens and pale pinks mixed with ivory are fab for a vintage spring feel. If you’re opting for a stronger look, vibrant contrasting colours like deep reds, hot pinks and gold create a stunning effect.

Bouquets – Opt for a bouquet filled made up of anemones, which have striking black centres and vibrant petals that range from red, purple, and fuchsia. For a more subtle and simplistic look, lilacs or nosegays comprised of sweet peas and miniature grape hyacinths are stunning.

The Shabby Chic Look – Personally one of my fave themes. Mix and match, contemporary with vintage and you can’t go wrong. Dress windowsills with candles and blooms in coloured mason jars and make potted combinations of rosemary, thyme, and other herbs for green centerpieces that serve as lovely take-home gifts.

Spring Fashion – Add a hint of colour to your gown by wearing a pistachio or pink hue either in a sash or hairpiece and consider fabrics that are lightweight to travel with such as batiste, charmeuse (a good satin-substitute) and damask for your wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses.

Candlelight - Candles help to create the ultimate soft and romantic ambience. To add a touch of spring to your candles, tie pastel coloured organza ribbons in a bow around clear glass votive cups. Perfect as guest wedding favours.

Backup Plan – Spring weather can be unpredictable even in the Southern Hemisphere so be sure to have a Plan B considered in case of inclement weather if you’re planning an outdoor wedding.

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