Wednesday, July 6, 2011

“J’adore”. Let the colour palette do the talking when it comes to your centerpieces....

So it’s your wedding day and you've decided to go for the French inspired look and feel... But where to begin and what to choose? Parisian Chic, French Country, Vintage Romantic? A good place to start is your colour palette, which will set the tone of your look from the beginning.

Parisian Chic - A sophisticated palette of greys, light greens and soft whites are perfect for a minimalist Parisian chic look, accompanied by a few statement decor items like an over-the-top bling chandelier and mirror boxes. Fleur de lis votives & glass hurricanes will complement the elegant look.

This photographs very well and won't date, which is tres chic!

French Country – Think simple, yet understated, elegance with rustic lanterns, candelabras, candles in votives, jugs, urns and wooden boxes. Herbs could be incorporated into your flower arrangements as they look very natural (almost as if though someone picked it that morning) tied together with ribbons. Nice touches to this outdoorsey look. Colours for this look include a mixture of taupe and stone with peach and blush.

Vintage Romantic - Introducing soft pinks, lavender, blues with whites will provide a more girly, romantic look. Anything pastel can work here. Teacups can be used as part of your centrepiece, placed on stacks of old books – in a paler palette ofcourse. Birdcages, any old china, old crystal vases, lots of vintage silverware, chalkboard name tags, lots of flowers (especially roses and peonies) ... the idea is that nothing should match, so let your imagination take flight with this look! This can be a very fun theme and will be sure to start dinnertable conversation.

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