Choosing a colour theme for your wedding can be baffling, and it’s usually the flowers and bridesmaids dresses that bring that chosen colour into your day. A good place to start, is to think about the colours you like to wear. Believe it or not, often brides come in for their consultation and they are wearing the colour they have chosen for their wedding. But it also has to fit in with the bridesmaids dresses and flower availability.
I recommend that you speak to your florist about which colours work well together, and how to get the overall colour theme you are looking for. At Sonning Flowers, we always host a Wedding Open Day early in the year, where you can come in an see a large selection of different flowers and different colours available. There will be staff on hand to help you pick out combinations of flowers and colours and hold them together, so you can visualise how they work together.
In February this year, we are exhibiting at the National Wedding Show in Olympia. The Sonning Flowers Weddings team are going to be on hand with tips and advice, so please drop by and see them.
Below I have listed some ideas for different flower colour combinations, which I hope you find helpful.
1). Soft white and olive green
This elegant bouquet of white and soft greens, including lots of eucalyptus and olive foliage, white O’Hara roses, white astrantia and lisianthus. Overall the flowers gave a classic, romantic and natural feel. White flowers signify purity and good luck – ideal for a wedding bouquet.
2). Living Coral
Living coral is the Pantone colour of the year for 2019. Pantones description is “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge”.
Coral coloured flowers are limited, this bouquet includes Miss Piggy roses and Coral Sunset peonies, alongside cream stocks.
3). Rich Claret
Wine, claret or plum has also been a popular choice recently and gives a rich and opulent feel. This bouquet includes lots of texture including cream Vendella roses, Bordeaux & white anemone, plum astrantia, paper moons, blue thistles, eucalyptus and camellia foliage. Photography by Nikki Van Der Molen.
4). The Very Popular Blush
This soft and romantic bouquet of mainly white flowers with just a touch of very pale blush pink. Sweet Avalanche roses and very pale pink astilbe are the perfect complement for the white peonies and white hydrangea in this bouquet. Photography by Studio Rouge.
5). Sky Blue Pink
Here is a bouquet including a range of mixed pastel colours, the pale blue muscari really stands out against the pink, cream and white flowers. This was a spring bouquet, but there are a variety of other flowers that are available in similar colours.
6). Daisy Fresh
As fresh as a daisy, these tanacetum & marguerite daisies give a zesty and fresh feel to this bouquet.
7). Lush Greens
What do you think of this bouquet? No flowers, just foliage and succulents. It’s a popular choice for 2019. This bouquet has three different types of eucalyptus (cinerea, populus and parvifolia), as well as several echiveria. I love it! Photography by Benjamin Stuart Photography.
The Sonning Flowers Wedding Team would be happy to discuss your ideas with you, give advice and suggestions of flowers to match your theme. We will follow up the consultation with a detailed quotation and Mood Board of ideas, so please drop us an email to arrange a consultation.
Also please remember to visit us at The National Wedding Show, Olympia, London. From the 15th – 17th February 2019.