Saturday, 6 June 2009

A Modern Gold and Cream Affair

I've recently presented a mood board (above is a much smaller version with just a selection of images) to a client who wanted to have a gold and cream theme. Usually this would lend itself really well for a more traditional style wedding, especially seeing that it will be a winter wedding (November), but the couple wanted a modern element to the wedding.

The bride has chosen Orchids for her bouquet, which are perfect with their cream petal and gold centre, but we are also going to introduce calla lillies to the design too. The bridesmaids will have a small bouquet of calla lillies and the groomsmen will have calla lily buttonholes, but to pull the two flowers together, for the centrepieces we have chosen to combine a few different ideas from the mood board. We will be using tall centrepieces as the venue (Pittville Pump Rooms, Cheltenham) has extremely tall ceilings.

We will be using the orchids in the centre of the vases as in the left hand picture and then at the top of the vase a ring of calla lillies. Out of the top we will be using large leaves (as in the middle picture) sprayed gold coming out of the top and gold sprayed beargrass hanging over the edge with gold pearls treaded onto the ends. These are to be the main feature of the room. Very striking. We will also be using the centrepieces to put on tall white columns going up the aisle for the civil ceremony.

To add further elements of gold to the scheme, we will be using gold chargers, gold gilt chairs and we will also be using gold mood lighting to light up the coloumns and ceilings.

I'm very excited about how striking this wedding is going to look and can't wait to see the finished result!

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