Botanical style weddings are a relatively new trend in 2016, but they’re already seriously popular. Add in a dash of romance to the equation, and you have a combination that is oh so elegant.
Use lots of green, organic elements and romantic red to create a beautiful wedding theme that your guests won’t have seen before. If you really wanted a luxe wedding day, you could even add subtle gold accents throughout your wedding décor, and it’ll help to make sure your colour scheme stays chic and modern.
A botanical romance style wedding is perfect if you’ve opted for a blank canvas wedding venue, or a reception based in an abandoned warehouse with exposed brickwork. All you need is tons of greenery and foliage, with some beautiful bright red blooms to add a pop of colour.
Let’s kick-start your wedding planning with your stationery. Fresh white stationery with green and red floral motifs will look seriously beautiful. Opt for hand-illustrated or watercolour designs to match your chosen theme flawlessly. Your wedding stationery is the first look of your wedding day your guests will get, so you want to make sure it’s perfect.
If you’re worried about how to incorporate this theme into your aisle style, fear not – we’ve got plenty of ideas. A leafy green flower crown with a few red flowers entwined in will look beautiful with a relaxed hairstyle. We’re talking tousled curls or a loose up-do. A statement red lip will complete your bridal look beautifully, and you’re guaranteed to turn heads as you make your way down the aisle. When it comes to your wedding flowers, I love the idea of a bouquet brimming with greenery and foliage, with hot red peonies or roses that make a statement. You’ll have a truly romantic wedding bouquet.
There are hundreds and thousands of elaborate, amazing wedding cake designs out there, but simple works best when it comes to this wedding theme. A simple white iced wedding cake will look show-stopping adorned with sprigs of foliage and possibly a luxury, red iced bloom placed on top. They say less is more, and this is definitely key when it comes to a botanical wedding cake.
You want to keep things look chic and simple for your table décor too. Add a few succulents and cacti in gold pots as table centrepieces, and tall, golden candle holders will create a warm ambience during the reception.
Industrial, botanical and romantic are three wedding styles that shouldn’t work together, but they really do. Warehouse installations can be ultra romantic and in keeping with your botanical wedding theme. Large light-up letters spelling out ‘LOVE’ can be adorned with red roses and placed against a bare, industrial wall. Not only will it create a focal-point for your wedding reception, it’ll look incredible in your wedding photographs too.
It’s no wonder that couples are now embracing the more modern and alternative wedding themes. A botanical romance wedding style is bound to wow your guests and it’s the most perfect, romantic setting to say ‘I Do’.
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