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pring has sprung! It’s all around us in the cheerful flowers and the green grass that beckons, even in our clothes. Looking at the catwalks, big and bold 1970s florals are definitely back for spring and summer – but with a modern twist. So why not incorporate that vibrancy and effervescent bubbliness into your wedding, from your flowers to your stationery? It doesn’t necessarily have to be part of your fabric but imagine a bold and striking floral palette that makes your guests sit up and take notice. Picture a kaleidoscope of colours coming together in your ahead-of-the-trend stationery, tables dripping with lush blooms, gorgeous bright bouquets, and riots of colourful and delicate flowers decorating you and your bridesmaids’ hair. Make your guests feel like they’ve jumped on a magical merry-go-round that transported them to a world of colour. Think ruffles, feathers, sequins and exotic shades of aqua, orange and hot pink – nothing is off limits and everything is as big and beautiful as you want it to be.

Flowers

Strict symmetry and structure is definitely out when it comes to achieving this look in terms of floral design. The ombré look is still very big

and Karen Dalton of Dalton & Bloom created the same mood of fading and flowing for the floral arrangements. The key is to not use traditional toned-down wedding colours but to go for the beautiful bold blooms available in springtime colours: oranges, yellows, reds and hot pinks to deep violets. Differences in height of the arrangements will also add interest to your tables. Karen says, “Don’t be afraid of bright colours. When arranged correctly, they can bring a wonderful, vibrant energy to your event. Throw out the rule book, be brave and simply select blooms that excite you.” Another upside of choosing colourful blooms is that they can be less expensive than the white neutral flowers, especially during the ‘wedding seasons’. Karen explains her flower selection by saying, “I use the entire colour wheel and set out to create a rainbow effect with blooms, from bright yellow to deep plum, choosing more by colour than type!” Create drama and texture by including exotic-looking stems like bromelias that come in the most incredible colours. Another favourite for dramatic colour are celosias. Speak with your floral designer ahead of time if you want something unique at your wedding… Everyone loves working with a trendsetting bride! www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Nubian Bride is the only bridal publication in the industry that caters for African women. African brides, in all their diversity, celebrate...