August’s Peridot – Inspiration For Your Birthstone Wedding
If you’ve started reading this feature wondering ‘what on earth is Peridot?’ then I’m sure you won’t be the only one. I have to admit to doing a rapid bit of research when I was asked to write this feature but, having seen this bright, fresh green a-twinkling at me, I’m have to say that I’m rather smitten. Peridot is a wonderful colour for weddings and it allows you to completely embrace one of the big trends of the moment – foliage.
So, why am I recommending lots of foliage for your Peridot inspired wedding? Well, because it’s lush, natural and incredibly economical. It also looks amazing, is ideal for providing structure and can be used for traditionally elegant weddings, boho occasions and events in every season. Yes, a Peridot wedding with masses of greenery is all kinds of brilliant.
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In terms of your gown, you can take your pick of styles and then let your florist work their magic with your bouquet but make sure it’s loose and almost wild. Keep your accessories neutral not coloured and rest assured that foliage would work with diamonds, pearls and bridal fabrics of all kinds. You might like to embellish your shoes with green gems for a flash of colour.
Your grooms and maids can also relax as so many colours will look great with green and for a floral touch, white hydrangeas, ranunculus, freesias and roses are all blooms to consider. However, if you’ve fallen hard for foliage, you can ditch the flowers altogether – how about curling ferns in your hair or crowns of verdant greenery?
For a totally together look, why not use ferns or foliage as a motif that runs right through your wedding? I am absolutely head over heels for watercolour stationery at the moment and hand-painted wreaths look beautiful on invitations. You could also use greenery to decorate a plain cake – keep the icing slightly rough and rustic for the best effect.
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I would suggest that you really go to town with your decorations – foliage looks best when it’s abundant, luxuriant and wildly romantic. Great bunches of greenery make perfect pew-ends and, if you’d like a bit of DIY, you can find plenty of online tutorials showing you how to make these yourself. Another easy decoration could be potted ferns and mini versions would make colourful place markers and favours.
I’ve long been a fan of wreaths as wedding decorations but I’m currently crushing on circlets. These round frames look spectacular hung in groups from trees outside or used as backdrops indoors. Circlets also made great frames for natural photo booths or you could suspend seating cards or old family photos inside them.
Lush lengths of foliage can be used in many ways – suspend them above doors in lieu of a floral arch, run them down long tables as a lavish decoration (that costs a lot less than it looks!) or loop them from chair backs or around bannisters. In fact, why not fill your wedding venue with foliage? You can’t deny the fact that greenery is absolutely gorgeous!