Happy New Year, Blushing Brides to Be!

As you’re reading the title of this post, I am sure you are basking in the glow of this bright and shining New Year. Well, keep reading and you’ll soon be delighting in Glorious GREEN! 

Pantone's Color of the Year: Greenery, Image by Andrew and Tianna Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

As the winter season will soon break way for the bounty of spring, it seemed most proper to take a moment to highlight this year’s dazzling new color star Greenery; Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year!

This fresh, zesty hue embodies the newness of spring and the vitality of life; a recharging and refocusing to the beauty of nature. This enchanting shade is bound to make a bold entrance into the realm of bridal floral design in every way.

Greenery is often thought of as the “filler” of floral displays but in this year it takes center stage and becomes the star of the show.

Glorious “forever” greens like magnolia and gardenia possess a natural shine and visual depth and delicate umbrella ferns and fanciful explosion grass add touches of whimsy for a surprising addition to bouquets, boutonnieres and arrangements for the style of any celebration. Garlands filled with a variety of greens can serve as both a runner for guest tables and a signature accent for a cozy seating collection for two. Adorn altars and canopies with trailing vines and lush moss for an enchanting woodland mood. Embracing this shade means embracing nature and the prized, effortless beauty that it brings; especially for spring.

Beautiful tables setting with greenery and cake display, Images by Andrew and Tianna Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.comBut certainly don’t end at the tabletop; take this trend to the max by pairing it with another wonderful introduction blooming in the wedding industry, suspended floral décor.

Use overflowing greenery chandeliers to address the plane above your guests: giving your event space a unique focal point and a lush, “secret-garden” look and feel.

Another bonus treat of welcoming this front-running shade is the high visual interest the incorporation of textural greens brings. They serve as a perfect base to showcase sumptuous blooms, like Early Grey Roses in harmonious balance with Scented Geranium Foliage and Chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace.

From your beautiful, bountiful bouquet to a captivating focal point display, regardless of how you look to incorporate this radiant shade, look to make it your own in the most meaningful way for your special day.


Blog Written by Kamesha Hervey Richard of Ava Loren Design

Images by Andrew and Tianna Photography