Recently Pantone released their colour of the year 2017: a ‘refreshing and revitalising’ shade, Greenery. This on-trend shade will no doubt feature in new interior designs, fashion, floral design and wedding flowers.
Florists around Australia rejoiced at the announcement because green is the base colour for all our design work. I have always had a love affair with the colour green and of course green foliage. Working with flowers and foliage is my connection to nature and this ties in nicely with how Pantone describes the meaning behind Greenery;
So let’s take a look at how to incorporate the Pantone colour of the year 2017 into your wedding flowers, including your bridal party bouquets, ceremony and reception flowers.
Greenery for Wedding Bouquets
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Lush green textures and combining different types of foliage together is a very popular style for weddings and floral design generally at the moment. Many brides are embracing the idea of having a bouquet full of foliage and ferns, with either no flowers at all or just a simple sparce scattering of white and green blooms. Plenty of Petals shows us how to best execute such a design.
Add some green and white blooms into a bouquet and you can create a gorgeous design like this bouquet by Lillicreek Florals. It combines green trick, cymbidium orchids, roses, freesias and folaiges in colour tones of white and green.
Mariya Todorova designed a wedding bouquet that really connects with nature as it includes herbs like parsley and green vegetables like brocolli, chillies and asparagus.
Greenery for the Ceremony
It is fitting that when you think of decorating outdoor ceremony spaces that you take the surroundings into consideration and enhance them. Here, Floral Edge has given a modern metal backdrop a lush look of greenery with large tropical leaves and simple accents of white phalaenopsis orchids and anthuriums.
For an indoor ceremony, you can bring the outdoors in and give a lush green natural look to the space. The colour greenery can obviously be found in this feature arch through the use of ferns and tropical leaves. I love just the slightest colour accents that are used with the orange croton leaves.
These feature arrangements by The Paperdoll Factory incorporate large monsteria leaf, ferns, blue gum, snowballs, lotus pods and green goddess lily, just gorgeous!
Greenery for Reception Spaces
All white reception spaces, a white marquee with white walls, white tables cloths, linens and white chairs can look quite stark but this space can be softened and bought back to nature with greenery. I loved these table centre pieces by Sorella Flower Merchant, they really give the ‘wow factor’ to this reception space.
Sweet Root Village shows us how a similar design can be used en masse to create an even more dramatic effect in a reception space. The blue napkins also add a pop of colour and blue compliments well with green.
How fantastic is this table centrepiece by Adorn Event Hire. It has been created in a giant clam shell filled with blooms and foliages that celebrate the colour greenery. I adore the modern groupings of snapdragons, roses, lisianthus, molluca balm, orchids, berries and ferns through out. This gorgeous arrangement also sits on top of a table cloth featuring a print of green leaves!
And finally the pièce de résistance, the reception space that is filled with green foliage and the colour greenery. How amazing is this installation by Blooms & Scents Floral Studio? There is just metre after metre of luscious ferns and foliage along the feature table. If that is the bridal table that would have to be a very big bridal party indeed! The matching hanging installation and cake table complete the entire concept, what a show stopper!
I’m sure you won’t need to look very far to see the colour greenery everywhere at the moment, either in nature itself, floral design, interiors or fashion. Are you as in love with this year’s Pantone colour as I am?