Inspired by nature, Pantone's Colour of the Year 2017 Greenery 15-0343 is a refreshing and revitalising shade of green symbolic of new beginnings. A fresh and zesty yellow-green shade, often seen in foliage, that evokes the first days of Spring when nature's greens burst forth and revive.
The perfect colour for a Summer wedding? In an interview with the New York Times, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman said the choice for colour of the year was made in response to a "stressful and tense world" and after all no-one wants stress and tension at their wedding ♥
Set the theme from the start by including pressed or artificial leaves with your wedding invitations.
Use floral adhesive to attach leaves of your choice that reflect your wedding theme. Leaves can look particularly eyecatching set on neutral craft cards with a modern style hand calligraphy. Consider adding hessian, jute or lace and tie off with simple string.
Save the date, order of service, place cards and menus can all be co-ordinated with matching or co-ordinating greenery to give a fresh, country feel to the proceedings and give your guests a hint of things to come.
A novel idea for an alternative to placecards is to write the guests' names in white or metallic marker pen on an individual leaf and place it on the table, plate or napkin OR why not add a sprig of foliage to the napkin to enhance the place setting.
The most important decision, of course, the dress! Pastel green wedding gowns are simply enchanting -
romantic, elegant and ever-so-slighty bohemian a pale green wedding dress will be sure to set you apart from
others and will allow you to 'play' with all the other accessories to embody the feel of Greenery.
If you don't fancy green for yourself why not choose pretty
dresses in mix and match shades of green for your bridesmaids
for some really striking photos?
....... and don't forget the men! Bow ties and pocket squares in
Pantone's greenery will look great with crisp white shirts and
tweed jackets or waistcoats. Mix and match works well here too!
As long as the groom and his groomsmen are wearing the same
style of jacket or waistcoat the colours can be different hues of
the same colour.
------------and last but certainly not least - THE FLOWERS!
Now this is where Decoflora UK artificial flowers specialists can really help you. Think not only Greenery as a colour but think shape and texture when selecting the artificial foliage, berries and flowers for a greenery bouquet.
Ferns, leaves, berries and succulents can be combined to create a beautiful, on trend, bridal bouquet or bridesmaids posies. Sprigs of mixed foliage wrapped with string look brill as buttonholes for the groom and his groomsmen.
But the fun needn't stop there! What about boughs and garlands of artificial greenery for the tables or huge pedestal arrangements for the church or venue. Use artificial foliage to decorate welcome signs and entrances, marquees and barns. The only limits to this playful theme is your imagination ♥