Taylor and I have always loved color and playing with it in our designs.
To us, designing with color in flowers is a lot like painting. It's about bridging the gap between two colors with all of the lovely shades and tones in between them. The bouquet above, for example, has wonderful shades of mauve, blush and pale lavender to connect the creams to the burgundy's. Without this subtle bridge in color, designs can become too harsh and abrupt.
Our goal with color is to help the eye move across our designs like waves over the ocean, naturally and gracefully.
Sometimes we like to do this with an ombré affect, moving from one color on one side to another on the other side. Sometimes it looks less intentional (but still definitely is!) and more random in how the colors move across the arrangement.
Overall, we like to stay away from a literal interpretation of the wedding colors. This brings in depth and dimension to the arrangements and compliments the space and the overall aesthetic instead of being an exact copy of it. If you are working with your florist within a color scheme, be open to this way of thinking about color! Think about your favorite painting and how there are many colors that come together to paint the perfect picture- some unexpected, but equally as important as the main ones.
This wedding below that we got to do with some of our favorites (Ashley Cook Photography and The Sassy Cupcake) is a perfect example of using contrasting colors and how to bridge that gap. Jessica wanted neutrals with pops of deep burgundy and deep greens. She also loved fun elements like succulents (which come in a perfect purple/mauve color for this color scheme!).
There are two different kinds of burgundy; purple-burgundy and red-burgundy. With this wedding we chose to explore both of them in the color scheme (with both mauve/lavender accents and blush/orangy-red accents) and Jessica loved the results! Her bouquet especially had all of these colors incorporated in it, so be sure to check out those pictures below!
Jessica incorporated so many personal touches to her wedding (like antlers on the tables!) and we were so happy to be a part of her wedding.
If you want more info on colors in floral design sign up for our newsletter below! We will be exploring that more in our letter this Friday + breaking down some of our bouquets to see how we used the color scheme "loosely"
Photography: Ashley Cook Photography
MUAH: Katie Tuma
Dress: The White Dress
Rentals: Something Borrowed
Videography: Blue Bus Creatives
Dessert: The Sassy Cupcake
Catering: Shield Catering
Venue: Sweet Cheeks Winery
Here are some sweet works from the bride, Jessica: