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This afternoon Boho’s Flower School is back as I welcome good friend Tracey from Campbell’s Flowers back to the Blog. As you will know Tracey is a regular contributor to the Blog. Last time Tracey talked us through yellow wedding flowers , which I LOVED! and today she will be moving onto purple wedding flowers. Purple seems to be a big colour at the moment, I am seeing it a lot, and Tracey also commented on how much she is getting asked for it, so Purple seemed like the natural colour to cover next. (if you have a specific colour you would like covered then do email me at [email protected]
I’ll pass the Blog over to Tracey…………..
Hello again, and a big thank you to Kelly for asking me to guest on her fab blog – today I’m going to show you a range of purple flowers and give you some idea of what’s in season and when.
Pouring through wedding blogs and magazines recently, I noticed that many of the trends for next year’s Bridesmaids dresses colours are gorgeous sumptuous ‘Cadbury’s’ purples, rich plums and steely platinums. Often, when I’m working through a consultation with a bride, having talked first about her fabulous dress, I then find the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses can really influence the colour of the flowers.
For those of you who aren’t turned on by soft pastels, blushes and pretty pinks; purples, lilacs and lavenders can offer a really gorgeous alternative with a bit more depth of colour. One thing to bear in mind is that dark purples are very recessive which means that they can ‘disappear’ in arrangements in atmospheric, less well-lit venues such as churches and panelled rooms in Stately Homes. They are beautiful though, and as long as your florist understands colour and light, she or he will know what to do and you should be fine!
If you’re looking for ideas for a purple theme, then here are some of my designs from this year’s weddings.
Combine lilacs with dusky pinks and pale steely blues to create a fantastic misty palette which works perfectly with platinum. Use echinops and ‘Memory Lane’ roses teamed with sedum if you’re having an Autumnal wedding.vintage tea cup with lilac roses vintage bridal bouquet and blue pacific rose button hole soft purple and lilac bouquet mix with vintage broach
Gorgeous by itself – I love the simplicity of a heavenly scented lavender bouquet in the height of Summer, or for a barn wedding, add some wheat or corn for a really rustic look.lavenders in pinks and purples lavender and wheat lavender and wheat and lavender used as napkin decoration
This is such a lovely velvety colour – choose the darkest anemone and cheerful iris for gorgeous Spring florals or use the ever popular and stunning double lisianthus, available all year round.Purple Button holes – Aster and Lavender 3 times Purple top table wedding flowers – spring – iris
I hope you’ve found this post helpful, if you’d like to see more of my seasonal, romantic flowers with a ‘just picked’ look, pop across to my website where you can browse through my wedding portfolio. I’m happy to travel around the country if you’d like a consultation. Or you’ll find lots of lovely regular updates on: Campbell’s Flowers blog Facebook or Twitter.