Nocturne Color Palette: an analogous blend from magenta to purple
WEDDING WEBSITE and scroll down to the bottom.This is the color palette and assortment of flowers I will be using in my reception floral arrangements. I love the idea of having black and white everywhere (i.e. attire, linens, etc.) and then pops of color only in the flowers (i.e. centerpieces, bouquet, bouts). I found the inspiration for this color palette in the 2008-2009 Color Trends Forecast by the California Flower Growers Association. They referred to it as "Nocturne". I love the name, so I kept it...but I omitted some of the flowers that I did not like and I added some that I love--like the BIG violet ones in the center of this collage--VANDA ORCHIDS. Love them. They are huge, intensely bright, and covered with weird violet vanes. Unfortunately, I seldom get to use them as they are very, very expensive. So are some of the other types above--Cymbidium orchids and Phaleanopsis orchids are both pricey. Callas, Lisianthus, Freesia and hydrangea are moderately priced; while Mokara orchids & Dendrobium orchids are pretty affordable. I am also going to include some foliages in the mix such as Ruscus, Bear Grass, Ti Leaf, and regular green Pittosporum. I have 3 types of centerpieces planned: 1) Short Round full cylinder; 2) 3 varying height cylinders with submerged flowers and floating candles at the top; 3) double silver candlesticks with floral rings and black taper candles. I also will be doing my bouquet, some bouts and corsages and some bar arrangements and other random floral accents. It is going to be stunning--and I cannot wait to see it altogether with the lighting of the room and the linens! Only 28 more days until our reception! To see/read more about my wedding DIY projects and floral ideas go to our
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