Nocturne Color Palette: an analogous blend from magenta to purple

Nocturne Flower Color Palette

Nocturne Flower Color Palette

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 WEDDING WEBSITE and scroll down to the bottom.
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  1. kiokreations
    Posted January 31, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Steal all the ideas you want–this is what I do for a living–so I like inspiring people with my ideas!

  2. Posted January 31, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely love your color combination. You’ve given me some great ideas for my wedding!