Colour trend: chalky blues

Weddings

Even though I’m usually drawn to warmer colours like pinks, purples and corals, I’m loving the trend for soft, botanical blues teamed with lush green foliage right now. It’s such a gorgeous look for weddings… a nice summery update to the woodland look, I reckon.

The venue

Take one white marquee and transform it with ferns, fairy lights and deeper blue linens.

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Tent and furniture hire, POA, Raj Tent Club

The flowers

Choose organic, seasonal blooms and tie them into the theme by displaying them in powder blue vases. The one below is from Confetti, but you could DIY the look by coating jam jars or old vases with Annie Sloan chalk paint.

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Frosted sea blue bottle with cork stopper, from £3.29, Confetti

The cake

Hand painted cakes look beautiful but they’re not cheap. Cheat the look by draping plain tiers with trailing foliage. Display on a bed of moss, obvs…

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Clematis cake by Rosalind Miller, POA. Photograph by Mowie Kay

The stationery

With so much going on everywhere else, keep your invites, place cards and menus simple – I love this sweet lace design by Kate Ruth Romey.

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Bespoke stationery, POA, Kate Ruth Romey

The great thing about this look for your wedding is that you could save a fortune on flowers by styling your tables and bouquets with ferns and green foliage, with just a few wildflowers thrown in.

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