We’re always eager to find out what the Pantone Colour of the Year is, and for 2017 it’s officially been revealed as gorgeous ‘Greenery’ - a rich green shade that's perfect for weddings all year round, making it set to become a hot wedding trend for 2017.
Spring and summer weddings lend themselves perfectly to a refreshing green and white colour scheme with lots of botanical touches, whilst autumn and winter brides can use the green tones as the basis of a warm and rustic palette for their day.
We caught up with Anna Dunleavy of Pear & Bear Photography who, inspired by the Pantone Colour of the Year, created a gorgeous styled shoot focused around Greenery: “Focusing on the concept of less is more - we dreamed up a botanical inspired bridal shoot at Norwood Park - a beautiful manor house in the town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
"With beautiful foliage at the centre of attention, a simply dressed table with a small accent of Bramley apples, which originated in Southwell, we put emphasis on the fact that you don't need to spend a fortune to create beautiful table decorations.”
Your table decorations are the easiest way to include actual greenery at your wedding – we love these beautiful botanical table runners and the green apples with just a hint of blush add an unusual twist. Using fruit is an affordable way to add to your décor!
Pretty place settings are another way to impress your guests and dress up your décor – use stems and leaves to dress up your dinner plates and frame your place cards for a visually stunning result.
When it comes to greenery and botanicals, it makes sense to factor in your wedding bouquet. An all-green wedding bouquet will look striking against a white wedding dress, and as it focuses more on ‘filler’ than flowers, it should be more budget-friendly too.
Semi-naked wedding cakes were made for weddings with a botanical theme – look how amazing this cake looks, adorned with greenery on a table dressed with fresh leaves. We also adore the truffle favours, designed to look like gems that also adorn the cake. Your guests will be clamouring for the treats.
Why not dress up your own wedding hairstyle with a bit of greenery too? It’s perfect for rustic brides who want a more natural approach to their wedding day look – but if that’s a little too natural for you, white lace with a floral pattern is a gorgeous and more traditional alternative.
Choose a venue with gorgeous grounds and plenty of blooms outside to enhance your greenery theme, and bring the outdoors in by adorning ledges, window frames, your chairs and your aisle with vines, branches and leaves.
If you really want to emphasise the presence of greenery at your wedding, why not get creative with your wedding ring photography too and fill your ring box with a nest of leaves or moss? It’ll look super striking in your wedding pictures and will suit your chosen theme perfectly.
Photography: Pear & Bear Photography
Venue: Norwood Park
Makeup artist: Caroline Kent
Hair: Karis Hairdressing
Model: Blake Models
Props: On A Day Like This UK
Flowers: Zinc Floral Design
Dresses: Frances Day
Calligraphy: Kayleigh Tarrant
Cake and chocolates: Studio Chocolate
If you’ve fallen head over heels in love with this wedding theme idea, why not browse our edit of beautiful botanical wedding stationery so it can match your theme?