Styled Shoot: Sensational Spring

Spring… the very mention of the word evokes a sense of new beginnings brim full of possibilities. Buds burst into flower, the weather warms and burgeoning new life is everywhere. For our sensational spring theme we opted for a divinely elegant colour palette of mint, coral, white and gold.

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Should you wish to copy the exact colour we selected simply go to your local paint supplier and ask for Taubman’s Twisted Mint for just the right minty hue. The painted chairs and glass jars, and our delightful paper lanterns – will readily adapt to other colour palettes and themes. Take your copy of The Bride’s Diary with you when you visit your stylist and discuss ways to create your own unique take on our ideas.   

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The key features of our sensational spring look are light, fresh colours coupled with simple uncluttered lines and a generous splash of exuberant spring blooms. First, we dressed our table in a crisp white linen cloth and then arranged our collection of jars along the centre of the table. A budget friendly DIY touch, the jars (once filled with marmalades, jams, and various other kitchen condiments) were painted on the inside with the same mint paint used for the walls and chairs. Next, we filled our jars with fragrant flowers including blushing bride, apricot roses, frilly tulips, white hypericum, poppies, peach stock and dusty miller.

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Nothing brings sheer elegance to a table quite like quality glass and plate ware. We just love the way the tableware looks against the backdrop of our simple white tablecloth: stylish, understated and right on trend.

We filled this stylish decanter with vodka and a refreshing blood orange drink from the Schweppes® Agrum Collection. With its intricate diamond cuts, this fine crystal decanter enhanced the colour of our mix, creating a feast for the eyes as well as temptation for the tastebuds. 

In our floral arrangements, we included stems of grey small leaf seeded eucalypts sprayed with gold paint. To emphasise this opulent accent we chose plate ware and cutlery with simple yet sophisticated gold trim detailing.

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What would any wedding be without a cake? To stay true to our theme’s simple, elegant lines, we chose a three tier, white iced cake decorated with the same mint green ribbon used to tie our bride and bridesmaid bouquets. We topped our cake with individually wired blooms – frilly tulips, fluffy poppies, coral roses, white hypericum and others – to match the flowers selected for our bridal bouquet.

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And we especially love the way that the bouquet is tied with ribbons in hues that complement our theme to perfection: it’s elegant, fresh and so very feminine.

Giving your guests a gift is a thoughtful and traditional touch – one that is always appreciated by family and friends. For our bomboniere, we filled clear acetate boxes with mint-coloured cafe almonds – scrumptious whole Australian grown, dry roasted almonds dipped in quality mint flavoured milk chocolate and coated in a thin layer of sugar – before tying the whole delicious package together with pink organza ribbon. We then topped our boxes with a sprig of white hypericum. Perfection!

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Our white lanterns are in three different sizes and we decided to hang them randomly above the table to enhance the fresh spring ambience of our room. Notice that our folding chairs are painted in the same mint green as the glass jars and the walls, and finished with a cushion insert covered in white to match our tablecloth.

Style Details

Styling The Bride's Diary®; Photography The Evoke Company; Bomboniere & Paper Lanterns Weddingstar; Flowers Affair With George; Cake Alison Lawson Cakes; Decanter Lismore Diamond by Waterford; Champagne Saucers Lismore Essence by WaterfordTablecloth Your Event Solution

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