Planning Your Wedding

How wonderful! He’s popped the question and you’re engaged to be married!

Congratulations as you take your first steps into your happy future together.

You’re going to be busy over the next few months but don’t panic. There are masses of wedding planning tools out there to help you through every step of the way. If you decide to use a professional wedding planner that’s fine but if you’ve got some time, then plan your wedding yourself and make it a day that’s very personal to you.

The most important thing to do before you start is to set a realistic budget. Work out with your fiancé exactly what you can afford, find out if your parents are happy to contribute and go from there. You really don’t want to start off on married life together with credit card debts and a huge loan to pay for your wedding – family and friends come to your wedding because they love you and want to share your special day with you, not because they want to be impressed.



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blush and purple wedding flowers
January 26, 2016

Blush and purple wedding

Posted by Emma in:
Wedding Accessories

There’s no doubt that blush makes for a romantic and beautiful wedding, but by throwing in a healthy dash of a darker colour you instantly add a level of drama and energy that is almost tangible. Take a look at this stunning shot below and you’ll see just how effective the juxtaposition of delicate hues against the deeper tones is in creating a sensual vibe straight out of Poldark:

Blush and purple wedding colours

The colour scheme and design for this stunning bouquet was created by the superbly talented Susanne Hatwood, the phenomenal florist of Cornwall’s The Blue Carrot. If you want flowers for your wedding that are in turn bold, wild, passionate, delicate and vibrant with an ethereal fairy-tale beauty, then Susanne is your girl!

By including a wide variety of plants including foxglove with its darkly-speckled centre, deepest magenta sweet peas and copper beech foliage, Susanne has developed a bouquet of abundance and depth of colour that is bigger than the sum of its parts:

blush and purple wedding

And if these photos have inspired you to have a blush and purple wedding, then you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your bridesmaid dresses. I think if I were lucky enough to have Susanne to do the flowers for my wedding, I’d choose gloriously romantic, floaty chiffon gowns for my bridesmaids like this Social Bridesmaid style 2890 in Blush from Dessy:

blush and purple wedding

or any of these Lela Rose styles in crinkle chiffon are, to my mind, equally as ethereal and beautiful and look fabulous together, also from Dessy:

blush and purple wedding

And I’d definitely have the accessories in a mixture of blush and purple, like this gorgeous matt satin tote bag in Aubergine, shoe clips in Blush and groom’s waistcoat in Aubergine, all inspired by the brilliant wedding flowers:

Blush and purple wedding

With HUGE thanks to the fabulous Susanne Hatwood from The Blue Carrot for her heavenly floral creations. For more glorious ideas, do check out her website or keep an eye out on this blog for more of her divine works of art.



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