I recently met with a new bride named Kristie. She is getting married in October 2009. She came to me wanting autumn feel to her wedding, but she was without a set color palette. She was intrigued by the combination of purples and reds that I had put together in a sample bouquet, and wanted to add a few more colors to spice it up. A few days later I sent her this inspiration board:
The inspiration for this board was drawn from 2 sources. With the guidance of a tiered centerpiece from the Winter 2006 issue of O at Home (via brown turtleneck sweater) and a splash of red and burgundy from a sample bouquet, a rich autumn color palette was born. The unexpected palette combines plum, burgundy, red, fuchsia and chartreuse. The board was such a hit that I decided to make one for all of my brides as a prerequisite to the quote!
Row 1: Fern Curls, Jessy's Velvet mini cymbidium orchid, Schwartwalder mini calla, wine ranunculus Row 2: smoke bush, Majestic Red mini Calla, white grapes, Black Baccara rose Row 3: Elsie Sandersen mini cymbidium orchid, Miss Singapore dendrobium orchid, Safari Sunset Protea, Safari Sunset leucadendron Row 4: burgundy dahlia, red grapes, liquid amber, Madame dendrobium orchid Row 5: Cool Water rose, Anjou pears, chocolate artichoke, green hydrangea