THE WEDDING EXPO

Old Mutual

spring and sunshine

Set the scene for a splendid celebration with yellow, mint and gold – spring’s most striking colour combination, as created by Wedding Concepts

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Spring is a time of new beginnings and fresh happiness, and what better way to convey this magnificent mood than with colour? This season, our sights are firmly focused on yellow and mint – a bright, beautiful combination which, when mixed with gold, reaches new style heights!

Spring allows us to communicate happiness and splendour and this look is stripped of any excess and is decidedly down to earth. However, there’s nothing wrong with giving it a glitzy edge! The spring table celebrates the wonder of life. The use of materials in the food and decor are sustainable and the overall message is: Let your imagination run wild by drawing on the magic of your surroundings and explore the goodness of what Mother Nature offers so abundantly!

We asked Wedding Concepts about their inspiration behind this chic party look...

Top tables

“The table set-up was simple yet striking – we discarded vases and floral containers in favour of a lush band of flowers running down the middle to emphasise the notion of organic growth. To keep the centrepiece interesting, we used different species of flowers at varying heights. The place settings were timeless and chic with contemporary crockery, gold accents and stationery conveying a mood that was natural and glamorous. We wanted guests to embrace the occasion without feeling overwhelmed by too much detail.”

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Fabulous food

“Mint and yellow are colours found in nature, so it is easy to create canapés that not only taste lovely but also reflect the palette.  We used mint as a colour influence (and) a flavourful ingredient. A little gold leaf on the salad gave a hint of the unexpected. The food for this wedding was fresh, clean, locally sourced and seasonal (think chilled soup, kudu tartare, seafood). Keep it simple, with an element of surprise in the presentation and display.”

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Designer decor

“As we were creating a wedding that embraces the season, spring flowers were very important. The mint colour was brought to life by using ornamental desert succulents. These gave the effect of a continuous garden from which spring flowers ‘erupted’. For the yellow and white we used tulips and daffodils which helped to create a clean, fresh spring look. We introduced a lime-yellow tone by adding miniature orchids for elegance and sophistication, and bright yellow Billy's Ball flowers for a youthful twist. The centrepiece made guests feel uplifted and joyful – similar emotions to those experienced on the perfect spring day. The overall look… drew everyone in: it was simply too fresh and fun-filled not to!”

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Stylish stationery

“Given the natural appearance of the decor and food, we decided on a glamorous ‘Fifth Avenue’ theme for the stationery (and) drew inspiration from summertime party dresses in metallic shades and muted jade and yellow tones. We wanted the overall look of the stationery to be sophisticated, but also have an element of whimsy to it. The materials included soft mint flood coated printed paper, gold foiling and metallic shimmer envelope liners. We also used laser cutting and a few clever folding techniques for the cocktail flags.”

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Luxe lighting

“Gold sprayed bulbs in varying styles and sizes make a simple, effective statement when used as hanging features over a table. Decor-orientated lighting complements the flowers and place settings without becoming the main focus. Light bulbs like these can be sprayed in any colour or even dipped in glitter.

A battery-powered table lamp, with no additional boxes or cables, is ornate enough to add a sheer element of festiveness and can be finished with any shape or style shade. We sourced a gorgeous sequined gold material to lend a chic effect to the otherwise natural appearance of the table.”

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Concept and creative styling:

Wedding Concepts; weddingconcepts.co.za
Photography: Tasha Seccombe; tashaseccombe.com
Flowers: Heike le Cordeur, Fleur le Cordeur; fleurlecordeur.co.za
Wedding cake: Roxanne Floquet Cake Design; roxannefloquet.com
Stationery: Secret Diary Designs; secretdiary.co.za

Article courtesy of Wedding Inspirations Magazine

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