Afternoon folks! And we’re back to earth with a bump after the glorious weekend. Yep it’s Monday but have no fear, we have a whole heap of pretty up our sleeves for you to indulge in this afternoon.
If you stopped by the blog last week then you’ll have seen our Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired extravaganza and this week we’re back with another dose of inspiration for you – namely Peaches And Cream.
Honestly it looks good enough to eat!
Having been shoved to the back of the inspiration cupboard for so long, it’s no secret that Team RMW are huge fans of the peach colour scheme wedding. Perhaps it’s because it’s such a pretty shade or maybe it’s because it’s such an adaptable and flattering hue for all seasons of the year, either way we just can’t get enough of it.
And so as a way of paying homage to the ‘Peach’ wedding, we’ve decided to dedicate this afternoon to it by way of a whole heap of delicious decor, beautiful bouquets and decadent dresses moodboard inspiration.
I hope you like it…
As with any ‘colour theme’ wedding perhaps the easiest way to integrate the shade of your desire is by using florals of that self-same hue as well as including them in your wedding stationery. The beauty of using peachy tones is that they look wonderful at all times of the year, at the height of summer in the form of soft coral peonies (who doesn’t like them?!), set against the berry and reddish tones of Autumn, combined with golds and silvers in wintry months or representing a sign of wonderful things to come at the beginning of Spring.
If you’re a Summer bride then the world is your oyster, choose from flirtatious come hither peonies showy dahlias and more delicate snapdragons, if you’re marrying in the Autumn months then it’s all about the smaller spray roses, calla lilies and lots of seasonal berries (in fact my own late October bouquet was very much composed of these blooms and it looked lush!).
Carnations, Amaryllis, and fronds of freesia will ensure you look the picture of beauty in Wintery settings. Whilst carnations might send shudders down your spine (garage forecourt flowers anyone?), just using their sturdy heads in huge quantities can make a wonderful floral statement if styled in the right way. Lastly peach blossoms, tulips and ranunculus make for the prettiest of bouquets and table centrepieces in light and airy Spring weddings.
Having spoken to a fair few brides and their maids in our day to day dealings here at RMW it seems that many of you are a little apprehensive about wearing the colour peach. I get it, honestly I really do, after all I’m sure that I speak for most of us when we say that there are colours that we tend to avoid because they just don’t do anything for us. I have a friend who vehemently avoids reds and yellows and I can safely say that Cadbury’s purple doesn’t do me any favours although I love it on others.
Peach seems to be another of those colours for you lovely lot but I’m not sure why given how gorgeous all of the maids in this collection of images look in their respective frocks. If you’re a bride with a bridesmaid or two who’s not so comfortable with the hue then can I suggest that you opt for a neutral tinged dress with some peachy accessories instead? I’d also recommend that those of you with olive skin tones opt for brighter, more intense coral shades whereas fairer maids look radiant in softer more subtle hues.
And the boys don’t need to be left out either. Not so long back I saw a dashing groom in a full on peach suit and whilst that sounds in theory a little intense he looked AMAZING. Granted I don’t see the general male population being so bold in their fashion choices but that’s not to say that they can’t include the tone in their sartorial get-up.
The most obvious method of integrating the shade is via groom accessories – a chic tie or jaunty bow-tie is perhaps the easiest option but equally choosing pocket squares, braces, cufflinks and socks are all just as fun too. If he’s feeling semi-brave, can I suggest a peach toned shirt? The shade looks particularly awesome with a slim-fitting grey or blue toned suit. Finish off with a beautiful buttonhole in similar blooms to that which you have in your bridal bouquet.
How could I not finish on a sweet note? From a personal perspective, I can’t help but feel if you’re going the whole hog on the peach agenda then you’ve got to integrate some kind of peach flavoured action into your culinary delights. Be it a peach bellini (SO delicious) during your drinks reception or evening cocktail hour, an actual peach cake topper or wedding favour for each of your guests or even peach pie instead of your conventional dessert then believe me, you’re on the right track.
Plus it looks so damn pretty too!
So there you have it, a veritable smorgasbord of peach toned delight. Are any of you lovelies having a similarly coloured themed wedding?
All my love Lolly xxx