With the burgundy (red wine) colour mixed with whites, the two colours combined can be quite harsh so we have mixed in a sahara rose and some pale pinks which will soften and lift the colour combination.
Burgundy is a fabulous colour for a Spanish styled wedding, and combined with a dramatic black is truly stunning and brings the drama of Andalucian flamenco to the overall look and style. Not too much black though, we loved Sarah´s wedding this year using a black etching of a flamenco dancer.
Here we have created an inspiration board for one of our clients and used this flamenco graphic that was beautifully reproduced onto a stunning wedding cake by Fi and onto the stationery from Anoulka.
The combination of the deep burgundy with the ivories, very soft pinks and tea colours is a fabulous colour scheme.
To compliment the destination map idea we have suggested to run this through the wedding with the stationery details, perhaps confetti cones made out of maps of Spain, table seating and luggage tags and white suitcases. The design has only just been sent off but of course is still buzzing around in my design brain and yet to cover the red wine element!
This is where I start to wish time away as we create and design some fabulous weddings that I cannot wait to put together!
Back to glitter and Christmas this week, but we do like to share our wedding inspirations and designs with you as we sit here creating for 2012.
We would like to credit Sweet Things By Fi for this stunning flamenco cake and Jeremy Standley for the photography, without these fabulous photos we could not showcase our work as we do. The inspiration board was created by me using photos from pinterest and our own weddings.
The two inspirations behind this wedding design are a beautiful watercolour by Charlotte Cox which for me is evocative of Spain, and this gorgeous photo of almond blossoms that fill the countryside here in early Spring.I love this photo, it was taken by Anna Gadza, one of our very talented photographers here we work with.
The colour combination is a sage green, lots of whites and pale dusty pinks, you could even add in a pale teal and greys and perhaps as I am in a glitter mood, a hint of silver.
I have also noticed a big trend back to using gypsophila (baby breath) for wedding flowers, it is pretty I think just on it´s own for bouquets or centrepieces or combine this with white and pale pink peonies for a truly romantic wedding scheme.
All the images in this board were found on Pinterest.
There is nothing more refreshing than working with creative brides and I have one in particular who is completely amazing and is actually making me quite jealous!
She is a breath of fresh air and really thinking outside the box, a challenge that I love.
So we sit here, ponder, drum fingernails on tables, watch sunrises and sunsets, contemplate, study fashions and create styles, designs, and inspirations for our up and coming weddings.
I do love this time of year, we get a chance to put our creative hats back on, drink copious amounts of tea and take stock of what we have achieved and how we can improve our service to our clients, plus of course get hugely creative and plan and scheme for next year!
Currently we are creating wedding designs based on watercolour paintings which I am really enjoying, so thought I would start to share some with you as we dream about spring and summer weddings.
Here we have created a mood board based around a painting by Pol Ledent from Belgium. The colours are fun and vibrant using a purple and yellow colour combo, hugely popular on the colour wheel when you are a design student! This is a modern wedding design, throwing out any convention and could be turned into quite a retro, quirky day if we had a brave bride!
We will be sharing more of our watercolour wedding inspirations with you over the next few weeks until Christmas takes over so keep checking back for some fabulous ideas.
We are also working on some very glittery guest blog posts so do watch this space!
We are really enjoying our flamenco styling using ivories, burnt oranges, blues and purples, colours that are featuring a lot in our designs.
As we broaden our horizons, we offer something truly Spanish and unique, not only in Andalucia but in Barcelona, Madrid and the Balearic Islands.
Below is a photo of some invitations that Anoulka has just designed for one of our brides next year. Despite many hours of tea dying lace the end result was definitely worthwhile!
These images are copywrited by Anoulka, so whilst we hope this gives you inspiration please do bear in mind that these are not to be copied.
I am a great avocate of eco friendly wedding decorations and if I can plant it, it is biodegradable or if it has come from sustainable source then for me this is perfect.
We will be promoting this ethic much more for our weddings and making them as eco friendly as possible.
Albeit most of our weddings use up their carbon footprints for probably about 10 years to fly everyone over here the least we can do is make is sustainable when they get here!