Have you ever heard of the Pantone Color of the Year? It is a colour selection, chosen by the world-renowned authority on all things colour, the Pantone Inc company, to symbolise a specific moment in time, embodying the mood and the zeitgeist of each year.
If a colour-themed wedding appeals to you, Greenery is the ideal choice for 2017.
The tradition of selecting a Pantone Color of the Year dates back to 2000 and this year’s choice is Greenery, a vibrant shade of green with a hint of yellow. It is meant to symbolise rebirth and new beginnings.
As you very well know, the wedding industry never fails to the current trends, which is why we can confidently tell you that Greenery is going to be a very popular wedding theme this year. This is also due to the fact that this particular shade of green is as perfect a match for the traditional white as for zestier and more vivacious colours, such as pink or red. It also helps convey the idea of a “green” (as in “environmentally-aware”) wedding.
There are so many ways in which you could make your Greenery wedding look absolutely stunning. As always, we find that a minimalist, essential style produces the best results. With a few, carefully thought through details, you can establish Greenery as the main thread of your wedding reception.
How to plan your Greenery wedding
Let’s start with your WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS: besides white, another excellent match for Greenery is dove grey. This match will give your wedding a lovely rustic, shabby-chic vibe. As you can see, you can complete the colour-scheme by adding different shades of green, while keeping the overall style of your wedding elegant and essential.
One of the most fascinating aspects of a Greenery weddings are the countless DETAILS that you can add to the CEREMONY, such as headbands or an unusual ring box. Another favourite feature of mine are olive leaves, to be used instead of the traditional rose petals.
Another essential element, naturally, is the bride’s BOUQUET which, in 2017, is going to be large, asymmetrical and leafy. You could compliment the dominant green with a touch of white to add a lively spar,k opt for a romantic vibe and choose dark pink peonies, or include a splash of vivid red for the full glamour effect: all of these options will look great with your Greenery bouquet.
A Greenery wedding reception
We’ll start planning your reception by designing a unique – and Greenery-themed TABLEAU DE MARIAGE. As you may know by now, I am partial to Escort Cards, for their wonderful and effective simplicity. In this case, I’d recommend a basic, creative and visually appealing template, that will look fantastic with your Greenery theme. Try simple bright green leaves with your guests’ names and tables, possibly attached to cards. Another major trend in 2017 will be vertical flowerbeds. Cover a wall with plain grass and roses and hang cards on it to create your tableau de mariage.
As we have already mentioned, 2017 will be all about oak-wood IMPERIAL TABLES, covered in leafy table runners and set under leafy canopies. Ceiling decorations and light design are often underestimated, and yet they are essential to the creation of a pleasant and welcoming environment, and they make use of spaces that would otherwise be neglected. There are several small details that can enrich your imperial table, livening it up and making it more colourful, without covering it. If you’d rather go for a more traditional style, you might want to choose round tables with grand, tall center-pieces, with plenty of green leaves.
The WEDDING CAKE, as always, is the true queen of the party. For a Greenery wedding, I suggest a white, multi-layered one, decorated with a careful arrangement of delicate leaves.
No wedding party is complete without WEDDING FAVOURS. Our tips for this particular theme are small bottles of olive oil or succulents.
Do you like the colour that Pantone selected as the main 2017 trend? Let us know in the comments!