Monday Mood Board: A Peachy Keen Wedding – The Wedding Affairs round-up of Peachy Pretty for August
Morning everyone, how are you today, I hope your weekend treated you well? I feel like we are on a roll at the moment with our oh-so dreamy ‘Monday Mood Board‘ features. Today’s is nothing short of that either, we’ve had some gorgeous theme’s over the past few weeks, ranging from Parisian chic, a pop of colour in a Moroccan styled affair and falling back in love with our favourite colour for 2017, Pantone’s Greenery.
This morning we are sharing our love for a colour that can be used all year round. A coral and peach flavoured affair that we just can’t get enough of. 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.
So this afternoon we’ll be showing you lovelies how to create your very own peach inspired wedding through your delicious decor, beautiful bouquets and your outfits. Let’s take a look!
When considering how you are actually going to incorporate peachy and coral hues, consider the bridal bouquet. Whether you would like your wedding colour scheme to feature hugely around the delicious colour, or subtly, that is completely up to you. The beauty of using peachy tones is that it looks pretty set against foliage, white, blush and cream’s for a Summer or spring wedding. And, for those getting wed in September or later, experiment with berry and reddish tones for an Autumnal wedding. Add sparkles of gold to add a touch of glamour.
Summer brides, take advantage of the season you are getting wed in by choosing from an abundant and fecund peonies, delightful dahlias and delicate snapdragons. If you’re marrying in the Autumn months focus on ranunculus, soft coral roses and plenty of seasonal berries thrown in for good measure.
Amaryllis, and fronds of freesia will ensure you shine in Wintery settings. Pair with metallic’s to make the colours pop. Lastly, peach blossoms, tulips and daises make for the prettiest of bouquets and table centrepieces in light and airy Spring weddings.
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to incorporate the shade into your big day is through your bridal party fashion choices – notably your maids’ dresses and groomsmens’ accessories. In the past, it wasn’t uncommon to hear that a fair few of you are a little apprehensive about wearing the colour peach but lately we’ve seen plenty of lovely couples embrace the hue with open arms. We can 100% see why.
Mixy-matchy dresses and co-ords is another way to shine with this theme. Let your girls decide on their own outfits. Set them the colour theme, give some style idea’s and see what they come up with. It’s a great way to make your girls feel great in what they are wearing, they can decide upon something that makes them feel comfortable and of course, sassy as hell.
If you’re on the hunt for your own peachy dresses then ASOS always have some particularly gorgeous frocks, and there’s always a perfect pair of heels to match too!
All The Details
When it comes to a delicious, peachy keen wedding then it would be totally un-heard of to not include some super sweet treats, right? We’ll take any excuse to get our teeth sunk into a piece of cake, especially on a Monday Morning.
Both of these naked cakes below get our seal of approval. For colour impact, it’s clear that opting for all over coral, or light toned icing is the way to go, either that or a fluffy light buttercream with piped detailing. The more flexible option is to opt for a simple or decadent (whatever takes your fancy!) white cake and then add the relevant colour tones through your extravagant cake topper. Flowers, sugar adornments and even mini paper poms would all work here – I’m personally loving the touches of fruit, florals and delicate icing details in the cake at the bottom. However, the hints of rose gold leaf are certainly catching my eye in the cake above.
What style cake would you choose, lovelies?
If you’re going all out and cocktails are on the agenda, you’ve of course got to integrate some kind of peach flavoured action into your culinary delights, other than just your cake. Try serving peach Bellini’s at the drinks reception. Not only are they hella’ pretty but taste rather delicious too. Add peaches for an unconventional wedding favour, or some peach flavoured sweets, or simply a cookie with some coral detailing on. Swoon.
Bride & Groom Fashion
Most of you will probably be aware of the rising popularity of the coloured wedding dress? More and more brides are choosing to ditch the traditional white/ivory frock in favour of minty greens, soft dreamy blushes, buttery nudes and soft peaches. We know that such a move might not appeal to everyone but The Wedding Affair adore them.
If you’re peachy keen and want to thoroughly embrace the coral colour theme you’ve set yourself then why not choose a coloured wedding dress, or at least set yourself the task of trying a few one. Peachy dresses are SO romantic, feminine and fresh. If you are seeking an alternative dress then one of the below pretty colours could be just for you. Our note of wisdom: Make sure you choose a frock that harmonises with your girls outfits, clashing colours would want to be avoided at all costs.
We couldn’t forget the boys either. We did find this rather dashing men’s suit on Pinterest. We get that it’s not peach, but the little details of the buttonhole pair perfectly with the suit that he is in. I could imagine this suit doing all kinds of wonders in a destination wedding by the beach, could you? However, we totally get that some men may not want to take the plunge into getting a cream suit. So, the key here is to accessorise.
Appropriate coloured accessories such as pocket ties, ties, braces, bow ties, cuff links and even socks are a fun way to add a little more splash of colour. If he’s feeling semi-brave, can I suggest a peach toned shirt? The shade looks particularly lovely with a slim-fitting grey or blue toned suit. Finish off with a beautiful buttonhole in similar blooms (ahem, peonies?) to that which you have in your bridal bouquet.
Are any of you opting for this colour spectrum on your big day? How have you incorporated the hue into your wedding planning? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments box below.
Have a lovely Monday everyone! Ella x
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