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Blush is Not Dead
After all of the blush-tone weddings last season, one would think a florist would start getting cross eyed and have nightmares about Cafe au Lait dahlias (Real Talk: this has actually happened).
As one wedding season ends and a booking season begins, I am instead finding my eyes drawn to different ways to utilize blush-tones that are keeping me inspired to use it season after season. You really can't go wrong with such a beautiful palette; it's soft, delicate and whimsical. It is the easiest way to add a little romance to your event.
Whether it's a blush gown instead of the traditional white or ivory gown, or a festive cocktail with the flowers of Sweet William or Pansy (side note: both are edible!), or an ethereal table runner made out of chiffon, there are so many stimulating ways to enhance your event with a blush color palette that aren't what you've already seen.
Don't get me wrong, I love the beautiful, large-as-your-head, blush dahlias. They are what dreams are made of. My first job out of college in Santa Cruz was with a flower farm: one with 54 acres of blooming dahlias and in over 400 varieties. You can imagine what kind of warm and fuzzy feelings I have about Dahlias, especially when you grow them organically--there are just slightly more varied and gracefully imperfect varieties that one can't quite find at-the-ready at the Flower Mart.
My plan for this next wedding season at Alicia K Designs is to really find out what is next in florals and decor using blush-tones. This is the way I stay inspired season after season; by going the next step and taking a risk to make something unusually beautiful. Stay tuned!
Photo Credit from Left to Right, Top Row to Bottom Row:
1. Martha Stewart | Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail, 2. 100 Layer Cake | Bohemian Jewel Toned Wedding Inspiration, 3. Flickr | Machteld Embroidery, 4. Ruffled Blog | Intimate Ideas Inspired by the First Look, 5. Lily Aldridge by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK November 2014, 6. Heather Cristo | White Peach and Rose Sorbet, 7. Martha Stewart Weddings | Sheer Citrus & Pink, 8. Shannon Kirsten | Grapefruit Sage Mimosa, 9. Style Me Pretty | A Monochromatic Inspired Wedding Shoot Part II