I mentioned wedding ceremony items in this spot a pair of weeks ago, but it is nonetheless June — the traditional month for brides and grooms — and there is always more to say.
Many who are preparing to walk the aisle have been busy selecting the colour scheme for bridesmaid attire, flowers and the wedding reception or dinner, from the tablecloths to the napkins to the parting gifts for guests.
I was talking not too long ago to marriage ceremony planners at The Greenbrier, the resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, that has been decorated for a long time by my agency, Dorothy Draper & Co. The Greenbrier’s nuptial industry experts echoed what other wedding ceremony planners have advised me: The most preferred wedding day color these times is blush.
Blush is the lightest of light pinks, inching as close to white as you can imagine. It is a fragile color but also a glamorous a person.
Feel about the beauty of blush roses. Mix them with white and pink roses, and then add a dash of pink sweet peas and lavender heliotrope — and you’ve created a memorable bridal bouquet
For the wedding dinner, the tablecloths might be sewn of blush moiré and topped by napkins of pale pink with centerpieces of blush, pink and white roses. Add candles — perhaps blush-pink tapers established into silver holders — for a bit of nighttime romance.
To rejoice the happy couple, the bridal celebration, family and guests might raise a toast or two with flutes loaded with blush-colored Champagne.
On, what a really dinner it would be.
Blush also is a lovely color for property decorating. For a master bedroom, here is a design scheme inspired by the well known marriage color that you might take into account, irrespective of whether you are recently married or not.
Paint the walls a blush pink, perhaps with a pearlized complete, and give all of the woodwork a coat of white semi-gloss enamel. At the home windows, I suggest drapery made of white silk trimmed in a blush woven braid and hung on a blush-painted rod with pink rings for distinction. You might have to paint those rings a tailor made pink.
Each and every pair-to-be has read the indicating: “Something old, some thing new, one thing borrowed, some thing blue.” In our situation, you might take into account anything blue for the carpeting. Just be positive it’s a clean-and-clear shade.
Choose a pale blue for the material on the headboard, and uncover a blush-and-blue sample to go over the lounge chairs.
The night tables can be finished in powder blue and topped with white-marble tops. Your bedside lamps could have Waterford crystal bases with lampshades made of the same fabric that handles the lounge chairs.
Of course, there may well be blush in your future — and a splash of powder blue, too.
Satisfied days in June to all the brides and grooms.
Palm Beacher Carleton Varney is president of Dorothy Draper & Co., an global layout firm with offices in New York, West Palm Beach, London and White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. His new book is titled “Romance and Rhododendrons: My Like Affair with America’s Resort — The Greenbrier.” Visit CarletonVarney.com or email him at [email protected]