Shades of blue…
It may have been a year ago that Tiggity Boo was invited to provide the stationery for this dreamy woodland styled shoot by Alina from Sara’s Flowers & Events, but the look she created is beautifully timeless.
Classic and versatile, blue can work for any style of wedding whether rustic or elegant and is a colour that works successfully all year round regardless of season. Choose from deep midnight blues and navy with hints of gold or copper for a winter wedding or look towards pastel and azure blues for spring or summer dates. Such is this hue’s versatility that blending an array of shades from powder blue through to the vibrant tones of cornflower or more muted dusty blues can come together to create a theme of absolute perfection as this beautiful shoot proves.
Mixing & Matching
Using a variety of shades and tones of one colour can really create impact, but if you do choose to combine shades, then to do it successfully, look at the tones within the colour. Blue is generally considered to be a cool colour within the colour spectrum, but it also has ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ variations. For example, warm blues will have undertones of greens or yellows whilst cool blues will have a bias towards violet. So to create a harmonious mix of colour, make sure you choose all your blue shades with either warm OR blue tones so that they marry together seamlessly rather than jar.
Keeping with tradition
However, if blue is not your choice as your wedding colour, make sure you don’t dismiss it all together. The tradition of ‘something old, something new something borrowed, something blue’ says that blue signifies purity, love and fidelity so whether it’s a garter or a little snip of ribbon stitched into your dress, it’s definitely worth considering including a hint of blue somewhere.
- Woodland photography: Natalie Stevenson Photography www.nataliestevensonphotography.com
- Flowers and styling: Saras events and flowers www.sarasevents.co.uk
- Candles: Kissair Candles www.kiss-air.com
- Tableware & furniture: Classic Crockery www.classiccrockery.co.uk
- Napkins: Queen and Eden www.queenandeden.co.uk
- Stationery: Tiggity Boo www.tiggityboo.co.uk
- Bride’s dress: Indie Bride London www.indiebridelondon.co.uk
- Hair and Makeup: Diana Muntean @itsdianamua
- Accessories: Rachel Sokhal Bridal www.rachelsokhalbridal.com
- Model: @jojo_ellenx
- Flower crown: Eden @edencrowns
- Garters: Hayze Boutique www.hayzeboutique.com