Wedding Trend {Mint}

The colours of one of the gorgeous jugs we posted on Tuesday inspired me to put together a mood board of how such a combination of flowers could be used for a wedding.

The colours from the flowers in the jug team beautifully with {Mint} although there are no mint coloured flowers in the arrangement itself.  Mint can be brought through elsewhere, from the serviettes to the bridesmaids dresses.  By doing this, the colours of the flowers ‘pop’ and the mint colour is appreciated more.

Botanica Bridal tip #1: For a more interesting look, don’t try to bring your chosen colour through in all areas.  Contrasting flowers rock!

Wedding colour inspiration - mintImage credits (top, left to right): Serviette place settingMint lemonadeLace wedding dress,

Botanica FlowersMint cakeMint shoesBoho bridesmaid dressBotanica Flowers



If you know me well, you will know that I have a rather large button collection.  These beautiful little things are ever so handy and I am constantly keeping an eye out for pretty, different buttons to add to my collection!  They can add a unique touch too many things – a card, a brooch, or to sparkle up your gift wrapping detail.  They can also be very effective if used in wedding décor and can make for a rather quirky or vintage theme.  Use them on invites, place setting tags, threaded onto fishing gut as hanging décor, on your boutonnieres, or even brooches for your bridesmaids!  Don’t go too tacky but rather look for pretty, aged vintage buttons to keep your day classic and classy.  So from now on, raid your mom’s old sewing drawers and never throw a button out, as you never know when these gems will come in handy! x

Image Credits:  Detailed buttons on bouquet: Green Wedding Shoes.  Buttons on boutonnieres: Ruffled Blog.  Button seating plan: Real Simple.

Image Credits: Table seating tags with buttons: Green Wedding Shoes.  Detailed buttons on bouquet: Green Wedding Shoes.  Green fabric buttons on wedding favours: Martha Stewart Weddings.

Botanical Wedding Inspiration

I follow a local floral design business on Facebook – Fleur le Cordeur.  This is a family run business based in Paarl.  I am in total awe of what they produce for weddings and my dream one day would be to work with flowers and décor to create such visually enticing and utterly beautiful floral designs as they do.  A few months ago I saw the pictures for a wedding that Fleur le Cordeur had done and I was blown away!  It was so different and yet absolutely stunning.   I have been wanting to share this for ages so I thought, what a better way to start a week – totally different, gorgeous wedding flower and décor designs to get you inspired!  These beautiful wedding photographs were taken by welovepictures and the stationery that compliments the décor perfectly was done by The Secret Diary.

This is a “botanical” inspired theme – vegetables, herbs and vegetable flowers!  I think Heike from Fleur le Cordeur has done a brilliant job of putting this together and has created something truly magical!  Click here to see the rest of Jamess and Josi’s beautiful wedding.