Malvern College, in Worcestershire. A beautiful venue, set in meticulously kept grounds, with youngsters playing cricket and the sun, shining down on us. Such beautiful, English scenery, and the perfect setting for the wedding we went to, recently. The couple being married looked wonderful, excited and happy. Whilst sitting in my seat with the rest of the family and friends, I could not but help admire the décor of the hall in which the ceremony took place.
The wedding invitations did not give much away about the place, except for one of the colours in the colour scheme (blue). Perhaps the invitation was just a teaser to the guests of what to expect.
On entering the hall, we were lead along a long corridor and then up a flight of stairs. We then walked through a large doorway and into a hall which was part of a pair set at each end of the building. The other end was a chapel and the one we walked into was apparently built to balance the architecture. It was done in true, Victorian splendour.
The theme was organic, with brown, yellows, blues and ivory. We were met with a host of sunflowers, and tiny indigo blue flowers, wrapped in hessian. The bridesmaid’s dresses and the bride’s shoes were cobalt blue. Sunflowers were also part of the reception decor and there were even a few placed on the wedding cake. The organic hessian colour was carried through to the table name cards. There was a hand-written, personal message on each card; such a lovely touch!
Reverse of the name tags:
Besides flower arrangements in the centre of each table, there were plenty of little props to help guests interact with one another such as: family games, jokes, balloons etc….. The disco evening entertainment got everyone up dancing. It was a fab night and a great day overall. At one point in the evening, the dj asked the fathers to get up on the dance floor and throw some shapes to ABBA…..so funny!!
I wanted to share with you other sunflower wedding themed ideas. Here are just a couple –
This sunflower theme concentrates on the neutral shades, along with warm yellow and white. It feels very ‘country farm yard’ and was taken from Snippet & Ink (#172 Summer Rustic)
This is a board that I put together. It represents the colours used in the wedding that I recently attended, yet I have taken inspiration from the Summer Rustic theme. I wanted to add tones of blue (pale and cobalt blue), with the warm yellow and white. This board is a bit more sophisticated i.e. the pale blue wedding shoes and the table setting. I’m loving the nude wedding cake…so simple, with just a few small flowers and a large sunflower on top for decoration!
Alternative blue and yellow colour theme
I have shown another example of a pale blue and yellow colour scheme, if you are not in favour of using sunflowers. The colours are softer, pretty and this theme feels luxurious. It is another inspiration board taken from Snippet & Ink (#341 Mustard and Blue)
If you definitely like sunflowers, then check out Van Gogh Inspired Wedding by Wedding Chicks and also, Retro Meets Rustic With A Quirky DIY Wedding by Bridal Musings. I’m sure you will like their ideas 🙂