There is something positively enchanting and mysterious about dark jewel tone blooms contrasted against soft flickering candlelight. Think tones of rich mauve, velvet, aubergine, plum & deep red wine!
If you are like us and are forever pinning images of dark almost decaying blooms, but are unsure of how to bring this trend to life, we asked the talented Nicole Cooper from Stem Design (Queensland, Australia) for her expert advice and how best to create a mood of dark romance with jewel tone florals….
To achieve this moody look with flowers in rich aubergine tones I suggest anemone, lilac, helleborus, roses or tulips. RIch purple moonstone carnations are also available in this palette and are perfectly suited to a slightly rustic wedding and a traditional bride.
This floral colour palette of rich rusty purples, aubergine, antique mushroom and deep lilacs works best when you have chosen neutral tones for most of your other reception elements. Think soft cream, ivory, dove grey or beige with splashes of burnt gold and rusty bronze (achieved with antique crockery and candlesticks).
I adore this trend for a beautiful autumn or winter wedding wedding and would recommend adding lush dark green foliage to carry the trend through to a spring wedding.
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- Roses are the perfect choice to achieve this romantic aesthetic and are available all year.
- 'Lady of the night’ tulips are available late summer through to autumn, winter and early spring, with imports available all year.
- Anemones are about during late autumn, winter and then again for a short stint in spring.
- You'll find lilac available in September, but if you live in NSW, you may be lucky enough to get some either side as well.
- If your wedding is anywhere from late winter through to mid spring, then keep a look our for the helleborus flower.
- From spring into early summer you will be able to find Moonstone carnations.
Any of these blooms, when paired with dark ivy berries and deep burgundy foliages, wIll add great depth to a neutral wedding colour scheme! Nicole Cooper - Stem Design
Links: I was shot by Billy Kidd, Dirty Little Style Whoree, Amy Merrick Flowers & Styling, Saipua Soap & Flowers, Just call me Grace, Kiss of the Dawn, Kevin Macintosh Photography, The LANE, Youth Lagoon