This board is for Catherine, who is getting married next fall. She’s planning a blue and orange color scheme, and I’ve been helping her hone in on the exact shades she wants to work with (remember these palette options?). Catherine liked the blues from Palette No. 1 and Palette No. 5, and liked the orange from Palette No. 3. From the images she’s sent me so far, the vibe I’m getting is of a modern, classic, clean celebration.
I’m not usually a huge fan of calla lilies, but I think they would work well for Catherine’s bouquet and tablescapes. They have such a sculptural form that only a few of them make a lovely statement in a range of tall, thin vases grouped down long tables (with tall taper candles interspersed in between). The dahlias would look handsome as boutonnieres and scattered in between the vases. Catherine specifically said she didn’t want to use any pumpkins, cornocopias, or other blatantly “fall” themed decorations, but I think the orangey-yellow pears (maybe one at each place setting as a combined favor and place card?), are a subtle nod to the season.
Lastly, I really like the idea of dressing the maids in a range of blue dresses. Chic looking, and everyone’s comfortable with the choice of dress. I hope this board helps in your planning, Catherine!
Fourth row: beribboned cake; blue shoe bride photo by Jenny Ebert