Dolce Does..Ombre!


Ombre is all the rage these days from hair to nails to even wedding flowers!  Over the past few months, it has seemed like every time I try to go more modern, I just end up more traditional.  So, how do I marry (no pun intended) traditional with some modern flair?

As I mentioned before, I’m envisioning lots of candles for the romantic flair, black and white for a classic feel, and feathers and bling to add a little glam.  When it came to flowers, I imagined a little bit tradition meets classic meets romance.  I also knew that while I was all over the map deciding on colors and theme, once I sat down with a florist it would help me nail down my vision a little more.

I met with a florist yesterday and that is exactly what happened.  It was hard because I received confirmation that my top two wedding flower wants are out of season in October.  I mean, look how gorgeous these peonies are, and the black and white anemones couldn’t be more perfect!!!


But, going in I knew peonies were a spring flower, and according to my research anemones come into season in November.  I wasn’t sure if that was close enough, but sadly, it’s not.

Although I can’t get my dream wedding flowers (silly October and all your oranges) the meeting made me really excited for all the decor.  I’ve settled on the black and white with gray and accents of blush and coral.  I’m really wanting to stay away from BLACK and PINK everywhere, but I think I can achieve that if I stick to a little pink only in the flowers and lighting.

So far we discussed lots of roses, maybe some carnations to make that tight ball look for centerpieces, some stephanotis, and gray beads and leaves!  I’m really excited for the gray.  And, I want to incorporate black and white stripes to make it a little younger.  Can’t forget the feathers – I’m definitely having some feathers in my bouquet!

Now, I didn’t lead in with the ombre for no reason.  One idea that came to me during the consultation that has me really, really excited, is incorporating some ombre in the lower centerpieces!  White, blush and coral ombre surrounded by candles on black linens with a black and white striped runner?  I am loving it!

I have a few more florists I want to meet with, but I’m glad I booked this consultation early because it certainly helped me figure out my overall decor theme!

I’ll leave you with a few floral inspiration photos I’m really loving right now!