“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” The sage words of Yves Saint Laurent ring true for wedding planning as much as for everyday dressing. True style is timeless, meaning it never feels dated to a particular period in history and is simply chic at any time.
Naysayers may suggest classic style is uniform or boring but we couldn’t disagree more. There are myriad ways to add personality to a timeless wedding look and flowers are a key ingredient to take the style of your day in whatever direction you choose. We’re excited to share this beautiful editorial with you today, full of creative ideas to create a dreamy timeless wedding with David Austin Wedding roses.
Timeless Wedding Colour Palette
White and green has to be the most enduring of wedding colour palettes. It always feels fresh and elegant, and simply never goes out of style. The key to giving depth and interest to your wedding day styling is to play with different shades and once you start looking, you’ll realise how much nuance white and green can have.
For example, pure snow white is quite different to warmer creamy shades and those with a soft flush of blush or peach, while dark emerald green foliage like ruscus and ivy creates a vastly different look to muted grey-green leaves like eucalyptus or olive, or zesty greens like alchemilla mollis and viburnum. You can also soften a white and green palette with natural tones, like beige and sandy shades, or pair with black for a bolder look.
White Rose Bridal Bouquets
It doesn’t get more timeless than a classic bridal bouquet of white roses. It really is the perfect choice for enduring style. You could keep it chic and simple with a posy of Purity or Leonora – our exquisite ivory roses that need nothing more than nature’s freshly gathered foliage. Leonora is a ruffled bloom that has a fresh scent with hints of cucumber and citrus, while Purity is a looser blousy rose, with a distinctive strong scent reminiscent of Turkish delight and rose-water.
If you’d like to add more variety to your wedding flowers, you have plenty of choices in every season. Talk to your florist about adding some textures to give your bouquet and venue floral designs character and visual depth, such as papery cosmos, lacy ammi visnaga, crispy scabiosa seed pods, soft reindeer moss and twigs of twisted willow. This really helps to beautifully blend your wedding into the season and create a sensory experience for your guests to enjoy.
Styling Ideas For A Classic Wedding Style
Choose materials that complement your ideal wedding style to seamlessly tie the look together right from the save the date cards, through to your send-off as newlyweds at the end of the night. For a relaxed and natural feel, think of neutral earthy colours and materials like wood (rattan, bamboo and bark, for example) and natural fibres like raw silk, wool, cotton, flax, jute, moss and linen. Weave these into your stationery suite, tabletop styling, furniture and signage for a look that’s tasteful, timeless and elegant.
If you want to give your wedding a more traditional and formal style, look at incorporating black and metallics into your colour palette, and materials like glass, crystal and metal. Keep your overall wedding style in mind when shopping for your dress too. Soft flowing materials like chiffon, silk, batiste and crepe lend themselves to breezy dresses for relaxed celebrations, while stiffer fabrics like organza, satin, mikado, tulle or brocade suit more structured formal wedding gowns.
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