Choosing your wedding colorsÂ and flowers that marry your aesthetic and wedding style may be difficult,Â so we turned to an expert, Holly of Rosegolden Flowers, to point us in the right direction:
Itâ€™s very common for brides to feel a lot of pressure to abide by a lot of rules. If you get married in Spring your flowers need to be pastel. In the Fall, warm tones. Etc, etc. It reminds me of the 80s when makeup sales people, after draping a series of poly-blend swatches across your chest and shoulders in order to evaluate your skin tone, declared you to be one of the four seasons and then informed you that you could only use a particular set of eyeshadow colors and lipsticks. I remember Â being immediately drawn to all of the colors I wasnâ€™t supposed to wear. I mean how dare that lady label me! I can pick out my own lipstick, thank you very much.
But not everyone is this way. Some people just buy the bossy ladyâ€™s lipstick and never look back. A lot of people feel compelled to accept rules like these and feel very bound by them. And itâ€™s just really limiting and oppressive. And Iâ€™m not having it. Especially when it comes to wedding flowers. Is it grandiose for me to see myself as not just a florist but a liberator? A floral Moses? Ok, yes, but hear me out. Iâ€™m just saying that we should all be free to express ourselves, to like what we like, wear what we want to wear, say what we want to say, etc. Maybe Iâ€™m more like a floral Madonnaâ€¦Ok, Iâ€™ll stop, Iâ€™ll stop. Now Iâ€™m labeling myself for godâ€™s sake.
Bottom line is this. Iâ€™m here to get to know my clients and to create for them wedding flowers that are unique to them. I think that is one of my favorite parts of my job really. Discovering what my brides are really inspired by and encouraging them to move in that direction despite any and all outside pressures/rules/labels. So youâ€™re a Fall trapped in a Springâ€™s body? No problem. Inspired by Beauty and the Beast and Dutch flower paintings? Whatever! Itâ€™s your wedding and Iâ€™m here to remind you that you can wear whatever lipstick you want.