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Style me pretty
|Q||We're trying to keep our wedding as eco-friendly as possible; do you have any ideas on how we can extend this to our décor?|
|A||Sue Huckle says: As the owner of Posh Plants, I'm always talking to couples who want the best wedding ever, yet are aware of their eco credentials. They want to tread lightly on this world, be impactful and create everlasting memories yet leave less waste and have minimal harm on the environment. We think that by hiring large trees, the impact is big, yet the carbon footprint is small.
Our trees are approx 30-40 years old and after going out to work at a wedding, they come back to live at the nursery, where they're mollycoddled and looked after by the team at Posh Plants, so nothing is thrown away or wasted. We believe the tree's eco credentials should be applauded as they absorb CO2 and give off oxygen.
Sue Huckle, Posh Plants
|Q||We want our wedding to be on-trend with lots of decorative details and fashionable styling, avoiding single-use, non-recyclable items to protect the enviroment. How can we do this?|
|A||Sue Huckle says: Of course it goes without saying the green credentials of hiring living plants to decorate your day is right up there, way above anything else. They not only look great and green is a colour that never really goes out of fashion. It's cool and sophisticated and complements a wide range of different shades and variety of floral arrangements.
You don't always need a huge array of decorations either, often it's the simple designs that not only work best, but help cut down on waste too. Olive trees with bowls of bright, fresh lemons on the tables always look beautiful. Twisted stemmed bay trees also make an eye-catching feature, great at the entrance to the church or ceremony aisle.
Sue Huckle, Posh Plants
Setting the scene
|Q||What kind of decorative details would you suggest to give our wedding a sophisticated, autumnal feel?|
|A||Kerry Langham says: Kerry says: For an elegant and natural approach, we love greenery and foliage. Bring the outside in and keep it simple, style spaces with an abundance of twigs, branches, moss, ivy and leaves, not forgetting oodles of fairy lights. Here are some other ideas to add an extra special touch:
- Forget the wall of prosecco, how about a wall of spicy signature autumn cocktails instead? A great way to welcome your guests and beat the chills, especially if your celebration is outside.
- Have a statement piece of furniture sprayed in mixed metallic tones or a splash of copper and gold, styled and stacked with autumnal treats like toffee apples, cinnamon buns and pumpkin spiced cupcakes.
- Create an opulent lounge area with carved wooden chairs, French sofas and chaise longues in velvet shades of burnt orange, burgundy or mustard with gold-toned scatter cushions.
- Drape luxurious fabrics across tables in shades of burgundy, teal, moss green or burnt orange with candelabra and dark coloured candles.
- Atmosphere is everything and can easily be enhanced with pillar candles and tea lights.
- If pumpkins are your vision, but the standard orange ones aren't to your liking, spray paint them to make them work with your colour scheme.
Kerry Langham, Endless Story