Palette from Petals : January Ginestra inspires a Wine & Persimmon Orange Wedding Palette
Engagement & Wedding Planning Season is officially underway! So this week, I wanted to introduce a new feature for the year: Palette from Petals. Take one stunning flower, combine it with seasonal loves, and dream up a new wedding palette and the event it could inspire.
The flower: Italian Orange Ginestra. A humble, delicate flower that is often treated as just another "filler"; backdrop for something more dramatic. But a close study of its petals finds that it bears a resemblance to the far more desired oncidium orchid. Bonus...it smells like a field of honeysuckle.
Since I have an affinity for both the simple and the exotic, I chose to highlight this January bloom by creating a unexpected wedding palette which allows its amazing texture to really shine.
Seasonal Loves: Winter Mulled Wine & its Warm Spice Notes of Star Anise and Cinnamon.
While other shades of Ginestra seem to be favored, this persimmon orange variety is so striking and vibrant. When coupled with the rich, dramatic burgandy hues of mulled wine, it brings a decidedly youthful feel to an otherwise dark wedding palette.
The Resulting Palette: Bordeaux Wine, Persimmon Orange, Chocolate Brown, and Dark Fushcia
1. BHLDN Cranberry & Topaz Necklace 2. Oleander Burgandy Rananculus, Fushcia Peony, & Dark Agonis Foliage 3. Winter Mulled Wine 4. S. Maria Novella Ginestra Fragrance 5. Natural Amethyst & Copper Ring 6. BHLDN Bellini Earrings 7. Alexander McQueen Bernard Dress 8. Blood Orange Tart 9. Oleander Tailored Chocolate Brown Grosgrain & Topaz Bouquet Handle 10. Digby Rose Vintage Wood Type Letterpress 11. Mrs. Bowtie Chocolate Velvet 12. Cloves, Cinnamon, & Citrus