Pantone’s Color of the Year

Each year Pantone selects a “color of the year” and in truth, I don’t find that it often has much of an impact on the floral choices I see in Vermont weddings, however, Pantone’s color of the year for 2018 is “Ultra Violet”, which I must say does not come as a surprise to me! I saw more purples in my weddings last season than I’ve seen in years!
Whether you love it or hate it, purple was, in fact, a “trend” amongst my clients in 2017.
Here are a few of my very favorite purple designs from the past season.
Flowers featured in the photos below include: protea, roses, sweet peas, gladiolus, freesia, ranunculus, succulents, callas, stock, scabiosa, stock, brunnia and dusty miller.

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Floral jewelry

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