Replacing the traditional spring pastel colors of yesterday, we are ushering in the new trendy citrus and melon colors this year. The wonderful thing about these colors is that you can actually incorporate them into the floral scheme and utilize them for many different aspects of the wedding.
Here we worked with A Legendary Event in Atlanta to create the Reception Rotunda for the Unveiled Wedding Event. We focused on the colors as well as the scent given off by the grapefruit. What is fun about this is the simplicity of these items, which still gave the look of a completed table. For years we have seen the utilization of the apples, pears, lemons and limes as well as pineapples. They have traditionally been used in the entire form but today we are seeing much more adaptation to the entire atmosphere in general.
Here in these images, who would have ever thought that cutting a citrus fruit in half and placing it on a table would add not just the smell and visual aspect but also create forms of conversation at the table.
So where are some areas you can incorporate citrus and melon into your wedding?
Citrus and Melon is not just for Spring or Summer, include them in your abundant harvest time weddings in the fall. They give a great punch to the reds of autumn.
Place votive candles in balanced and hollowed out limes and lemons at each place setting.
Pin stephanotis or hyacinth in the center of the grapefruit.
With some greens, perhaps use the fruit as part of the pew markers along with ribbon or tulle.
Utilize a lemon or lime slice in finger bowls.
Paint gold leaf on citrus fruit to give an aged look with texture.
Place cards are a great way to utilize fruit by attaching to the stem.
Using lemons and limes in cylinder vases with votives on top, perhaps even taking it a step further by adding branches and suspending cut citrus elements, blossoms and votives from ribbon.
Don’t forget your bridal bouquet, small lemons or limes make for a great focal point.