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Wedding reception idea: what a contrast!

Written by Laura Atri, published 22nd feb 2017

Merge the beauty of the natural world with an urban setting for a romantic wedding reception, with an edge

Contrast is what makes this reception inspiration so magical: incorporating different textures such as paper, wood and metal with lavish blooms for on-trend décor.

Take one industrial backdrop and fill it with handmade and sleek botanical details; we’re talking fresh flowers mixed with paper blooms, delicate calligraphy and an oranate cake, perfect for this on-trend ambience.

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Next, find dramatic and classy accessories such as gold and copper vessels, candlestick holders and cutlery that will really stand out against the crisp, white blooms.

The real sense of romance here is thanks to the exposed brickwork softened by the fresh flowers and vibrant foliage – the suggestion of natural beauty creeping into an urban setting.

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The clean, chic white flowers create a thoroughly modern look, while still maintaining a sense of timeless elegance.

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Decorate large plain spaces with hand-cut paper flowers and scatter vintage suitcases and trolleys in focal points for a hint of travel and the start of your new life together.

Mix clashing tones of gold, copper, silver and brozne to add interest to a neutral colour palette.

Finish the look with lit candles and chalkboard signage to inject bits of personality, and lastly, cover your tables with lace doilies for added texture. Perfection! 

Idea created by... 

Photography: Jess Petrie Flowers: Swallows and Damsons Paper flowers: Comeuppance Styling: Nina Marika Cake: Amy Swann Calligraphy: Claire Gould 

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