Event Trends Summer 2017: Garden Chic Weddings

This season, brides are turning away from elegant perfectionism, and instead opting for a more organic aesthetic for their wedding decor. Specifically, they’re asking for a ‘Garden Chic’ theme that seems to be heavily influenced by Pantone’s colour of the year: Greenery [read more about this here].


The idea for this trend is to deconstruct the florals; to make it look like you just walked through an overgrown garden and hand-picked your fill. This means naked-stem bouquets and loose table arrangements bursting with greenery. For colour, rich floral accents such as merlot, red and fuchsia flowers are helping to enhance this Garden Chic theme.


Against all this green, brides are choosing muted linen tones to create a light base for the greenery to pop, such as blush, candlelight glow, and ivory satins. Our designers are then bringing in earthy silver, gold and rose gold accents to tie it all together with a touch of elegance.


It’s a little bit country, a little bit cottage, and a little bit glam!


FOS goes Ombre

As the wedding season reaches its peak, the talented FOS team has found itself championing a stunning decor trend inspired by the colour-blending technique that’s killing it in the fashion scene: ombre

A few years ago the ombre trend started brightening up hairstyles across the world. From there, the shading spread to clothing, nails, and even interior decor. We’re now bringing ombre to event designs, with a particular focus on blush coloured florals and lighting.

Over the past few weeks our floral and design teams have been busy creating challenging gradient masterpieces to wow our clients and their guests. The dark-to-light look lends itself perfectly to a soft, romantic atmosphere, and creates a complex aesthetic that brides love.

Here’s an inside peek at how FOS does ombre

Ombre bridal bouquets.
Ombre boutonnieres.
Ombre centerpiece composed of three arrangements at different heights.

Ombre aisle markers.

Wedding Colour Trends for 2015: Blush, gold & marsala

Every year there’s always a few choice colours or schemes that stand out as being particularly special for wedding decor. For 2015, the trendy mentions go to blush, gold, and marsala – and anything in between! Brides are gravitating towards these colours for their 2015 weddings, and our designers couldn’t be more on board. Individually, each of these three colours creates a perfect base for neutral ivory and white accents, and any combination of the three used together creates a luxurious look that’s sure to impress.

blush, gold, marsala


Whether as an accent or a base, blush is a 2015 bride’s best friend. The soft tones of this classic colour make it an easy fit for a sweet, romantic wedding design. The classic pairing with blush is ivory or white, however it can play beautifully with stronger pastels, such as oranges and browns, for a more vibrant look.


Gold accents are coming on strong this year, with clients embracing opulent decor. Gold elevates blue or green into a special combination that packs a vibrant design punch, and also pairs naturally with neutrals like black, blush and ivory for a traditionally beautiful blend. A popular gold variation being used is Rose Gold, which combines gold with a dark marsala tone such as rusty red.


Marsala is Pantone’s “Color of the year”, and is saturating decor sites and Pinterest with its robust presence. Inspired by its red wine namesake, marsala is a versatile colour that works well with light and dark accents, and can be muted or enriched for a variety of workable tones. Marsala was chosen as the Pantone colour of the year because it appeals to both masculine and feminine tastes, is flattering to the skin, and brings a rich warmth to decor.


If you’re looking for more colour inspiration, check out our Event Gallery for beautiful ideas and unique colour combinations!