Sleek and Stylish
Have you ever held a gardenia in your palm? First, they smell absolutely heavenly. But what are most striking about gardenia blooms are their luscious petals, velvety texture and gorgeous structure. Use this as the inspiration for your entire day. Weave in elements such as a classic upsweep hairstyle, plunging sweetheart necklines and luxe linens.
Gardenias are a gorgeous shade of creamy white and usually have a yellow tint toward the center of the bloom. Take a cue from nature and stick with a neutral color palette that allows these blooms to stand out. Instead of other colorful flowers, stick with greenery. Think dresses in a soft taupe, linens in white and shining gold accents to add a bit of sparkle and shine!
Rustic, farmhouse style is everywhere these days, right? While style that’s heavy on rustic elements doesn’t complement graceful gardenias, a few natural details will take this look from over-the-top elegant to intimate and cozy. Show off your wedding-day style with your guests’ first impression – the invitation. We’re head over heels in love with the Gardenia Glow wedding invitation featured above. The gold foil stamped gardenias on a weathered white wood background balance each other out in perfect rustic glam harmony.
Floating Flower: Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bride: Style me Pretty, Centerpiece: Elizabeth Messina Photogrpahy via Martha Stewart Weddings, Groom: Brides.com, Cake: Sapphire Events, Bridesmaids: Haute Blossoms