Ask Colin: Flowers & Décor


Colin Miller

My daughter is having a rustic-chic themed wedding in April. Her colors are navy blue, ivory and pink. We are using large wooden and metal lanterns as the centerpieces with the florist adding pink and ivory flowers around the base with accents of succulents. We also want to bring in burlap for a rustic feel. But we are unsure as to what color and style of linens, napkins, chargers, etc., to use to give it that rustic-chic look. We have yet to bring any navy blue into the mix, but don't know the best way to do that. Also, how many pillar candles should we use in the lanterns?

If the navy blue has not come naturally, don’t force it. Instead, stick with the burlap and add pink and ivory accents with the linens. I love the idea of the rustic with the feminine – it’s a good balance.

When it comes to candles, the more the merrier! Make sure your pillar candles are different heights – it makes it more interesting to the eye. Scatter some votive candles in between the centerpieces, as well.