Category Archives: Wedding colours and themes

Greenery – colour of the year 2017

I’ve never been a lover of Green. I mean I do love the grass and the trees, of course, I love nothing more than spending time in the garden or visiting the New Forest, but it’s never been a colour I’d choose for home décor or when shopping for clothes.

So when Greenery was announced as the Pantone Colour of the year for 2017 I had reservations. Once I started looking for inspiration for my new Pinterest board I became a bit of a convert.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you don’t need a great deal of ONE colour to create something beautiful. Greenery is quite a vivid shade of green but it works as well with a neutral colour palette as it does with alternate shades of green and blush pink.

It also lends itself perfectly to styling a rustic themed wedding which is a popular theme for 2017 weddings.

Take a look at my board and see if it inspires your wedding. I’d love to know if you are thinking of incorporating the colour of the year in to your wedding colours.



Siân Bowron has been advising on, planning and coordinating weddings and other events since 2012. Previously a healthcare professional with a background in pharmacology, Siân decided to switch career after the birth of her son. She has brought the empathy, care and attention-to-detail so important in her former duties together seamlessly with her passion for wedding planning to serve the needs of her many satisfied clients.

Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729

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Colour of 2016 from the Pantone Color Institute

Choosing colour is a major component and one of the key decisions for the majority of weddings. You might love some and despise others but within the wedding industry and world of weddings some colours are more popular and more fashionable than others.

The Pantone Color Institute based in New Jersey, USA have been forecasting colour trends and providing colour inspiration since the 1950s. Since 1999 they have been choosing a “color of the year” which is usually announced early December following the release of the PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT at New York Fashion week in September each year.

Last year we saw the sumptuous Marsala MarsalaColour2015
and in 2014 it was Radiant Orchid RadiantOrchidColour2014

For the first time two shades have been chosen as Pantone Color if the Year 2016, they are:RoseQuartzSerenityColour2016

This is what Pantone say about the two colours:
Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

So to help inspire you if you wanted to use the Pantone pairing I have searched for some ideas to kick start your venue décor and wedding theme ideas. Take a look at my latest Pinterest board.




If you like this then don’t forget to take a look at my other inspiration boards
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Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729

Who will be your Valentine?

So what are your plans for the feast of Saint Valentine?
I’d always thought that Valentine’s Day was too commercial, with its overpriced novelty gifts and 3 course set menus with inflated prices. That was when I was single without a secret admirer in sight.

Do you remember your first crush?
I suppose it’s like any other “special” day when you’re single – it’s no fun and, quite frankly – it sits on the verge of being downright depressing. And I for one was not amused by the anonymous card left in my in-tray (and that of every other single woman) by the department lothario…after all, I was single, not desperate!

How romantic will you be on Valentine’s Day?
Whether you’re dating, engaged or married, do you use Valentine’s Day as an additional opportunity to spoil your loved one and show them they are special to you? It doesn’t need to be a big gesture – I’d be perfectly happy with a romantic card and my favourite chocolates. Hint hint. So whether you prefer a pizza delivered or a lovingly home cooked meal, the essence of Valentine’s Day is the romance… and of course, the excuse to do a bit of extra wooing!



Is that the sound of Valentine’s wedding bells…?
If you’re looking to add that extra romance into Valentine’s Day and are planning to get married on February 14th, I’ve put together a Pinterest board with some perfect ideas on how to create a Valentines themed wedding – why not see the whole board here? In the meantime, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Pick some pretty pink and red blooms and you’re half way there. Whether you like vintage pink, pink ombre or deep red – flowers = romance and the bare bones of any beautiful wedding theme.
  • Choose some key words with romantic meaning and use these in your stationery and for those little decorative details. It’s all in the detail. They also make great photo props for your official photos and if you have a photo booth.

What are your plans for the feast of Saint Valentine? Do you have any secrets up your sleeve for turning up the romance? Maybe you’re already planning a Valentine’s wedding – if so, what are