As I drove from Scotland to London yesterday the Yorkshire moors were covered within the muted hues of purple, grey, and soft green that have been just a joy to behold, the wild expanse oozing the passion of the Bronte story. Small wonder then that award-winning Romantic Novelist Melinda Hammond endures the edge from the Pennines within an old farmhouse, often getting her inspiration on her Georgian and Regency romantic tales in the open moorland. And you can understand why from this stunning photograph that Melinda took on a single such walk.
And whilst the vista helps inspire Melinda together with her romances, the colours that Nature has thrown together to this type of gorgeous effect got me considering using the earthy purples and greens for any wedding palette.
So first I pondered the different shades of purple, gray, and brown for heather bridesmaid dresses and this is exactly what I created...
From the left we now have Social Bridesmaid 8130 in Lavender; Dessy Collection 2941 within the appropriately named Stormy; Dessy Collection 2922 within the equally apt colour of Passion; Dessy Collection 6525 in Topaz; Dessy Collection 6651 in Platinum; and Dessy Collection 6716 in Concord.
And then I considered mixing in certain of those muted greens and I think I prefer it.
From the left there's Dessy Collection 6731 in Icelandic; Dessy Collection 6726 within the fabulously-named color Smashing; Dessy Collection 6556 in Kiwi; Dessy Collection 2887 in Suede Rose; Dessy Collection 2844 in Celadon; Jenny Yoo JY501 in Pantone Ultra Violet; and finally Dessy Collection 6611 in Moss.
I decided that all from the heather navy blue bridesmaid dresses would have to belong and floaty, out of the box befitting a marriage with the haunting memory of Wuthering Heights since it's inspiration! And because of the current trend for Tweed, what about dressing your daughter's groom and his ushers in heather-inspired sports jackets produced from such beautiful tweed because this from TheMillShopOnline.
That really could be something to sing about!