“Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day,” or so says the old adage. Well, here at notonthehighstreet.com, we can’t help but feel that May might just be one of the best months to get married. With peonies, delphinium and freesias in full bloom, the choice of colours for your big day is akin to a ribbon wrapped box of Ladurée macarons.
Putting our sweet tooth to the test, we’ve put together a palette inspired by the French confection to help you pull off the perfect May wedding. Brought to France from Italy in the 16th Century by Queen Catherine De’ Medici, macarons have become the epitome of luxury. Taking a leaf from Marie Antoinette’s book, regency inspired décor adds a hint of elegance with a playful edge.
Tea parties and weddings go together like bride and groom. With more cake than you’ll know what to do with, treat your guests to a taste spectacular with a variety of sweet treats. Vintage crockery paired with chevron accessories is perfect for soft spring styling, and might even offer up an answer to the “something old” and “something new” conundrum.
Your palette doesn’t have to stop at table decorations. Why not give your guests a sneak peek into what to expect on the big day with pastel wedding stationery. Nothing builds excitement like opening a beautifully crafted invitation to a wedding in May, months before the arrival of spring.