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Mood Board #101: Le Cygne
By Lauren Kathryn on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:22 am in Classic
Today’s board pays homage to one of my most lusted-after flowers, the snow-white Le Cygne peony, which must be the grandest, fluffiest peony on earth. The name, which means “The Swan” in French, refers to the swanlike appearance of the bloom, with its gracefully voluminous petals curved like the feathers of the bird. When it opens, this type of peony has a warm ivory color that transforms into a pure, luminous white hue as the blossom matures. A maddeningly beautiful flower, it suggests a swan without being too literal. Other subtle, feathery touches, including whimsically delicate white calligraphy and Enchanted Atelier’s stunning “Swan Song” comb, have a fittingly balletic softness. The white and gray palette is both moody and elegant.
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Calligraphed envelope > Photo via Once Wed / “Swan Song” comb > Enchanted Atelier / Bride in feather-skirted gown > Photo by Lauren Ross, gown by Monique Lhuillier, art direction and styling by Karissa Fanning of The Lane / Peony centerpiece > Photo by Gia Canali, floral design by Sharla Flock Designs / Single peony > Source unknown
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