Sometimes a wedding comes along where the bride provides us with a rather unusual color palette and that was true for bride Amanda. Working with colors both she and the groom loved, we included deep rich pink, peach, yellow and blue together and I admit I was a little worried about the look until the designs were made. An early June wedding, these colors really came out nice together and we were pleasantly surprised how it all turned out! Very happy, cheerful colors and perfect for a late spring wedding. Would you consider such a wide range of colors for your wedding?
Wedding season is in full swing and this past weekend we were honored to help Lauren with her gorgeous wedding at Old Mill at Rose Valley and I think her wedding bouquet was one of my favorites so far this year. Created using an assortment of spring flowers ~ garden roses, tweedia, buplurem, cottage yarrow, stock, limonium, brunia and peony. Wrapped in her grandfather's hanky and accented with her grandmother's cameo, the stems were just as pretty as the flowers, don't you think?
I sit here writing this post, I'm looking at a grouping of lanterns all ready to go for today's New Years Day wedding and it got me to thinking. It's now 2016, lanterns have been popular wedding decor for the last 5 years or so, do I think this trend will continue? I'd say Yes.
Not only because our today's bride Kristen has chosen them for her table decor (and yes, she borrowed these lanterns from a friend who probably used them at her own wedding) but because I've met with several other future brides who are also interested in going down the "lantern route" somewhere in their decor.
In the case of today's wedding, the lanterns really fit her rustic feel with accents of gold (the lanterns are cream with gold antique brush strokes) and by adding accents of gold seeded eucalyptus, berries and fresh rosemary to the top of each table lantern, helps to bring the look together with all of the person flowers she has chosen. Above is one of the bride's maids bouquets of Vendela cream roses, seeded eucalyptus left natural, burgundy hypericum berries, rosemary and curly willow. Will this natural, organic, lantern trend continue into 2016 and my guess would be yes. Happy New Year everyone!!
It's always exciting when one of our past weddings is picked up by a national wedding blog such as Style Me Pretty so you can imagine our delight when we found out the wedding floral designs created for Jeff and Astrid were featured this month. Here are a few highlights from this very Elegant Princeton Wedding ~ photography by Rebecca Yale.
We say yes, what do you think? These arrangements are styled almost exactly the same using the same exact flowers. The arrangement on the left is in shades of lavender into plum with accents of lime green. The arrangement to the right is all shades of white and blushes.
As the end of summer appropriates our wedding designs turn for soft pastels into late summer vibrant blooms, like this one for our bride Jessica. This will be held by the bride herself and is especially gorgeous, don't you think?
A combination of dahlia's, spray roses, craspedia, hypericum berries, buplerium, tea roses and alstroemeria combine in a way that reminds us of Sherbert! The rich jeweltone colors are so wonderful for late summer and I especially love how Design Manager Holly placed the flowers so that it's very textured and not overly symmetrical. Let us know what you think of this bouquet, we'd love to know!
Trying to decide if your bridal bouquet should be simple and classic, perhaps a combination of all white and ivory flowers or perhaps you want to pop it out and have fun with your colors and choose a more dramatic color combination. In my experience, this is truly a personal choice.
With 50% of our brides going with white, ivory or paler tones and the other 50% going more colorful, I admit that I'm a sucker for these more unusual color combinations. Take this weekend's bridal bouquet for Megan with it's dramatic textures and color. Shades from peach, pink into deep oranges, this bouquet has lots of contrast and texture. Garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, pincushion protea and hypericum berries accented with touches of baby's breath (see previous blog, those are what her bride's maids are carrying).
Because this bouquet is not only colorful but textural (all different shaped flowers) but not styled too wild, the overall look of the bouquet is still somewhat formal. I personally can not wait to see pictures of Megan holding her gorgeous bouquet!
Sharing little bits of wisdom from over 25 years in the flower business. We love doing weddings and we hope it shows! Be sure to comment, we would like to know what you think.