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.
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!
Looking for something sweet and different for your flower girl? Why not let us create a "wand" of flowers? This little cutie carried this for last Saturday's Christmas wedding and she just looked adorable. Staying in the wedding theme of white and gold, this little on
Lighter than you might think, it's easy to hold and the streaming ribbons probably looked so romantic as they flowed along with her. In this case, white roses accented with gold tinted ruscus created the tip of the wand while gold glittery streaming ribbons and looping bows just under the roses. The handle was wrapped in an ivory satin ribbon and was soft to the touch.
We think this little one must have felt like a princess for the day!
We love doing themed wedding, especially a Christmas one. Last weekend had us decorating the ceremony and reception area of the Cranbury Inn for a bride Danielle and Groom Jason. There might not have been snow on the ground but the setting was warm and festive. My favorite parts of the wedding was the place card table which was created using three very large vases filled with winter ilex berries, water and a floating candle. So dramatic! The aisle was decorated with tall vases filled with water, floating cranberries and our hanging Juliette candle holders. So pretty! After the ceremony when the room was quickly changed over, these vases were then placed along the edge of the room to add a touch of warmth and a pop of color. The centerpieces were created with fresh cranberries, red roses, red berries, winter greens and fresh holy. A small but dramatic touch to the tables. Such elegant but simple wedding decor for the perfect Christmas Themed Wedding.
Nothing makes me happier than when a bride shares her professional wedding photos like this one sent to us today by our bride Tara.
Taken by Jeff Tisman of Jeff Tisman Photography, this all white bouquet reads like a dream. Garden, tea and spray roses, lisianthus, dahlias and lambs ear combine with cascading touches of ivy trails.
An all white bouquet is always a classic and really looked amazing in this Fairy Tale Themed wedding. Would you consider this style bouquet for your own wedding?
What a fun time of year to have a wedding and we love the drama of these bouquets created for this weekends wedding. We don't often do lots of weddings in November and this year we have quite a few this year.
This bouquet was being designed for Jessica's brides maids. Ring of Fire sunflowers, Black Bacara roses along with brown hypericum berries make a striking combination, wouldn't you agree?
What I love most about this combination is the different shading and textures that each flower provides. Also, the striking yellow really pops against the dark burgundy roses. Be sure to check out our Fall Category of this website for more photos from this fall themed wedding!
The fall is such an amazing time of year for weddings given the color and flower choices. Take this bouquet for example ~ this includes so many unusual and fun funky flowers such as cymidium and mokara orchids, brunia, pincushion proteas, mini callas, roses and even fern curls. Created for our bride Alicia, it really was the perfect bouquet for her wedding outside at Grounds for Sculpture. I personally think the bouquet itself was a work of art!
I especially loved the different colors and textures and how they combined to give the bouquet movement. As this bouquet is spun around, it looks slightly different on all sides. Although, not for everyone, this bouquet will really be remember by everyone who sees it, don't you think?
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What a lovely day it was for this wedding being held at Valenzano Winery down in Shamong NJ earlier this spring. Patricia and Ariel had a lovely Spring day. It's always wonderful to see the professional photos and I especially loved this one of the bridal bouquet.
A combination of roses, ranunculus, craspedia, dusty miller and phaelanopsis orchids, this bouquet was far from ordinary. The brides maids carried bouquets in coral and yellow as their dresses were a bright sunny yellow while their shoes were a deep rich coral. What a striking combination against the back drop of the vines at the winery.
Thank you to Cain Images Photography for the wonderful shot.
As soon as you become involved in the wedding business, one of the first things you notice are flower trends as they come and go. Like fashion, what's in and what's not does seem to change with the seasons and the years.
For example, this year, anything vintage, shabby chic, sophisticated rustic and southern style country have been very much in style. The flip side of that trend seems to be elegant and classic. Take these centerpieces for our Bride Melissa at the Stone House last weekend. Over sized pilsner vases were filled with river stones for a natural touch but then the vases were filled with cascading phalaenopsis orchids. Although the color them of the wedding was purple in all other areas, this couple went for a clean, uncluttered look by switching the table flowers to all white. Dramatic but elegant was the general feel of the room once all the flowers were in place.
These amazing orchids appear to be an emerging trend among our couples, with quite a few weddings in recent weeks including them. Now that I'm actively booking weddings for 2014, it appears that this trend will continue. Although more expensive than other centerpiece options, they cascading orchids tend to cost less then their dome shaped, above eye level cousins using hydrangeas, roses, etc. which really is a plus for those seeking elegantly over sized without the high price tag. to see these and more of wedding designs, be sure to check out our Centerpiece category on this website.
Want to infuse a bit of personality into the boutonnieres at your wedding? Why not have fun with it.
Take these boutonnieres made for bride Maggie and Groom Gennady. They love, love, love, grape soda. All the brides maids dresses were a rich grape color and the grape soda bottle tops add a touch of whimsey to the mens attire, don't you agree?
In this case, groom Gennady wore a single white rose accented with a touch of green hypericum berries with the grape soda cap adding a splash of color at the bottom. Want to see other fun boutonniere ideas? Be sure to check out our Flowers for Men" category on this website!
Sharing little bits of wisdom from our years of exprerience creating beautiful wedding flowers. We love doing weddings and we hope it shows! Be sure to comment, we would like to know what you think.