Beautiful Bridal Bouquets for Fall

Summer is on the wane, and everything shifts with the seasons in regard to wedding planning. From the foods to the colors to the fabrics, and of course the flowers a bride carries down the aisle. Celebrate the season with a deep, lush, majestic bouquet, like some of these pictured below! feature image: The bride at this California wedding, a floral designer by trade, composed her bouquet of plush 'Pieter B' and 'Evelyn' garden roses, bunny tails, and pink-edged variegated dogwood. Vintage … [Read more...]

Lovely, Loose, & Unpredictable Wedding Bouquets

Wedding bouquets say a lot about the brides carrying them!  The more traditional look is a tight, round, topiary-type bouquet (where the red rose reigns). But wait, there's more! Brides.com takes a look at some bouquet shapes that are "equally lovely, but far less predictable." And I can't get enough of them! (Which is why, five-and-a-half years ago, I carried one of these down the isle myself!) Feature image: Your Special Flowers.com * Asymmetrical That's right, who said a … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Wedding Flowers by Color

If you've already picked your wedding colors, you may be wondering what type of flowers will match your theme colors. It's a good idea to do some of your own research before you visit the florist, this way you can compare prices in advance, and find out what some other options are if the flowers you like are unavailable, out of season, our beyond your budget. For a gorgeous array of photos depicting bridal bouquets in every shade of the rainbow, Martha Stewart Weddings has a gorgeous gallery! … [Read more...]

Bridal Bouquets: The Look You Love for Less!

Have you seen a bouquet you crave as your own, but can't stomach the price tag on it?  Take a look at these photos and see if you can tell the difference between the budget bouquets and the pricier deluxe versions. Then head on over to Brides.com to see how they did it! Can you tell the Difference? Can you tell the difference between the affordable and deluxe bouquets? Head on over to Brides.com to test yourself!  They'll also give you some good tips on what affordable flowers you can … [Read more...]

Preserve your Bouquet the Artistic Way

If you'd like to keep your bouquet for years without going the dusty, dried-flowers route, here are some fantastic ideas. Martha Stewart suggests drying and framing  your blossoms, creating a beautiful framed arrangement: Snip blossoms and lay them on newsprint. Fold newsprint over to cover, and insert in a flower press (or between the pages of a phone book). Leave them for 10 to 12 days, until dry and papery. Use tweezers to transfer the flowers to card stock and arrange. (In … [Read more...]

Rose is for Romance

There's a reason that roses are the most popular wedding flower, especially for the bride's bouquet. They're soft, lovely, and classic, and come in myriad colors from pure white to soft pinks to blazing orange. The mix beautifully with other flowers, but look perfect all on their own. There are about 120 varieties of roses available commercially. Roses are also widely available and are reasonably priced (though some rare varieties can cost up to $10 per stem). And roses are suitable to every … [Read more...]

Autumn Weddings Part I: Color schemes and decorating inspiration

The days are getting chilly, but the glory of fall color is all around us... If you are going to an autumn bride, what a gorgeous color palate you have to work with! Fiery reds, rusty gold, pumpkin orange, coppers and browns will create an atmosphere of warmth and romance for your special day! Invitations: The first whiff of fall comes to your guests in the mail. Decorate Save-the-Date cards and invitations with vines, leaves, scroll work, and flourishes for ultimate autumn elegance. … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart’s 10 Best Dressed Flower Bouqets

My last post on Parisian floral arrangements had such lovely wrapped bouquets that I had to do some more research on dressing your flower stems.  As Martha herself points out, the stems of the bouquet can be just as beautiful as the blooms themselves. "Much as you choose the right shoe for a dress or the right tie for a suit, give careful consideration to the stems." The first step is to think about the flowers you'll carry. A large rose bouquet, for instance, which will need help keeping its … [Read more...]

Parisian Floral Trends: Wedding Decor and Bridal Bouquets

Currently featured on Style Me Pretty is a series of posts and photos about Parisian floral arrangements and bouquets. They are exquisite in a way that blends rustic and romantic. Visit Style Me Pretty to learn how to create your own displays that are"lush, garden-style bouquets with tumbling vines and branches, adorable country-style bouquets..." The French approach blends the inherent beauty of flowers, gathered simply from the garden, with the personal vision and passion of the floral … [Read more...]

Bride Accessories: Putting the “Oooh!” into Something Blue!

Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in her shoe. According to Yahoo Answers, "blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true." Quaint as … [Read more...]