Kristina’s Red Orange Yellow & Purple Wedding Inspiration Board

Bouquet Photo: Studio Kiva

{Kristina’s Request}
I’m thinking about Purple, Orange, Yellow, and Red for my bouquet colors.

{Kristina’s Bouquet Details}
This vibrant inspiration bouquet is from Petal and Bean and it contains:  Bright Orange Orchids, Sunny Yellow Roses, Deep Red Roses, Hypericum Berries, and Dark Purple Calla Lilies.  Finish your bouquet with Sheer and Satin Red Ribbon.  Happy Planning, Mindy
 

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Completing Your Bridal Look: Hair

It’s true the dress can make the bride, but there is also a lot of planning that goes into accessories and little details to complete a bridal look.  From jewelry, wedding flowers to your hairstyle, everything comes into play.  With the right planning and considerations everything will come together and make your look.

We’ve been talking a lot about summer weddings the past couple of weeks, now in full June bride season.  There’s been talk of summer wedding trends and popular wedding flower choices for the season but what’s this year’s buzz when it comes to wedding hair trends?  Kristin Hull from bridalbuzz.magazine.com gives us the “Scoop on Summer Bridal Hair Trends” with a couple of tips.

As a whole Kristin says, “This summer’s bridal hair trends are the epitome of femininity and romance. Think flowers, braids and big soft curls.”   She suggests using using a hair accessory to look for “flowers that match or complement the wedding colors.”

Wedding flowers are a beautiful way to complement your bridal hairstyle.  They can be incorporated into up dos, braids or tucked into a few strands of loose locks if you choose to leave your hair down.  Make sure any flowers used as hair accessories match your wedding flower bouquet and arrangements.  You don’t have to get too matchy just pull a little inspiration  from your bridal bouquet that way your whole look will mesh.  If you’re making your own DIY bridal bouquets use leftover flowers to attach to a hair clip or pin.  Wedding flowers on a head band are adorable for your flower girl who will also feel special having her own custom accessory.

photo credits: romantic bridal hair greenweddingshoes.com; bridal hair down with bouquet,thenkot.com; wedding couple greenweddingshoes.com; orchid wedding hair afloral.com; flower girl headband etsy.com littlehamptons (seller)

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Elizabeth’s Yellow Green & Blue Beach Wedding Inspiration Board

Bouquet Photo Credit: Gema Blanton Photography | Floral Designer: The Flower Girl

{Elizabeth’s Request}
We are having a beach wedding in September. Our colors are yellow, green, and blue. We have four bridesmaids; two will be wearing blue dresses and two will be in green dresses. I like daisies and wild exotic flowers.

{Elizabeth’s Bouquet Details}
This whimsical wildflower bouquet via Petal Paints Portraits contains: Crisp White Gerbera Daisies, Sunny Yellow Pom Pom Mums, Vanda Orchids, & Peonies, Blue Delphinium, Soft Yellow Roses, and Seeded Eucalyptus & Hops Greenery.  To finish this sweet and simple bouquet, wrap with Blue Sheer Chiffon Ribbon. Happy Planning, Mindy

 

 

 

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Jessica’s Purple & Blue Wedding Flower Inspiration Board

Bouquet~Photo: Pamela Scott Photography | Floral Designer: Karan Tran| Boutonniere~theknot

{Jessica’s Request}
Hello! My wedding is going to be in December 2012 and our colors are Navy and Purple with touches of Turquoise. The bridesmaids will be wearing dark navy dresses so we need flower ideas that will pop! We love non-traditional boutonnieres! We are having the reception in a Natural History Museum with gorgeous high ceilings! Looking for beautiful/different centerpiece ideas that reflect our colors and winter at the same time! Thanks in advance!

{Jessica’s Floral Details}
I can’t get enough of the exquisite wedding florals from designer Karen Tran.  Her inspiration bouquet is filled with Purple~Orchid colored Orchids & Ranunculus, Eggplant Calla Lilies, Dark Purple Snapdragons, Blue Hued Anemones, Lavender Open Garden Roses,and Exotic Peacock Feathers. Pair this bouquet with a unique Calla Lily & Peacock Feather Boutonniere from theknot. Below is an elegant example of purple and blue centerpiece ideas, with similar flowers to the bouquet, also from Karan Tran & Pamela Scott via Ceremony.

Gorgeous Purple Wedding Florals in Bronze Footed Floral Pots and Rectangular Centerpiece Boxes

 

 

 

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Wedding Flower Trends

The summer season is in full swing and can you believe we’re almost to the half way point for 2012.  That’s right 6 months in and we’re just 6 months out.  So what’s been happening in 2012, has it held up to it’s expectations?  Let’s see what you think.

Back when we were all still setting our New Year’s Resolutions Huffpost Weddings blogger Carly Cylinder blogged about “What’s Hot: The 7 Flower Trends of 2012″.  She commented on some trends to watch out for and the “it” wedding flowers for the upcoming year.

Cylinder noted the following trends to watch out for in 2012 when it comes to wedding flowers, a modern take on the popular rustic trend, high fashioned-romantic oversized singular blooms, metallic sprayed flowers, unusual non-flower bouquets and pattern/ color craze.  The “it” wedding flowers for this year might seem a bit traditional but Cylinder notes,“You may not love roses, but you will fall in love with a garden rose. Voluptuous, fragrant, and graceful, the garden rose is a treasure often overlooked.”

Cylinder’s trending list for 2012 gave a good preview of what was to come in wedding flowers.  Notably we’ve seen  a lot of color, voluptuous blooms and rose wedding flowers coming into the popular summer wedding season.  2012 has seen wedding trends not afraid to embrace bold color playing around with rich hues and fun combinations.   Wedding flower choices are a great way to showcase these choices in colors.

If you’re a afloral.com Facebook fan you’ve been given a great sneak preview to their latest wedding photo-shoot packed full of gorgeous, color rich silk wedding flowers.  Can’t wait to get blogging about some of those fabulous arrangements, you better stay tuned………

photo credits: purple single stem weddingsbycolor.com; garden rose pink bouquet weddingflowerideas.co.uk; metallic bouquet weddingchicks.com, fuchsia/purple/white bouquet afloral.com; single floral stem arrangements borrowed form Mindy’s post (because they were too cute) originally from Santa Barbara Chic

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