Glam Sunflower Wedding Bouquet ~ Donna’s Inspiration Board

Donna writes: Bridesmaids dresses are teal chiffon. I want to incorporate sunflowers in with out getting rustic.

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Pairing sunflowers with flower like roses, orchids, and delphiniums will help create more a of glam appearance instead of that rustic feel. Use orchids that are teal/turquoise instead of blue to tie in your wedding colors.

Get the Goods:

Yellow Sunflowers

Blue Orchids

Delphinium

Cream Roses

Satin Ribbon

Happy planning,
Afloral

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Blue & Purple Winter Wedding ~ Brittany’s Inspiration Board

Brittany writes: My wedding is in December. It’s going to be simple but elegant. My bridesmaid dresses are dark purple (grape from bridal gallery). I was thinking of having purple and blue but can’t find a whole lot of ideas. I originally was hoping to have calla lily’s but that’s not a must have.

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Love the colors! I used a bouquet that I think is stunning and has a winter’y December feel. Made up with hydrangeas and anemones in various shades of blue and purple (this way you get all the tones) and green grey greenery. The soft green leaves makes for a winter perfect bouquet. I know there aren’t calla lilies in this example, but they go great with hydrangeas and we offer them in both purple and blue if you’d like to add them! You could even swap out the anemones for the callas.

Get the Goods:

Blue and Purple Hydrangeas

Green Grey Greenery

Blue and Purple Anemones

Photo credit: Holland Studios

Happy planning,
Afloral

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Colorful Wedding Flowers ~ Mary’s Inspiration Board

My bridesmaids dresses are an ombre type palette of orange/pinks…(watermelon, punch, guava, coral reef, and ballet). I am looking for bright colorful bouquets with some contrast as well (like blue or purple). My dress is ivory and I was thinking that my bouquet would be more colorful and the maids slightly less colorful since they have colored dresses. (I included a picture of the swatches for you; hopefully they came out true to color. (also have a flower girl too!) Thanks, Mary

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Bouquet Inspiration Photo:  Kate Grewal Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Floral Stylist
via Wedding Chicks

To recreate and view the realistic floral stems used to in this bright inspiration bouquet, please click HERE:

  1. 7 Smoke Pink Garden Roses
  2. 5 Yellow Dahlia Sprays
  3. 3 Cream Dahlia Sprays
  4. 5 Coral Rose Buds
  5. 1 Curly Fern Bush Greenery
  6. Wrap your bouquet with Coral Herringbone Ribbon

Happy Planning, Mindy

 

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Spring Wedding Bouquet

Romantic Spring Wedding Bouquet; Photo credit: via Baysidebride.com Photographer: Marcella Treybig Photography  Florist: Sea of Blossoms

Romantic Spring Wedding Bouquet; Photo credit: via Baysidebride.com Photographer: Marcella Treybig Photography Florist: Sea of Blossoms

Spring is right around the corner.  Brides will be looking for a fresh wedding flower look to accompany this change in season.  Popular wedding trends like vintage weddings and trendy flower choices will influence the season’s look.
Baysidebride.com showcased some beautiful wedding flower bouquets to keep an eye out for this spring season, whether bold and bright, soft and romantic or modern and trendy, bouquets choices can run the gamut for whatever a bride is looking for.  I fell in love with this soft, romantic wedding flower bouquet with pink, white roses, white anemones, dusty miller and berry sprays, lace ribbons adds a vintage touch.

Lets take a look at how to make our own DIY version of this spring bouquet using faux flowers and floral supplies.

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Trim greenery from rose and anemone stems.
  • Build your bouquet by starting with  pink roses and white roses to create the shape and foundation of your bouquet.
  • Next incorporate the berry sprays around the rose stems at the same height, anemone stems in cream can be slid in as accents, sitting a tad bit higher than the other stems.
  • Your final stems to add dusty miller can sit along the base of the bouquet, facing out and downwards.
  • Secure the stems with floral tape and trim the flower ends to be even.
  • Finishing touches add ribbon wrap like lace ribbon decorated with a bouquet charm to complete your bouquet.

Remember faux flowers are durable and versatile, play around with your stems as you arrange them.  You can bend and twist stems to get just the right angles.  Once everything is in place you can go back and tweak your arrangement.
This romantic bouquet is the perfect fit for a spring wedding.  It is soft and feminine with a vintage touch.  Dusty miller, anemone and vintage lace are all big wedding trends right now.  They are combined beautifully to complement each other in this vintage wedding bouquet.  Pink roses give us a pop of warm color while the dusty miller and berry sprays make a play on shape and texture.

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Top Tips: Coordinating Wedding Party Flowers

Brides planning your wedding party’s flowers around your bridal bouquet can be easy.  Don’t get overwhelmed with too many choices when deciding on bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages.

If you’ve settled on your wedding flowers and bouquet style your work is half way done.  Coordinating the rest of the wedding party’s flower arrangements will be based off the decisions you’ve made for your bridal bouquet.

Wedding colors  + Wedding flowers + Bridal bouquet style =

A Good Start in Coordinating Your Bridal Party Flowers

The bride’s bouquet is going to be more elaborate, typically consisting of two- three types of flowers and color choices.  That gives you more options to break down flower arrangements into smaller bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages.

The bridal party flowers are going to be an extension of your more elaborate bridal bouquet.  They are meant to accent and complement the main focal piece carried by the bride who should be the center of attention on her wedding day!

Lets take a look at two different bridal bouquets and their coordinating bridesmaid bouquet and boutonniere:

Hot Pink and Black Wedding Flowers; adamandkavya.tumblr.com; etsy.com; wildorchidcustomfloraldesigns.com

Hot Pink and Black Wedding Flowers; adamandkavya.tumblr.com; etsy.com; wildorchidcustomfloraldesigns.com

Hot Pink and Black

The hot pink and black bridal bouquet is composed of three types and colors of flowers with some dramatic black feather and rhinestone accents.  It gives us a great start to break down flowers into smaller and simpler arrangements.

The bridesmaid bouquet borrows one type of flower from the larger bouquet.  A simple hand-tied gerbera daisy bouquet captures the same style with black ribbon accents and touches of rhinestones.  The boutonniere pulls all three color choices together with a simple flower combination.

Three different arrangements that work together by coordinating flowers and colors.

Rose Peony Pink White Peach Wedding Flowers; weddingchicks.com

Rose Peony Pink White Peach Wedding Flowers; weddingchicks.com

Pink, White and Peach

The peony and rose bouquet in pink and white is a fresh, full arrangement perfect for a spring or rustic wedding.  The bridesmaid bouquet is a smaller, fun version of the larger bouquet.  It uses the same peony stems and mixes in a new peach color in roses accented by baby’s breath.  The boutonnieres keep it traditional and simple with white rose buds and baby’s breath.

These arrangements work with slight variations in colors and flowers but the underlying style remains the same to create  beautiful, fresh wedding flower arrangements.

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