modern wedding

Modern Cream Bouquet ~ Angela’s Inspiration Board

Angela writes:  Modern wedding theme with spider mums.


Bouquet Inspiration Photo:  Jose Villa Photography
via Project Wedding

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

  1. 5 Cream Spider Dahlias
  2. 3 Cream Orchid Sprays
  3. 3 Green Button Pom Poms
  4. 3 Cream Hydrangea Blooms
  5. 1 Dusty Miller Greenery
  6. Wrap the bouquet with Black Herringbone Ribbon

*The colors of the flowers can be changed to fit any wedding scheme.

Happy Planning, Mindy


Fuchsia & Silver Bouquet ~ Katherine’s Inspiration Board

Katherine writes:  My wedding colors are fuchsia and silver.

Katherine Modern Fuchsia BouquetBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Eric Laurits Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Stone Blossom Floral & Event Design

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

  1. 5 Deep Violet Fuchsia Phalaenopsis Orchids
  2. 3 Fuchsia Dendrobium Orchids
  3. For silver accents add Rhinestone Crystal Picks
  4. Wrap your bouquet with Sheer Silver Ribbon with Diamond Braid
  5. Accent with a Rhinestone Bouquet Buckle

Happy Planning, Mindy

Style Inspiration from Top Wedding Designers

Any bride can dream about having a designer wedding gown.  And why wouldn’t it be a dream come true to have a beautiful, high-end dress styled by fashion designers who dress the rich and famous like Beyonce, Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham, The Kardashians and Michelle Obama?

While the glossy wedding magazine pages and our pinterest boards are filled with countless celebrity and designer styles we can stop dreaming and start putting these inspiration images to work.  That is right, if you can’t have your own designer labeled wedding gown why not borrow some style inspiration from your favorite designer?

A recent post on therichest.com, “The Top 10 Most Popular Wedding Dress Designers”, showcases the who’s who among bridal fashion designers.  Lets see what types of style and wedding ideas we can snag from these A list names.

Hayley Paige with Calla Lily Bouquet
Hayley Paige with Afloral Calla Lily Bouquet

Hayley Paige

  • Modern, fun, fresh
  • Touch of refinement
  • Polished silhouettes

Hayley Paige is the perfect style profile for a modern, chic wedding.  Wedding decor will be sophisticated, well put together like Paige’s silhouettes with fresh, clean design and decor elements.  Calla lily bouquets and flower arrangements or submersible arrangements are the right combination of modern style and refinement to be paired with this wedding look.

Carolina Herrera with Afloral Cream Rose Bouquet
Carolina Herrera with Afloral Cream Rose Bouquet

Carolina Herrera

  • Classic, traditional
  • Lack of fuss
  • Dressed the first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama

This style profile is for a traditional, romantic wedding.  Decor items will be kept simple and not overly complicated or over done.  Think of centerpieces composed of one or two types of wedding flowers and paired well in classic vase choices with softly lit votive candles as accents.  Wedding flowers are kept simple with the classic beauty of roses in pink, white or cream, red.

Pronovias with Cascading Peacock Feather and Orchid Bouquet
Pronovias with Cascading Peacock Feather and Orchid Bouquet


  • High style
  • Wide cascading trains
  • Dressed supermodels such as Miranda Kerr, Bar Refaeli and Doutzen Kroes

The high style profile is over the top, high-end style.  Wide, cascading trains demand attention.  Wedding decor will have to be taken to the same level.  Tall and large flower arrangements will catch guests eye adorned with hanging crystals and garlandWedding bouquets can also mirror the drama and theatrics of wedding gown trains, cascading bouquets are a re-emerging trend that could fit well within this profile.

Ines di Santo with Vintage Rose Corsage
Ines di Santo with Vintage Rose Corsage

Ines di Santo

  • Bridal Couture
  • Femininity
  • Attention to originality, construction

This style profile is all about femininity and the beauty of romance.  The vintage wedding theme is a perfect pairing with di Santo’s style.  Wedding decor will be styled with attention to detail and originality in focal points popular in vintage wedding themes right now.  Metallics in gold and silver are sophisticated accents to romantic, lush wedding flowers like traditional roses, anemones, ranunculus in muted feminine hues.

While most of us will never be as lucky to walk down the aisle on our wedding day in a designer, couture wedding gown we can still learn a thing or two from our favorite designer.  Keeping pinning and flipping the pages of celebrity stylists and then sit back and examine why you love their looks.  Do you love the elements of classic style, modern and chic or vintage with a touch of femininity? 

Emerald Green Wedding Inspiration Decor

Tuesday’s post Emerald Green Wedding Inspiration showcased the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald Green.  The rich, brilliant green hue has already been popping up all over home decor, fashion and weddings.

We’re back today to talk about Emerald Green wedding decor inspiration.  Emerald Green is a versatile hue with the ability to fit a variety of wedding themes from vintage romantic, rustic to modern, chic.  With each theme Emerald Green takes on a different role.

Emerald Green Wedding Decor
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For a romantic wedding theme look to add vintage touches with green glassware.  Pair with other vintage plates, teacups, linens and lace.  Emerald Green is worked into the decor items like glassware or patterns on plates and cups as an accent.

A rustic wedding theme can also incorporate Emerald Green into decor items. In this instance the color becomes one of the elements like moss or flowers.  For a rustic wedding natural items like branches and moss are strong elements to bring together simple elegance and natural beauty.

The last wedding theme to look at is a modern, chic wedding.  This type of theme would bring Emerald Green to the forefront of the decor.  Our inspiration photo from inspiredbythis.com uses clean, defined decor.  The striped table linens, simple centerpieces of tall vases and neutral flowers with green glass ware accented by green napkins laid over each table setting with menu cards.

Don’t forget Emerald Green can even be found in your dessert table!  Go for something fun like trendy cup cake, cake pops or macaroons all in green.

White Orchid Wedding Theme

White Orchid Wedding

Make a statement with your wedding décor and flowers. Orchids are a popular wedding floral choice.  White orchids are modern, elegant and a symbol of beauty and refinement. They are known for their stature and soft, delicate blooms.

While they are a top floral choice, orchid’s beauty comes with a hefty price tag. Real orchids will run you anywhere from $10 to $18 a stem.  They can quickly put a big dent in your wedding day budget.  Silk orchid flowers are a fabulous alternative they offer you the same look at a fraction of the cost, afloral.com silk orchid stems range from $2 -$5 a stem.  That’s at about a 5th of the cost of real stems, which will translate into huge savings on your wedding budget.

Now how can you fit this popular flower into your wedding day decor?  Afloral.com gives us a few ideas and inspiration on how to create and style a stunning and elegant white orchid wedding.

Orchid Submersible Centerpiece

Submersible Orchid Centerpiece

A modern wedding is characterized by fresh, well defined wedding décor with the latest trends as accents.  Afloral.com’s submersible orchid centerpiece, featured on Thursday’s DIY post, is a prime example of a modern, yet elegant wedding.  Submersible arrangements are a hot new wedding trend, that redefines the idea of a traditional floral centerpiece.

The choice of white dendrobium orchids and white ginger silk stems in this centerpiece keep the arrangement elegant allowing all of the elements, glass, water, light and floral, to play off each other.  White orchid stems span the length of the glass vase, floating in ethereal beauty accented by soft light and reflections off the glass and water. The result creates a fresh, elegant and modern look.

Style your modern, elegant orchid wedding with basic decor, classic white or black table linens, and the right accents like softly lit candles.  Refer back to our DIY lighting post for some creative ideas on how to illuminate your wedding day, votive candles and twinkle lights would be choice accents to an elegant wedding.

Metallic and crystal accents are also a great fit for modern weddings, providing a stylish, contemporary look.  Check out afloral.com’s newly expanded line, including sterling silver candle holders, faux diamond runner and beaded candle rings.  Chic, modern and the perfect fit for an elegant wedding.

Orchid Trumpet Vase

Dendrobium Orchid Trumpet Vase

There are some things that never go out of style, simple, classic looks will transcend trends and fads. Afloral.com’s dendrobium orchid trumpet vase centerpiece is a simple, classic arrangement of 3 types of silk orchid stems. As the exotic stems brilliantly explode at the top of the trumpet vase, the sheer volume and presence of the arrangement is sure to be a show stopper for wedding guests.  The centerpiece will hold those in awe around the reception table; but it is also the perfect height, sitting above their eye level to still allow guests see each other and mingle.

White Orchid Hairstyle


The classic arrangement can be styled with a soft, tulle tied chair back again showcasing the beautiful orchid stems.  Chair backs are a great, inexpensive wedding item that can add just the right accent to tie your look together.  Afloral.com’s silk orchid stems are wired and easy to work with for any DIY project.  Check out this easy Orchid hair piece for the bride or bride’s maids, another fabulous way to tie orchids into your wedding theme.  The model simply trimmed the stem, leaving 3 flowers and wrapped it around her bun.



Orchid Hand Bouquet

Get Your Look

Take their breath away with a white orchid elegant wedding.  For a look of beauty and refinement orchids lend themselves to a variety of decor options from trendy submersible centerpieces to more classic trumpet vase arrangements, they are also great for wedding accents in chair backs and bridal accessories.  Going with silk orchid flowers you’ll always find your stems in season and available at a fraction of the cost of real orchids, great for any budget bride and also the perfect fit for inexpensive DIY wedding projects.

Don’t forget to use all of afloral.com’s wedding resources to finish planning your elegant white orchid wedding.  Stop by the new build a bouquet section under wedding design ideas for suggestions and instructions on how to build your favorite wedding bouquet.  And what’s new on afloral.com’s wedding channel?  Jane will give you step by step instructions how to get your favorite looks.