spring wedding

Spring Wedding Bouquet

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.



  • 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.

Spring Garden Wedding ~ Rouleau’s Inspiration Board

garden-wedding-RouleauBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Aaron Delesie Photography  |  Floral Designer:  David Stark Design & Production

{Rouleau’s Request}
Outdoor garden party type wedding theme.

{Rouleau’s Bouquet Details}
This lovely garden bouquet via Martha Stewart Weddings can be recreated with Soft Yellow Roses, Blue Sweetpeas, Cream Hydrangeas & Rose Sprays, Daisy, Astilbe, & Fern Sprays, and Galax Leaves.  The Yellow & Peony and Hydrangea Bouquet can be carried by your bridesmaids.  To finish, wrap with White Crocheted Lace Ribbon.  Happy Planning, Mindy


Wedding Trends in Nail Art

Planning every last detail of your wedding day can be exhausting. But some days you have to go with the glass is half full philosophy.  The little details are what can make it fun!

That is what today’s post is all about, some fun planning details.  We are getting right down to specifics with your bridal fashion and an accessory you might be close to overlook.  Wedding nail art.  Weekly on this blog we talk about and highlight many wedding trends.  Let’s take a look at how some of these hot new trends cross over into every and any aspect of your wedding decor and fashion, including nail art.

Wedding Nail Trends, Pop of Color
Wedding Nail Trends, Pop of Color; emerald nails- photochamber.net; bouquet- junebugweddings.com; pastel nails- fashiondivadesign.com; bouquet- ruffledblog.com

Pop of Color

2013 has hit some fabulous trendy hues for your wedding palette.  Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald Green is rich and vibrant.  Used throughout decor items, bridal party fashion and florals this rich hue would make a bold statement as your bridal nail color.  Glam it up with some glitter and sparkle.

Just in time for bright and cheery Spring weddings pastel wedding palettes are all over wedding and fashion alerts.  Go for a more muted tone with soft pastels or a brighter color in sunshine yellow, mint or blush pink.

Wedding Nail Art, Trendy Styles
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Trendy Styles

Ombre and Chevron decor have hit both the interior and fashion worlds.  Both trends are versatile, hence their popularity, and can be worked into decor for an eye catching accent.  Textiles, florals, wedding cakes to nail art mix and match the trend with corresponding solid hues.

One of the hottest wedding trends from the past several seasons has been vintage decor and fashion.  This year takes it to the next level with 1920’s glam and art deco style.  Looking for a great way to pay homage to the famous, sleek and crisp style?  Go geometric in classy black with gold accents.

Wedding Nail Art, Simple
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Keeping it Simple

Not looking to make a big statement with bridal nail art?  Still don’t forget to set aside some time to pamper yourself and get a fabulous manicure for your special day.  You can still enjoy some style with sleek neutrals, soft pinks and a little sparkle.


Outdoor Inspired Wedding Decor-Spring

Moving right along in 2013 we are warming up in temperature and into peak wedding season.  A favorite, Spring and Summer wedding seasons offer brides the opportunity for beautiful outdoor venues.

But even if you are not planning a strictly outdoor wedding, brides can look for decor inspiration and bring a little nature indoors. Melissa on the designinspirationalist.com blogs, “having a spring wedding allows for nature to play an important role in the decor.” Embrace natural elements and textures to work with wedding decor colors.

Outdoor Spring Wedding;
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Looking for inspiration, “the colors of spring range from pastels and creams to vibrant hues that can easily be taken from nature.” Wedding flowers and greenery can set the stage for decor with rich or softly, subtle colors.  But don’t forget about the power of textures, especially in such a beautiful season as Spring, that can be brought into decor with natural elements like branches, bark and moss.

A romantic at heart?  Style a Spring, shabby chic and rustic wedding with natural elements, the popular 2013 pastel palette and vintage decor items.  The beauty of Spring can be brought to life with cherry, plum or orange blossom branches in arrangements or look to Spring flowers like tulips, or peonies.  Keep flowers and branch blossoms soft within the pastel palette to accent vintage vases and china graciously, tying into the shabby chic theme.

If pastels aren’t your palette preference, lets work from the other end of the spectrum with some rich, deep natural hues.  Rich greens and browns with wildflower accents are perfect for a rustic, barn wedding decor.  Exposed wood and simple decor items like haystacks, galvanized metal and mason jars will play on the beauty of simple, rustic wildflowers.

Melissa at thedesigninspirationalist.com gives us one last tip, that is to utilize personal touches to make your special day meaningful.  Once you’ve worked seasonal and decor items into your wedding theme don’t forget special touches that speak to the bride and groom.  After all isn’t that what your wedding day is about!