wedding trends

Vintage Wedding Theme: Wedding Flowers

The vintage wedding theme is ready to reign over another wedding season.  Back and better than ever, the vintage theme is here to make it’s mark on 2014.

Last week’s post Vintage Wedding Theme: Wedding Decorations gave us a preview of the new trend Heirloom wedding and hot new items like birdcages, telephones and typewriters used in wedding decor.  These focal pieces give us a glimpse of just one of the ways the vintage theme has re-invented itself this season.

Pink and Cream Vintage Wedding Bouquet, Peony, Ranunculus, Anemone

But what is in store for this year’s wedding palette?  This year’s vintage wedding is set against the backdrop of soft, muted and romantic floral hues.

  • Soft pinks and muted purple pastels are traditionally feminine hues to create a fairytale wedding look.
  • For neutrals off whites, antiqued creams and soft beiges are the perfect accent.
  • Add a touch of metallics in gold or silver, another fabulous trend within this wedding category, to go Vintage Glam.

What better way to incorporate romantic floral hues than in your wedding flower arrangements?  This year’s top vintage themed wedding flowers are:

Roses are a traditional flower associated with romance the perfect fit for a vintage wedding.  Peonies and Ranunculus have a close look to several types of roses.  They are just as popular for their soft and romantic look with layers of lush petals.

Real peony flowers have a short bloom season which leads to a high price tag for stems in floral arrangements.  Real ranunculus blooms are a more budget friendly option but are often quite fragile and need to be paired with other types of flowers for support.  But guess what?  Using silk flowers saves you from both these issues.  Letting you use peony and ranunculus silk flowers freely in any floral arrangement.

The vintage wedding theme gives us so many options this season.  Use these new trends in wedding decor, palettes and flowers for inspiration to start planning your vintage fairytale wedding day!

How to Make a Rustic Wedding Bouquet

When  I hear the phrase “rustic wedding bouquet” I think of a green and cream wildflower bouquet – definitely not my style. I like bold colors, modern accents, and new takes on old ideas. So, I did some research on Pinterest to see if I could find something that identified as “rustic”, but still had some fresh, modern flavor.

Let me tell you, in two minutes flat, I found the PERFECT wedding bouquet from Knotsvilla.com. This bridal bouquet is the perfect pop of color, mixed with new wedding trends, while still maintaining the traditional rustic flair.

Rustic Wedding Bouquet Photo From Knotsvilla.com By A. Blake Photography
Rustic Wedding Bouquet Photo From Knotsvilla.com By A. Blake Photography

So now, I’m going to show all you modern brides who crave a bold wedding flower look how to recreate this look.

How to Make a Rustic Wedding Bouquet
How to Make a Rustic Wedding Bouquet


The above visual shows you everything you need to recreate this lovely bouquet.

You will need:

Two Fuchsia Peonies

Three Cream Cabbage Roses

One Pink Cabbage Rose

Two Berry Sprays in Green

One Baby’s Grass Bush in Green

Four Hop Sprays in Green

Finish the bouquet with Linen Ribbon.

Hope this how to was helpful, feel free to comment below if you have questions or anything to add!

The Best 2014 DIY Wedding Trends

Every year we wait in anticipation, hoping that this year’s wedding trends will be even better than the last. Well 2014 is finally here, and we can’t wait to weigh in on the best DIY wedding flower trends. We’ve tallied up different ideas from several wedding savvy sources, plus added our own personal favorites. Only the best made the list, and we’ve covered everything from color combos to containers, and stems to veils.

Pretty in Pink – That’s right, blush is back. Mixing different variations of the color pink in one wedding bouquet or wedding centerpiece is all the rage. It’s simple, feminine, and cutely coquettish. Check out our large selection of pink wedding flowers for more ideas.

Pink Wedding Flowers Photo From FrenchWeddingStyle.com
Pink Wedding Flowers Photo From FrenchWeddingStyle.com

Garden Roses and Petal Tree Peonies – Romance, frills, and femininity are at an all time high this year. Two stems that are making a big statement in this trend are gorgeous garden roses and pretty petal tree peonies.

Gorgeous Garden Roses from Martha Stewart Weddings
Gorgeous Garden Roses from Martha Stewart Weddings

Tiny Hair Embellishments – Gone are the days of jumbo wedding flowers tucked behind your ear. Instead, gather a spray of baby’s breath, and scatter it throughout your wedding updo.

Wedding Updo with Baby's Breath from SocietyBride.com
Wedding Updo with Baby’s Breath from SocietyBride.com

Dramatic Veils – Brides are taking the drama up a notch with veils that add a bit more elegance and romance to their ceremony. We are huge fans of this veil and floral crown combo from WantThatWeddingCake.Co.Uk.

Veil + Floral Crown Combo from WantThatWeddingCake.Co.Uk
Veil + Floral Crown Combo from WantThatWeddingCake.Co.Uk

Metallics – Gold containers are still all the rage in 2014. This trend is one that carried over from 2013, and is going to be even bigger this year.

Metallic Wedding Centerpiece from 100LayerCake.com
Metallic Wedding Centerpiece from 100LayerCake.com

These are our top picks for wedding trends in 2014. Do you have more to add? Comment below!




A Radiant Orchid Colored Wedding

Ironically enough, Pantone named this year’s color of the year radiant orchid. {We might be a bit partial to the flowery name, don’t judge us!} Appearing just as it sounds, this color is a bright pop of pinkish purple. If you’re a style conscious bride, and want to incorporate this year’s trend setting swatch into your wedding decorations and wedding flowers, here’s how.

After surfing Pinterest for some eye popping DIY wedding flower inspiration, I found this gorgeous wedding bouquet. This is perfect for all you hesitant trendsetters: ladies who love the color, but prefer a softer look.

Radiant Orchid Wedding Flowers Photo From StyleMePretty.com
Radiant Orchid Wedding Flowers Photo From StyleMePretty.com

To incorporate this wedding flower trend without appearing too tacky, you might want to mix in variations of the color. The above wedding bouquet mixes blush wedding flowers, cream wedding flowers, and orchid wedding flowers to create this lush look.

Now, if you’re feeling like being bright and bold, sprinkle this color throughout all your wedding decor, not just your wedding flowers. Put a bright colored flower in your hair, some radiant orchid colored candies in a jar, the possibilities are utterly endless. The board below outlines a classy method for approaching this color trend.

Radiant Orchid Wedding Inspiration Photo By Hotref.com
Radiant Orchid Wedding Inspiration Photo By Hotref.com
But, out of all swatches and inspiration board examples, I have to say that this one really caught my eye. The orchid colored table linen paired with a mason jar and several wedding stems is simply stunning. Sometimes understated truly is the way to go.
Radiant Orchid Wedding Centerpiece Photo By UnitedwithLove.com
Radiant Orchid Wedding Centerpiece Photo By UnitedwithLove.com

Are you brave enough to rock this radiant orchid wedding trend, or is it too “welcome to the 80s” for you? Share your thoughts below!

2013 Wedding Trends: Where Are We At?

In the mist of June, the 2013 Wedding season is at it’s peak.  I’ve been posting about top wedding trends to keep an eye out for this year since January.  As we’ve made it half way through the year which trends have stuck or gone bust?

The wedding trend posts this year have hit upon just about every aspect of your wedding day from decor and fashion style to color palettes and wedding themes.

2013 Wedding Trends;
2013 Wedding Trends; ombre dress- 100layercake.com; colorful bridal party & bridesmaids- ruffledblog.com; emerald green fashion- bklynbrideonline.com; art deco table- Jamilah Photography on styleunveiled.com

Color Palettes and Wedding Themes

At the start of the year everyone was a buzz about a few things, one being the hot new Art Deco/ 1920’s vintage wedding theme and another Pantone’s 2013 color of the year, Emerald Green.

The Art Deco wedding theme came right at the heels of the vintage wedding that has held strong in popularity throughout several past several wedding seasons.  Also influential was the highly publicized “The Great Gatsby” Movie.  Found on just about every wedding blog at the beginning of the year this trend seems to have fizzled down to more irregular posts; still holding out stronger is the more generalized vintage wedding theme.

Pantone’s Emerald Green peaked in the Spring wedding months.  A more rich, deeper hue it may see more of a revival at the break of summer and into the fall and winter months.  bklynbrideonline.com‘s recent post “The Not Wedding NYC recap” shows the wedding world Emerald Green is still holding strong in both fashion and wedding decor.

Decor, Fashion, Style

There are a few fashion trends that have become big hitters in the 2013 wedding realm.  From cross over trends like the ombre to bridal accessories the flower crown and a new spin on bridesmaid’s dresses.

100layercake.com and ruffledblog.com showcase that these trends are still in play and how they are worked into some fabulous peak season weddings.  The flower crown emerged late last season on the runway and at celebrity weddings like Natalie Portman’s nuptials.  It works as a rustic, whimsical bridal accessory and a fun way to incorporate flowers and hues into more than just a floral bouquet.

The ombre is a cross over trend from decor and fashion that has made appearances in new areas such as wedding dresses, reception table dresses, invitations to nail art.  Another “it” fashion trend are non-traditional bridesmaid’s dresses.  Just this past month I blogged about “Bridesmaid Dress Trends”, brides are opting to let bridesmaids have more options and playing around with brighter color palettes.  Ruffledblog.com gives us a variation on this trend with colorful sashes worn by bridesmaids and just as bright multi- colored ties worn by the groomsmen.

2013 has given us a variety of new wedding trends along with carrying out some old favorites, only half way through the year and we’re just winding up.