Wedding Themes

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Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

To kick off our new Bohemian Wedding Decorations category at, we partnered with one of our favorite designers Angela Marie Events and photographer Carolynn Seibert for some boho chic looks you could DIY with our high-quality silk flowers and decor.Boho-Header

The bohemian bride isn’t complete without a stunning floral crown.  Silk flowers are perfect for this DIY.  It is a project you can complete long before your wedding and the flowers will always look freshly picked.  These stunning crowns feature our faux anemones, ranunculus, dahlias, ferns and berries (find the stems used here). The bouquets are a rich mix of burgundy, wines,  marasalas and soft pastel pinks (find the stems used here).  boho1boho2boho3boho4 For the walk down the aisle consider carrying a non-traditional bouquet.  We love the idea of using baskets.  Not only is this a unique look, it will also transition easily to a table centerpiece.  To create this look use our mossy baskets, faux cabbage, hydrangeas, and rosesDMAez5CYslUQc4nrtAHzoZhN978NKthIJP-9oHhd4AI copyThis romantic tablescape features a stunning arrangement in our footed plate in rust brown and metal candelabra drapped in faux flowers, feathers and berries.  The unique additions to this design give it a distinctly boho look that we can’t get enough of.  The tables vintage feel is complements of our  lace table cover and favorite mercury glass votive holders.  For a more natural/rustic chic look you can always incoroporate a moss and burlap table runner.  Uu2xS6ixGXxNq-TrawDzfFnOvTgZAZBPOMV0K541BCIq-fG1PhcdukR_ICQr2VUgBY-Mp4zpTKarsC_R3wCqJ4 copyRyEVB9CoNq6-vXCT1Yzy2xEquewsrMQdzXCzh5H7GjkOzdv0eF-G8BG1Ajui47tPkbMCoGIHRJLTwpZwmHrYC0EYl0lR25Shl2LusmAWRYlWP4zcaSLEo6sUK3Dzlxc64lwRie_1jL1VLTRxDepWeYRKIjx4ANLpmoNFjzhomf4c copy For more inspiring bohemian wedding ideas check out our new boho category and Pinterest board.-4JPvlQJXUOfnUq2gPsfO1wq7RdyGk2Vu1tLEHXtGtI

Photography: Carolynn Seibert Photography | Designer & Coordinator: Angela Marie Events | Florals: | Dress: Joanna August and BHLDN  | Models: Maddi Childers and Natalie Caruso

DIY 4th of July Centerpiece

Contributed blog post from They used Afloral’s flowers for their Best Buds Weekly Feature!

This week, we’re showing you how to make a 4th of July centerpiece

4th of July centerpiece

If you’re planning a BBQ for Independence Day and need a little inspiration for your all-American decor, this simple floral arrangement is the perfect way to add a patriotic touch!

4th of July centerpiece DIY

Supplies:  White vases of varying sizes (ours were 3.5 inches tall,  5.5 inches tall and 8 inches tall), One large block of floral foam, and wire cutters.

Red arrangement (tall vase) has 6-8 red carnations  and 6 red Gerbera daisies.

Blue arrangement (medium vase) has 6 blue carnations and 6-8 blue cornflowers.

 White arrangement (short vase) has 6 white mini roses and 6-8 white carnations


1. Cut a piece of foam a few inches tall to fit inside each vase and place inside.

2. Place stems along the side of the vase to gauge the desired height and trim accordingly with wire cutters.

3. Fill each vase with the corresponding carnations, pushing the stems into the foam.

4. Use the remaining flowers to fill out the arrangement.

4th of July centerpiece

We love that these arrangements are so simple to create and add a fun punch of color to your 4th of July party! (And if you’re not feeling the red, white, and blue, you could use the same method with flowers in different colors to create a monochromatic arrangement for any occasion!)



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, “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? 

Old Hollywood Wedding Theme Inspiration

Old Hollywood Wedding Flowers
Old Hollywood Wedding Flowers;; pinterest via Laura Ramos;; pinterest via Renee Ivey;

Lights, Camera, Action!  The glamour, glitz, romance and drama of Old Hollywood has hit the wedding world.  Creating its own niche within the ever so popular Vintage Wedding theme, Old Hollywood weddings borrow from the romance of vintage with a touch more drama and sophistication.

The Old Hollywood wedding theme is inspired from a time gone by when everything was done over the top and perfectly styled.  This look works perfect for couples looking for a themed wedding or those just looking for a high styled wedding.

Old Hollywood Themed Weddings

  • Theater or Movie Premier
  • Speak Easy
  • Great Gatsby
  • Or simply a fabulously high styled wedding that borrows elements from Old Hollywood theme.

Setting the scene, Old Hollywood inspired weddings can go in several directions when it comes to palette choices, keeping this theme very versatile.  Metallics like gold and silver are a must whether as main players or just as accents.  Soft pinks, white and creams play up the vintage and romantic mood.  Styled with the right elements the softer hues can evoke the same kind of high end style as richer tones.  Deep reds and romance go hand in hand, pair with black for the dramatics of Hollywood theater and red carpet events.

Old Hollywood Glam Wedding
Old Hollywood Glam Wedding;;;;;

Developing the plot, with color choices laid out lets now talk about Old Hollywood wedding decor.  Everything with Old Hollywood decor is set to a higher standard, more is more.  But this doesn’t mean you have to go broke styling this theme.  With the right elements you can get a high end look at an affordable cost.  Tip: Purchase items in bulk, splurge on a few big ticket items and pull everything together with inexpensive extras as accents.

Old Hollywood Wedding Decor

Opening night, now its time to pull our whole look together.  Pair your Old Hollywood color palette with romantic, lush flowersRoses, anemones, calla lilies, even orchids are lush choices for flower arrangements.

With palette and color choices made tie in decor items to style the high end wedding look you’ll need to pull off an Old Hollywood wedding.  Tall vases, numerous candles in a variety of heights, feathers and bouquet wraps in rhinestones or pearls, feathers and hanging crystals for arrangements and crushed glass can be used as vase fillers or on tables.

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!