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INSPIRATION – Trends & Ideas

Get inspiration for color trends, wedding themes, and today’s best décor ideas.

Laura’s Navy Blue, White, and Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board

Laura writes:
“Hi! I’m getting married on July 31, 2010 and need help with some flowers! My colors are navy blue, either light yellow or yellow, and white. I was planning on using sunflowers as the main flower, but I need help incorporating blue and white in flowers and I’m not quite sure what flowers can even go with sunflowers. My girls are wearing navy blue. I’m also lost on centerpieces. Thank you so much in advanced!

Laura, I created your inspiration board with flowers in white, yellow, and blue — making sure to include sunflowers. I think the bouquets would look great made up with cream white roses, white gerbera daisies, and yellow sunflowers. Bring in the blue by adding a navy ribbon around the stems — or you could add blue roses as well. For the centerpieces, you could create a small arrangement with sunflowers and gerbera daisies, or simply buy a pre-made bouquet and stick it into a vase! I hope this helps!

Dress from David’s Bridal. Items used to create Laura’s Navy Blue, White, and Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Sunflower and Plumeria Bouquet, White Triple Pearl Pins, Yellow Sunflower, White Gerbera Daisy, Yellow Sunflower Kissing Ball, Yellow Lilac, Premium Blue Open Rose, Cream White Half Opening Rose, Navy Blue Sheer Ribbon.

Tracy’s Brown, Persimmon, and Ivory Inspiration Board

Tracy writes:
“Hello,
I came across your website while looking for flower color inspiration for my Sept. 18th wedding. My primary color is brown, followed by persimmon, then ivory. I am primarily looking for a flower board because I am at a loss on what flowers come in brown and persimmon and even what the flowers look like.
Please help!!
Thank you,
Tracy”

Tracy, I created your inspiration board with flowers in browns, ivory, and oraneg/apricot (that match the persimmon dresses). Any combination of the flowers on this board will look great together! You could always create the bouquets with ivory magnolia, the apricot dahlia, and brown roses and calla lilies. Wrap the bouquet stems with a brown ribbon and accent with ivory pins to finish them off. I hope this helps!

Dresses from David’s Bridal. Items used to create Tracy’s Brown, Persimmon, and Ivory Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Ivory Magnolia, Orange Open Rose, Brown Ranunculus, Ivory Triple Pearl Pins, Burgundy Brown Calla Lily, Peach Apricot Dahlia, Brown Open Rose, Brown Satin Edge Ribbon.

Stephanie’s Mauve, Pink, and Green Wedding Inspiration Board

Stephanie writes:
“Hi, I was wondering if you could make an inspiration board for me? I wanted to do an antique style bouquet, with blush colors, like mauve and I love love love peonies! I was thinking cream, mauve, and maybe a sage-y green but I didn’t know if the cream would be too far off from my dress?
Thanks for your help! I look forward to the inspiration board!
Stephanie”

Stephanie, I created your inspiration board with shades of pink in mauve and berry, touches of cream, and a light green. I think this soft, romantic color combination is beautiful and will look great against the darker colored dresses! I think peonies are a gorgeous flower too, and using them will really bring an antique feel to the bouquets. Perhaps create your bouquets using green, cream fuchsia (berry), and rose cream peonies — and simply accent with something like the lilac apple blossoms to bring out the deeper tones without going too dark. I hope this helps!

Items used to create Stephanie’s Mauve, Pink, and Green Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Rose Cream Peony, Cream Fuchsia Peony, Green Open Rose, Premium Mauve Pink Hydrangea, Green Peony, Lilac Cream Apple Blossom, Light Pink Satin Edge Ribbon.

Kristi’s Ivory and Turquoise Wedding Inspiration Board

Kristi writes:
“Hi. My name is Kristi and I’m struggling to put the bouquets together. My dress is very simple, a-line, and ivory in color. My bridesmaid’s dresses are tea length, black, a-line, and very simple. We have decided to have teal as our accent color and aren’t sure where to go with the flowers. I’d like to have star-gazer lilies in my bouquet (I don’t necessarily need teal in my bouquet), but the bridesmaids’ bouquets should have some teal in. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you,
Kristi”

Kristi, I created your inspiration board with flowers in mainly turquoise (teal) and ivory, but added a few different colored stargazer lilies as well. I think the bouquets would be great made up with vanilla cream roses, cream hydrangea, and stargazer lilies (both the yellow and pink go great with the other wedding colors and will be a nice contrast in your bouquets). You can then add some turquoise to the bridesmaids bouquets by using the ranunculus or smaller cosmos. I hope this helps give you some ideas!

Items used to create Kristi’s Ivory and Turquoise Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Beige Gerbera Daisies, Turquoise Cosmos, Vanilla Cream Rose, Turquoise Gerbera Daisy, Cream White Hydrangea, Yellow Stargazer Lily, Rubrum Stargazer Lily, Turquoise Ranunculus.

Melanie’s Sangria, Pink, Green, and White Inspiration Board

Melanie writes:
“Hello,
I have seen so many of your inspiration boards, and never thought that I would need one created just for me. My wedding is in October 2010 and I am having trouble picking out flowers I think will go with Sangria and Silver wedding. My fiance is going to be wearing silver to match the accents in my dress which is white. Our wedding party is going to be wearing the Sangria color. Can you please help?? I thought I wanted to go with bright/light colors like pink, green, purple, and white, but after seeing some of these boards with darker colors I am not sure what to do. I cannot wait to see what you create.
Thank you so much,
Melanie”

Melanie, I actually very much love the idea of pairing brighter shades with the sangria. The whole color palette really “pops.” I created your inspiration board using brighter pinks, greens, white, and violet (which is like sangrai). I think the bouquets would look stunning made with a combination of these colors — perhaps with the violet dahlia, pink and white roses, and either green spider dahlia or calla lilies. Wrap a silver ribbon around the stems to tie in the silver color to finish off the bouquets. I hope this helps give you some inspiration!

Dress from David’s Bridal. Items used to create Melanie’s Sangria, Pink, Green, and White Wedding Inspiration Board.

Dark Violet Gerbera Daisy, Rubrum Stargazer Lily, Premium Pink Open Rose, Green Calla Lily, White Open Rose, Violet Dahlia, Green Spider Dahlia.