Natalie’s Wisteria Purple and Maize Yellow Inspiration Board

Natalie writes:
“Hi LeAnne,

I came across your website via search engine and was really amazed at how beautiful the floral arrangements and inspiration boards are. We are getting married 10-10-10 and I would really like help with ideas for ceremony decorations, altar pieces, arch decorations and arrangements for the tables at the cocktail reception. The wedding is indoors but the towering glass windows overlooking the lake at the venue (http://www.themontage.info) are truly daunting when it comes to creating décor in keeping with the scale of the room.I want something tasteful that works with the room but does not clash with nature. Please help!

Thank you so much!
Natalie”‘

Natalie, I created your inspiration board with flowers in purples and yellows (which match the wisteria and maize colored dresses). I think if you created your wedding arrangements with softer shades of theses colors, and perhaps added some cream tones — the wedding flowers wouldn’t compete with the natural beauty of your wedding venue. For the bouquets, maybe make them with a combination of roses, lilies, and magnolia. For the centerpieces/altar arrangements, keep them simple by choosing on main flower type and placing several in a tall thin vase. Or use natural branches and decorate them with flower blooms. I hope this helps give you some ideas!

Items used to create Natalie’s Wisteria Purple and Maize Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Yellow Lily, Cream Magnolia, Lavender Hydrangea, Ivory Triple Head Pins, Lavender Chiffon Ribbon, Lavender Ecuador Open Rose, Half Opening Rose in Yellow, Lavender Ecuador Rose Bud.

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Jennifer’s White, Green, and Black Wedding Inspiration Board

Jennifer writes:
“Hi. I came across your website and was amazed at the flowers and the price. My daughter informed me a month ago she was getting married this June. I am looking to find flowers I can afford and I really like the idea of silk flowers. She is wearing white and her colors are black and clover green. She does not want the traditional flowing bouquet. Her wedding is very modern. Would you be able to make a suggestion for me? Thank you so much!
Jennifer”

Jennifer, I created your inspiration board with flowers in greens and whites. I used flowers that are a little more unique, such as anemone, bells of ireland, wild calla lilies, and apple blossoms. I think a great idea for bouquets would be to create them using the cream white roses, cream anemone, green hydrangea, and green bells of ireland. The anemone is a great modern flower, and it will help bring black into the bouquets. If you would like to keep it simply, try just the anemone and an accenting green flower. Wrap a black ribbon around the bouquet stems to complete the look. I hope this helps!

Dress from David’s Bridal. Items used to create Jennifer’s White, Green, and Black Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Cream White Half Open Rose, Green Bells of Ireland, Cream Apple Blossom, Black Satin Edge Ribbon, White Pearl Pins, Premium Light Green Hydrangea, White Stargazer Lily, Green Wild Calla Lily, Cream Anemone.

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Emily’s Sangria Wedding Flower Inspiration Board

Emily commented:
“I am also looking for a flower in color similar to or exactly like sangria. I have almost everything set except my flowers, my florist suggested using silk flowers if I want to have a good color match but I am having a hard time finding flowers that will match. Any help?”

Emily, I created you an inspiration board so you can see some silk flower options. Violet is a shade of purple that matches the sangria bridesmaids color quite nicely. I put a few flowers on this board so you could see them next to a sangria dress. I also included a green and pink flower — as both compliment the sangria color nicely. I hope this helps!

Dress from David’s Bridal. Items used to create Emily’s Sangria Wedding Flower Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Violet Gerbera Daisy, Violet Dahlia, Green Rose, Pink Sweetpea, Violet Tulip, Violet Rose Bud.

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Nicole’s Red Gerbera Daisy Inspiration Board

Nicole writes:
“My fiancé Mike and I are getting married July 24, 2010. I have been looking for some beautiful ideas using the red gerbera daisies I love so much but I haven’t found much help on this. I need some help with centerpieces, bridal party and decorations using this lovely flower, please help!!
Nicole”

Nicole, I simply created your inspiration board with a few different gerbera daisies in red and white — and then used arrangement ideas for the rest. I included 2 different centerpiece ideas that I think are simple but gorgeous (and have that black and white style), as well as an idea for a stunning gerbera daisy bouquet. I hope this will help give you some ideas.

Flower arrangement photos from Brides.com. Items used to create Nicole’s Red Gerbera Daisy Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at left):

Cream White Gerbera Daisy, Deep Red Gerbera Daisy, White Stephanotis, Gerbera Daisy in Red.

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Fuchsia, Coral, and Cranberry Red Wedding Inspiration Board

“Hello i am getting married in Nov 2010 tis a beach side wedding, I was thinking Fuschia, Cranberry and Coral what do you think? Helppppppppppppppp me!”

I think these colors created a bold, bright wedding color palette. I created this inspiration board with various flower types in red, peach/coral, and fuchsia pinks. I also included a sample bridesmaids dress in fuchsia with red accents. The dress is from Dessy, style #2788. I think the bouquets would be stunning created with red roses, fuchsia and coral ranunculus, peach apple blossoms, and fuchsia hydrangea accents. I hope this helps!

Dress from Dessy. Items used to create the Fuchsia, Coral, and Cranberry Red Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Premium Red Open Rose, Fuchsia Ranunculus, Orange Coral Ranunculus, Premium Red Rose Bud, Premium Fuchsia Hydrangea, Fuchsia Rose Bud, Peach Apple Blossom Branch.

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