Ann’s Brown, Ivory, and Green Wedding Inspiration Board

Ann writes:
“We would like your help suggesting ideas for a bride’s bouquet, wrist corsages for my attendants and boutonnieres for the groomsmen. We are keeping to a limited budget, but don’t want to look cheap. The attendants and groomsmen are our siblings and we are asking them to mingle with the guests to insure everyone is having a good time so their corsages and boutonnieres will be the only distinction that they are part of the wedding party. We will have six young ladies for flower girls and would like to have hair clips for them.

My colors are chocolate brown, ivory or cream and a sage green. Your website looks great, your phone staff have been most helpful and we look forward to learning your ideas and creating a wonderful look while staying in budget.”

Ann, I created your inspiration board with flowers in brown, ivory, and green. I think adding some peacock feathers would be a beautiful and inexpensive way to jazz up the arrangements. I included a photo of a boutonniere featuring peacock feathers as well as a hair piece — so pretty and will look great in the flower girl’s hair! For the bouquet, why not create it with either brown roses or ranunculus, vanilla cream roses, and green cymbidium orchids. For the corsages, you could make them like the boutonniere shown and simply and an extra flower (the cream rose perhaps). I hope this helps!

Boutonniere photo from The Knot. Feather hairpiece from NevaPlume. Items used to create Ann’s Brown, Ivory, and Green Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Peacock Feathers, Green Cymbidium Orchid Bouquet, Green Pins, Wired Brown Sheer Ribbon, Cream Phalaenopsis Orchid, Brown Ranunculus, Brown Open Rose, Vanilla Cream Rose.

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Rosanna’s Deep Purple and Green Wedding Inspiration Board

Rosanna writes:
“Hi there,

I was hoping you might be able to create and inspiration board for my June 2011 wedding. I am absolutely in love with the dark purple colour of the violet gerbera daisies and would like this to be the perdominant flower in my bouquet. I’d like to bring in some green and ivory or white to my bouquet as well.

I am only having one bridesmaid. She hasn’t chosen a dress style yet, but I want it to be the same dark purple of the aforementioned gerberas.

Any thoughts you may have would be greatly appreciated!! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to make my bouquet! Thanks so much.

-Rosanna”

Rosanna, I am a huge fan of deep purple paired with a gorgeous green! I created your inspiration board with flowers in these 2 colors as well as touches of ivory. The combination of all 3 will be stunning. For the bouquets, why not create them using the gerbera daisies in cream, violet, and green! Or you could throw in other flower types and go with something like the violet gerbera daisies, vanilla cream roses, green roses, and the purple green hydrangea accents. I hope this helps give you some ideas!

Dress from Morilee. Items used to create Rosanna’s Deep Purple and Green Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Dried Look Hydrangea in Purple Green, Green Open Rose, Purple Snapdragon, Cream Gerbera Daisy, Violet Gerbera Daisy, Vanilla Cream Rose, Green Gerbera Daisy (coming soon!).

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Roseann’s Yellow, Peach, and Pink Wedding Inspiration Board

Roseann writes:
“Hi my name is Roseann and I am getting married on October 25, 2010. I am at a stand still about my flowers, since I am having a destination wedding it is kind of hard to run to the florist and pick out my flowers. Since I am getting married at the beach I would like to stick to a beach theme color scheme. Soft peach, white, soft yellow, light pink are what I am leaning towards. If you could be of any assistance I would so much appreciate it.
Thank you so much,
Roseann”

Roseann, I love the soft and romantic palette you are thinking of having for your flowers. Not only is it beach appropriate, but very wedidng appropriate as well! I think the peachs, pinks, and yellows look gorgeous together. Roses and orchids will be a wonderful combination — the orchids giving the bouquets a beacy/tropical look. You could even add in the yellow pink dahlias! Plus, phalaenopsis orchids are a beautiful and simple flower — perfect to make boutonnieres and corsages with. I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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

Peach Cream Confetti Rose Bouquet, Pink Stargazer Lily, Pink Satin Edge Ribbon, Ivory Triple Pearl Headed Pins, Pink Phalaenopsis Orchid, Yellow Phalaenopsis Orchid, White Phalaenopsis Orchid, Pink Smoke Open Rose, Dahlia in Yellow Pink.

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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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