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INSPIRATION – Trends & Ideas

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

Julie’s Truffle Brown and Watermelon Pink Inspiration Board

Julie writes:
“Hi,
I’ve just started getting into the planning part and am having trouble coming up with some ideas for flowers. I’m doing a beach wedding on Oct. 2, 2010. The links below the swatches for colors which are the Truffle and Watermelon, and possibly using an orange or maybe yellow as a small accent color. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you,
Julie”

Julie, I created your inspiration board with flowers in brown and pink with yellow and orange accent flowers. I made sure to use a few gerbera daisies as well as other flower types that will work well with them. I think the bouquets would look great made up with brown ranunculus, pink gerbera daisies (maybe both the regular and the spider gerbs in the 2 different shades of pink), and orange spider dahlias as accents. I just love the bright pink paired with orange! I hope this helps give you some ideas!

Dress from David’s Bridal. Items used to create Julie’s Truffle Brown and Watermelon Pink Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Brown Ranunculus, Fuchsia Pink Hydrangea, Yellow Dendrobium Orchid, Brown Gerbera Daisy, Orange Spider Dahlia, Pink Gerbera Daisy, Fuchsia Spider Gerbera Daisy.

Ashley’s Purple, Orange, and Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board

Ashley writes:
“Hello! I am a recently engaged bride to be who is extremely indecisive. I think my wedding will be in June of 2011 outside but that’s about all I’ve got. I love gerberas, the spider ones too, and calla lilies. I’m a huge fan of color but I like dark colors too. I want something fun, funky, different but still classy. My original color scheme was dark purple, yellow and white but I’m beginning to love the orange flowers I see on this website. Any ideas you can come up with I would really appreciate.
Thank you!
Ashley”

Ashley, I created your inspiration board with flowers in orange, yellow, and a few different shades of purple as well as some greens. This way, you can take a look at all the colors together and pick which you like best. Pairing oranges and yellows with a dark purple will really be a contrasting and bold look — which is very stunning. If you think it’s too extreme, you could always do a lighter orchid purple with the 2 colors — which is still nice and bright, just not as contrasting. Adding in some green will brighten the bouquet even more — and I just love the green and purple together! Any combination of the flowers on this board will look amazing though. I hope this helps!

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

Yellow Gerbera Daisy, Eggplant Gerbera Daisy, Green Spider Dahlia, Orange Gerbera Daisy, Purple Calla Lily, Orchid Hydrangea, Green Real Touch Calla Lily, Flame Calla Lily, Eggplant Calla Lily.

Sheena’s Pink and Purple Wedding Inspiration Board

Sheena writes:
“Hi!
I’m getting married on October 2, 2010 and I would love have different shades of pinks and purples in my colour scheme. I would prefer jewel tone colours as it is not a summer wedding. I love orchids, peonies and roses. The bridesmaids dresses are a formal length deep pink/ raspberry coloured. I would love the bouquets to be either a vibrant or pale pink with purple accents. I would love to get your feedback and ideas on this.
Thanks,
Sheena”

Sheena, I created your inspiration board with flowers in a shade of purple that matches the bridesmaids dresses and a few different pinks. You go go with a fuchsia pink and purple for your flowers, or the softer pink and bright purple. In my opinion, the light pink with the purple is beautiful and quite striking! For the bouquets, why not create them using pink and purple roses, pink peony, and one of the purple orchids as accents. Maybe dress the bouquet up with bouqeut jewels and wrap a pink ribbon around the stems. I hope this helps give you some ideas!

Dress from Monsoon Bridal. Items used to create Sheena’s Pink and Purple Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Orchid Hydrangea, Fuchsia Rose Bud, Pink Peony Bush, Pink Satin Edge Ribbon, Phalaenopsis Orchid in Orchid, Orchid in Fuchsia Orchid, Cream Fuchsia Peony, Pink Rose, Rose in Orchid.

Ashley’s Orange, Green, and Yellow Wedding Inspiration Board

Ashley writes:
“I have NOT been able to pick colors or flowers. My wedding is August 21, 2010. I found your site doing a search – and love it and your products! Would you be able to put an inspiration board together for me?

Some details:
-August wedding in a Catholic church in Kansas
-Reception indoors
-Steering away from too much pink, but want “summer” feel
-Dress is light ivory silk-satin with light pewter accents
-No bridesmaids dresses picked out yet
-I do like metallics, maybe play off the pewter

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Ashley”

Ashley, I created your inspiration board with flowers in bright yellow, orange, and green. These colors are nice and bold and will give your arrangements that summery feel. You could also add in some turrquoise or blue for extra brightness! If you wanted to make your boquuets similar to the photo, you could make it with the orange roses, orange spider dahlia, and the green hydrangeas. Add some yellow roses or mums for an extra splash of color. I hope this helps!

Bouquet photo from The Knot. Items used to create Ashley’s Orange, Yellow, and Green Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Green Spider Dahlia, Orange Spider Dahlia, Orange Chiffon Ribbon, Green Hydrangea Bush, Soft Yellow Rose, Orange Yellow Rose, Turquoise Gerbera Daisy, Yellow Mum.

Marie’s Red, Yellow, White, and Gold Wedding Inspiration Board

Marie writes:
“Hi My name is Marie. I saw the arrangements you came up I was speechless. They are so beautiful, I feel that I found the site that I have been looking for and you you can help me too. We are having a small beach wedding in Miami. We live in Georgia. I have two bridesmaids they are best friends and are wearing red. My young daughter is wearing white with apple red sacha.

I am thinking of red, yellow, white, gold for bridal flowers. Can you come up with something beautiful, romantic and classic for us please? My dress is a strapless, mermaid, tied in the back. I am open to any suggestions, I don’t have much time left or much money left for flowers unfortunately.

Thank you for your help,
Marie”

Marie, I created your inspiration board with flowers in reds, yellows, and white with gold accent pieces. I think the bouquets would look great made up with red and white roses and yellow lily accents. However if you would like something other than just roses, why not make them using white roses, red hydrangea, and yellow lilies. Any combination of the flowers on your board will look great! You can then wrap a gold ribbon around the bouquet stems, use gold pins as accents, and even use the gold lapel pin vases for the groomsmen. I hope this helps!

Items used to create Marie’s Red, Yellow, White, and Gold Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Red Open Rose, Premium Cream Rose, Yellow Garden Lily, Red Rose Bud Boutonniere, Cream Rose Bud Boutonniere, Red Hydrangea, Premium Yellow Rose, Red Tulip, White Yellow Phalaenopsis Orchid, Gold Satin Edge Ribbon, Gold Lapel Pin Vase.