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INSPIRATION – Trends & Ideas

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

Julie’s Aubergine Purple, Green, and Burgundy Inspiration Board

Julie writes:
“Hi Leanne,
My name is Julie and I would love to know what flowers you think would work best for my wedding in July! My dress is white diamond and my bridesmaid dresses are aubergine (deep purple) with a lavender sash. My wedding colours are purple, green and burgundy. I love roses, calla lilies, hydrangeas and orchids and would love to incorporate these into my bouquets and centerpieces. Any advice you have would be wonderful!”

Julie, I created your inspiration board with flowers in deep purple, burgundy, and green. What beautiful deep toned colors! I think you wedding arrangements would look great made up of green and burgundy roses, purple rose buds, the green purple hydrangea, and burgundy orchids. For the centerpieces, you could simplify the arragements to using only hydrangeas. Either one of each color or a combination of the green purple hydrangea with some burgundy as well. I think hydrangeas are a gorgeous flower all on there own (and tal). 3-5 look great together in a tall vase! I hope this helps.

Bridal Gown from Maggie Sottero. Bridesmaids dress from The Dessy Group.

Items used to create Julie’s Aubergine Purple, Green, and Burgundy Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

17″ Hydrangea in Smoke Purple and Green – SLK-FSH765-BU/GR

28″ Phalaenopsis Orchid in Burgundy – SLK-FSO509-BU

30″ Mini Phalaenopsis Orchid in Eggplant – SLK-FSO820-EP/TT

20″ Micro Peach Rose Spray in Green – CHR-XHJ508-GR

28″ Latex Calla Lily in Green Burgundy – SLK-GTL819-GR/BU

23″ Premium Rose Bud in Purple – SLK-FR2005-PU

23″ Premium Open Rose in Burgundy – SLK-FR2007-BU

Danielle’s Burgundy and Sage Green Wedding Inspiration Board

Danielle writes:
“I love your inspiration boards, but can’t find any that are just exactly what I’m looking for. We’re wanting a dusty burgandy and sage green for the wedding colors. My favorite flowers are orchid and jasmine, but it’s not a catastrophy if those flowers won’t work well with the colors. I’ve also added a link to a cake I love, with sage-colored frosting for all but the beading and the drape, but instead of the white flowers, I want the dusty burgandy. I don’t even know where to start for planning a wedding, so I could use any advice you can give!
Danielle”

Danielle, that cake is beautiful! I created your inspiration board with flowers in burgundys and greens. I included a few different orchids, but unfortunately don’t have any jasmine flowers available at this time. A lot of times, they are only available in a white or cream color, but since they are such a small flower, it might be a beautiful accent to the bouquets. I think the bouquets would look great made up of burgundy and green orchids, burgundy roses (and/or hydrangea), and cream jasmine accents. Wrap a burgundy ribbon around the stems and accent that with green pins to finish off the look. I hope you like your board!

Cake from My Dream Wedding.

Items used to create Danielle’s Burgundy and Sage Green Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

1.5″ Organza Ribbon in Burgundy – GYR-2909-07

28″ Hydrangea Spray in Burgundy – SLK-GTH855-BU

29″ Phalaenopsis Orchid in Celadon – SLK-GTO004-CL

23″ Premium Open Rose in Burgundy – SLK-FR2007-BU

28″ Phalaenopsis Orchid in Burgundy – SLK-FSO509-BU

18.5″ Phalaenopsis Orchid in Green – SLK-HSO159-GR/VI

28″ Latex Calla Lily in Green Burgundy – SLK-GTL819-GR/BU

2″ Corsage Pins in Green – SMI-0969

Tiffany’s Wine and Pearl Wedding Inspiration Board

Tiffany writes:
“Hello my name is Tiffany and I am getting married Oct 8 this year and have no idea what flowers would go with my bridesmaids dresses. Please help! Thanks so much.

My colors are wine and pearl but would love feedback if there is another color that goes well with wine. :)”

Tiffany, I created your inspiration board with flowers in a pink tone (that is very close to the wine dresses), cream, and pinks. I personally think a light pink mixed with cream/pearl and wine looks amazing. So soft and romantic! An idea for your bouquets would be to create them using pink peonies, raspberry ranunculus, lilac apple blossoms, and cream roses. Add the pearl hanging sprays for a gorgeous accent. I hope this helps!

Dress from David’s Bridal.

Items used to create Tiffany’s Wine and Pearl Wedding Flower Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

12″ Pearl Hanging Spray in Pearl White – SLK-GTP623-WH/P

23″ Premium Open Rose in Pink – SLK-FR2007-PK

22.5″ Princess Mary Rose Bud in Violet – SLK-FSR352-VI

28″ Peony Spray in Two Tone Pink – SLK-FSP355-PK/TT

23″ Premium Open Rose in Cream – SLK-FR2007-CR

22″ Ranunculus in Raspberry Glaze – WIN-06000-RAG

24″ Apple Blossom in Lilac Cream – SLK-GTB182-LL/CR

1/2″ Iridescent Ribbon With Silver Edges – GYR-9303-43

Leah’s Bright Fall Wedding Flower Inspiration Board

Leah writes:
“This will be a fall wedding, but I don’t necessarily want “fall” flowers. I am also looking for tall reception centerpieces, these can have a fall theme.”

Leah, I love the idea of having a fall wedding, but incorporating some brighter colors in the mix as well. The combination of the orange, pink, and green is amazing! I created your inspiration board with these colors in different flower types. Any combination of these will look beautiful made into bouquets and centerpieces. For the centerpieces, since you are using tall containers, you could always add in a longer, hanging flower to drape down the sides. Check out this hanging bush for example: AF-SLK-FBP046-OR/TT. I hope this helps give you some ideas!

Dress from David’s Bridal. Bouquet photo from The Knot.

Items used to create Leah’s Bright Fall Wedding Flower Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

27″ Open Rose Spray in Orange – SLK-GTR501-OR/YE

Triple Pearl Headed Pins in Apple Green – SMI-2723

27″ Ranunculus Spray in Orange – SLK-FSR502-OR

10″ Cymbidium Bouquet in Green – SLK-FBQ007-GR/BU

5/8″ Garbo Ribbon in Orange – GYR-162-3-29

18″ Dahlia Bush in Cerise Cream – SLK-FBD718-CE/CR

24″ Latex Calla Lily Spray in Orange – SLK-GTL221-OR

29″ Dahlia Spray in Two Tone Rubrum – SLK-FSD857-RB/TT

Natasha’s Horizon Blue, Orange, and Purple Inspiration Board

Natasha writes:
“Hi, my name is Natasha Madding, and I am getting married June 26, 2010! I came across this website and I am curious as to what kind of ideas you can present me with. Colors that I would like to incorporate are orange, blues, purples. Also I am doing an outside wedding with the theme “sunset”. So maybe that will give you some ideas for your ideas! I cant wait to see the final outcome. Thank you so much.
Natasha”

Natasha, what a great color palette — so bright and fun!!! I created your inspiration board with various flower types in purples, blues, and oranges. The orange next to the blue and purple really stand out and look beautiful! I think your wedding flower arrangements would look fantastic made up of orange dahlia, orange and purple gerbera daisies, and blue hydrangeas. Wrap a colored ribbon around the bouquet stems and accent that with opposite colored pins to really make it “pop.” I hope you like your board!

Dress from David’s Bridal.

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

28″ Poppy Spray in Orange – SLK-GTP103-OR

14.5″ Anemone Spray in Purple – SLK-GTA012-PU

27″ Ranunculus Spray in Blue – SLK-FSR502-BL

12″ Velvet Pansy Bush in Eggplant – SLK-FBP438-EP

1 5/16″ Wired Satin Ribbon in Orange – GYR-142-9-29

29″ Dahlia Spray in Orange – SLK-FSD857-OR

31″ Hydrangea Spray in Blue – SLK-GTH857-BL

21.5″ Gerbera Daisy in Purple – SLK-GTD572-PU

9″ Gerbera Daisy in Rust Orange – SLK-GTD445-RU/OR