Move over blush pink, this bright shade’s got something to say. Bright, fun and bold, hot pink wedding flowers make an eye-catching statement. Look to flowers such as bougainvillea, roses, orchids and dahlias for the perfect pink and look here for some serious bouquet inspiration.
Not only was this arrangement locally sourced near the wedding site, the soft array of peonies and feathery ferns is the ultimate in feminine bouquets. Photo: Jarusha Brown, Floral Design: Trincomali Farms
When it comes to wedding decor, there’s nothing as romantic as a floral chandelier. After all, blooms raining down from the ceiling are a luxurious touch, whether they are over your first kiss at the altar or over a packed dance floor. Here is some gorgeous inspiration to get you dreaming of the perfect floral chandelier for your wedding.
Play with different shapes, like this square flower design. It fits the dancefloor perfectly and creates a modern feel. Photo: Chia and Hon
Rustic chic comes to life in this elegant country-inspired floral chandelier. Photo: Luke Bugenske
Multicolored pastels flowers ringed around a glam chandelier are outdoor wedding perfection. Photo + Floral Design: Colin Cowie Weddings
Sweet beginnings start with a cloud of flowers above your wedding cake. Photo + Floral Design: Cecilia Fox
Change the texture: Fluffy flowers with longer tendrils create this modern floral chandelier that looks like an installation in an art museum. Floral design: Floral Lines
Light it up: Trasform a floral chandelier into an ethereal masterpiece with careful lighting. This is unforgettable. Floral design: Todd Events
Switch the placement: Beautiful over the sweetheart table or hovering over the dancefloor, placing a floral chandelier over the cake creates an angelic halo effect. Photo: Robert Evans, Floral design: Nisie’s Enchanted Floral
Combine hanging floral elements with draping for an exquisite, unexpected look for an outdoor reception. Photo: KT Merry
Imagine white roses and orchids framing you as you exchange vows. The ultimate in dreamy. Photo: Victor Sizemore
Cascading from above turns up the volume on romantic wedding decor. This event used 12 three-tonne truckloads of flowers totalling more than 800,000 blooms to create a look that is less floral chandelier, more floral ceiling. Photo: Vesna Grasso, Photo: Alan Khan
Uplighting makes this all-white chandelier (and ballroom) just glow. Floral design: Events by Shideh
Classic wedding style captured in a mogo and romantic floral chandelier hovering above. It’s like a flower cloud, complete with glass droplets hanging from it. Photography: Stacy Reeves, Floral: Prashe Decor
Your wedding dress is such an amazing statement. It expresses your personality and style. It’s makes its debut after being a secret throughout your engagement. It’s your dress for one of the most important occasions of your life.
And the bouquet your carry with this Dress is an important decision too. That’s why we were delighted when Lisa Anderson of Sweet Pea Flowers in Denver shared her thoughts on bouquets with us. What I love most about Sweet Pea Flowers is their personal approach. Lisa works with each bride. Individually. To find out what she has always dreamed her wedding will be. And then Lisa personally designs the event, hand picks the flowers and manages every detail. Just what you’d want your floral designer to be.
Her are Lisa’s predictions for 2011 wedding bouquet trends:
Bouquet trends for the 2011 wedding season will include a layering of textures, muted earth tones as well as pops of color.
The romantic vintage and slightly cascading bouquets will return (think 20th century English garden style). Natural greens will make a big come back such as Camilla leaves, grasses, herbs, ferns and vines. Brides wanting to add a little nostalgia to their wedding could use fabric from their mother’s gown to wear over their shoulders or tie it into their bouquet wrap to add a special, vintage touch. A brooch from their Grandmother is perfect to add a very personal sentiment to any bouquet.
The hand tied bouquet will still be very popular, adding a more whimsical, bohemian twist with fruits, herbs and flowers mixed together. Pops of color will make striking bouquets including flowers such as raspberry godetia, coral ranunculus, peach garden roses, small clusters of Clementine’s as well as delicious smelling lavender and mint.
Surprisingly, babies’ breath, mums and carnations are on the rise creating beautiful bouquets tightly packed featuring groupings of one type of flower. Add the perfect printed ribbon or fabric wrap and they are simply stunning, classic and elegant.
No matter what vision the bride has, the personal touches and details are what makes her bouquet as unique as she is.
Here’s a DIY wedding design trend that’s easy to do and easy on your budget: tissue paper flowers. Check out the inspiration photos below. Aren’t they fun? Limited only by the amount of time you have to create them, paper flowers can add a big, whimsical, visual impact to your wedding décor. True, no one is going to mistake your tissue paper flowers for the real thing, but they can offer festive style at virtually no cost.
Hang them from the ceiling for a magical effect, or cluster them in vases for a creative centerpiece. They’re the perfect accent for your rehearsal dinner or casual wedding reception. Coordinate tissue paper colors with your wedding palate. All you need to get started is the tissue and pipe cleaners.
I’ve provided a link to directions for making your own simple tissue paper flowers. You can also find paper flower kits (that come with pre-cut tissue paper and all other supplies needed) at local craft stores and online. Martha Stewart Crafts used to sell a great paper flower kit, but it seems they have discontinued it (I did find some available on Ebay though). Visit Martha Stewart Weddings online for inspiration and instructions for making more elaborate flowers and larger “party poms.”
You can also find a great selection of paper flowers online at Etsy. These come preassembled – it just takes a little bit of time to “fluff” them up. Even if you decide to use a craft store kit, or buy from an Etsy retailer, the cost is still very economical for these stylish accessories. What else do I love about these faux flowers? They won’t end up in the trash can days later. You can reuse them for parties or use them to decorate your new home together.