Category Archives: Flowers

Lavender Loveliness

There is something about the colour, smell and look of lavender that I just love. I am slightly jealous of any bride who can stroll in a lavender filled field for couple portraits. For that reason, this is a slightly self indulgent post because I just adore weddings which use the rustic beauty of lavender. Hopefully there are like-minded brides needing help with ideas on how to use it…..this folks, is just for you!

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Buttonholes

So this is probably the first time you’ve had to persuade your boy to wear a flower? In some ways I was lucky that my groom didn’t need one (flowers and the army do not mix – you get swords instead). However, in my research for this visual spread, I am pretty gutted that I never got to experiment with the boutonnieres like some of these grooms.

Styling your groom can be as exciting as styling yourself. Here are a selection of the best in boutonniere-chic. I do love the idea of wooden medals for something a little different (and they’re more manly right?!)

L: Braedon Photography R: Nathan Abplanalp

L: Braedon Photography R: Nathan Abplanalp

L: Angela Higgins R: Virgil Bunao Fine Art Photography

L: Angela Higgins R: Virgil Bunao Fine Art Photography

L: Catherine Hall Studios R: Tory Williams

L: Catherine Hall Studios R: Tory Williams

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Jen Fariello

Jen Fariello

L: M Three Studio R: One Love Photography

L: M Three Studio R: One Love Photography

Clockwise from top L: The why we Love; One Love Photography Three Studio; Charlotte Jenks Lewis; Erika Gerdemark

Clockwise from top L: The why we Love; One Love Photography Three Studio; Charlotte Jenks Lewis; Erika Gerdemark

Elizabeth Kaye Photography

Elizabeth Kaye Photography

L: Elyse Hall R: Lauren Fair

L: Elyse Hall R: Lauren Fair

L: Barrie Ariel R: Amy and Stuart Photography

L: Barrie Ariel R: Amy and Stuart Photography

L: Stacey Ramsey R: Pinterest

L: Stacey Ramsey R: Pinterest

The Natural Wedding Company

The Natural Wedding Company

L: Aaron Delisie R: Pinterest

L: Aaron Delisie R: Pinterest

L: Rad and in Love R: Pinterest

L: Rad and in Love R: Pinterest

T: Mirrorbox B: Michael Costa

T: Mirrorbox B: Michael Costa

 

Wild Flowers

If you are like me then you will love the look of wild flowers; ideal for brides wanting that country bumpkin/rustic look. I love the idea of adding berries into the arrangement as well…perfect for a quick snack before you make the walk down the aisle!

Herb bouquets are also making waves in the wedding world. By adding a touch of mint, rosemary or sage you get the most wonderful smell as well as the perfect rustic look.

The great thing about using wild flowers is that they are a budget friendly option and need very little styling.

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Clockwise from top L: Stephen Steinhart; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

Clockwise from top L: Stephen Steinhart; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

L: Stephanie Sunderland R: Kurt Boomer

L: Stephanie Sunderland R: Kurt Boomer

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Clockwise from top L: Christina Lilly; Astrid Photography; One True Love Vintage; Pinterest

Clockwise from top L: Christina Lilly; Astrid Photography; One True Love Vintage; Pinterest

L: Bryce Covey R: Touch Photography

L: Bryce Covey R: Touch Photography

L: De Alma e Coração R: Elizabeth Messina

L: De Alma e Coração R: Elizabeth Messina

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All Pinterest

L: Concept Photography R: Pinterest

L: Concept Photography R: Pinterest

Clockwise from top L: Pinterest; John Henry; Sedona Bride; Anna Johnson Photography

Clockwise from top L: Pinterest; John Henry; Sedona Bride; Anna Johnson Photography

L: Jeremy and Alicia Brown R: Ryan Ray Photography

L: Jeremy and Alicia Brown R: Ryan Ray Photography

Aisle Decor

 

Every single one of these images is heaven to my eyes.

Imagining floating down the aisle (or more accurately…gripping onto your father for dear life whilst negotiating the heels, dress and leg wobbles, if my aisle walk is anything to go by) any of any of these aisles; it’s enough to make me well up now.

It may have something to do with my current stress levels at changing my day job, or, it may just be that I am a closet flower aisle crier.

Whichever one it is, these are a truly stunning collection of photographs chosen to inspire for beach, church and grass wedding aisles.

L: Picotte Weddings R: Jon Schaaf

L: Picotte Weddings R: Jon Schaaf

Clockwise from top L: Vela Images; Stacey Ramsey; Pinterest; M Three Studios

Clockwise from top L: Vela Images; Stacey Ramsey; Pinterest; M Three Studios

L: Pinterest R: Emily Scannell

L: Pinterest R: Emily Scannell

L: Jasmin Chadwick Photography R: Pinterest

L: Jasmin Chadwick Photography R: Pinterest

Clockwise from the top L: Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

Clockwise from the top L: Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

L: Julie Mikos R: Caroline Tran Photography

L: Julie Mikos R: Caroline Tran Photography

Clockwise from top L: Sara and Rocky Photography; Lane Dittoe; Pinterest; Lisa Berry Photography

Clockwise from top L: Sara and Rocky Photography; Lane Dittoe; Pinterest; Lisa Berry Photography

L: Pinterest R: Erin Hearts Court Photography

L: Pinterest R: Erin Hearts Court Photography

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L: Yazy Jo R: Pinterest

L: Yazy Jo R: Pinterest

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L: KLK Photography R: Pinterest

L: KLK Photography R: Pinterest

Clockwise from top L: Anna Jaye Photography; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

Clockwise from top L: Anna Jaye Photography; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

 

Single Flower Wedding Bouquets

Whether it’s just one single large gorgeous flower or a bouquet made up of the same flowers, single flower wedding bouquets are clean, fresh and modern.

Soft heather-like flowers work particularly well in this style because of their natural wildness. Having said that there is a very special place in my heart for the rose or peony only option…they bring both a luxurious and fresh look to your do.

I genuinely convert every single look in this batch so if you’re looking at a statement bouquet then good luck deciding on deciding which flower to use!

I love the idea of giving each of your bridesmaids a different type of flower and completely mixing up the colours of style to give everyone something unique for the day.

Like I say, good luck decided which is your favourite….I want them all! 

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L: Elizabeth Messina R: Catherine Hall

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Clockwise from top L: Angela Scott; Heather Wararaska; Jen Huang; Absolute Events

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Jose Villa

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L: Elizabeth Messina R: Sarah Kate Photography

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Clockwise from top L: Pinterest; Gia Cannali; Shelby Leigh; Valerie Duquet

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L: KT Merry R: Studio 58

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L: Paula Lana R: Closer to Love

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L: Picotte Weddings R: Buffy Denmark

Flower Trends for 2013

In a break from the dress extravaganza that’s been going on this week, I’ve been in touch with the lovely ladies at Worood who specialise and deliver all things flowers, to get their view on wedding flower trends for the coming year. There is a mix of classic and contemporary ideas with some rather beautiful flowers that I definitely cannot pronounce nevermind spell.

It’s a shortlist designed to get your inspiration cogs churning.

Deep and Bold

Given my love for all things bright this is one of my favourite trends, especially single coloured bouquets because the impact is even greater. Mismatched brights give warmth and achieve a whimsical look which looks divine, especially in a rustic background.

absolutely gorgeous hot pink bouquet

French rose fushia, anemone fushia, peony maroon flowers classic full & luxurious mix of extreme white & red favorites hand-tied bouquet

Anemone white, peony white, peony maroon flowers

springtime blooms

liatris purple, ranunculus fuschia, ranunculus orange, hyacinth purple, French roses yellow, gypsophila purple

Soft and Romantic

There will always be love for the romantic colours of white, blush and soft greens because together it’s just so darn beautiful. Using a single flower for your bouquet is beautifully elegant and achingly romantic, making it more popular than ever.

heavenly mix of blue hues and touches of blush created with lovecactus green, peony white, spray rose pink

perfectly pastel peach bouquet

rose light pink, hydrangea light pink

pure white selection against blush of greenery

Boris Becker white, peony white, freesia white

simply stunning pink bouquet

peony pink

Mixed and Wild

Wild flowers have been on the scene for a while now in the world of weddings but these designs showcase them in new ways. Using wild flowers is a great way to give a country or vintage feel to your day.  The ‘hand-picked’ look continues to trend and with celebrities like Kate Moss choosing relaxed country flowers then count on this style sticking around for a while.

refreshingly alluring centrepiece

vivernum green,aster white,rose yellow/peach,peony white

pretty spring flair of fresh & entertaining medley of flowers

anemone yellow, purple & white, delphinium blue

passion tropical green luscious mix table centrepiece

chrysanthemum white, eucalyptus leaves