Bridal Bouquet Idea: Vibrant Orange and Green

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com This gorgeous bridal bouquet epitomizes the latest trends of contrasting color, interesting greenery and a bold, eye-catching hue. The flowers evoke a natural vibe with high petal count varieties such as roses, dahlias and a touch of greenery as filler. This particular bouquet was designed by Brian of Flourish Productions who shares with us his inspiration behind this wedding day bouquet: “Taking from the bride’s wish to have a...

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5 Top Designers Predict 2011 Wedding Flower Trends

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Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Looking for inspiration on how to style your dream day? We asked five top wedding designers from around the country for their top wedding flower color and variety trends for 2011: Top designer: Frank J. Andonoplas, Frank Event Design Flower variety trend: Branch Out “Look for arrangements using elements such as berries, pods and interesting greenery in addition to classic wedding flowers. I think we will see a welcome hiatus from...

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Budget-Friendly DIY Wedding Flowers Project- Texture-Rich Boutonnieres

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Hello! Lucky just released a fabulous new book, Handmade Weddings, for crafty brides. You’ll find DIY wedding projects for all styles and endless inspiration for your upcoming nuptials! Since texture is huge for 2011 weddings, I thought it would be fun to share a texture-heavy DIY project from Hello! Lucky’s Handmade Weddings book. And... please excuse the crude iPhone photo above! It does no justice for the beauty of these bouts! Tallow Berry and Cotton Bud Boutonnieres for...

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7 Unique and In-Season Blooms for December Weddings

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Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Your wedding flowers are an excellent opportunity to distinguish your wedding day. But ordering a rare flower that is out of season may cut into your wedding budget. By focusing on in-season blooms and unusual varieties, you can make a statement and keep your floral budget on target. Check out our list of 7 "off-the-beaten path" blooms that are readily available for December weddings: Roccoco Novelty Dark Red Tulip Love Tulips and...

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10 Flower Ideas for Top Wedding Words and Styles

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Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Let the words that describe your wedding be the perfect inspiration for your wedding flowers, and be inspired by our flower idea for each word! Wedding Word 1: Rustic Flower Idea: Thistle Technically a green, this simple, honest and sturdy stem gives your day a back roads, woodsy, cowgirl feel. The texture is rooted in nature and evokes an idyllic rural quality. Thistle is available in a range of colors from copper, red, orange,...

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Romantic Wedding Flowers: Top 3 Reasons Why Peonies Rock for Your Wedding!

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I've always adored peonies, but I had always thought that a peony was a peony... boy was I wrong! I recently learned that there are over 33 unique species of peonies, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Peonies are a wonderful addition to any wedding flower arrangement or bridal bouquet. The top 3 reasons why I love peonies for weddings: 1. Symbolism- Peonies represent luxury, happy life, and marriage, so the symbolism is spot on. 2. Scent- Many peonies are wonderfully...

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Posh NYC Floral Boutique to Inspire Your Wedding Flowers and Reception Design

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Ovando, an uber chic floral design shop (loved by stars like Kim Kardashian&Giorgio Armani), just opened up shop on New York's Upper East Side. To celebrate the opening, owner/artist Sandra de Ovando treated New York passersby to an enchanting treat- window displays featuring her breathtaking arrangements. A cascading bouquet of exotic pink orchids were nestled in the lap of a sparkling black mannequin, and the end result was awe-inspiring. White calla lilies and orchids took on...

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3 Simple DIY Wedding Centerpieces: Luscious Succulents

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Special to OneWed by Jennifer McGarigle of FloralArt Succulents have a lot going for them. First, succulent arrangements can be made long before the “day of.” If you’re doing your own wedding centerpieces, this can be a huge time-saving advantage. Secondly, they’re great gifts for your wedding guests to take home that will last for months to come. And finally, succulents are super easy to care for and eco-friendly, too! Here are three chic and simple succulent...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Bridal Bouquets from Bella Pictures

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Special to OneWed from Bella Pictures The bridal bouquet is a big part of your wedding usually showing the colors and themes of the wedding in one little bundle. One increasingly popular trend among brides is matching their bouquets to their shoes! A great idea for the fun and modern bride. An all white bouquet is a little more traditional and would go well with a classic wedding. When choosing flowers, keep in mind their seasonality as well! You can always add a little flair by...

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Organic Wedding Flowers With Personalized Rustic Touches

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Are you going for a natural, organic feel for your wedding flowers and decor? If so, these gorgeous arrangements by Stylish Blooms will definitely inspire you! I'm in love with the handmade wood table numbers placed on each reception table! And believe it or not, these were totally DIY, made by the happy couple! This is a lovely idea to up the rustic-chic factor at your wedding! For the beautiful table centerpieces, clear vases were filled with split peas, blue and white...

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