Flowers


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

by Azure

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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Non-Floral Alternative Centerpieces for Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Billy of Luxe Life Events Grandiose wedding reception tablescapes and centerpieces can come with a very hefty price tag, especially when lots of fresh wedding flowers are used. While planning weddings during these tough economic times, I'm often asked for creative reception decor ideas that are a bit more budget-friendly. Additionally, more and more couples simply want something “new” to wow their wedding guests. As a floral designer (and fanatic), my...

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Holiday Wedding Tablescape with Red and White Carnations

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Festive Red and White Holiday Wedding Tablescape Whether you're planning an engagement dinner over the holidays or looking for ideas to incorporate carnations into your wedding flowers, this little table is sure to inspire! Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic created the perfect blend of casual and Christmas using red and white carnations. The country, outdoorsy vibe is created with bottle vases, clear mason jars (transformed...

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7 Unique and In-Season Blooms for December Weddings

by Azure

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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Weekly Giveaway Winner: The $150 FiftyFlowers Gift Certificate Goes To…

by Azure

.... Lindsay G.! Congrats, Lindsay! Don't forget to contact SavvyScoop@OneWed.com by next Friday! We'd hate to have to pick another winner for this hotly contested Savvy Steal! Thanks to all of our fantastic readers for entering!

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Winter Wedding Inspiration- 5 More DIY Wedding Flowers Projects!

by Azure

We already broke down how to create 5 of the fabulous holiday-inspired DIY wedding flower p rojects. And today, we walk you through recreating the remaining 5 very merry flower arrangements! DIY Wedding Flowers Project 6- Fresh Flower-Adorned Ring Bearer Pillow Materials • Small, round pillow • Two stems Spray roses • Straight pins • Floral shears Ring Bearer Pillow How-To • Snip ten roses just below the bloom and leaving no stem. • Arrange your roses on top of the...

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Weekly Inspiration from Wedding Style and Design Expert!

by Azure

We are thrilled to welcome a new guest blogger to the Savvy Scoop!Billy Folchetti is the founder and principle planner/designer of Luxe Life Events, a Laguna Beach-based event planning boutique. No matter what your wedding vision, Luxe Life will bring that vision to life, and the outcome will be fabulous! They offer in-house floral and décor design, day of coordination, and everything in between. Tell Billy what makes you swoon- your favorite pair of designer heels, the coveted...

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Alternative Wedding Flowers- Linen and Brooch Blooms!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Bride Buzz Flowers are an essential part of any big day, but if disposable blooms aren’t part of your vision — you green bride, you — we here are Bride Buzz have a collection of bright, colorful and un-wiltable options to carry, toss and share on your Big Day. Our first pick?EmersonMade. Created by a husband-and-wife team, the creative enterprise creates the most adorable, hand-stitched linen blooms we’ve ever seen. The beautiful buds come in a...

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Wedding Flowers Giveaway- $150 Gift Certificate to FiftyFlowers!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Nearly ten years ago, FiftyFlowers.com envisioned an eco-chic alternative to traditional wedding flower purchasing. By allowing brides to order their wedding flowers online, carbon footprints were reduced and wedding budgets were spared. Nearlyweds could save up to 75% on their wedding day blooms! Today, FiftyFlowers is the leading provider of flowers shipped directly from the farm to the doorstep, providing seamless coordination, expert...

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Simple DIY Wedding Flowers Project- Floral Toasting Flutes!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com, video by Pro One Video Wow your wedding guests with fresh flower-adorned champagne toasting flutes! Last week, we got into the holiday spirit with the very merry red and green wedding from FiftyFlowers. This post featured 10 simple DIY wedding flower projects, and we're teaching you how to create each one! Today in our Advice section, we walk you through how to create 5 fabulous DIY wedding flower arrangements for your...

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10 Flower Ideas for Top Wedding Words and Styles

by Azure

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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Holiday-Inspired Red and Green Wedding- 10 Simple DIY Flower Projects!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Fifty Flowers ‘Tis the season for a sweet I Do! Imagine a holiday wedding in a hometown chapel followed by champagne, wedding cake and peppermint hot chocolate. The scene is infused with red, bright green and geometric patterns creating a whimsical wedding approach to the season. And just about everything is adorned with fresh flowers, including the toasting flutes. We chose a combination of roses and green hypericum berries, blooms that are easy to work...

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

by Azure

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

by Azure

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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Winery Wedding in Portland, Oregon: Natalie and Carl

by Azure

Featured Vineyard Wedding by Alice & Josh of Mosca Photo Natalie and Carl chose the most gorgeous wedding venue for their September 10, 2010 nuptials- Garden Vineyards in Hillsboro, Oregon. Garden Vineyards is an extremely exclusive venue, and it boasts Estate-Grown Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and sparkling wines. The privacy afforded by the venue's exclusivity, and the delicious wines produced in-house, makes this venue second to none! Natalie was a beautiful blushing bride. She...

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3 Simple DIY Wedding Centerpieces: Luscious Succulents

by Azure

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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Real Wedding Inspiration from Fort Meyers, Florida: Rachel and Frank

by Azure

Featured Fort Meyers Wedding by Jamie Lee Photography Rachel and Frank tied the knot on May 22, 2010 in Fort Meyers, Florida. They chose one of the most gorgeous wedding venues I've ever seen- The Burroughs Home, situated among sprawling oak trees and lush, green gardens. Rachel and Frank's wedding color palette of greens, chocolate brown, and hints of purple coordinated perfectly with the natural beauty of The Burroughs Home. For their wedding flowers, they kept it very simple,...

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Real Wedding Inspiration from Sundance, Utah: Brittany and Rex

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Brody Dezember Photography Brittany and Rex's August 7, 2010 wedding was picture perfect! They chose the Sundance Resort for their wedding venue, which provided a gorgeous rustic backdrop of towering pines and breathtaking mountains. Brittany was a stunning bride, and her bridal style was pure romance. She donned an ivory lace wedding dress, satin peep-toebridal heels, and a simple, soft bridal updo. Brittany and Rex kept the romantic vibe flowing with...

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Orange County, CA Shabby Chic Wedding: Aubrie and Aaron

by Azure

Featured Two Bright Lights wedding by Jeff Wallace Photography I know some industry folks are over the Anthropologie-inspired wedding (I guess if you've seen it done 100s of times, it may seem a bit played out). But... I am head over heels for this Orange County, California outdoor wedding! Aubrie and Aaron tied the knot on May 14, 2010, and chose Heritage Museum of Orange County for their outdoor wedding venue. This gorgeous wedding fused a bit of classic style with Anthropologie...

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DIY Wedding Centerpiece Instructions

by Azure

Centerpieces are one of the most popular DIY areas for weddings. Keep in mind though that creating centerpieces can be VERY time consuming, and that to keep flowers looking fresh the centerpieces are best done the morning of the wedding, or the night before (if they can be stored in a refrigerator). If you don't have a lot of willing helpers for the morning of your wedding, or an industrial size refrigerator in which to store the flowers overnight, you should consider a professional...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Bridal Bouquets from Bella Pictures

by Azure

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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Real Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Sophistication in Delray Beach, Florida

by Azure

Now that we're a proud editorial partner of Two Bright Lights, we have more out-of-this-world real weddings than we know what to do with! So every Wednesday, we'll be featuring a gorgeous, must-see real wedding from a fabulous Two Bright Lights wedding photographer! So buckle up, wedding planning brides-to-be! Lots of inspiration will be coming your way! Featured Wedding by Alexi Shields Photography David and Kim's intimate Delray Beach, Florida wedding was simply stunning! Their...

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Down Home Wedding In Michigan With A Vibrant Country Vibe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jamie of Color Splash Studio Michelle and Daniel tied the knot in St. Joseph, Michigan, and their wedding venue- The Blue Dress Barn - could not have been more perfect for the laid back, rustic vibe that dominated their special day. The historic dairy barn at the Blue Dress venue provided down home appeal, and Michelle and Daniel chose the perfect color palette to make their wedding decor pop! Bright yellow, pink, and red wild flowers were placed in lovely mason...

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Eco-Chic Fall Wedding Style Ideas from Recycled Bride

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Autumn is a time to celebrate nature's bounty, and Fall's hottest green weddings will do it with eco-chic style that's lush, bold, and romantic. Think succulents, foliage, and tons of greenery; vintage silver decorations paired with bright jewel-toned accents, and romantic silhouettes. A few ideas to inspire your green Autumn wedding: 1. Adele Wechsler Eco-couture is a perennial favorite among green fashionistas. The Sierrawedding dress is made of certified...

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