Flowers


Featured Los Angeles Wedding At The Skirball Cultural Center

by Azure

Featured Wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA For today's gorgeous featured wedding, we've got the inside scoop from Jennifer McGarigle, founder of FloralArt in Venice, CA. Jennifer was the fab florist for this California wedding, and is a favorite among celebs too! She was the brains behind the floral beauty at both Milla Jovovich’s and Jamie Pressley’s star-studded weddings. We asked Jennifer some questions about how the Skirball wedding came together,...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Moss, for an Eco-Friendly Wedding Feel

by Azure

Moss is usually thought of as something to walk over, or get rid of, not as part of a decoration plan for a wedding. But as backyard chic takes center stage in weddings this summer, moss is being seen more and more often in decorations, centerpieces and even boutonnieres. What do you think? Does moss have a place at your wedding table? By the way, the first picture is from an engagement shoot by Studio B Photography, the boutonierre pictured here was created by Stylish Blooms...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Orchids, A Hypo-Allergenic Solution

by Azure

If you or your fiancé have allergies you may be tempted to skip flowers altogether. After all, with so many beautiful options like brooch bouquets and felt bouquets, as well as creative centerpieces, there's no real reason to have flowers at your wedding. On the other hand, for some girls a wedding just isn't a wedding without flowers! A lot of people with allergies do very well with roses and orchids. I think we're all pretty familiar with how roses can be used in a wedding, but...

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Artificial Aisle Runners: Hitch It or Ditch It?

by Azure

Usually when I hear about a new wedding product I know right away if I think it's a good idea or not. Shoe lifts for grooms, um, no. Brooch bouquets? OH YES! I have to admit though that this one has me stumped. Petal Happy is a company offering gorgeous aisle runners and gazebo covers made out of artificial flowers. On the plus side, they are beautiful and each one is unique. If you like the idea of walking down the aisle on top of flowers, you don't have to spend hours...

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Wedding Flower Friday: The Symbolism Behind Different Types Of Wedding Flowers

by Azure

For many brides, once the wedding planning is said and done, the money spent on wedding flowers will represent a hefty chunk of the total wedding budget. Lots of colorful blooms at your wedding ceremony and reception will prove to be well worth the money, but... why not select flowers that have a special meaning to you and your hubby-to-be? Every type of flower has a special symbolic meaning, many of which represent qualities that are essential to a blissful, loving & lasting...

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Wedding Flower Friday: An Inventive Bridal Bouquet!

by Azure

Do you and your fiance share a mutual love for a certain item, pastime, or hobby? If so, why not incorporate this special something into your wedding day! For this week's "Flower Friday" post, we've tapped one of the leading experts in wedding floral and event design! Kim Foren is the fabulous owner of Geranium Lake Flowers in Portland, Oregon, and her work is just incredible! The bridal bouquet above is as inventive as they come! For an engaged couple who fell in love reading...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Pink Monochromatic Pave Style Floral Arrangements

by Azure

While looking for some serious wedding inspiration today, I found this incredible Sydney, Australia wedding planned by the great Colin Cowie. After scrolling through a few of the wedding photos, I knew this was the perfect wedding for today’s Flower Friday post! I was struck by the beauty of the pink topiaries lining the historic fleet steps of the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. I did a bit of digging, and discovered why these wedding flowers made such a statement. Cowie used a...

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Outdoor Vintage-Chic Wedding Details To Die For!

by Azure

Featured mock wedding by Person + Killian Photography Back in October, I featured a beautiful mock wedding photo shoot that had a Vintage-meets-Anthropology vibe. This shoot was actually part of a workshop hosted by California photographer Jessica Claire- she tapped all the necessary wedding and design experts to make this photo shoot happen, and then gave several photographers a chance to take their best shots (pun intended). This time around, we are treating you to Person +...

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Wedding Flower Friday And A Historic Wedding Venue!

by Azure

I was sent this gorgeous wedding by wedding planner/floral designer Minoo Hersini of Au Ciel Design Studio, and while the entire affair was beyond incredible, the wedding flowers rocked my world. The wedding venue, Blantyre (located in Lenox, Massachusetts), served as the perfect backdrop, with its Scottish-influenced architecture and English-inspired interior. Hersini chose unique floral arrangements and decor for each room, and the hundreds of candles and vintage candelabras took...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Luxurious and Bold Cockscomb Celosias

by Azure

After featuring the rad tattooed/Superhero wedding yesterday, I was left with one big question mark over my head... What type of flowers made up the bride's stunning bridal bouquet?? Well, I did some digging, tweeting, and surfing, and it turns out that the deep fuchsia flowers that resembled a piece of coral are called Cockscomb (or Bombay) Celosias. Celosias are in season from summer until November, and I just love these for bridal bouquets, groom or groomsmen boutonnieres, and...

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Featured California Country Club Wedding: Emily and Jake

by Azure

Featured Wedding- Coyote Hills Country Club, Fullerton, CA 01.10.10- by The Story Keeper Our first wedding of 2010 was spectacular! It came as no surprise that Emily and Jake's wedding was such a smashing success; given how cute they both are! What was surprising was to learn that almost everything was DIY! From the wedding flowers, to the invitations, to the cute little placecards tied to the guests' chairs. The weather was perfect; the music was perfect; Emily and Jake were...

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Retro Rock The Dress Bridal Shoot: Pretty Meets Gritty!

by Azure

Featured Rockin' Rock the Dress Bridal Shoot by Elizabeth of ENV Photography It all started with a wedding dress that I had bought on a whim, too good of a deal to pass up. Just like a wedding, the details started to fall in place once a central concept had been decided. Next came the girl, and what a beauty of a bride she is! Our bride is already married, is a wedding photographer herself, and has very few photos from her own wedding that she was happy with, so a Rock the Dress...

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Off-The-Chart Free Wedding Giveaway: The Winning Bride-to-Be Enjoying Her Swag!

by Azure

The lucky winner of our Off-the-Chart free wedding giveaway has begun to collect and enjoy her bounty! Carla's bridal shower was a few weeks back, and she put her 6 flower bouquets from Weddings by FlowerPetal to great use. Carla chose the beautiful Delphinium Dreamsfloral arrangements, which featured a dramatic mix of purple and blue delphiniums. Once the party was over, Carla gifted each of her wonderful bridesmaids with a Delphinium Dreams centerpiece. What lovely bridesmaids'...

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Another Eco-Chic Fresh Flower Alternative: Felt Bridal Bouquets!

by Azure

I am officially obsessed! As "going green" becomes a priority to many, this eco-friendly focus has opened up a whole new world to wedding planning couples. We've already dished on stunning vintage-chic brooch bouquets and paper wedding decor and flowers. Here's another eco-chic wedding idea to consider... Felt bridal and/or bridesmaids' bouquets! One of our stylish OneWed staffers scooped me on Princess Lasertron, an incredible vintage felt and button design shop. If you are...

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Inspired By Vintage Brooch Bouquets: Brooch Bridal Hairpieces Coming Soon!

by Azure

Remember our beautiful brooch bouquet post a few weeks back? Well, ever since I feasted my eyes on those gorgeous, vibrant bouquets, I've had brooches on the brain! And thanks to the social media phenomenon that is Twitter, I met the lovely ladies of Bridal Beauty Chicago, a fabulous on-location hair and makeup shop especially for brides-to-be. As luck would have it, they've got brooches on the brain, too, so we've decided to team up on an awesome brooch-tastic project! Samara and...

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Paper Flowers for Your Wedding Decorations

by Azure

Are you LOVING the brooch bouquets we featured a few weeks ago? I've been obsessed ever since I saw them. It's got me thinking about other materials and how you could use them for your wedding. Have you seen these amazing photos from Preston Bailey's blog? He had a client that wanted an entire event created out of paper! The flowers, napkin rings, and chair covers are all made from paper! Whether you like the summery look or not, you've got to admit it's pretty amazing work. I...

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Featured Spring Wedding: Meredith and Eddie

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessica Miller Photography This was a May wedding full of sunshine (and if you know Ohio weather, you'll know this couple was lucky and blessed!). The ceremony took place outdoors at the North Courtyard Gardens of the Center of Science and Industry in the heart of downtown Columbus. With a full city backdrop, gorgeous wedding flowers and a couple as lovely and genuinely amazing as Meredith and Eddie, it was sure to be a day to remember. Meredith is one of those...

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Bridal Brooch Bouquets: An Eco-Chic Alternative That Will Last Forever

by Azure

I was so enamored by the beautiful brooch bouquet featured in Monday's post by Recycled Bride, Floral Alternatives For Eco-Chic Brides, that I just had to do a little more digging. I checked out the Fantasy Florals website, and found some more stunners! Not only are these absolutely gorgeous andeco-friendly, but a bridal brooch bouquet is something you can treasure forever and ever. This is one 2010 Trend that I'm absolutely lovin'! It's safe to say I'll be clutching one of these...

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Featured Virginia Wedding: Tiziana and Michael

by Azure

Featured Wedding at Keswick Hall, photos by Jen Fariello Photography Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways, and puts two people in the right place at the right time. This is exactly what happened for Tiziana and Michael, who met while vacationing in South Beach, Miami. They felt an immediate connection with one another, and their whirlwind romance began the second they left Miami. Tiziana envisioned an enchanted garden theme for their wedding, and Keswick Hall at Monticello...

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Recycled Bride: Floral Alternatives for Eco-Chic Brides

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Couples typically spend up to 20 percent of their wedding budget on cut flowers. From bouquets and boutonnieres to centerpieces and aisle decorations, many weddings are awash in mountains of roses, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids. But aside from being terribly expensive, conventionally produced flowers also leave a giant carbon footprint, are grown with tons of pesticides, and are tended by workers who aren't protected under Fair Trade guidelines. It's a little bit...

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Featured Hawaiian Wedding: Tina and Johnny

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Rothwell Photography Johnny & Tina were married this past September at King Family Vineyards and it was a perfect day! This was a very special and unique wedding! Tina and Johnny live in Hawaii and so they, with the help of their wonderful family, planned this fabulous destination wedding! We loved the fact that they incorporated many wonderful Hawaiian traditions, which added fun and unique details to their special day... all of which we know you will...

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Ask the Experts: How to Create a Unified Wedding Look

by Azure

Ask the Experts is your weekly chance to get wedding planning advice from a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question write the panel at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week, a bride writes: Dear Experts, It’s always looks a little silly to me when the bridesmaids dresses match the tablecloths, which match the centerpieces, which match the groomsmen’s ties, etc. So, I was thinking I just wouldn’t have “wedding colors.” But, whenever I talk about this with my...

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Featured Wedding: Mikaela and Joel

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Bella Pictures Mikaela and Joel tied the knot Saturday, Oct. 11th on the rooftop of The Grand Piazza, overlooking the beautiful city skyline of Chicago. They were such a pleasure to work with, and their special day was picture perfect! Mikaela's Sex In The City style, right down to the big flowered broach on her wedding dress, really came through, and made this wedding a true downtown fairytale! Other Vendors: Venue - roof of the Grand Piazza in Chicago Brides...

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Featured Wedding: Jeff and Erica

by Azure

I cannot get enough of the photography dream team that is Rothwell Photography (comprised of an adorable husband and wife pair-Sasha and Tim Rothwell). When I first featured their work on the blog, I said (semi-jokingly) to my boyfriend that I had found the photographers who would photograph our wedding. And I told Sasha that I would be flying her and Tim out to Chicago when it was time for me to walk down the aisle... But enough about me and my future wedding! Sasha and Tim are...

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