Flowers


Wedding Flower Friday: Mad Men Inspired Retro Wedding Flowers

by Azure

For the past few years Mad Men's cool retro style has inspired not only fashion, but home accessories and weddings. If you're going for a retro-feel wedding, you won't want to forget the flowers! In honor of the show's season premiere, we present these ideas for your retro-inspired wedding flowers. For a truly authentic feel, you'll want a cascade bouquet like the ones pictured below. This is the sort of bouquet that most brides of the era carried. White is more authentic, but red...

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A Super Sweet Bridal Shower With A Hollywood Glam Flair!

by Azure

A Drool-Worthy Bridal Shower by Lauren Hillary, wedding photographer, and Karla Flores of Elegant by Design What was the inspiration for this bridal shower? What vibe were you trying to achieve? The inspiration was the Patisserie at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, designed by Phillipe Starke. I can best describe it as a whimsical dessert bar with a bit of Hollywood flair. Lavender and purples are the brides favorite colors so the decor accents and flowers were chosen accordingly....

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Featured Los Angeles Wedding: Jenai and Tony

by Azure

Featured Wedding by CherieFoto Last Tuesday, I published a gorgeous LA wedding by CherieFoto. Unfortunately, the photos were displaying as heavily pixilated, so I unpublished the post since it wasn’t doing this beautiful wedding, or the lovely wedding photos, any justice. I’ve fixed the photos, so here’s a second, much better look at this stunning black, red, and gold glam affair! Jenai and Tony’s October, 2009 wedding was an over the top affair with details to die for! ...

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Romantic Vineyard Wedding: Amber and Chas

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amber and Dustin of Fife Photography On the anniversary of their very first date, Amber and Chas tied the knot at the romantic Tres Suenos vineyard. Once the venue was set, everything else fell into place. 3 Beautiful goblets passed down from the bride's grandmother bore the images of grapes and vines, as did her grandmother's beautiful earrings. So Amber knocked out her something old, something borrowed, and something blue, and was able to incorporate the winery...

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Featured Wedding: The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, CA

by Azure

Featured Wedding by FloralArt at the beautiful Parker Hotel This Palm Springs wedding is too lovely for words! Romantic, enchanted, organic... and so much more! Learn how to achieve a similar look for your big I Dos with the top tips and tricks below! Budget-Friendly Décor Tips: 1. Get fruity! Vibrant fruit (either in season fresh fruit or faux) is a great add to any wedding centerpiece! It’s unexpected, and when done well, will make such a statement. And a bunch of grapes...

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Wedding Flower Friday: A New Spin On Groom Boutonnieres!

by Azure

I always love finding unique alternatives to fresh wedding flowers! Fresh flowers are beautiful, and can add so much to the ambiance at your wedding ceremony and reception. But incorporating a few non-traditional florals- a vintagebrooch bridal bouquet, moss table numbers or other reception decor, fondant succulents to adorn your wedding cake... will leave a lasting impression on your wedding guests! How fantastic are these handmade boutonnières by Monsier Cocarde for you groom!? ...

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Featured Rustic Backyard Wedding: Micah And Amy

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Heidi Lynn Photography Micah and Amy’s wedding was held at Camrose Hill Farm in Stillwater, MN. The farm is a unique wedding venue because the owners were first known for their floral design; so Amy and Micah lucked out since Camrose Hill Farm did all of the floral arrangements for the wedding ceremony and reception. It was the perfect location for an early fall wedding! Amy and Micah’s wedding vibe was laid-back and fun. Instead of the traditional...

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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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