Flowers


A Brilliant Wedding Color Palette: Peony Pink, Bright Coral, Yellow and Slate

by Azure

Although we're predicting a return to elegant neutral color palettes for 2013 weddings (see our full list of top trends right HERE), not every bridey wants a wedding dripping in muted natural hues. Sound like you? Then you'll fall head over heels for the gorgeous inspiration board above! Bright pink and coral peonies, dahlias and anemones come together beautifully with bright yellow billy balls and other sunshiny citrus florals. Add to that touches of smoky gray (like...

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13 Budget-Friendly Blooms to Stretch Your Wedding Dollar

by Azure

Brides love flowers, but it's no secret that beautiful blooms are expensive! After talking with a few talented Chicago florists, I learned that the going rate for a single wedding is about $10,000. Yowza! $10,000 for a whole lot of floral pretty that lasts just one day? Seems a little steep! So to help you cut down on your wedding flower spend, I did a bit of research to round up some of the most budget-friendly blooms. Incorporating these types of flowers definitely let brides get...

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10 Creative Ways to Line the Wedding Ceremony Aisle

by Azure

Once you've booked your wedding ceremony venue, it's time to start thinking about how you'll spruce it up! There are so many ways to create something truly spectacular, and all it takes is a little creativity! To help you get started, here are ten fantastic ideas for lining your wedding ceremony aisle... 1. Mason jars on shepherds' hooks 2. Flickering candles 3. Potted plants and blooms 4. Centerpieces on podiums 5. Tissue Poms 6. Trees and branches ...

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Paper Flowers for Eco Chic Weddings

by Brooklyn Bride

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it, and I've got paper flowers on the mind! After all, they'll last forever, you never have to water them, and they're just awesome. They ALSO happen to make great decorations for your wedding....sure, they're a little time consuming to DIY, but they'll really make a lasting impression on your guests. Two Etsy shops that have absolutely BEAUTIFUL paper fleurs are Frances & Francis and The House that Lars Built  (you should check out...

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Beautiful Ombre Wedding Bouquets and Centerpieces

by Azure

Everyone was talking about ombre for awhile there, and I'll admit that I kind of miss the buzz! So I'm hoping these delicious ombre wedding flower arrangements can reinvigorate the trend! Ready to swoon?? Take a peek...   How do you like? Can you pick a favorite? And, will there be any ombre goodness at your I Do's? Sound off below!!

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Wedding Traditions Reinvented: A Better Way to Toss the Bouquet

by Azure

Once upon a time, it was standard procedure for the bride to toss her bouquet during her wedding reception. But when I think about all the weddings I've attended in the past few years, I can't remember the last bride who actually took part in this tradition. And there are plenty of reasons why the bouquet toss has been ditched. One being that it singles out all the single ladies at the wedding. But here's a great alternative if you love the idea of the traditional bouquet toss, but...

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Unique Wedding Centerpieces

by Brooklyn Bride

It's a new year, so it's time to get out of that bridal rut and try some funky ideas for centerpieces! Whether it's a series of DIY vases made from PVC piping, or spray painting some fake fruit, these centerpieces will definitely be the topic of conversation among your wedding guests. Which unique wedding centerpiece idea do you love most? Share it in the comments section below!

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Why Brides Love Peonies for the Wedding Day

by Azure

I've always adored peonies (most brides-to-be do), but I never knew how many unique types there are. I had naively thought that, well, a peony was a peony. Not so much! There are actually over 30 unique species of peonies, and each and every type is oh so wedding worthy. And not just for its outer beauty... it goes deeper than that, brideys! Symbolism- Peonies represent romance, beauty, luxury, happy life, and marriage, so the symbolism is spot on. It's also considered the 12th...

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A Wedding Florist I’d Fly Across the World for My I Do’s

by Azure

Most everyone agrees that no matter what a couple's top priorities may be, splurging on a talented wedding photographer is always a good move. But if you're a flower child like me, who loves having fresh blooms in the house and could look at wedding flower inspiration all day, the second splurge on your wedding planning checklist should probably be an amazeballs florist. Like Bows and Arrows of Dallas, Texas. I recently discovered Bows and Arrows, and after swooning hard over the...

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Peach, Gold + Cream Wedding Color Inspiration

by Azure

I'm fairly certain I'll incorporate dreamy pastel peach into my wedding color palette... after all, it's one of my most loved hues for romantic I Do's! And when you pair soft peach with creamy neutrals and gilded pops of gold, the end result is breathtaking. Just take a peek at the inspiration boards above and below... gorgeous don't you think? This palette lets you take your overall wedding vibe and theme in a variety of different directions, from vintage to sophisticated, shabby...

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Romantic Wedding Ideas We Love: Floral Chandeliers for the Reception

by Azure

You'd think that after nearly four years blogging about weddings, I'd have a pretty good idea of what I want for my own I Do's. Surprise!! I don't. And I'm struggling with the choice between a city wedding and country wedding. Downtown Chicago venues have so much to offer, but my fiancé's hometown, Barrington Hills, is bursting with natural beauty, and is a tranquil piece of paradise just 25 miles outside of the city.     It provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic outdoor...

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Winter Pastels for a Dreamy Wedding

by Azure

Pretty pastels might not immediately come to mind when you think of winter weddings. But you're about to see how gorgeous pastels can be for cold weather I Do's. Just take a peek at the beautiful inspiration board above... Powder and ice blue paired with soft pinks, yellows, peaches and lilacs, together create something truly spectacular! Yes, this color palette works for spring and summer nuptials, too, but a pastel winter wedding is deliciously unexpected, and will have all your...

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Pink On Pink Wedding Color Inspiration

by Azure

Is your groom so amazing that he'd let you choose a feminine wedding color palette of varying shades of pink? Most grooms just want to see their brideys happy (and give them the weddings of their dreams), so the answer is probably yes. And if you're a girly girl who loves pink, we're certain you'll adore this monochromatic palette. Isn't it lovely? Would you consider an all pink wedding? Why or why not?

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Wedding Color Inspiration: Succulent Green + Soft Pink and Peach

by Azure

Soft, succulent green pairs perfectly with a variety of hues, including lights, brights and neutrals. But one of our favorite ways to see this eco chic shade is alongside dreamy pastel peaches and pinks. And once you take a look at the inspiration board above (and the pretty little things below), we think you'll swoon over this color palette too! Like or Love this romantic color pairing? Would it be perfect for the style of wedding you're planning? Sound off below!

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