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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Halloween Wedding Flowers - Accentuate Your Wedding

A Halloween inspired wedding is never complete without wedding flowers to complete the mood. You have to choose the right set of flowers to make the entire setting of your wedding event truly compatible with your theme.

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You might find this non-traditional like and very inappropriate for a sacred ceremony such as a holy ceremony but these ideas are not desperate attempts to desanctify the ceremony. The main purpose of these Halloween weddings is to simply make the event memorable not only for the bride and groom but for the guests as well.

A wedding ceremony based on Halloween is only an attempt to "dress-up" the wedding, but the essence and the whole purpose of the ceremony still remains intact.

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A Halloween wedding is not complete without wedding flowers to match. This is important because you do not want your wedding to be a conglomeration of different sort of motifs. You want a wedding that is solid and has just one theme. And so it is important that you are able to choose the appropriate wedding flowers.
It is not that difficult to choose the perfect flower that will go with your theme. Just go with flowers with deeper colors to make it more noticeable. You can never go wrong orange hawkweed, brown hydrangeas, purple aster, and orange roses. You may also choose among orange Asiatic lilies, green button mums, and orange poppy. These kinds of flowers will give the necessary effect that you like to enhance the general impact of your wedding. However, do not over do it. Too much of these flowers may take away the attention of the guests from the other details that can be neglected if you bought too much of these.

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Furthermore, do not put the Halloween wedding flowers where they should be as is. A series of orange and brown flowers can be boring if not accented properly. There are lots of other things that you can do with these flowers to make it more interesting and an art in it. Make it more interesting by adding a candle stand at the center of a bouquet. You may also tie silver or gold ribbons on its stems to create some contrast and break the monotony.

As for the bridal bouquet, you may use black magic roses. These roses are perfect for your theme since its petals are so red they almost look black. Depending on your angle, the petal may be either red or black for your perception.

Remember that the kinds Halloween wedding flowers that you should use are some of the only things that you should consider in planning for any kind of wedding. The most important thing that should always be remembered is the essence of the wedding, which is the union of two people. In the end, years after the marriage, people will less likely remember how grand the wedding have bee. The only thing that they will see if you are still married or not.

These are just some of the very interesting things that you can do with Halloween wedding flowers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paper Flowers for Your Wedding

Making paper flowers for your wedding has several advantages over using fresh flowers. Just to name a few, they cost about a fraction of the price of buying fresh flowers, bouquets, corsages, boutonniers, centerpieces and alter flowers. You will not have to worry about them wilting in the hot sun or freezing in the cold weather. You can make your flowers in almost any color with crepe paper you can even add polka dots to the flowers if you want to. You can make any type of bridal bouquet your heart desires or you can create your very own one of a kind bridal bouquet.

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Those are just a few of the benefits of making your own paper flowers for your wedding there are several more but we believe the list above is enough to at the very least make you consider your options. Aside from that, crepe paper flowers will last a very long time and you can place them in your home as a decoration or store them away and know that when you pull them out again they will look just like they did on your wedding day!

In this article we are going to look at how you can make a bridal bouquet; somewhat a one of a kind in its own right. It is made out of crepe paper flowers and has a beaded holder. There is no specific name for it we just call it the beaded bridal bouquet. Now keep in mind you can make any flower(s) you want and in almost any color.

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When you make your own wedding bouquets using crepe paper you are not limited to make what is available. Use your imagination and if you do not like our ideas by all means use your own. This bouquet is just an idea for you to use or to add to.

Beaded bouquets are not only beautiful but they also add a touch of class and elegance to the bridal ensemble. To add beads to the flowers you can simply glue them on using clear drying glue. If you choose to add beads to the bouquet, you can use bead pins or pearl-headed pins. You just stick the pin in the holder wherever you want them. To liven up the pearl pins add a few sprinkles of glitter.

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Strings of crystal beads can also be intertwined in the bouquet. These strings of beads come in a large assortment of colors. You can mix and match colors or stick with one color. If you are able to find strings that have multi colors they are even better especially if your bouquets have more than one color flower in them.

This bouquet is simply beautiful and you will have made it all yourself so the sense of pride you feel should be enough to keep you making all the paper flowers for your wedding. After all it is your wedding and you know exactly what you want and what you have dreamed of your whole life. Do you really want to leave that in the hands of a florist?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Orchid Weddings - A Popular Trend

Orchid wedding flowers are said to be a popular favorite among brides. This is because of the orchid's exotic and colorful blooms. Orchids in weddings seem to give a more refreshing and oriental feel. Orchids were a sign of wealth and social standing in the UK. There are a number of orchid varieties used in weddings, the most popular of which is the cymbidium orchid. These orchids have large heads, with white, yellow, pink and pale green colors. They have big waxy petals, which put them in advantage to other flowers since it is more resistant to drying.

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One way of appreciating the elegance of orchids is to simply cut the flower heads and float them in a large flat vase filled with water. This type of displaying orchids can also serve as centerpieces in reception tables especially during weddings. Orchid weddings quickly became a trend due to its fragrance, beauty and timeless elegance. If there were a flower to symbolize refinement and beauty, then it would be the orchid. The orchids' reputation as a hard to grow and handle flower only adds to its stature as an elegant statement in weddings.

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Of the hundreds of types of orchids, there are only three main species, the cattleya, the dendrobium and the phalaenopsis. The catlleya is popular for corsages. It displays large frilled blooms with an extraordinary tropical fragrance unlike any other. The dendrobium is also called the Singapore orchid. It has around ten or more flowers on each spray. It is said to be more for dainty and refiner arrangements due to the arrangement and size of their petals. This would definitely look good in weddings. The third one, which is the phalaenopsis resembles a moth because of its petals.

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Orchids in weddings really shine if the atmosphere of the wedding is somewhat tropical or in the garden. Like a beach wedding or a wedding at the groom's or bride's huge estate. Although orchids also look great in indoor weddings, it's like experiencing freshness of nature inside the building. Some other wedding florists and planners mix orchids with non-orchid varieties. Or, they make orchids either the focal point of the arrangement or the minor detail of the numerous flower arrangements in weddings.

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Either way, the orchids look stunning and bring about the elegance in the flower arrangement. Orchids in weddings add to the timeless memories that the whole event can bring. Orchids in weddings, others say, also symbolize perfection, so it really is no wonder that orchids come across every bride's mind whenever she considers her wedding decorations. These ever so elegant flowers also have religious meanings. People say that the spots on the orchids' petals resemble that of Christ's making the orchid a sort of good symbol for a blessed marriage.

So for those who are planning for weddings and other beautiful events, why not include, if not, make sure that orchids are used for the flower arrangements? It will surely bring the desired effects of calmness, joy, and elegance of whatever celebration there is. Orchids may be used as centerpieces, wedding bouquets, corsages, and even relaxants in spas and hotels. There are lots of varieties of orchids to suit your needs and your personality. There is definitely a strong recommendation for using orchids in weddings.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Funky Modern Wedding Boutonierres

Let's face it: most guys are not all that into flowers. And yet, the boutonierre is one of the few colorful accents available to the groom and his attendants at a wedding. The solution: choose one of these funky modern wedding boutonierres which truly reflects the groom's personality and the style of your wedding; flowers are entirely optional.

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The modern approach to boutonierres is long overdue. For years now, brides have been finding creative ways to make their weddings beautiful while breaking the mold, yet there have been few opportunities for the groom to try his hand at a little creative expression. Finally, there is an opportunity for the guys in the wedding to have a bit of fun with their attire (or at least for the bride to try something new), in the form of the whimsical and unique boutonierre.

A boutonierre can be almost anything, as long as it is small and lightweight enough to fashion into a lapel pin. It can tie in with the wedding theme or simply showcase one of the groom's passions. As it is intended to be a decorative accessory, whatever is chosen should also be attractive and visually interesting. For instance, if you were having a nautical theme wedding, tiny sailboats fashioned into boutonierres make charming accents for the gentlemen. Wrap the stems in striped grosgrain ribbon to capitalize on the preppy feeling of a nautical wedding. The same idea would work just as well for a wedding without a nautical theme, if the groom happens to be a passionate sailor.

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Beach weddings are ever popular, and lend themselves to some great creative boutonierres. A tiny bunch of seashells on wires can be gathered into a beach-worthy lapel pin for the groom and groomsmen. For extra visual appeal, you can layer in a small starfish, sand dollar, or a piece of faux coral. Not only will the unique boutonierre suit the theme of the wedding, but it will not run the risk of wilting under the summer sun like a fresh flower.

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If you are looking for something unique to craft into a lapel ornament for your groom, take some time to consider his hobbies. Does he love to while away the afternoons fishing? Great! Many fly fishing lures are really cool looking, and could very easily be transformed into boutonierres. Some couples are going even further, and turning favorite vintage toys from their childhood into lapel art. Hey, maybe your groom has a Matchbox car that he always loved as a kid which is just sitting around waiting to be given new life as a funky boutonierre. It might not be appropriate for a formal wedding, but for a more casual and offbeat affair, almost anything goes.

Handcrafted boutonierres are also a great look. If you are planning a wedding which features many handcrafted elements, from your wedding jewelry to your invitations to the favors, a lapel ornament with a charming homemade feel could be ideal. This is something which a creative bride could make herself, or enlist the assistance of a local artist to do the honors. Think of elements like vintage velvet leaves, buttons, rickrack, and even bits of yarn for your bohemian handcrafted boutonierres.

Finally, there are unique boutonierres which are flower-free, yet do coordinate with the bride's ensemble. Having a black tie wedding and wearing an ornate gown with plenty of sparkling wedding jewelry? Then why not create a dramatic lapel ornament of glossy black feathers, glittery twigs and a few crystals for your groom? With a boutonierre this stylish, your handsome groom will feel just as good as you do on the wedding day!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Flowers for a Valentine Wedding: Getting Married on the Most Romantic Day of The Year

Are you planning to get married on Valentine's Day? If so, you are amongst the most romantic people in the world. Clearly, your love for your partner runs deep and you want to showcase your undying love for each other on this most romance centered day of the year. What colors and what theme should you choose for your flowers, your wedding attire and your décor for your Valentine's Day wedding? Isn't it obvious?

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The classic colors for Valentine's Day are of course red, white and pink. Most people who get married on this romantic holiday include red in their décor and their flowers and many use heart accents. Heart shaped rhinestones in the bride's and the bridesmaid's bouquets as well as in the groom's and ushers boutonnieres are good examples of a classy way to integrate hearts in your wedding flowers. Other ways to include a heart theme at your wedding are: A heart shaped cake topper, a heart shaped balloon arch either at the reception hall entrance or behind the head table.

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As for centerpieces, you could go with simple balloon bouquets composed of red and white balloons with heart prints on them or you may choose a floral centerpiece with heart shaped accents flowing out of the bouquets. A final touch to your centerpieces would be heart confetti on the guest tables, the head table and the cake table.

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Flowers represent romance and therefore should be an integral part of your Valentine wedding. Obviously, the most popular romantic flower is the red rose. Symbolizing love, respect and admiration, the rose is the ideal flower to choose for your wedding bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and centerpieces. If you decide to go with balloons for centerpieces, you can include rose petals as accents on the tables. As for the flower girl, she should be holding a basket filled with rose petals to scatter down the wedding aisle as she paves the way for the bride's grand entrance. (Check with your wedding venue to make sure they allow fresh petals, if not, they would probably be O.K. with silk petals.)

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What if roses are not your thing? There are other flowers that would also do a wonderful job at setting the tone for your romantic valentine's day wedding. Carnations, orchids, lilies, daisies or tulips would all be acceptable substitutes for the rose if you are anti-rose. However, the fact remains that the ideal wedding flowers for a Valentine wedding would definitely include red roses, possibly combined with pink roses for a splash of light pink or a few white calla lilies to add even more class to your Valentine bouquet.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wedding Flowers: Creative Ideas for Bridal Bouquets and Reception Decor

For beautiful and memorable wedding flower bouquets, today's brides are getting creative. Instead of letting a florist know the bridal party colors and leaving the design ideas up to them as bride's used to do, bride requests are getting very specific. In fact, an informed and open bride combined with a creative and expressive florist can make for some stunning bridal bouquet arrangements. The only downside will be when the flowers fade! Read on for some creative bridal bouquet ideas for the bride, the bridal party, the head table and the wedding reception decoration as well.

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Colors: Oh, what you can do with colors! Whether you use the flowers themselves or the ribbons and bows or candles, getting creative with color is a wonderful way to create a memorable event. Picture, for instance, wedding flowers starting from light pink and moving to deep fuschia or purple or red as you progress through the bridal party, or perhaps around the reception tables, each bouquet or centerpiece a different color than the next, getting deeper and more vibrant. Perhaps, instead, you have a black and white theme and choose vibrant red or orange or purple flowers to add a dramatic splash of color and style. For a garden or very formal themed wedding, an all-white palette for floral bouquets and centerpieces is absolutely stunning, and can be combined with silver, bronze or gold accents for a little sparkle.

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Themes: Orchids and tropical flowers for a Hawaiian theme, with torches and leis, or beautiful seasonal flowers for a Spring bouquet: you can use your wedding flowers to express any number of themes. Elegant winter white sparkling with greens and silver for the winter Holidays or casual garden bouquets for a summer afternoon wedding showcase wildly different flowers. Be sure to take into account the dress styles when considering the formality level of the flower arrangements.

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Accents: Here's where you can get really creative. Tucking little accents into your wedding flower arrangements will make them truly unique. Try sprays of gem for a glittery showpiece, small shells for a seaside or beach wedding, beautiful butterflies or dragonflies for a garden wedding, or shimmery snowflake shapes for a wintery wonderland effect. These are just a few quick ideas, so once you get your imagination rolling you're sure to come up with many more!

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Looking through bridal magazines tends to be the primary source of inspiration for brides, but there are many more places to get ideas. Go to beautiful hotels and look at the decor or even look in elegant shop windows. Think also about your personal likes; for instance if you love birds perhaps you could tuck tiny bird figures into some of your wedding flower arrangements. The sky's the limit for creative wedding flower ideas!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Funky Modern Wedding Boutonierres

Funky Modern Wedding Boutonierres



Let's face it: most guys are not all that into flowers. And yet, the boutonierre is one of the few colorful accents available to the groom and his attendants at a wedding. The solution: choose one of these funky modern wedding boutonierres which truly reflects the groom's personality and the style of your wedding; flowers are entirely optional.

Funky Modern Wedding Boutonierres
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The modern approach to boutonierres is long overdue. For years now, brides have been finding creative ways to make their weddings beautiful while breaking the mold, yet there have been few opportunities for the groom to try his hand at a little creative expression. Finally, there is an opportunity for the guys in the wedding to have a bit of fun with their attire (or at least for the bride to try something new), in the form of the whimsical and unique boutonierre.

Funky Modern Wedding Boutonierres
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A boutonierre can be almost anything, as long as it is small and lightweight enough to fashion into a lapel pin. It can tie in with the wedding theme or simply showcase one of the groom's passions. As it is intended to be a decorative accessory, whatever is chosen should also be attractive and visually interesting. For instance, if you were having a nautical theme wedding, tiny sailboats fashioned into boutonierres make charming accents for the gentlemen. Wrap the stems in striped grosgrain ribbon to capitalize on the preppy feeling of a nautical wedding. The same idea would work just as well for a wedding without a nautical theme, if the groom happens to be a passionate sailor.

Beach weddings are ever popular, and lend themselves to some great creative boutonierres. A tiny bunch of seashells on wires can be gathered into a beach-worthy lapel pin for the groom and groomsmen. For extra visual appeal, you can layer in a small starfish, sand dollar, or a piece of faux coral. Not only will the unique boutonierre suit the theme of the wedding, but it will not run the risk of wilting under the summer sun like a fresh flower.

Funky Modern Wedding Boutonierres
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If you are looking for something unique to craft into a lapel ornament for your groom, take some time to consider his hobbies. Does he love to while away the afternoons fishing? Great! Many fly fishing lures are really cool looking, and could very easily be transformed into boutonierres. Some couples are going even further, and turning favorite vintage toys from their childhood into lapel art. Hey, maybe your groom has a Matchbox car that he always loved as a kid which is just sitting around waiting to be given new life as a funky boutonierre. It might not be appropriate for a formal wedding, but for a more casual and offbeat affair, almost anything goes.

Funky Modern Wedding Boutonierres
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Handcrafted boutonierres are also a great look. If you are planning a wedding which features many handcrafted elements, from your wedding jewelry to your invitations to the favors, a lapel ornament with a charming homemade feel could be ideal. This is something which a creative bride could make herself, or enlist the assistance of a local artist to do the honors. Think of elements like vintage velvet leaves, buttons, rickrack, and even bits of yarn for your bohemian handcrafted boutonierres.

Finally, there are unique boutonierres which are flower-free, yet do coordinate with the bride's ensemble. Having a black tie wedding and wearing an ornate gown with plenty of sparkling wedding jewelry? Then why not create a dramatic lapel ornament of glossy black feathers, glittery twigs and a few crystals for your groom? With a boutonierre this stylish, your handsome groom will feel just as good as you do on the wedding day!


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Colorful Flowers for Summer Weddings

Colorful Flowers for Summer Weddings



One of the best things about summer is the abundance of beautiful flowers in season. If you are planning a summer wedding, you will have a wonderful array of bright and cheerful blossoms from which to choose. Indulge in the most colorful flowers for summer weddings.

Colorful Flowers for Summer Weddings
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What could be more cheerful than a daisy? A brightly colored gerbera daisy! These happy flowers come in virtually every color a bride could ever want for her wedding, making them a terrific choice for an informal summer celebration. Combine fuchsia and orange gerberas for a spicy summer look, pale pink and lime for a preppy ceremony, or yellow, hot pink, and orange for a casual backyard wedding. Gerbera daisies usually look best as round bouquets, but for other decorations they can be displayed in all sorts of creative ways. Hang strings of daisies behind an outdoor ceremony altar, place single stems in test tubes down the middle of a table for a modern centerpiece, or plant them in boxes of wheat grass for a whimsical design.

Colorful Flowers for Summer Weddings
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Zinnias are a wedding flower whose stock is on the rise. They are not as widely used as traditional blossoms like roses or peonies, but maybe they should be. Zinnias have a lot going for them: they are inexpensive, full, and come in tons of vivid hues. They are generally regarded as an informal flower and would be fantastic for a country wedding. Pop mixed colors of zinnias into vintage tea tins, white hobnail pitchers, or Mason jars for a great look. Feel free to mix and match unexpected shades of zinnias like bright purple and crimson. You might just like the combination so much that you have custom bridesmaid jewelry made to coordinate.

Colorful Flowers for Summer Weddings
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Another great colorful wedding flower is the dahlia. If you really want to make a splash, opt for dinner plate dahlias. True to their name, a single blossom is as large as a plate! It won't take many of those stunners to create a remarkable summer wedding centerpiece or bouquet. Dahlias can be found in a gorgeous array of vivid hues like yellow, red, pink, purple, and orange. Some of the most spectacular dahlias are variegated blossoms with more than one color per flower. Picture enormous flowers in orange and yellow, pink and white, or red and white and you get the idea. A single dinner plate dahlia tied with a satin ribbon would be a very chic bouquet for a bridesmaid. It would look marvelous with a polished cotton strapless bridesmaid dress and custom bridesmaid jewelry in a coordinating shade.

Colorful Flowers for Summer Weddings
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A very hot trend in bright summer wedding flowers lately is the use of craspedia. Also called billy balls, billy buttons, and woolyheads, these fun little spherical flowers are a member of the daisy family. Perfectly round and long stemmed, billy balls look great in mixed bouquets of wildflowers or on their own made into pomanders or round bouquets. They have a very hip and modern appeal which has sparked a sudden rise in popularity for these charming little yellow or orange balls. For a very cute centerpiece idea, arrange bright yellow billy balls in assorted vintage jars and small vases in contrasting colors like aqua or red.

Colorful flowers will add a festive and cheerful flavor to your wedding. Whether you mix in a few with more classic white and pastel blossoms or go for an all out explosion of color, the bright flowers will look fabulous. The upbeat hues are just perfect for a summer wedding.


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Inspiring Ideas for Planning A Gerbera Daisy Themed Wedding

Inspiring Ideas for Planning A Gerbera Daisy Themed Wedding


Whenever I'm at the grocery store I love to saunter over to the floral department to look over the lovely bouquets available. I'm always enthralled by the beauty of the blooms and different types on display. One flower in particular has always caught my eye, the gorgeous Gerbera daisy. This delightful beauty comes in a variety of colors that include white, hot pink, dark red, orange and yellow to name just a few. Another interesting fact about these flowers is that you can see other hues within the original colors, especially around the centers which can range from dark to a light yellow.

Inspiring Ideas for Planning A Gerbera Daisy Themed Wedding
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If you are a bride pondering what kind of flowers to use at your wedding then you must consider the stunning Gerbera daisy. Besides the eye catching petals, these flowers also are economically pleasing and bloom throughout the year. It doesn't matter whether you're nuptials are in the summer, fall or spring, you can easily incorporate them into your event.

Inspiring Ideas for Planning A Gerbera Daisy Themed Wedding
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Inspiring Ideas for Planning A Gerbera Daisy Themed Wedding
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Seasonal Beauty:
Gerbera daisies are stunning in any season. if you've decided on a fall or Halloween wedding you might opt for a bold orange or red daisy. Arrange them in crystal vases or in a bridal bouquet with other seasonal flowers such as dahlias, roses and lilies. If you are a spring bride, then a lovely pink or peach daisy arranged with other spring blooms will pop with color on your reception tables. Summer brides can blend elements of any seasonal flower with her majestic Gerbera blooms.

Inspiring Ideas for Planning A Gerbera Daisy Themed Wedding
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Wedding Favors and Gift Ideas:
When you are brain storming ideas for your wedding you might think about choosing favor boxes adorned with Gerbera daisies. Fill the boxes with chocolates and soaps. For an environmentally conscious bride you might add in flower seeds that your guests can later plant for some amazingly lovely flowers of their own. Glue on stickers or personalized tags printed with a lovely daisy image and your names and wedding date for a personalized touch. If you are searching for other types of favors for your event you might enjoy a Gerbera daisy mint tin or flower pen. For creative brides you might whip up a lovely candle or place card holder with a daisy theme.

Inspiring Ideas for Planning A Gerbera Daisy Themed Wedding
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Gerbera Daisy Wedding Cake:
Wedding cakes today are magnificent sugary creations that awe the senses. If you want this lovely theme applied to your cake then make sure to ask your caterer or florist to show you pictures of how they have used the Gerbera daisy in their cakes. Choose any color and adorn with other flowers and decorations for a masterpiece you will remember for many years to come.

One final word about the delightful flower called the Gerbera daisy, these blooms are so beautiful and eye popping that they steal the show so arrange them carefully. Your bridesmaids can wear them in their hair and they make striking boutonnieres for your groomsmen. Have fun when you are decorating and remember it's a task you will adore.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Orchids For Your Wedding

Okay, you're probably thinking no way can I afford orchids for weddings, if you are, you might want to think again. Orchids can be very expensive, especially in a wedding bouquet. However, if you buy them in bulk they're cheaper than roses.

Let's say you have 10 tables that require centerpieces. You could buy the centerpieces at the florist for about $35 each. Or you could buy 20 stems of purple Dendrobium orchids for about $50. Five stems in a tall clear glass vase makes a beautiful centerpiece for only $14. That's $12 for the orchids and $2 for the vase you pick up at a thrift store. That's a savings of $21 per table.

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Orchids for Weddings
Orchids are long lasting, so you don't have to worry about the flowers wilting before the wedding. Their naturally arching form doesn't require any talent for floral arranging.
Keep the orchids in a dark cool, but not cold room, in a bucket of water. Change the water daily. the day of the wedding, cut an inch off the bottom of the stems. Transport them to the wedding in the buckets.

Put the vases on the table, fill with about 3 inches of water and put the orchids in the vases.

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Orchids for Weddings Come in Many Colors
Purple is the color you think of when you think of orchids. But orchids come in yellow, white, deep purple, and even red. Although red is more difficult to find. The size of the orchid flowers vary from tiny little butterfly blossoms to huge cattlya orchids. The bigger the flower the less of them you'll need.

If you're looking for green flowers, you can count on orchids.

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More Ideas for Orchids for Weddings
Remove some of the smaller orchids from the stems and scatter them on the cake table. Float the single flowers in wine glasses and then put votive candles on the table around the wine glasses. Just make sure that the flames aren't near the glasses. Otherwise the bottom of the glasses will get smoke stained. And of course you don't want to heat the water and have the orchids wilt.

Gather up tall clear vases. Cut the stems of the orchid so they're shorter than the vase. Put a few inches of water in the vase and place a single stem of orchids in each vase.

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Orchids make wonderful wedding bouquets. Just tie a five or six stems together with ribbons and you're done. The bride could carry white orchids, the maid of honor, dark purple orchids and the bridesmaids a mixture of white, pale purple and dark purple orchids.



Monday, June 30, 2014

5 Reasons to Have Wedding Orchids Bouquets

What would a wedding be without a stunning bridal wedding orchids bouquet for the ceremony? Many a bride will look back at that day of importance and will wish they had wedding orchids bouquets. Why you may ask? Well let's count the ways.

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1. The simple beauty of the orchid blooms. The use of wedding bouquets with orchids is outstanding because they are the most exotic of all flowers. While it may be considered a luxury, the truth of the matter is orchids are now available through most florists at a reasonable rate. If possible check on the internet for someone who will sell in bulk for a wedding event.

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2. The fragrance of the bouquet. The delicate scent of the bouquet should be just that, not overwhelming. A consideration of the bride and groom is a must when picking out the array flowers or blooms for the bouquet. While this is not common place an allergic condition should be checked out prior to the selection of any flowers. Also, the wedding party including the best man and bridesmaids should be thought of in advance. This could be a well thought-out courtesy for all involved in the ceremony. Who knows the minister, pastor or rabbi might have a problem with certain flowers.

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3. The meaning of the flowers to the ceremony. The wedding bouquet is to be the personification of romance and love. While the bouquet can be created with orchids alone, the incorporation of other flowers and blooms can complement the meaning of the bouquet. Combining lilacs or daises tells the story of innocence. Roses are the ultimate symbol of love itself. The closeness of friendship and loyalty can be symbolized with blue hydrangeas. So many things can be said with the choice of flowers.

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4. The practically of the choice of flowers. Not only are they exquisite in appearance, orchids can be hearty and last well for the event. Some orchids do better than others, so check with the flower professional how the flowers you pick will stand up over time, not only for the event but the shipping process. You will lose a percent of the flowers during shipping. The sheer abundance of choice of orchids makes the use of these flowers a must in a bouquet. The color is superior, whether the bouquet is to be made up of only orchids or with other flowers, practically any wedding colors can be matched.