Should the Bride Carry White or Color?

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“Should I carry white or color?”
 This is a very common question we get from Brides. It can be a difficult question to answer.  I feel you can only answer this question properly by knowing what  your dress looks like.  The truth is that if your florist does not ask you this question, they are doing you a great injustice. Your wedding dress is one of the most important dresses you will probably every buy and will reflect a bit of your unique style. Shouldn’t the flowers be there just to accent it, not take it over?

Another thing you will want to consider is your photography.  How will your bridal bouquet show up in your photos?  Be sure to ask your photographer to be aware of this if you go with light colors.

Below are some images I love that show how the flowers truly accent the dresses perfectly:

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Whether you choose to go with the classic style of white or ivory or to blend in a bit of color;  or you choose to be daring with bold colors for your wedding bouquet, Bella Flowers will help you create your own unique vision. Give us a call.  We’d love to help.

Monochromatic Wedding Flowers

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There’s a big trend towards simplicity in weddings these days. Not everyone is looking for an elaborate wedding—after all, planning any wedding can be overwhelming when combined with the demands of everyday life. Simplifying the planning can be very freeing for a busy couple, and one way to do that is to cut the color scheme down to one major shade. Pink, blue, purple…whatever your choice, a monochromatic wedding can be stunningly beautiful, modern, and fashionable.

The current trend of white or neutral bridesmaid’s dresses ties in well with monochromatic flowers. White bridesmaid’s dresses can be stunning, especially in a summer wedding.

Neutrals are a perfect counterpoint to bright bouquets:

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Image via Jono and Laynie 

Finally, neutral dresses paired with neutral flowers makes a beautiful bride and her bright bouquet stand out even more. Because, of course, it’s her day.

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Sticking to one color flowers doesn’t mean that you’re restrained to one shade of the color. This lavender bouquet of roses, peonies and freesia really pops against a similar shade of lavender bridesmaid’s dress:

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Image via Aaron Delesie photography

Another trend that is still going strong is ombré, which can be used to impressive effect at the reception:

But in general, if you’re looking for simple and elegant at your wedding, one shade of one color makes a strong statement, such as in this bridal bouquet of sunflowers, black-eyed Susans and blanket flowers.

Or if you prefer red, blue, green, purple…there’s a bouquet out there for you.

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Finally, nothing is as classic or as spectacular as an all-white wedding.

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How do you feel about monochromatic wedding flowers? Love them—hate them? Give Bella Flowers a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to talk about your beautiful wedding.

Sparkling Pointe Spring Wedding

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Late spring is an amazing time of the year—the weather is warm, but not oppressive, and peonies are flowering. And this week’s wedding, held at Long Island’s own Sparkling Pointe vineyard, with a sophisticated pink, silver and gray color scheme, was all about pink peonies. As designed by Bella Flowers, of course.

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What a beautiful, classic wedding: peonies and roses, a church wedding and a vineyard reception. And of course a beautiful bride and a handsome groom who are obviously in love. Just perfect. If you’re inspired by this wedding, or if you have a vision of your own, give Bella Flowers a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful day of your life.

Something Blue Wedding Flowers, Part II

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Did you enjoy last week’s post about blue wedding flowers? Well, that was only the first half. You might think there aren’t many truly blue flowers, with no dyeing involved, but if you want to incorporate blue tones into your wedding, and even if you’re not a big fan of hydrangeas, your choices aren’t all that limited. Last week we went over hyacinths, muscari, tweedia and blue thistles, but there are so many other beautiful blue flowers out there. Hold onto your bouquets….

Iris is one of those flowers that often look best on their own, massed together in a bouquet or in a vase. That’s certainly true in these examples:

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But irises can also look beautiful when combined with other flowers.  Such as here, mixed with muscari, hyacinth and freesia:

In this bridesmaid’s bouquet hyacinths are lovely combined with white sweetheart roses:

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This stunning blue bouquet mixes light blue irises with lily of the valley, delphinium, and hydrangea:

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Scabiosa aren’t one of the flowers that every bride asks for in her bridal bouquet or wedding flowers. But they’re different and can make quite a statement, especially in a blue bouquet of scabiosa, white ranunculus, and green raspberries.

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Here scabiosa are combined with white peonies, sweet peas and lilac to create an absolutely showstopping bridal bouquet:

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Nigella is another unusual blue flower, also called love-in-a-mist. It’s been grown in cottage gardens for generations and can give a lovely cottage or wildflower style to wedding arrangements. Nigella and scabiosa look delicate and romantic in this alternative to the popular flower crown.

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This beautiful bridal bouquet combines nigella with thistles, hydrangeas, peonies, delphinium, astrantia and freesia:Gareth-and-Shelley-Wedding-43 (1)

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Blue anemones are another flower that make a strong statement in a bouquet or arrangement. Vivid blue anemones are combined with fresh cotton, pale blue hyacinth and muscari to create this bouquet:

Blue anemones mixed with purple hydrangea and light blue muscari makes a stunning presentation:

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Image via Amy Arrington Photography, via Tulle and Chantilly

Delphinium are versatile wedding flowers—in their tall, complete state they are a wonderful statement flower for receptions and altar arrangements. Miniature delphinium stems or single flowers are beautiful in bouquets or boutonnieres.

Delphinium suits this informal summer wildflower bouquet:

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Image by Tarah Coonan Photography, via Rock My Wedding

Light blue and dark blue delphinium are combined with hydrangea and thistle to create this naturally blue bouquet:

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This incredible ombré arrangement of delphinium would be a striking addition to an escort table (or wherever you’d like to put it!):

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Delphinium is often used to give a wildflower or rustic/country vibe to weddings, but here light and dark blue delphinium stalks are a very modern addition to this bar setup:

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At this wedding delphinium was combined with hydrangea and roses in tall vases to spectacular effect:

There are other, less common blue wedding flowers such as lisianthus and veronica which are more usually seen in conjunction with other flowers, but these lovely posies of spiky veronica and soft blue lisianthus would be appropriate for a more minimalist bride:

Berries and succulents are not, technically, flowers, but they can be an attractive and effective method of adding blue tones to any bouquet:

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The most common blue wedding flower is, of course, the hydrangea. Both beautiful and inexpensive (compared to many other flowers), hydrangeas are extremely popular, but have not supplanted roses and peonies as the most popular wedding flower just yet. What’s not to love in this photo of an adorable flower girl bedecked in peonies and blue hydrangea?

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Image by Katherine Ashdown Photography, via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

If you missed Part I of our post about blue wedding flowers go back and read it now. If you’re already inspired, give us a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful day of your life.

Something Blue Wedding Flowers, Part I

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Blue is a traditional wedding color, and for good reason. It’s almost universally flattering—there’s a reason jeans are blue!—and it’s popular with both men and women. Blue also teams well with other colors, which helps in creating a color scheme for your wedding. Blue looks great with yellow, pink, mint, peach or coral, lavender…the choices of shade are endless. The only problem with choosing blue for your wedding flowers is that there aren’t many truly blue flowers out there. The most popular blue flowers for weddings are, of course, hydrangeas. But what if you don’t like hydrangeas, or you don’t think they suit the overall style of your day, but you still want to incorporate blue flowers in your wedding?  You’re not out of luck. Hyacinths are beautiful and fragrant, and little grape hyacinths or muscari are an adorable addition to spring arrangements and bouquets. Irises are another springtime blue flower, while delphinium can be used to create striking tall arrangements for altars and escort card tables. There are other blue flowers such as tweedia, nigella and scabiosa that your florist can use to great effect. Finally, blue thistles and blue-gray succulents can be beautiful additions to any arrangement.

This is pretty much the ultimate in blue bridal bouquets; it was inspired by Texas bluebonnets. It was created with belladonna delphinium, muscari, scabiosa, veronica, thistle and hyacinth.

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Hyacinths are beautiful and highly fragrant spring bulbs that come in a range of blue shades (along with white, pink, purple and yellow.)  Grape hyacinths, or muscari, also come in a range of blue shades, but aren’t hyacinths as such. Both, however, are charming additions to wedding bouquets and arrangements, although the more aromatic hyacinths may not be appropriate for wedding centerpieces.

Deep blue hyacinth together with muscari, freesia, gypsophilia, hydrangea, stock and lisianthus makes a stunning bridal bouquet:

An exquisitely fragrant bouquet of blue hyacinths and white freesia:

A closeup view of a hyacinth, Vanda orchid, and off-white ranunculus bouquet:

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The small flowers known as grape hyacinths, or muscari, are also spring bulbs but are otherwise not related to the hyacinths above. They’re called “grape” because they’re most common in a purple-blue color, but muscari are also available in pale blue, white and pink.

Here light blue muscari are teamed with anemones, freesia and tulips:

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Unlike the “other” hyacinths, muscari aren’t fragrant and are an excellent choice for a blue-themed reception centerpiece.

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Another beautiful blue bridal bouquet of muscari, forget-me-nots, and delphinium:

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Image via Yasu + Junko Photography

Tweedia is a small, star-shaped light blue flower. Here it’s mixed with ivory roses in a traditional bouquet:

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This bridal bouquet mixes tweedlia, hydrangea, Dusty Miller, Vendela roses, bunny grass, tuberoses and Leucadendron:

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A boutonniere with tweedia,  Dusty Miller, and stephanotis:

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Blue thistles have become a popular way to bring both the color and textural interest into wedding flowers. This bridesmaid’s bouquet of slate blue thistles mixed with nude or pale peach roses and wheat makes an extremely attractive fall statement.

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Blue thistle mixed with other dried and fresh florals makes a striking rustic boutonniere:

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The bride’s bouquet from the same wedding has a natural, rustic feel, combining blue thistle with muscari, white roses, stock and greenery.

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A bridal bouquet of darker blue tones comprised of thistle, dried lavender, seedpods and pink roses:

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Blue thistles also look fabulous mixed with dark or bright blooms, such as in this bridal bouquet of blue eryngium thistle, Merlot ranunculus, cranberry orchids, cream roses, blue privet berries, seeded eucalyptus,  and burgundy & green foliage:

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Blue thistle looks amazing  in this bright rustic bouquet of purple-blue veronica, hot pink stock, pink roses, cream tulips, and lime green bupleurum greenery:

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And thistles also look amazing in this vibrant bouquet of peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, astilbes and dahlias with messy greenery:

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Come back next week for the rest of our post on blue flowers—we may decide to sneak some hydrangea in there after all. Otherwise we still have tall delphinium, bright irises, succulents, and berries to cover… If you’re already inspired, give us a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful day of your life.  Or come back net week to read the rest of our post on blue wedding flowers.

Matching Flowers to your Wedding Venue

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Congratulations! You’re engaged! You even chose a date and booked a venue! Now what? Well, although it may not seem like it, you’ve gotten over the hard part. Once you’ve chosen your venue, whether beach or city sleek, all your decisions can flow from there—you want your wedding to look well-pulled together, and to do that, your choices need to complement your venue. You’re not going to choose sophisticated tall calla lily centerpieces for a rustic barn wedding, or vice versa. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of room for your personal style, no matter where you’re celebrating.

The first thing you need to think about is whether your ceremony and reception sites are the same or not and the styles of each. If you are having a traditional church or temple wedding, your ceremony flowers—bouquets, boutonnieres, altar arrangements—should complement the house of worship as well as your reception venue. (Because it’s always a good idea to reuse your ceremony flowers at the reception if possible.)  Traditional wedding flowers such as roses and peonies in white or pale tones will complement any house of worship, and will likely mesh well with your reception arrangements. But just as there are many styles of reception venues, there are many kinds of churches and temples, from small and rustic, to sleek and modern, to historic, to elegant cathedrals. Your floral designer can help you choose the right flowers for your ceremony site.

This pure white bouquet of roses, peonies and ranunculus would complement any bride or ceremony.

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This traditional bouquet of white freesia and blush roses, accented with pearl-headed pins, has a bit more color but would similarly look appropriate in any house of worship.

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Blush roses and white hydrangea are charming pew decorations.

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From elegant roses to rustic wicker.  In the last few years, the rustic style has become incredibly popular for weddings. There are no specific flowers for the rustic style—bouquets and arrangements that look like just-gathered wildflowers or blooming branches look right, or, more popular wedding flowers such as peonies and roses can look rustic when placed in containers such as wooden boxes, Mason jars, vintage tins, and mercury glass, or, when tied with lace, burlap, or vintage ribbons.

This rustic arch, draped with roses and greens, would be a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony.

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A wildflower bouquet paired with a flower crown is just the thing for a rustic style wedding.

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Even with the more luxe touches, a wooden box centerpiece continues the rustic theme.

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A lace-wrapped Mason jar holding fragrant stock, roses, hydrangea and gypsophilia gives a whimsical touch to a reception.

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Maybe the rustic trend isn’t for you. Many couples dream of museums, urban hotels or restaurants, or sleek galley spaces. For them, it’s all about modernity and elegance: tall glass vases, calla lilies or orchids, floating flowers and expressive lighting.

These tall glass vases overspilling with white orchids lined the aisle at a wedding ceremony.

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Sculptural white calla lilies are a perfect accompaniment for a modern gown, and look best held in the crook of the arm to showcase their elegant length.

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A mix of more white orchids in tall glass containers, floating candles and low containers of roses creates an amazing modern tablescape.

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Flowers for beach weddings also run the gamut from elegant to rustic. But in general, coral and orange-toned floral arrangements complement the blue skies and blue ocean.

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Vineyard weddings, popular on Long Island with all the vineyards on the East End, can also run the style gamut from rustic to sophisticated. However, you can never go wrong taking color inspiration from the vineyard’s products: rosè, Merlot, Burgundy, Champagne, etc.

This bride’s bouquet mixes Champagne roses, Merlot peonies and some actual deep purple grapes with other flowers, greens, and dried florals.

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Garden weddings are a perfect choice for those who love flowers. You might think anything goes, but floral choices should represent the season and the style of the site. A backyard tented wedding, even at a fabulous estate, has a more casual vibe than that of a reception held in a country club or historic mansion surrounded by formal gardens.

A formal, yet whimsical, lounge area for the reception is a brilliant idea. The neutral upholstery and the white flowers allow the green of the gardens to shine.

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Elegant dark linens, tall floral arrangements, and whimsical lighting give this garden reception a Midsummer Night’s Dream effect.

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This more casual garden reception, held under a striped awning in Tuscany, is effortlessly charming.

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Image via Les Amis Photography

Any ideas yet for your own wedding and reception? If you do, that’s wonderful! If you don’t, that’s OK too, it’s what Bella Flowers is here for, helping you with the design for your big day. Give us a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful day of your life.

Bold & Bright Summer Flowers

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Summer is coming, and that means gardens bursting with beautiful flowers. With the popularity of rustic and boho wedding styles, bold and bright bouquets and arrangements that look like they were just gathered in from the garden have become very popular. However, just as it is in makeup, it takes a lot of effort to look as if there was no effort at all. (Which is why you need a great florist like Bella Flowers!)  The results, however, are worth it. Bright garden flowers, lots of assorted greenery, and an organic, rather than rigidly symmetrical shape are the hallmarks of this style. Fruits, berries, interesting containers, and long, trailing ribbon ties are frequent accompaniments.

Brightly colored dinner plate-sized dahlias are one of the stars of the summer garden, and a couple of them, mixed with spray roses, make a bold and spectacular bridal bouquet when mixed with spray roses and other small garden flowers.

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Smaller dahlias are just as striking in a mix of complimentary colors.

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Other brightly colored summer flowers include poppies, delphinium, and, of course, the ever-popular wedding classics: peonies and roses.

Gorgeously bright orange poppies tied with fashionably trailing ribbons:

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If you have your heart set on blue flowers, tall, showy delphiniums are for you.

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Blowsy, ruffled peonies are a classic garden flower, as well as a beloved wedding classic. The mixture of different trailing ribbons and the loosely gathered arrangement creates the informal style.

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More bright, beautiful peonies, with a casually irregular collar of leaves and fern fronds:

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More beautiful informal bouquets:

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This bold and bright style isn’t just for bouquets, it works wonderfully in centerpieces and other container arrangements.

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This arrangement consists of white and other pale flowers, but the liberal use of greenery makes it appear nearly as bright as some of the more tropically hued arrangements.

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Gathering flowers from the garden is easy. Creating arrangements and bouquets as beautiful as these is a job for a great floral designer such as Bella Flowers. Give us a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful day of your life.

Boho Chic Beach Weddings

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Summer is coming, and on Long Island, that means the beach. No matter where she ended up having her wedding, I think every Long Island bride dreamed at least briefly of a beach wedding. Everyone looks good at the beach, wedding dresses look gorgeous against the blue ocean, and the sort of boho sandy toes-casual vibe of beach weddings can come as a bit of a relief to brides overloaded on Pinterest images of the “perfect” wedding. Of course beach weddings can be as formal or over-the-top as any wedding, but our wedding flowers today are being inspired by a more simple, natural, boho look: loose arrangements, neutral colors, lots of greens, and rustic containers.

One thing about getting married on the beach is that while the background of sun, sea and sand already exists, the ceremony site needs to be created. Which of course gives couples an opportunity to make it their own, to tell their own story…or to let a talented floral designer or wedding planner interpret it for them. One very popular method at the beach is to build a ceremony arch or chuppah out of lightweight poles or found materials and decorate it with flowers and/or lightweight fabric to blow in the wind.

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This couple chose vintage barrels instead of an arch for their beach ceremony:

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Iron shepherd’s crooks are a popular method for delineating the aisle and are a convenient site for more floral decor.

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Vintage beach pails can be an adorable container for flowers.

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Lanterns are also extremely boho and beach appropriate. It’s also hard to get more boho than a teepee, even one made of flowering branches.

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This couple’s Ibiza (boho capital of the world) wedding had it all: ethereal curtains blowing in the sea breeze; flower tied to the wedding canopy/arch; lanterns on the ground, bride in headband/diadem. Boho beautiful.

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Another well-known boho capital is right here on Long Island, the Crows Nest in Montauk. This wedding, gorgeously photographed by high-end photographers Christian Oth at the Crows Nest, is the ultimate in boho chic, from the surfboards, to the twine-wrapped bridal bouquet, to the bride’s crocheted wedding dress.

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Receptions for beach weddings usually continue the theme with loose floral arrangements with lots of greenery, candle- or lantern light, and casual table settings.

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Without a single starfish or shell, this arrangement suggests the beach and the surrounding dunes.

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A glass jar filled with white sand holding the table number is all that is needed, along with a similar container from the ceremony, to keep the beach vibe going.

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It’s easy to recognize a “beachy” or “boho chic” feel at a well-designed reception. What’s not easy is replicating that sort of style on your own. That’s why the services of a great floral designer such as Bella Flowers are crucial if you’re more into boho glam than plastic clams at your wedding and reception. Whatever your personal style, give us a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful (or boho) day of your life.

Color, Color, Color!

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Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, so why not go with happy colors for your color scheme? It’s hard not to smile at colors inspired by a Mexican fiesta, or an ice cream social, or a field of bright blooming zinnias. These bright colors are perfect for a summer wedding, but, hey, they work well for spring, fall, and winter, too! And depending on how you use them, these technicolor brights will look great in venues ranging from barns and backyards to country clubs and museums.

Brightly colored wedding themes look modern when paired with some of the new wedding trends. Big, bright blooms seem to naturally lend themselves to the loose, organic arrangements that are turning up in weddings all over.

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Image via Brklyn View Photography

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Loose, organic, and cascading bouquets are also becoming extremely popular.

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Image via Brian Evans Photography

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This amazing bouquet is tied by numerous colorful long ribbons—multiple layers of ribbons tying a bouquet, especially in complementary colors, is a popular new trend.

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Bright flowers look amazing when used in another wedding trend, the floral crown, or used as any hair adornment:

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But what about the rest of the wedding? Won’t bright colors be overwhelming? No! Not if done well by a skilled floral designer such as Bella Flowers. This monogram was a beautiful accent for both a ceremony and reception.

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Image via Monica Roberts Photography

Another popular wedding trend is the “king’s table”—one long table instead of a head table surrounded by many small ones.  A bright color scheme keeps a long table from becoming repetitive.

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Image via Lara Hotz Photography

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And, finally, no wedding is complete without the cake (OK, yes, I know many people have cupcakes or ice cream bars these days, work with me here! I had cupcakes myself at my wedding—but also a cake.) Wedding cakes decorated with real flowers are always special, and when decorated with such blazingly bright blooms as these, they can only be described as sublime.

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Image via Ely Fair Photography

So is there a brightly hued fiesta wedding in your future? Whatever color scheme you have in mind, Bella Flowers is here to help you design the wedding of your dreams. Give us a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful day of your life.

 

Fabulous & Fashionable Flower Crowns

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Flower crowns are back in a big way.  They started with Boho style, but these days even a traditional bride can look amazing in a floral crown. You just have to choose the right flowers…and the right designer.

Queen Victoria may have started the fashion by wearing a wreath of orange blossoms—a symbol of fertility—under her veil instead of a jeweled tiara. I guess if you could wear the Crown Jewels whenever you liked, choosing flowers to wear instead must seem like a daring choice. Considering she had nine children, the fertility symbol worked well!

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Image: Portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Floral crowns were back in the 80s and 90s; we all remember the hapless Duck Face from Four Weddings and a Funeral also wearing a crown of orange blossoms:

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Image: Four Weddings and a Funeral (Working Title Films)

Floral crowns went out of fashion for a while, but came back with the rise of Boho style. It’s easy to see how any bride might be inspired by a beautiful Boho bride with soft braids or loose waves crowned by flowers.

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You can choose a simple band of white flowers, you can add greenery, or you can choose an explosion of color and blooms. It all depends on your personal style and your choice of wedding.

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A floral crown doesn’t mean you can’t wear a veil, as this beautiful Boho bride shows:

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Image: Feather and Twine Photography

If you don’t really like the “crown” part, you can wear flowers in your hair in any way your stylist can dream up.

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Image by Marcie Meredith

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Flower crowns aren’t just for brides!  They are, of course, the perfect hair accessory for your flower girl.

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Even your best friend can wear a floral wreath:

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Image: Colorado Springs Weddings

Whether a floral crown is for you or not, Bella Flowers is here to help you design the wedding of your dreams. Give us a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful day of your life.