Fall Wedding at The Watermill Caterers

Mid October is a beautiful time to get married and there are so many choices for flowers that time of year.  Our Bride, Deborah choose a mix of  fall tones for her Fall wedding at The Watermill.

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Bella Flowers is a diverse florist that can create the most natural beautiful centerpieces to the most formal elegant look. Call us today to schedule your consultation and start planning your event.

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Seasonal Deseversky Wedding Flowers

A mix of neutral tones with just a pop of color was all Deseversky Center needed.  A mansion tucked away on the NYIT campus is a beautiful setting to have your elegant wedding.  We chose a color pallet that works with all the different rooms that Deseversky has to offer.  With a mix of local seasonal flowers, roses, hydrangea and a little natural greenery was all this wedding needed.

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Bella Flowers is a diverse florist that can create the most natural beautiful centerpieces to the most formal elegant look. Call us today to schedule your consultation and start planning your event.

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Bailey Arboretum Wedding

Bella Flowers recently created a beautiful wedding as Bailey Arboretum in Lattingtown, NY. The flowers were magnificent, using all natural greenery, local dahlias, rose and more to create this cohesive feel for the local arboretum.  

Bella Flowers is a diverse florist that can create the most natural beautiful centerpieces to the most formal elegant look. Call us today to schedule your consultation and start planning your event.

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Black Friday Special 5%

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Organic Natural Flowers in blush tones, ivory and white are all the rage right now.  Keep the feel of an unstructured look by using lots of varieties of small delicate flowers to achieve this look.  Bella Flowers can help you design the look you want for your special day.

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Eucalyptus Based Brides Maids Bouquets….

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Bella Flowers is a diverse florist that can create the most natural beautiful centerpieces to the most formal elegant look. Call us today to schedule your consultation and start planning your event.

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Bella Flowers is offering a 5% discount for any wedding booked between 11/18/2016 – 11/26/2016

This discount does not apply to existing signed contracts.

 

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

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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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.